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  • April 18, 2013
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It looks like Amazon is having a lot of trouble with voice recognition, because they sure are throwing a lot of money at the problem. Techcrunch is reporting (and everyone is repeating) today that Amazon has quietly acquired Evi, a UK-based virtual assistant startup: At UK Companies House all the Evi Technologies Ltd directors have…

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  • April 18, 2013
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There’s an old saying that opposites attract, and it has never been more true than today. The collaborative writing site Medium has just announced that they are acquiring the subcompact publisher Matter. These months-old startups have very different views on how to publish content, so much so that this deal is unusual to say the…

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  • April 10, 2013
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Thinking about self-publishing your book through Smashwords? In the video embedded above, author Paul Salvette walks you through the process of formatting a book for Smashwords. You can read his complete Smashwords tutorial at this link. Here’s more about the video: “This video series will show you how to format a Word manuscript to be…

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  • April 5, 2013
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Facebook expanded its ‘family of apps’ today, releasing Facebook Home. The new Android apps will only run on specific phones, but the tools make Facebook the most important part of your mobile experience. What do you think? Do you want your Facebook photographs and conversations to be integrated into your everyday smartphone usage? Social Times…

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  • March 29, 2013
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Amazon rolled out an update today for the Kindle Fire HD and the second gen Kindle Fire that you’re definitely going to want to download (if you don’t already have it). In addition to new support for audio and video enhanced Kindle ebooks, this update also gives Amazon’s Android tablets better support for their PDF…

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  • March 28, 2013
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Penguin announced today that starting next week they planned to change the terms under which they sell ebooks to libraries. They’re still going to require an expiring 1-year license and they’re still going to change retail prices for the ebooks, but the good news today is that Penguin will no longer be holding back new…

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  • March 26, 2013
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After Google announced the EOL of Google Reader, it didn’t take Digg much time to throw their hat in the ring and announce they were working on a replacement for the venerable feed reader. Digg didn’t share much in the way of details, and really their announcement was more of a statement of intent than…

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  • March 26, 2013
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After Google announced the EOL of Google Reader, it didn’t take Digg much time to throw their hat in the ring and announce they were working on a replacement for the venerable feed reader. Digg didn’t share much in the way of details, and really their announcement was more of a statement of intent than…

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  • March 25, 2013
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Barnes & Noble is still casting about for a way to turn around their faltering hardware program, and today they hit upon the idea of in-app purchases. Android apps sold through the world’s 29th largest app store will soon gain the ability to sell additional content and game upgrades from inside the app. The new…

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  • March 18, 2013
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Sony, a company that continues to perplex everyone by their ongoing investment in ebooks, has relaunched their UK ebookstore. They sent out an email last Friday touting the new and improved site: Over the past months we have been working to bring you an improved shopping experience, so you can now enjoy: Greater selection of…