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Articles tagged with: books

Facebook Buys iPad Book Publisher

Looks like the social networking giant Facebook is now making a leap in to e-book industry. Push Pop Press is a renowned iPad e-book publisher known for re-mastering and publishing content such as Al Gore’s “Our Choice”.

The publisher had been working on some other titles for touch devices lately. According to latest reports Facebook has procured Push Pop Press. We can’t tell what exactly Facebook is going to do with the acquisition but one thing is clear that Facebook is definitely not going to publish e-books.

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.

Google Plays With A New Mobile Layout

Google has started to deliver a new update on its mobile platforms. The new interface has a simpler, cleaner look and gives users some new options to make their mobile experience just a bit smoother. The user-interface allows for easier navigation to YouTube, Gmail, and other frequently used apps.

The new interface also carries a dedicated search panel that contains the bare bone essentials (Google News, Video, Finance, Maps, iGoogle, Books, Youtube, and Blogs Search). Through the new menu, search results are filtered down and displayed by colorful icons (ah, time to get cozy with our favorite technology!)

Is The Kindle Going Touch Screen?

The new Trend is touch screen, but many people love the easy accessible Kindle. Its so easy on the eyes and it is the first pick for people who do not favor touch screens and want a simple device for just reading. The Kindle is so easily accessible that a 12-year-old or even an 80-year-old can use it.

A lot of people are afraid to move up with technology and the Kindle provides a comfortable ground for them. Buttons are more familiar to people as a whole and the touch screen feature is something not all people are ready to adapt to quite yet.

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.

Andy Rooney Has Not Gotten The Memo on eBooks

Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes does not understand why eBooks will replace paper books. In fact, he seems surprised at the notion that one might even consider buying them. Perhaps he just loves seeing a wall full of hard cover books in his plush office, perhaps he likes carrying a bag full of heavy paper books around if he is reading several. Perhaps he has stocks on a paper company — who knows!!


The point is, eBooks are definitely doing allot better than their paper counterpart (according to Amazon) – partly because they are easier to carry around, they cost much less and allows more people to consider them. They also allow regular people to publish their own stuff removing the bureaucracy of big publishing houses. Oh and did I mention that distribution is more effective and efficient — no shipping or printing cost, and easier to track.

Leapfrog Leappad: 5-inch Color Tablet For Kids

Those with kids are probably all too familiar with handling a greasy, food-covered phone — courtesy of their hungry, messy, and multi-tasking children. Now you no longer have to let junior play with your iPhone, iPad, or whatever phone or tablet you have, so he will stop screaming. Welcome the Leapfrog Leappad Explorer. The maker of the very popular line of children’s toys, books, and games will unveil a larger version of its Leapster Explorer this summer.

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.