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  • February 27, 2010
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BBC News (blog) Amazon's Desperate Phone Calls To Publishers Gizmodo AustraliaThe deal Amazon's been trying to ink with publishers for the couple months would guarantee that books on the Kindle would be the same price as on any other … The New Republic: The Kindle, America's DeclineNPR For Amazon Kindle, Content Is KingCoolTechZone.com (blog) Newspapers…

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  • February 23, 2010
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via ReadWriteWeb by Mike Melanson on 22/02/10 Buying and selling stuff on the Internet surely has come a long way. Just a decade ago, most of us would never be caught dead shopping for real, live goods on the Internet. Who knows what you’ll get, right? Order a pair of size nine shoes and get…

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  • February 18, 2010
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via guardian.co.uk Get the audio here There’s an iPad flavour to most of this week’s progamme as we deconstruct the most anticipated launch of 2010. Was the launch of Apple’s iPad a whole lot of hot air or the next evolution in gadgetry? The debate begins as author and technology commentator Nick Carr joins us…

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  • February 7, 2010
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Geoffrey.landis writes “Many book lovers were surprised this week when Amazon.com removed books from the publisher Macmillan from the shelves (later restored), including such popular imprints as St. Martin’s, Henry Holt, and the science fiction publisher Tor. But readers shouldn’t have been surprised, according to the Author’s Guild. The Author’s Guild lists a history of…

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  • February 5, 2010
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“One defends when his strength is inadequate, he attacks when it is abundant.”

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  • February 1, 2010
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from Engadget by Thomas Ricker Macmillan’s US CEO, John Sargent just confirmed that Amazon pulled its inventory of Macmillan books in a powerful response to Macmillan’s new pricing demands. Macmillan offered the new pricing on Thursday, just a day after Apple announced Macmillan as a major publishing partner in its new iBookstore — a revelation…