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Amazon.com to capitulate to Macmillan price demand

February 1, 2010 3:56 am | Comments

Amazon.com says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high. New copies of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," Andrew Young's "The Politician" and other books published by Macmillan were unavailable Saturday on Amazon.com, after the retailer pulled the titles in a surprising reaction to the publisher's new pricing model for e-books.

Apple's own approach to iPad e-books could confuse

February 1, 2010 3:53 am | Comments

Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.

Obama to Field Questions Posted by YouTube Users

January 31, 2010 4:59 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A White House official called the live Webcast “a way to give people access to the president that feels more participatory.”

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Britain Warned Businesses of Threat of Chinese Spying

January 31, 2010 4:59 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A secret 2008 warning by the MI5 spy agency informed hundreds of British companies of a wide-ranging effort by China to hack into companies’ computers and blackmail foreigners.

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Amazon.com to capitulate to Macmillan price demand

January 31, 2010 3:01 pm | by DAVID KOENIG - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high.New copies of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," Andrew Young's "The Politician" and other books published by Macmillan were unavailable Saturday on...

Cellular Base Station Chip Makers Face Declining Demand

January 31, 2010 10:58 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Operators, after spending heavily on 3G upgrades, are now waiting for service revenues from these networks before they invest more.

Apple's own approach to iPad e-books could confuse

January 31, 2010 10:01 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.The slim, 1.5-pound "tablet" computer unveiled last week will be...

'Avatar' wins box office, nears domestic record

January 31, 2010 10:01 am | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

"Avatar" is on the cusp of toppling the domestic box-office record after leading all movies for a seventh straight week.James Cameron's 3-D epic earned $30 million over the weekend, and its domestic total reached $594.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That puts the film only...

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D-Link, 3Com/H3C and Linksys Make Gains in Challenging Ethernet Switch Market

January 31, 2010 7:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Economic uncertainty over the past several quarters has resulted in an industry-wide slowdown in the Ethernet switch equipment market, with direct impact on both port shipments and revenues.

Problems at Toyota, JAL taint Japan Inc.'s image

January 31, 2010 7:01 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Toyota is the latest Japanese corporate icon making headlines for all the wrong reasons.News of the automaker's massive vehicle recalls over faulty gas pedals in the U.S. came just days after Japan Airlines, a once proud flag carrier, filed for bankruptcy, saddled with billions in debt.Sony has...

Digital Photo Frame Market will Get Connected

January 31, 2010 4:54 am | by In-Stat | Comments

The market for digital photo frames has taken-off, particularly since prices dropped to affordable levels in the first half of 2009.

New Funding for arXiv Online Scientific Repository

January 31, 2010 4:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

The Cornell University Library is broadening the funding base for the arVix online scientific repository. Nearly 600,000 e-prints – research articles published online in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science and related disciplines – now reside in arXiv, which is...

Mobile Graphics/Multimedia Chips Driven by Demands for Increased Performance, Integration, and Functionality

January 30, 2010 11:54 pm | by In-Stat | Comments

With the increasing use of media-rich content, Internet-connected mobile devices need robust multimedia performance to provide a quality user experience.

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Digital Photo Frames Market Driven by Gift-Giving Status

January 30, 2010 9:54 pm | by In-Stat | Comments

The leading reason future digital photo frame purchasers will buy a frame is as a gift.

Books pulled from Amazon.com in pricing dispute

January 30, 2010 3:01 pm | by HILLEL ITALIE - AP National Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Books published by Macmillan are unavailable on Amazon.com, apparently the biggest rift yet in the ongoing dispute over e-book prices.Macmillan CEO John Sargent says he was told Friday that its books would be removed from Amazon.com, as would e-books for Amazon's Kindle e-reader.Sargent had met...

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