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Articles tagged with: book

Amazon Launches Textbook Rentals For Cash-Strapped Students

The popular online retailer, Amazon, today launched textbook rentals for the upcoming Fall semester that hopes to put a serious dent in current textbook prices. As many of you know, textbooks are almost always sold by the college itself, but at much higher prices than you can find elsewhere.

Sometimes you only save $10 or $20, but other times you can save over $100 per textbook, which is a significant savings for any cash-strapped college student.

Amazon Introduces Library Lending, For ALL Platforms

We are entering a new era, folks. Amazon has announced today that they will have a new service called Kindle Library Lending. KLL is a new feature that will launch later this year, letting Kindle customers borrow books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States, digitally. The Kindle Library will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps. If there is anything that could make you respect Amazon, it should be this.

Nook Color Gets Android Froyo

hen you think of the Barnes and Noble Nook, you think of an eReader. Possibly bland with the need of a bit of spice, you most likely do no think of the Nook as anything revolutionary. Fortunately, that’s about to change. Owners of the Nook Color will get an update next month to include Android’s popular “Froyo” operating system. It’ll come with all the fixings,

Barnes & Noble: E-Books Will Overtake Book Sales in Two Years

E-books will dominate books sale in two years, predicted B&N executive Marc Parrish at GigaOM’s Big Data Conference. This is already true for Amazon, who sold more Kindle books than paperbacks in January. E-reader sales have jumped dramatically over the past couple of years, going from 900,000 in 2009 to an estimated 18 million that will be sold this year. Also, we’ve got Apple who has sold over 100 million books for the iPad since the opening of the iBookstore last April.

Ruling Prevents Google From Creating Universal Library

For those of you using Android phones, you’ll notice that you can download a number of free books from the Amazon App store. Google has already made millions of titles available had no charge, classics ranging from Newton to Shakespeare, many of these titles can be downloaded for free. Google hopes to one day archive all books ever published for free. But the courts don’t seem to agree. Judge Denny Chin, a US district attorney claims that Google’s goal is not “fair, adequate, and reasonable.” Google has already made…

Social Network That Operates A Digital Currency

Hub Culture is a social network which manages a digital currency and the first to merge the digital and physical worlds. Members create online profiles and tag themselves to areas of expertise and knowledge. They also build groups to manage projects with wikis, file sharing, discussions and event planning, or exchange the virtual currency to acknowledge favors and benefits that come from sharing information. The site has dedicated representatives in over 60 locations worldwide, including Bermuda, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, San Francisco and Singapore, according to Wikipedia.