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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

Kno textbooks arrive on Android with the Galaxy Note 10.1, take on a social side

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Kno's post-hardware textbook platform has called the iPad its only tablet home for more than a year; it's about to spread its wings. Starting with a bundled presence on the Galaxy Note 10.1, Kno is an option for K-12 and college students who'd rather go the Android route. While...
Kno textbooks arrive on Android with the Galaxy Note 10.1, take on a social side
Amazon outs X-ray for Textbooks, 'smart glossary' for all your learning needs

The e-book revolution is bypassing U.S. elementary schools

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Textbooks arent available for e-readers, and the children's literature that is available generally cant be searched by reading level....
The e-book revolution is bypassing U.S. elementary schools

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?

Apple Clarifies iBooks Author Licensing Situation in New Software Update

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Following Apple's release of iBooks Author last month to support creation of iBooks Textbooks, significant controversy arose regarding the software's licensing, which specified that the output from the software could only be sold via the iBookstore and not any other marketplace. Some confusion had resulted from Apple's language, with some...
Apple Clarifies iBooks Author Licensing Situation in New Software Update

7-Inch iPad Coming This Fall, Barclays Says (AAPL)

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Barclays analysts think a new 7-inch iPad is on the way this year, according to their latest note. Here's what they say: Following up on comments made last week, recent research still leads us to believe that Apple may be planning to add another form factor to its iPad line...
7-Inch iPad Coming This Fall, Barclays Says (AAPL)

College bookstores settle dispute over how textbooks are touted on Amazon

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One of the ads that was disputed by the NACS The National Association of College Stores — a trade association that represents more than 3,100 college bookstores — was none too pleased last year when Amazon.com touted an offer for students to save up to 60 percent on new textbooks;...
College bookstores settle dispute over how textbooks are touted on Amazon

BBC News - Indian state confiscates 'blasphemous' Jesus textbooks

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BBC News - Indian state confiscates 'blasphemous' Jesus textbooks

Apple airs new iPad commercial focusing on Retina display on Microsoft Surface day

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On the same day that Microsoft announced its new iPad competitive Surface for Windows RT tablet, Apple began airing a new advertisement for the iPad. The ad focuses on the Retina display, displaying tasks that may be enhanced with the higher-resolution screen. Among the activities shown are sending an email,...
Apple airs new iPad commercial focusing on Retina display on Microsoft Surface day

University To Give All Students an iPad. Suddenly I Feel A Thirst For Knowledge.

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If you’re still unsure of the the likely impact Apple’s new device is likely to have, this should begin to sway you.According to TUAW, Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania has announced that starting in Fall, 2010, every full-time student will get an iPad.Students will reportedly be able to download...
University To Give All Students an iPad. Suddenly I Feel A Thirst For Knowledge.

Apple Board Member: Steve Jobs Wanted To Build An iCar Before He Died (AAPL)

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Televisions and textbooks weren't the only products Steve Jobs dreamed of redesigning towards the end of his life. Mickey Drexler, the CEO of J.Crew and a longtime member of Apple's board of directors, revealed in a recent interview that the former Apple CEO really wanted to design a car. "Look...
Apple Board Member: Steve Jobs Wanted To Build An iCar Before He Died (AAPL)

TX Brd of Edu vote to approve soc studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history & econ textbooks (NYT) http://j.mp/bN7tLY

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TX Brd of Edu vote to approve soc studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history & econ textbooks (NYT) http://j.mp/bN7tLY
Venture capital and education: a visual history of the past decade (infographic)

Engadget's back to school guide 2012: e-readers

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. Today, we're flippin' through the pages on our e-readers -- and you...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012: e-readers

iBooks Textbooks Being Downloaded in the Hundreds of Thousands

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In the first three days since the launch of iBooks 2 and iBooks Author, Apple sold roughly 350,000 textbooks, according to Global Equities Research. It's been almost two weeks since Apple’s education event, so that number could have doubled, or even tripled by now. iBooks Textbooks can only be accessed...
iBooks Textbooks Being Downloaded in the Hundreds of Thousands

Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

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Consumers may someday be able to buy and sell old e-books, apps and songs the same way campus bookstores sell used textbooks -- at least if an Amazon patent ever comes to life. The patent, which Amazon filed in 2009 and won on Jan. 29, imagines a digital resale marketplace...
Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

Supreme Court sides with bookseller in major copyright ruling, says resale is ok

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In a court ruling that has major implications for used good merchants across the country, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision that forbid a textbook seller from reselling textbooks that he had purchased from overseas. In a 6-3 ruling, the court rejected publisher John Wiley’s interpretation of a...
Supreme Court sides with bookseller in major copyright ruling, says resale is ok

Apple Will Now Let Any Teacher Publish Content to iTunes U

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Apple is upping its bid for its hot-selling iPad to be a teaching device, with an update today to its iTunes U app that allows any teacher to create a private course. The new features, aimed at K-12 teachers who use iPads in the classroom, allow teachers to create up...
Apple Will Now Let Any Teacher Publish Content to iTunes U

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

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Offline learning is the latest tool for the unorthodox education organization. Here's how that and other new features will power Khan Academy's new app. Khan Academy, the wildly popular YouTube lecture series, is slated to launch its iPad app any minute now in Apple's store. The enhanced version of Khan...
Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

Texas Board of Education cuts Thomas Jefferson out of its textbooks.

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Texas Board of Education cuts Thomas Jefferson out of its textbooks.

Why the iPad is Perfect for Schools

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Why the iPad is Perfect for Schools is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedDuring live phone calls recently, Craighton gave me a buzz. @Craighton is a great kid, who happens to live fairly close to my house....
Why the iPad is Perfect for Schools
Amazon's Kindle app for iOS updated with X-Ray for books

The iTunes Store Is Down (AAPL)

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It looks like Apple's iTunes store is down. We just tried downloading a few apps to our iPad and received a notification saying we couldn't connect to iTunes. We've also seen a few complaints on Twitter, so it looks like the problem is spreading. As far as we can...
The iTunes Store Is Down (AAPL)

Texas Cooks the Textbooks - Newsweek.com

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Texas Cooks the Textbooks - Newsweek.com
Amazon's Kindle for iOS gets line spacing options, multipage highlights, textbook note filters, and more
Inkling for Web brings interactive iPad books to the browser

Supreme Court To Review If It's Legal To Resell A Book You Bought Abroad

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This isn't a huge surprise, but it's good to see that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear an important case regarding the first sale doctrine in copyright law, and whether or not it applies to products made outside the US. The specific case is one we've been covering, involving...
Supreme Court To Review If It's Legal To Resell A Book You Bought Abroad

Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has visited Apple, Google and Microsoft in the run-up to a tender for 10.6 million tablets for use in Turkish schools as part of a major modernization program in which textbooks will be replaced by tablets and chalkboards by electronic whiteboards … The FATIH...
Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

Amazon begins renting paper textbooks

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Amazon has been renting out Kindle editions of textbooks for sometime now, but not all the educational tomes you need may be available in electronic form. And, believe it or not, some people just plain prefer paper to E-ink -- especially since its much easier to take notes in...
Amazon begins renting paper textbooks
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