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From a MyHeritage Blog Post: The NLS have uploaded a set of historical maps which overlay on Google Maps, making them easy to use and navigate. While there’s a focus on Scotland, there are maps for the whole of the UK also – and even beyond. Direct to Maps See Also: Georeferenced maps and applications…

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B&N is selling the Nook WiFi on ebay for $79.  This includes free standard shipping.  The units, however, are manufacturer refurbished. There’s also a 14 day money back guarantee, but you pay return shipping. Seems like a great deal.  If you are a Kindle owner, for example,  its a good way to jump into the…

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John Miedema, who has contributed a number of articles to TeleRead, has released two WordPress plugins.  Here’s what the WordPress plugin directory says about  BiblioShare: The BNC BiblioShare plugin is for book reviewers, book bloggers, library webmasters, anyone who wants to put book covers and data on their WordPress blog or website. Use the plugin…

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Cheryl Goodman, Qualcomm: Of the 80 or so tablets announced, almost none of them had a content strategy and just connecting to the web isn’t a strategy. Will be a truncation of devices in the marketplace. A lot of these devices are fun but are not productivity devices. If going to monetize the entire carrier…

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Actually, I think TeleRead‘s Paul Biba was remarkably restrained on this one. He’s reacting to the bizarre anti-logic from Mike Shatzkin about anti-competitive pricing in ebooks: ie “The Agency Model”. Mike thinks it’s great. Paul (and yours truly, by the way) think it bites. Mike even knows it makes it easy for publishers to raise…