The CBC reports that the book club has come of age, or been digitized, with “Social Reading” rumored to be the next phase in eBook reading.
According to InformationWeek Apple is doubling its order for the new iPad Mini displays, citing stronger than anticipated demand for the popular device. With display orders rising from 6 to 12-million, it is anyone’s guess how adopters are employing the device in a market already dominated by the mini’s larger cousin, the iPad.
The new 7.85-inch display machine has found a niche of its own–I’ll bet it’s reading a lot of eBooks!
For anyone wondering why there might be some hesitation by the mainstream regarding the wholesale adoption of the eBook, here is the Guardian story about Apple and publishers reaching a settlement with the European Commission regarding illegal price-fixing and collusion.
Apple and bandit gang were recently nailed for the same offense by the U.S. Department of Justice. This dirty dealing undermines consumer confidence in an industry that wants to explode around the globe.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and the Microsoft Surface tablet are compared for their eReading capabilities at GoodeReader.com. Pictures and video at the link.
PaidContent updates us on the eBook settlement between states and offending publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster) but says the personal payback will be delayed until 2013 when a February hearingÂ concludes.