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Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

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The Kindle app for iOS has just gained one of the best features of the hardware Kindle devices in X-Ray, the subtext service that gives you contextual info on the book you’re reading with a single tap. But it’s reserving the feature for textbooks only in this release, which is...
Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

Startups are about to blow up the textbook

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A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning--terrifying traditional publishers. By Scott Olster, editor FORTUNE -- Call it a math lesson. Why would a school pay $80 for a textbook that may quickly become irrelevant, when it could pay around $5 or less? A...
Startups are about to blow up the textbook

What Kind Of Professor Patents A Way To Make It More Expensive & More Difficult For Students To Learn?

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Torrentfreak has the story of an economics professor (of all things) who has apparently received a patent on a way to try to force students to buy expensive textbooks. The professor, Joseph Henry Vogel, is positioning this patent (8,195,571) as an "anti-piracy" technique, though it appears that it works equally...
What Kind Of Professor Patents A Way To Make It More Expensive & More Difficult For Students To Learn?

Ask Engadget: Tablets for Students?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from a pair of guys called Joe on opposite sides of the planet that both need a tablet-based solution for their...
Ask Engadget: Tablets for Students?

Textbook's Beer-Drinking Jesus Image Sparks Outrage in India | Christianpost.com

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Textbook's Beer-Drinking Jesus Image Sparks Outrage in India | Christianpost.com

Will Texas Textbook Decision Spur On E-Readers?

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Will Texas Textbook Decision Spur On E-Readers?

Google Translate app adds weighty update, will translate signs

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Google's multi-lingual translation app decided that (online) words were not enough. Beyond digital text, a new update to Translate will let Google's bots translate what you're looking at, whether that's hand-written directions or a sign saying, "wrong way." Hooked up through the rear-facing camera, there's a touch-guided interface that...
Google Translate app adds weighty update, will translate signs
Classic music albums re-imagined as books

Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected

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There was little doubt jobs would be on the line after Sharp's significant Q1 losses, but now it's official. Following a board meeting today, the company has joined the likes of RIM, Sony and HP, announcing the "voluntary retirement" of around 2,000 staff in Japan before the year's out....
Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected

California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks

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California Governor Jerry Brown gave his pen a workout yesterday. In addition to signing legislation prohibiting social network snooping by employers and colleges, he also has also signed off on a proposal for the state to fund 50 open source digital textbooks. He signed two bills, one to create the...
California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks

Excellent: The 21st-century textbook http://oreil.ly/cXI5Zs

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Excellent: The 21st-century textbook http://oreil.ly/cXI5Zs

Learn Your Motherf#@kin’ Science: A Textbook for Juggalos

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Learn Your Motherf#@kin’ Science: A Textbook for Juggalos

Attention founders: Here's how you respond to an unfair post about your company

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A week or so ago, I wrote about Sendicate, a startup that aims to provide much-needed innovation in the email newsletter arena. In the post, I referenced a couple of Sendicate’s much more established competitiors including MailChimp which we use to send our daily NSFWCORP emails. I wrote… In...
Attention founders: Here's how you respond to an unfair post about your company

Kindle Fire update: Sharing, Book Extras, Personal Docs, Print Replica Textbooks, Reading view, Movie Rentals, more

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Sharing: Customers are able to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book. Customers simply highlight a passage and select “Share” or choose the “Share” option from the toolbar within a book, write a note if they choose, and...
Kindle Fire update: Sharing, Book Extras, Personal Docs, Print Replica Textbooks, Reading view, Movie Rentals, more

Texas whitewashing is latest stage of Textbook Wars - Allison Kilkenny - Unreported - True/Slant

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Texas whitewashing is latest stage of Textbook Wars - Allison Kilkenny - Unreported - True/Slant

Shop for Used Textbooks, New Textbooks, Rental Textbooks & eBooks: Direct Textbook

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Shop for Used Textbooks, New Textbooks, Rental Textbooks & eBooks: Direct Textbook

Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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Two months ago, Boston-based app analytics company Crashlytics turned down an acquisition offer. Today, it’s turned the tables and acquired a company of its own. Crashlytics has acquired Firetower app, a company that makes bug detecting instruments for Javascript. Crashlytics swiped Firetower from the hands of a competing acquirer at...
Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics
Was Righthaven right to sue an Ars author?

Textbook seller Chegg sets sights on the 'student graph'

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The textbook site wants to be more like Facebook or LinkedIn for students, but with a focus on educational services and a social graph that connects students. [Read more]...
Textbook seller Chegg sets sights on the 'student graph'
How Apple could build a $249 8" tablet and beat the Nexus 7 at its own game

Nicely put: iPad 3G and the vacancy of the connected textbook http://oreil.ly/cSuxaw Last line reminds me of To the Lighthouse!

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Nicely put: iPad 3G and the vacancy of the connected textbook http://oreil.ly/cSuxaw Last line reminds me of To the Lighthouse!

Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

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Today Tonara announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, and participated in by the investors of its seed round, in which the company raised $750,000 in 2011. Tonara is an iOS application that displays sheet music, and follows users as they...
Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

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The majority of U.S. college students now prefer digital formats whether they’re reading textbooks or “fun” books, according to a new survey from the Pearson (NYSE: PSO) Foundation. “Survey on Students and Tablets 2012” (PDF) polled 1,206 U.S. college students and 204 college-bound high school seniors. Some findings: —College...
Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

Mitt Romney, Robotics, and the Uncanny Valley

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Hugh Pickens writes "Brian Fung writes in the Atlantic that one of Romney's electoral problems is that he occupies a kind of uncanny valley for politicians, inexplicably turning voters off despite looking like the textbook image of an American president. Just as people who interact with lifelike robots often...
Mitt Romney, Robotics, and the Uncanny Valley

8 People Who Still Think Instagram Actually Wants To Sell Your Photos (FB)

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Yesterday was a bad day for Instagram. Many people misinterpreted Instagram's change to its terms of service, thinking the app has the rights to sell photos users take to advertisers. Those people were wrong. Even Instagram's co-founder Kevin Systrom said so. (Although he rightfully apologized for not explaining the new...
8 People Who Still Think Instagram Actually Wants To Sell Your Photos (FB)

Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

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As Techdirt reported a few months back, the Supreme Court Justices seem rightly concerned about the "parade of horribles" -- things that would happen if the decision in the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng copyright case over whether or not you have the right to resell a foreign-made product you bought were...
Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals

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Textbook rental site BookRenter just announced that it has raised $10 million in a second round of funding. Book rental sites promise to help students cut back on their textbook spending. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a book if you’re only going to need it for a few months?...
BookRenter raises $10M to challenge Chegg in textbook rentals
Amazon's Kindle for iOS gets line spacing options, multipage highlights, textbook note filters, and more

New iPad's Dueling Forces! The Cloud Revolution vs. HD Content

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A few of my thoughts over the past 10 days with Apple's new iPad: Whoa, these photos look amazing! Holy cow, 4G LTE is unbelievably fast. This HBO Go stream looks perfect. So does this HD movie from iTunes. Wait, this thing's storage is halfway full already? In general, these...
New iPad's Dueling Forces! The Cloud Revolution vs. HD Content
Apple's 'Genius Training Student Workbook' goes public as Apple employees get free 50GB iCloud storage
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