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Harry Potter E-Books, Digital Audiobooks In Libraries Today

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Two days after the Pottermore shop launched, Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks will be available in libraries as of noon ET today. The Harry Potter digital materials are distributed to libraries through OverDrive. They were available for pre-reserve in OverDrive client libraries like the NYPL a couple of...
Harry Potter E-Books, Digital Audiobooks In Libraries Today

Google is giving a free Chromebook Pixel to all I/O attendees

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Google has announced at I/O, its annual developer conference held in California, that everyone attending the first keynote this morning will receive a free Chromebook Pixel. Sundar Pichai, Google SVP of Chrome and Android, revealed the news on stage: “Our goal behind the Pixel was to literally to build the best...
Google is giving a free Chromebook Pixel to all I/O attendees

FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

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FreedomPop has made national headlines for its “freemium” take on mobile broadband service, but it’s never been able to offer a nationwide service. The reason is it’s always been dependent on Clearwire’s WiMAX network to connect its customers, and Clearwire only offers that connectivity to about a third of the...
FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

Hachette to raise ebook prices for libraries by 220%

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In March, Random House increased the wholesale prices of the ebooks it offers to libraries by as much as 300 percent. Now Hachette, which only offers backlist ebooks (no new books) to libraries, is increasing its prices as well. Hachette makes older ebooks available to libraries through digital distributor OverDrive. In...
Hachette to raise ebook prices for libraries by 220%

Sourcebooks, Overdrive launch pilot to demonstrate the impact of ebook library lending on sales

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Publisher Sourcebooks and digital library distributor Overdrive believe that ebook lending through libraries increases an author’s overall book sales and name recognition. Now they are setting out to try to prove it. Sourcebooks and Overdrive are running a two-week pilot program called “Big Library Read.” From May 15 to June...
Sourcebooks, Overdrive launch pilot to demonstrate the impact of ebook library lending on sales
Penguin to extend ebook and audiobook lending across US libraries with new distribution deals
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Penguin ends OverDrive e-library deal due to Amazon link

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Penguin's recent decision to pull its e-books and digital audiobooks from libraries is because it didn't have permission to distribute the borrowed books by forwarding users to Amazon, INFOdocket said. OverDrive only had relationships in place with publishers, who can store and serve library end users' e-books. It doesn't have...
Penguin ends OverDrive e-library deal due to Amazon link

My Sprint Overdrive battery doesn't even make it beyond 1hr 40 minutes at 3G. I know there are revie... http://goo.gl/5Fva

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My Sprint Overdrive battery doesn't even make it beyond 1hr 40 minutes at 3G. I know there are revie... http://goo.gl/5Fva

Samsung begins delivering Jelly Bean to UK-based Galaxy S III owners

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Samsung has already started on the Jelly Bean upgrade path for the Galaxy S III, but that hasn't meant much so far unless you live in Samsung's homeland. The update's global relevance is expanding in grand fashion now that the company has confirmed the software is rolling out to...
Samsung begins delivering Jelly Bean to UK-based Galaxy S III owners
FreedomPop announces network expansion for nationwide coverage alongside new 3G/4G 'Overdrive Pro' hotspot

Sprint's iPad '4G case' features an Overdrive pocket, oodles of irony

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Sprint's iPad '4G case' features an Overdrive pocket, oodles of irony

Intel stealthily slides into workstation graphics market

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The integration of CPU and GPU into a single die and its impact on the computer industry has been discussed at great length over the past few years, but almost always in the context of the consumer market. Intel, at least, has been thinking about professional graphics as well. The...
Intel stealthily slides into workstation graphics market

Hands-on with the FreedomPop Overdrive Pro

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It has potential, but Sprint's spotty coverage means it won't hit a home run for all users. [Read more]...
Hands-on with the FreedomPop Overdrive Pro
Samsung Galaxy S III review round-up

Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

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We recently had an article about how intellectual property makes people pretend to be stupid, by forcing us to pretend that digital works act in the same way as physical products do, even though we know that they don't. This seems silly, but it goes beyond just copyright. There's been...
Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are
Obama's Win Sent Instagram into Overdrive

Harry Potter E-Books Will Be In Libraries

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J. K. Rowling’s Pottermore still has not officially launched, but the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks sold exclusively through the site will also be available in public and school libraries, in a distribution agreement with OverDrive announced today. The news comes at a time when most big publishers...
Harry Potter E-Books Will Be In Libraries

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Amazon's Kindle Plays A Part In Penguin's Library Decision

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Since Penguin announced yesterday that it is ending its partnership with OverDrive and will no longer provide e-books or digital audiobooks to libraries, it’s become clear that Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) played a part in the decision. Back in November when Penguin stopped offering new e-books to libraries, it also...
Amazon's Kindle Plays A Part In Penguin's Library Decision

FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

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FreedomPop has expanded coverage of its free Internet service to reach 220 million possible customers in the US by adding Sprint’s 3G network to the fold. With the announcement, FreedomPop has begun taking orders for its Overdrive Pro hotspot device, which uses 4G when available and falls back on 3G...
FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

FreedomPop introduces nationwide 3G, $40 hotspot

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The company's new Overdrive Pro supports both 3G and 4G connectivity via Sprint's network, which covers most of the country instead of just select cities. [Read more]...
FreedomPop introduces nationwide 3G, $40 hotspot

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

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Opening up the Harry Potter books for a new generation of readers, OverDrive announced Monday that it has worked out a deal with J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore to bring the series to e-readers to school and public libraries. Read full article >>...
Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

Get a Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot for $83.99

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That's the lowest price to date for this no-contract hotspot, which offers unlimited 4G service (where there's coverage) for as little as $35. [Read more]...
Get a Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot for $83.99

OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform

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E-books you borrow from the library may soon be stored on the cloud and available to read in your web browser. OverDrive, the leading distributor of e-books and digital audiobooks to libraries, has acquired Booki.sh, an Australian company that provides a cloud-based e-reading platform. Booki.sh also provides the e-bookstore...
OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform
Virgin now offering 4G service, no contract required, but you’ll need an Evo

Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide

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A year after it launched a pilot program making new ebooks available to some libraries, Big 6 publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its entire catalog of over 5,000 ebooks available to libraries nationwide as of May 8. New ebooks will be available to libraries at the same...
Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide
Penguin kills library ebook lending deal with OverDrive

Tablets will outsell notebooks in US this quarter and next year, says NPD

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Forecast suggests 'Black Friday' will put tablet sales into overdrive and push them past those of notebooks in North America - a trend that will strengthen in 2013Tablets will outsell notebooks in the US in the fourth quarter of 2012, beginning a trend that will accelerate through 2013 as the...
Tablets will outsell notebooks in US this quarter and next year, says NPD

Baker & Taylor launches app for reading library ebooks, but still doesn't support Kindle

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Digital library distributor Baker & Taylor has launched an app for iOS and Android that lets users read ebooks from libraries on their tablets and smartphones. The move is intended to give patrons of libraries that use Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform to supply ebooks more choice in how...
Baker & Taylor launches app for reading library ebooks, but still doesn't support Kindle
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