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States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

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Concerns over Amazon's power underlie plan to create £2.6bn super-publisher - yet industry is relatively healthyFear of Amazon may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin, to create a super-publisher with worldwide revenues of...
Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry
June 2013 trial date set for U.S. Government versus Apple eBooks collusion case

I actually think these covers are a mess - but the books are great: Penguin's Central European Classics series http://bit.ly/RAhQ0

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I actually think these covers are a mess - but the books are great: Penguin's Central European Classics series http://bit.ly/RAhQ0

Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

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Developers are urged to make it less easy for a child to spend hundreds on 'in-app' purchasesParents are being warned to be vigilant with their iPhones and iPads, following increasing reports of children running up bills of hundreds of pounds while playing games such as Playmobil Pirates, Coin Dozer and...
Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

Penguin, Random House announce merger intentions

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Penguin and Random House have announced they will merge to become the world's biggest English-language book publisher. This is likely a result of the ever-growing and competing e-book market, though neither admits it. Under the terms, Random House will own 53 percent of Penguin Random House, while Penguin will take...
Penguin, Random House announce merger intentions

Penguin in E-Book Price Settlement

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Pearson's Penguin Group reached a settlement with the U.S. over allegations that it and other publishers conspired to raise e-book prices for consumers....
Penguin in E-Book Price Settlement

European Union approves Random House-Penguin merger

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The European Union cleared the merger of publishers Random House and Penguin on Friday, saying it does not pose a risk to competition. The EU said the merger doesn’t threaten competition. In a press release, the European Commission said of its investigation: “The Commission assessed the impact of the transaction...
European Union approves Random House-Penguin merger

Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

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The rise of self-publishing marks a radical change for publishers, readers and writersA few years ago, HarperCollins launched Authonomy.com, a website dedicated to "flushing out the brightest, freshest new literature around". Site members share their works in progress - and HarperCollins and others publish the best. Last year, Penguin US...
Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

Read: Mind-Bending Video Proves that One Publisher Gets It - penguin - Gizmodo http://ow.ly/16Ph0z

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Read: Mind-Bending Video Proves that One Publisher Gets It - penguin - Gizmodo http://ow.ly/16Ph0z

Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order From March 12, On Sale From April 3

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Apple just announced that its tablet device, the iPad, will be available in the U.S. on April 3. See announcement below. When Apple unveiled the device a few months ago, we were told it would be available by March. Rumors began to swirl recently that shipment of the devices was...
Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order From March 12, On Sale From April 3

DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

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Apple and publisher Macmillan are said to be preparing to be commenced their legal case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as soon as tomorrow, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources “familiar with the matter”. The DoJ is suing Apple and five publishers for what colluding to...
DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Apple and a number of other large U.S. publishers of conspiring to fix eBook prices and filed an antitrust lawsuit. While most of the publishers quickly settled the lawsuit, Apple decided to fight. Earlier this week, as Ars Technica reports today, Apple...
Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future

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The pressure of digital transitions can lead traditional media companies to circle the wagons -- for better or for worse -- and book publishers certainly aren't immune as e-books take hold. Bertelsmann and Pearson are worried enough to be merging their respective Random House and Penguin publishing wings into...
Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future

Study: Google's Penguin Algorithm Triggered By Fewer Links Over Time

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A study by Portent, an internet marketing company, shows that Google’s tolerance of spammy links to trigger a Penguin algorithm ranking drop has declined by 30% since the Penguin algorithm launched. The study shows that of the 500,000 links found that Google has been steadily reduced its... Please visit Search...
Study: Google's Penguin Algorithm Triggered By Fewer Links Over Time

Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

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Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning. The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other. In October, Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka wrote a story that’s stuck...
Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

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Several parties said to have held talks to settle potential antitrust case after US Justice Department investigationThe five largest publishers, including Britain's Penguin Group, face legal action from the US Justice Department for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a source has told Reuters.Several parties are said to...
Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

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Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updating the site. Co-founders Jay Marcyes and Mark Hendrickson are no longer maintaining the service. “We made a...
Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design
Funding Daily: VC helping hands lead to startup happy feet

Is the Twitter Bird Extinct? (No, Really, Like the Species of Bird)

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That's the contention of a San Francisco Zoo penguin keeper, who says it looks like a flightless passerine, none of which survive today....
Is the Twitter Bird Extinct? (No, Really, Like the Species of Bird)

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

Children's Book Asks 'Who Was Steve Jobs'

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Penguin division publishes kid's book on late Apple CEO....
Children's Book Asks 'Who Was Steve Jobs'

CompuLab to serve fanless AMD PC-3's stuffed with minted penguin

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With the Ubuntu variant Mint roaming free as one of the more attractive Linux breeds, why not lock it up in its own mini-case? That'll happen soon thanks to mintBox, a joint venture with CompuLab, which will put the OS in two of its fanless PC-3's -- the T40N...
CompuLab to serve fanless AMD PC-3's stuffed with minted penguin

SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 20, 2013

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: No, Google Hasn’t Released Unannounced Peguin Updates The last time Google has confirmed a refresh or update to the Penguin algorithm was back in October... Please...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 20, 2013
New cover of Orwell's '1984' blacks out 'George Orwell' and '1984'

Penguin plans new e-book lending distribution deals

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Penguin books is to start lending e-books again in the near future, if reports are to be confirmed. Working with distributor Baker and Taylor, the digital books will be available to borrow from Los Angeles and Cleveland-based libraries, though rule changes surrounding the new lending system compared to previous iterations...
Penguin plans new e-book lending distribution deals
Penguin kills library ebook lending deal with OverDrive
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