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It doesn’t matter what e-books cost to make

gigaom.com
Book publishers are trying hard to defend the pricing of e-books — perhaps in part because they’ve been accused by the Justice Department of rigging prices to keep them artificially high — by arguing that it costs a lot more than most people think to produce the electronic version...
It doesn’t matter what e-books cost to make

Fox kicks off its Digital HD initiative by joining Google Play and YouTube, offering movies early

www.engadget.com
Fox embraced a radical thought when it outlined its Digital HD initiative earlier this month: customers are more likely to buy digital movies if the content isn't artificially delayed and priced to match the releases on conventional discs. The studio is about to see if that gamble on common...
Fox kicks off its Digital HD initiative by joining Google Play and YouTube, offering movies early

The Cloud's Dirty Little Secret

allthingsd.com
Image copyright PakhnyushchaThe cloud has a dirty little secret: It is expensive. These days, it seems as soon as some new technology begins to gain traction, VCs and journalists herald the arrival of a new technological order. While these predictions often end up being true eventually, many of us are...
The Cloud's Dirty Little Secret
Moving to digital-first is great, Disney - now go kill DVDs
Analyst: Hardbacks’ dimes-for-dollars gap is three years big
Forget Skeuomorphism: The (Digital) World Is Geting Flatter
Using touchscreen gestures to manipulate real objects
DC Comics now selling single issue comics for Kindle, Nook, and iBooks

E-Reading Rainbow: Hachette to bring entire e-book catalog to public libraries

www.engadget.com
If you're still balking at the cost of download-to-own e-books, and would rather stick to the tried-and-true library lending system, then this Hachette news is for you. Come next Wednesday, the entirety of Hachette's ebook catalog -- over 5,000 titles -- will be made available to nonprofit libraries throughout...
E-Reading Rainbow: Hachette to bring entire e-book catalog to public libraries

Senate OKs Internet Sales Tax With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

techcrunch.com
The United States Senate overwhelmingly supported a tax on Internet sales today, voting 70-24 in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The outcome was expected after a similar non-biding show of approval passed the Senate with roughly the same number of votes, despite extraordinary opposition from eBay and other major...
Senate OKs Internet Sales Tax With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

Sony's PlayStation 3 getting 'PSN Day 1 Digital' to launch games digitally alongside retail

www.engadget.com
Taking a cue from Nintendo's Wii U, Sony's PlayStation 3 is getting digital versions of some games delivered at the same time as their physical counterparts starting next week with Resident Evil 6 and NBA 2K13. via "PSN Day 1 Digital." Unlike Nintendo's initiative, however, Sony's is third-party focused...
Sony's PlayStation 3 getting 'PSN Day 1 Digital' to launch games digitally alongside retail
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