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HP bought Autonomy 'out of frustration and desperation' despite red flags

Dr. Seuss Comes to the iPad

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Today’s kids are so lucky; not only do they get to enjoy the Dr. Seuss app for the iPhone, they also get to experience the Seussical one on the iPad!Oceanhouse Media, the people that make the Dr. Seuss apps for the iPhone, have released updates for the three most...
Dr. Seuss Comes to the iPad

Defensive Posturing: E-Book Author Takes On The 'Old Guard' At Crime Writing Festival

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There's something about disruption that stirs up a certain amount of animosity in those on the receiving end. It sometime seems to be almost a "fight-or-flight" response, brought on by those whose "sure thing" has become about as fiscally wise as "buying a home" or "selling the farm to buy...
Defensive Posturing: E-Book Author Takes On The 'Old Guard' At Crime Writing Festival

Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

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Hyperion, the book publisher owned by Disney, is reportedly planning to sell off most of its backlist. Going forward, the company will focus on books that tie into ABC-Disney TV shows, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company, under the direction of publisher Ellen Archer, has been...
Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers

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Google Inc.’s effort to digitize the world’s books inched forward Monday, as the search giant said it had struck deals with French authors and publishers that end six years of litigation and open the way to sell out-of-print French books online. As part of the deal, a French author association...
Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers

Meridian is developing a content management system for places

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Earlier this month we covered a new app for NYC’s largest gallery: the subway system. Yes, NY’s subway system is quite the source of fine art, and the app, built by Meridian, showcases the Arts for Transit program, which has been active since 1985. That app is certainly impressive, but there were concerns over...
Meridian is developing a content management system for places

Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

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Shared by Jesse Stay I love this feature! Amazon, in a potentially controversial move, has started collecting information on what readers highlight in the e-books they’re reading on the company’s Kindle reader, and sharing it with others. The service doesn’t say which sections of which specific books a reader has...
Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie.

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Making a truly kid-friendly app is harder than it looks. It means paying attention to everything from knowing how kids hold a tablet to accounting for their less finely honed motor skills and their short attention spans. After spending the last several years creating dozens of apps for youngsters, the...
Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie.

VIDEO: Can computers read bedtime stories?

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David Begg, CEO of digital publisher Mindshapes, explains how his team turn traditional children's books into digital, interactive ones....
VIDEO: Can computers read bedtime stories?

Companies behaving badly? It's time to move on

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From mis-selling and big bonuses to supporting the arms trade, we talk to disenchanted people who sought out an alternativeBarely a month goes by without another tale of a major UK company mis-selling to customers, dodging taxes, or generally behaving badly. Among the most notable, Barclays was fined £290m last...
Companies behaving badly? It's time to move on

Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS, Android And Cloud Reader To Support Comics, Children’s Books With Improved Readability

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Until now, periodicals like comic books were only available to Kindle Fire owners but that all changes today. But changes today. Amazon has made sweeping changes across the lineup to bring children’s books, graphic novels and comics to Kindle for iOS, Android and its Cloud Reader. Amazon touts that they...
Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS, Android And Cloud Reader To Support Comics, Children’s Books With Improved Readability

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

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Ray Bradbury in 1975. Ray Bradbury, the legendary science fiction writer known for landmark novels including Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, has died at the age of 91, the Associated Press confirms this morning. His grandson, Danny Karapetian, tells the blog io9, “His legacy lives on in his monumental body of...
Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

RT @NYCityMama: Barnes & Noble having a 50% sale on children's books for the next 4 days! http://bit.ly/9xFQPR

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RT @NYCityMama: Barnes & Noble having a 50% sale on children's books for the next 4 days! http://bit.ly/9xFQPR

DealBook: Blackstone Studying Dell, but Said to Be Unlikely to Bid

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Even though the private equity firm has spent a surprising amount of time and effort examining Dell's books, people close to the deal are skeptical an offer will materialize....
DealBook: Blackstone Studying Dell, but Said to Be Unlikely to Bid
Ownshelf is a cloud-based network for eBook fans to share with friends

Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

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Amazon just bulked its Kindle app for Android, iOS, and its Cloud Reader by adding children’s books, comics, and graphic novels that were previously exclusive to Kindle Fire owners. The apps now boast over 1,000 titles for children with features like Text Pop-Up, which help to improve and simplify...
Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

Dell buyout just got (much) more complicated

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If Michael Dell and his cohorts at Silverlake Partners thought their $24 billion buyout plan for Dell announced a month ago would be a slam dunk, they have another think coming. Several other interested parties have surfaced, including billionaire Carl Icahn, and when Icahn gets involved things definitely get more complicated....
Dell buyout just got (much) more complicated

Kindle for iPad adds children's books, comics, graphic novels

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Amazon on Thursday updated its Kindle application for iPad, adding support for children's books, comic books and graphic novels purchased for the Kindle platform....
Kindle for iPad adds children's books, comics, graphic novels

Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

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Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that’s the problem New York- and Seoul-based startup Moglue is trying to solve. The TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist offers two products: MoglueBuilder (a desktop app that makes it dead simple for authors and artists to create and publish interactive ebooks) and MoglueBooks (an ebook store...
Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

Kindle Fire for kids: Amazon launches subscription for children's books, apps, shows

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Look out, iPad? Amazon is trying to win the hearts of parents, and their kids, with a new subscription service called FreeTime Unlimited for children’s books, shows, and apps on Kindle Fire tablets. Working in conjunction with the Free Time parental controls on the Kindle Fire devices, the service provides...
Kindle Fire for kids: Amazon launches subscription for children's books, apps, shows

Game on: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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Looking for a morally complex role-playing game that is truly challenging? Then this is itFull-frontal nudity, bastard children, regicide, rape and a sex-crazed dwarf. Ring any bells? Fans of HBO's returning fantasy epic Game of Thrones will find The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Xbox 360/PC) more than a little...
Game on: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By Limiting Their Choices

Publisher EDC Pulls All Its Books From Amazon

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Tulsa, OK-based children’s book publisher Educational Development Corporation will no longer sell any of its titles on Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), in a move EDC president Randall White calls “critical” to his company’s growth. However, the company is uniquely positioned to make such a move. EDC, which had revenues of...
Publisher EDC Pulls All Its Books From Amazon

28 Cute Children’s Book Illustrations from Digital Artists

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Advertise here with BSAIllustrators have found a nurturing community on the web where they can share awesome work. Artists drawing for children’s books were almost always done by hand. But with the popularity of Adobe software and the many tablet devices it’s easier than ever to move your work...
28 Cute Children’s Book Illustrations from Digital Artists
Blackstone May Step Into The Dell Deal

HP To Mike Lynch: You Need To Answer Our Questions 'Under Penalty of Perjury' (HPQ)

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Earlier today, Mike Lynch sent an open letter to the HP board demanding that they turn over the evidence of the alleged fraud in Autonomy's books. A few minutes ago, HP responded, saying that they are leaving things in the hands of the authorities and that the company plans to...
HP To Mike Lynch: You Need To Answer Our Questions 'Under Penalty of Perjury' (HPQ)

Amazon updates its Kindle app to better support children’s books, comics and graphic novels

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Amazon has launched an updated Kindle app for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader, and Android, which means it now has better support for children’s books, comics, and graphic novels. With the new app, children’s books that rely on visuals will now come to life with impressive image displays, fixed layouts, and...
Amazon updates its Kindle app to better support children’s books, comics and graphic novels

7 stories to read this weekend

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And I am back: after a week’s hiatus from the newsletter, I resumed my online reading and have put together a short list of articles for you to read this weekend. There is a little too much internet stuff this week, but it’s all good. Hope you enjoy. How much...
7 stories to read this weekend

Kindle apps add support for children's books, comics

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Amazon's Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader, and Kindle for Android all now support graphic novels, as well. [Read more]...
Kindle apps add support for children's books, comics
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