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.
Technabob shows us that the Department of Justice brokered eBook settlement with publishers (who are not admitting guilt for their involvement in Apple price-fixing scam) doesn’t look like much of a punishment.
The dollar back on eBook purchases will not feel as satisfying as the drop in eBook prices that is heralded by the settlement.
I think we’re about to see the eBook Revolution shift into high gear again.
eBook Rumors will be on vacation from July 7 to July 15, 2012. Â We’ve left some reading for you to enjoy while we’re away. Thanks again and see you soon!
John Cypher, Editor
GoodeReader says we should expect new budget tablets coming from Skytex this summer.
ComputerWorld gives us the lowdown on the Archos 70d 7-inch eReader. (1/2 the price of iPad.)
A story at CNN says rumors out of Apple suggest a smaller 7- or 8-inch iPad is on the way.
Hexus highlights waterproofing products for eBook Readers and tablets.
GoodeReader says Sony will soon release a new PRS-T2 Reader.
The NextWeb reports J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter eBooks will be released in Japan this summer.
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