Category: eBook Software

Sounds more complicated than it is…

At least the delivery is straightforward. I wouldn’t want to touch the coding…but:  The Software developer, Language Technologies, Inc., that specializes in reading technology announced the release of its ReadSmart Edition applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch at the iTunes App Store. Read the press release here. You can get the apps direct from …

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eBook Piracy Inevitable? Hardly…

Alexander Wolfe at Informationweek.com here describes the exercise in futility that has become the debate over the scourge of eBook piracy and content control. I don’t think he is trying to solve the problem, rather it’s an attempt to advance the discussion by invoking some description of eBook piracy’s impact on the content-creator or author. …

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More on Paying for Web Content

It seems every time Amazon does something with Kindle, we get a bunch of new eReaders jumping onto the market, and the debate over copyright and paying for content flares up again. I can understand why they’re talking about it all over the news and here at CNN.  KINDLE DX is ‘perfect’ for displaying large format content …

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Fall out from the Amazon Stanza purchase.

The future of Mobipocket Reader is now in question as Amazon nabs Stanza–even though Amazon owns Mobipocket. (It get’s confusing…) This article is just the first of the sob songs, yah? Read it here at AllAboutSymbian.com. Watch now, as the market adjusts, as monopoly slips away from Amazon again. Watch Mobipocket Reader designers disappear and then …

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Amazon Buys Stanza’s Creator

In the “I’m My Own Worst Enemy” department, Amazon has purchased Lexcycle, creator of Stanza eBook Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch. Read the New York Times story here. Why not, they almost forced Stanza into existence? Have you have been following this? Amazon’s subsidiary, Mobipocket, delayed the release of Mobipocket Reader software for iPhone …

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More Consumer Control from Amazon

Someone please tell me how the behavior of this ‘legitimate’ corporate entity is more benevolent, more creator and consumer sensitive than the torrent services offered at Pirate Bay? Interesting story follows  exposing Amazon’s ulterior motives for Digital Rights Management and their Whispernet. I think we’ve all dated a control-freak like this. The story follows an individual …

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Reid Minion Release for iPhone

Reid Minion 1.0, the iPhone application offering enhanced document and book reading for the iPhone and iPod is now available from Minion Software. prMac has the full story and specifications here. Reid Minion 1.0 includes a wide array of interesting adaptations including special font settings for speed readers and the visually impaired. (Minion. I like the name, …

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Happy Holidays

We’re pretty sure the eBook Battles will continue through the Easter weekend, but eBook Rumors wishes you a peaceful holiday just the same. Got to take one day off, yah? p.s. Oh what the hell: there’s a rumor at Slashgear that Foxconn (The ODM for Kindle 2) is charging into the eBook Revolution with an …

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Rupert Murdoch’s Mystery Machine

I’ll say this much. For a guy who once owned a steam-driven car, Rupert Murdoch is an elder statesman of publishing who ain’t afraid of no newfangled gadgets. Go Rupert! He likes the look of Kindle but thinks he can do better, so he’s investing in a company that will build him a device with …

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A Monday Grab Bag…

For the first time in a couple weeks, we’re not seeing the Monday morning release of some new device or big business merger of old world Publisher and eBook upstart… So, the Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts Online is offering 200 Islamic manuscripts for scholars to consult and study. Looks like straight scans, and I’m …

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