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December 27, 2012
by sjvn01
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Good-bye books, hello e-books

Readers. it’s time to turn a page. In a December 27, 2012 report entitled, “E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines,” the Pew Research Center found that “the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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Best 7-inch tablets for Black Friday buyers

Many people love the full-sized iPad, but some of us, likes yours truly, prefer smaller, 7-inch tablets. Over the last few months, everyone, even Apple, has decided that small tablets are great. Since then, I’ve bought several of the latest … Continue reading

July 5, 2012
by sjvn01
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Could Oracle ruling lead to used e-book, music sales?

Oracle is on a legal losing streak. First, it lost to Google in its attack on Android. And, now the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s equivalent of the U.S. Supreme Court, has ruled against Oracle … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
by sjvn01
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It’s the end of books as you knew them: E-books out-sell hardbound for the 1st time

If you follow the book trade, you knew this was coming. E-books, no matter whether you read them on an Amazon Kindle, a Barnes & Noble Nook, or your iPad are selling like crazy. We may complain about their high … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by sjvn01
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What’s what with Barnes & Noble and Microsoft

Last year, Microsoft sued Barnes & Noble for breaking patents in its Android-based e-readers. Most companies, like Samsung, when sued by Microsoft over similar claims folded and paid off Microsoft. That’s why Microsoft makes more money from Android than it … Continue reading