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Romney Campaign: Square "Could Be Huge," And Other Digital Trends In Politics

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If 2008 was the year that Facebook and YouTube cracked the mainstream in politics, then 2012 will be the year that most every other digital tool breaks the dam wide open on the campaign scene. It's no longer enough for politicians to just be on Twitter--now almost all serious candidates...
Romney Campaign: Square "Could Be Huge," And Other Digital Trends In Politics
Spielberg and Hanks to follow 'Band of Brothers' and 'The Pacific' with third WWII miniseries

Windows 8′s desktop UI changes unveiled

thenextweb.com
If you have been following Windows 8 for any amount of time, you must have run across the Building Windows 8 Blog, the official organ of the Windows team. It is not for massive, Internet-bending pieces of non-fiction that pack in enough context that by the time you emerge from...
Windows 8′s desktop UI changes unveiled

Huge rise in ebook sales offsets decline in printed titles

www.guardian.co.uk
Despite an increase in digital sales of 366% last year, printed books remain the choice for the majority of readers, figures showConsumer ebook sales in the UK increased by 366% last year helping to offset a decline in the market for printed books, according to new official figures.Drawing its data...
Huge rise in ebook sales offsets decline in printed titles
The 25 best reads on the web this year
Check out The Atlantic's new #longreads e-book division

Barnes & Noble unveils NOOK Snaps, a selection of exclusive short reads for its tablets and ereaders

thenextweb.com
Barnes & Noble is increasing the amount of exclusive content available on its range of NOOK tablets and ereaders today through NOOK Snaps, a new bi-monthly program that offers users a batch of original, short-form literature. The initiative will feature new fiction and non-fiction works from the “most compelling voices”...
Barnes & Noble unveils NOOK Snaps, a selection of exclusive short reads for its tablets and ereaders

Rovio Flies Into Frankfurt To Unveil Its First Book App: Expect Lots Of Pigs, Maybe An Angry Bird Or Two

techcrunch.com
Angry Birds has become such a mobile institution, and its maker, Rovio, has gone so far in its extension of that brand — toys, books, t-shirts, cereal, theme parks, and more games – that this morning’s invitation to a launch of Rovio’s first ever book app came as something of a...
Rovio Flies Into Frankfurt To Unveil Its First Book App: Expect Lots Of Pigs, Maybe An Angry Bird Or Two
Rovio's First Book App, Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes, Takes It Further Into Non-Fiction, Non-Gaming Territory

Amazon: You Need To Change Your Idiotic Customer Reviews Policy Right Now

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It’s hard to feel sorry for a wildly successful author, but in the case of Michael Lewis I’ll make an exception. Just this once. Lewis’ latest book – The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine – was published less than a week ago and has already reached the number one...
Amazon: You Need To Change Your Idiotic Customer Reviews Policy Right Now

Who is Violet Blue?

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Who is Violet Blue? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedI happened to run into Violet Blue while I was attending the SXSW conference recently, and she agreed to sit and talk with me. Violet is an...
Who is Violet Blue?
Martin Amis's guide to video games unearthed and revisited

Nexus imagines a world that is posthuman, not transhuman

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Enlarge / Author Ramez Naam Ramez Naam worked for more than a decade as an engineer for Microsoft, where he helped develop seminal software like Microsoft Outlook, search, and artificial intelligence. After he left Microsoft, Ramez wrote the non-fiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. Here...
Nexus imagines a world that is posthuman, not transhuman

Amazon-owned Audible will sponsor the Guardian's book content

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Newspapers’ books coverage is even less profitable than newspapers overall, and many book review sections are shrinking or disappearing completely. In an attempt to subsidize such coverage, the Guardian has partnered with the Amazon-owned Audible.co.uk. Audible will sponsor the Guardian books homepage, book reviews and books podcast in print and online. The...
Amazon-owned Audible will sponsor the Guardian's book content
Kindle Paperwhite review

Nick Harkaway: 'The book industry has got to get online publishing right'

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The sci-fi novelist turns non-fiction author to investigate technology and the future of readingThe author of two well-received science fiction novels, The Gone-Away World (2008) and Angelmaker (2012), Nick Harkaway (born 1972) is also an experienced technology commentator and blogger. The son of the novelist John Le Carré, he worked...
Nick Harkaway: 'The book industry has got to get online publishing right'

Lying Apple Gadfly Mike Daisey Still Doesn't Get It

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“… story should always be subordinate to the truth, and I still believe that. Sometimes I fall short of that goal, but I will never stop trying to achieve it.” Boy, oh boy, is Mike Daisey confused. After a weekend of savage pounding by the media, Daisey, the opportunistic fabulist...
Lying Apple Gadfly Mike Daisey Still Doesn't Get It
EBook Revenues Beat Hardcovers For The First Time
PayPal eases 'acceptable use' policy after being met with ebook censorship criticisms

PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds

techcrunch.com
As a middle-aged author of middling talent, I find myself often working on amazing book projects and finding no way to share them with the world. Formatting issues abound in many writing programs and it’s totes hard for me to grok the difference between PDFs, mobis, and ePubs. That’s why...
PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds
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