Category: iPad

Is iPad or Price Guilty of Supercharging eBook Piracy?

CNetNews’ David Carnoy takes a look at eBook piracy in his excellent article:  “Is iPad supercharging e-book piracy?” Carnoy makes some great points, but it’s a false argument to blame the hardware. Overpriced digital content is ‘supercharging‘ eBook piracy. Period. If eBooks aren’t worth stealing for profit, and consumers don’t ‘t feel like they’re being …

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An Update on eBooks, the Devices that read them, and the truth about Open Format (EPUB)

Sarah Weinman Publishing Industry Reporter for Daily Finance has a timely update on the perils of picking a side in the constantly changing eBook Revolution. Read her article “How to Navigate the Confusing eBook Landscape” for the latest information about the best in eBook Readers and the shocking truth about the supposedly universal and open EPUB format. A must-read …

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BlackPad to Challenge iPad

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is said to be working on a tablet PC to rival Apple’s iPad. The device is rumored to have a 7-inch touch-screen and will go by the name ‘BlackPad.’ The speculation revolves around the April 1st patent application filed by RIM regarding a ‘touch-screen enabled tablet device … capable …

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Google Books Legal Battle Continues

The process of digitizing books started in 2004 for the online search giant, but Google still finds itself embroiled in a court battle. StarTribune.com has a post about a million ‘locked’ digital books that are casualties in the ongoing struggle.

iPad Sales Reach 1 Million

This certainly deserves some mention. Apple’s iPad has reached a million sold in 28 days. Read the story here at CNN. They’re asking the question: Will the iPad be a greater success than the iPhone? I think we can apply the same argument that we use when people wonder if the iPad will kill the Kindle …

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Apple iPad Causes Insomnia?

Many thanks to Jorgen who dropped off a link to a rumor that sounds like it might have been started by Amazon’s Kindle designers. The post at PRNews says that reports are starting to filter in about Apple iPad users suffering from insomnia. Apparently the experts believe a backlit screen (like iPad’s much-touted full-color display) …

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nook Pulls Past Kindle, iPad Pushes for the Lead.

Electronista reports Barnes and Noble’s nook outselling Amazon’s Kindle in March making it the first time the frontrunner has been surpassed by the growing competition. Read the specifics here. We should mention, the results also say that iPad may have outsold both in the weeks around its release, even though only a third of those adopters …

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Color E Ink on the way…

Jorgen popped by with a link to an interesting PCWorld story about Color E Ink Readers on the none-too distant horizon. Liquavista is working on high efficiency color E Ink displays that show text, still photos and animation. The process is called electrowetting and it may offer some interesting options for eBook Reader designers who …

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Environmental Impact of Books versus eBooks

Yesterday’s Earth Day celebrations included this article in The Washington Post by Political Bookworm Steven Levingston that begins to compare the environmental cost of switching to eBook Readers from paperback and hard cover books.  The eBook publishers tout the move to digital as more environmentally friendly, sidestepping the need to harvest the millions of trees required …

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Kindle’s Mission – Amazon Goes on the Offensive

You can bet all the hype around iPad has not fallen on deaf ears over at Amazon.com, makers of the Kindle and leader in the eBook Reader market. That while they were trying to find a way to compete across the digital divide between the online and bricks and mortar world. With Sony and Barnes and …

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