Microsoft is backing out of the e-book business to 'streamline' the focus of its Store. It's offering full refunds to customers and plans to remove access to all purchased digital books in July.
Microsoft April 2, 2019
Print is still better than e-books, especially when reading to toddlers, a new study says. Researchers found that print fosters better interaction between parent and child, which is essential to healthy child development.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2019
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
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 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
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
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
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
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's ongoing legal battle over e-book price fixing charges draws another step closer to an end.
Apps/Software June 30, 2015
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 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 – 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
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
Looking to discover some new books for free? Here are the 8 best websites to download free e-books.
Geek March 12, 2015
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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 has launched its unlimited e-book service. Leaks of the service appeared online just days before.
Apps/Software July 24, 2014
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 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'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
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
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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