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Check Your Amazon Accounts: Apple Starts $400M Payout in eBooks Settlement

Apple has started to push out the payments to affected consumers in settlement of the e-book price fixing lawsuit filed against the company. Apple will pay $400 million to customers and $50 million in legal and state fees.

Apple June 22, 2016

$400 Million iBooks Settlement: E-Book Purchasers To Receive Checks And Credits On June 21

Updates on Apple’s long-standing antitrust lawsuit reveal that affected parties will be receiving their settlements starting June 21. The case was filed back in 2012, when the company was accused of colluding with publishers to increase e-book prices.

Apple June 21, 2016

Google’s New Interactive E-Books Are A Cross Between A Book And A Game

Google Creative Lab has partnered with Visual Editions and developed interactive e-books that are a cross between a book and a game. The e-books are compatible with Android and iOS platforms.

Internet February 7, 2016

More Than 90 Percent Of College Students Prefer Reading Paper Books Over E-Books

A four-year survey found that 92 percent of university student still choose reading on paper instead of screen. E-books are definitely much cheaper, which is the main reason why most students get the digital copies instead of the traditional paper versions.

Arts & Culture February 5, 2016

68 Percent Of US Adults Own A Smartphone Or Tablet: Pew Research Center Survey

Study shows that smartphone ownership in the U.S. increased almost two times in the past four years. Around 68 percent of all adults in the nation now have a smartphone while 45 percent now owns a tablet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 2015

Apple's Rocky Two-Year Relationship With E-Book Antitrust Monitor Is Ending: Did Apple Learn?

The United States Justice Department said that it is satisfied with the reforms that Apple has put in place in connection with the company's e-book price fixing case. As such, the court-appointed monitor will last only until Oct. 16.

Business October 14, 2015

Braille Smartwatch Dot Allows The Blind To Read Texts And E-Books

A South Korean start-up has developed an affordable Braille smartwatch. This device is the first of its kind, and it should help to increase literacy among the visually impaired.

Wearable Tech July 30, 2015

Apple Facing $450 Million Fine After E-Book Price Fixing Appeal Is Denied

Apple's ongoing legal battle over e-book price fixing charges draws another step closer to an end.

Apps/Software June 30, 2015

At BEA 2015, E-Books May Help Indie Authors Enter Publishing, But They're Not Ready To Give Up Print Just Yet

The rise of digital publishing platforms may have lowered the barriers to entry for would-be self-publishers. However, indie authors still find many benefits in publishing physical books.

FEATURE May 30, 2015

Reading Rainbow's New Online Library Makes Every Day #TBT

Reading Rainbow recently launched its new Skybrary digital library. Though you may not be a kid anymore, Is it creepy that you still want LeVar Burton to read books to you?

Internet Culture May 16, 2015

Oyster Is Taking On Amazon By Launching E-Book Store Alongside Subscription Service

Oyster – the Netflix for books – offers subscribers access to a back catalog of books for a monthly fee. Now the company is competing directly with the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google with an online e-book store.

Apps/Software April 8, 2015

Kindle Unlimited vs. Oyster vs. Scribd: Top Netflix-Style Subscription Service For E-books?

If you're an avid book reader, unlimited e-book subscriptions are definitely worth looking into. We compared Scribd, Oyster and Kindle Unlimited to see which one was best.

Internet Culture March 12, 2015

8 Best Free E-Book Download Websites

Looking to discover some new books for free? Here are the 8 best websites to download free e-books.

Geek March 12, 2015

Barnes & Noble To Spin Off College Business, Form Two Companies

The print and e-book company Barnes & Noble is separating its legacy retail stores and Nook reader from its college bookstore business. The move will let the divisions focus on their respective missions, officials say.

Business February 26, 2015

Who is R.M. Drake? How One Writer Used Instagram To Become An Amazon Best-Seller

R.M. Drake started out posting his work on Instagram and soon he became a social media phenomenon. Now he's an Amazon best-seller. Here's how that happened.

FEATURE February 18, 2015

Amazon Will Now Help You Digitize Your Paper Books For Your Kindle

If you've put off buying an e-reader because you have print books still lying around, you're going to love this news. Now there's a way for you to bring them into the 21st century.

Geek February 3, 2015

Apple Gets Final Court Approval for $450 Million E-Book Settlement

Calling the settlement 'highly unusual,' a judge has agreed to let Apple pay $450 million to settle charges it conspired with several publishers to fix the price of e-books. There's a catch - the deal only applies if Apple's appeal of that original price-fixing ruling fails. If the appeal is upheld, Apple only has to pay a portion of that settlement.

Legal November 24, 2014

Court Gives Final Approval to Apple's $450 Million E-Books Price Fixing Settlement: What Now?

A settlement on Apple's method of setting e-book prices has been approved pending final ruling on the antitrust lawsuit against the company. Should it lose in the appeals court, Apple will need to pay $450 million.

Legal November 22, 2014

Amazon Kindle Voyage ignites blast of rave reviews, pricing gets boos

Amazon has released its new Kindle Voyage, which is largely being hailed as the best e-reader on the market. That title, however, comes at a price, as the device starts at $199.

Gadgets October 20, 2014

Amazon Kindle Voyage: Undoutedly the best e-reader in the market yet

Amazon introduced the all-new Kindle Voyage, along with updated versions of the Kindle Paperwhite and the original Kindle, to keep e-readers relevant in the e-book consumer market.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 21, 2014

Apple $450 million e-book settlement OK'd by U.S. judge

A change of heart is in the cards as a judge has reversed a previous injunction against an Apple settlement over price-fixing on its iBookstore. The settlement could mean Apple pays nothing if it wins its appeal.

Apps/Software August 3, 2014

Amazon wants lower prices of e-books. Will Hachette give in?

Amazon said that it wants to lower the prices of e-books, looking for Hachette to put a $9.99 price ceiling on e-book prices. Amazon believes that lower prices will lead to increased revenues.

Business July 30, 2014

Comixology goes DRM-free with comic backups

Comixology works with e-book publishers to offer comic books and graphic novels without DRM. The cloud-based digital comics platform pushes more publishers to follow suit.

Internet July 25, 2014

Amazon Kindle Unlimited officially launched after leaks just days before

Amazon Kindle Unlimited has launched its unlimited e-book service. Leaks of the service appeared online just days before.

Apps/Software July 24, 2014

A closer look at the proposed Apple e-book agreement

Apple readies itself to pay more than $400 million should it lose its appeals battle. Here's a look at what is at issue. The case is about conspiring to fix e-book prices.

Legal July 17, 2014

Apple ready to pony up $450M in book-pricing settlement if appeals effort fails

Apple stands behind its appeal, but prepares to settle price-fixing allegations. Publishers that colluded with Apple in the manipulation of e-book prices have already settled.

July 17, 2014

Amazon offers Hachette authors 100 percent profit on e-books

Amazon's negotiations with book publisher Hachette have taken a turn as the e-commerce site is offering to give authors all the profits from e-books.

Geek July 8, 2014

Amazon-Hachette battle not ending anytime soon

A prolonged spat over e-book pricing has consumers frustrated, authors losing income and a long-standing relationship at an impasse. At the heart of the matter: To discount or not to discount.

Deals May 28, 2014

How Amazon's spat with Hachette is killing potential bestsellers

One of the titles affected by the feud between Amazon and Hachette is a book by J.K. Rowling under a different pen name.

Legal May 25, 2014

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