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Amazon, Barnes & Noble Heat Up the e-Reader Wars

Nook Color
Barnes and Noble will announce a new Nook e-reader later this month. Since the bookseller recently announced the Froyo upgrade to the Nook Color, it may be re-developing an inexpensive e-ink reader to better compete with Amazon’s third-generation Kindle. Or it may be dropping the e-ink device and introducing a higher end Nook Color, which has proven to be a well-priced tablet in its own right. The Nook Color, though less powerful than other tablets, has largely succeeded on its price. A… continue…

E-Books Are Slamming Paper Books So Hard It Hurts

Posted In Living in Tech
Used Book Sale
E-media aficionados have predicted for years that devices like Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and multipurpose devices like the iPad will push book publishers deeper and deeper into quicksand. Now comes research backing it all up. Steven Mather, a researcher at IHS iSuppli, says U.S. publishers will see e-book sales jump by 40 percent between 2010 and 2014, while physical books sales will drop by 5 percent. Unfortunately for the publishers, the rise in e-books sales won’t make up… continue…

Amazon Selling Ad-Supported Kindle, $25 Cheaper

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Sponsored Screensaver on Kindle with Special Offer
Are you willing to sell advertisements on your Kindle for a one-time fee of $25? Amazon bets you would. That is why it’s now selling a variant of the popular reading device at yet another reduced price at $114—$25 cheaper than its ad-free brother. Amazon calls it Kindle with Special Offer. The only catch is the screensaver and home screen will forever be ladened with advertisements. While the ads will fill the entire screen on the screensavers, only one banner… continue…

Wednesday’s Headline Roundup

How to Delegate: IT Managers Learn to Let Go [ComputerWorld] Microsoft Sues Salesforce.com Over ‘Crown Jewel’ Patents [ComputerWorld] InfoWorld Review: Virtual Lab Managers Face Off  [InfoWorld] Project Managers Should not Create Junk Yards [CIO] Costs, Stakes Rise for Data Security Standards [Mass High Tech] Kindle to be Offered on Smartphone [Boston Globe] SAP’s "Third" CEO: Vishal Sikka [CIO] America’s Layoff Capitals [Forbes] – Sonia R. Lelii

Tuesday’s Headline Roundup

With a Kindle Hiring Spree, Amazon Gears Up for Battle With Apple [NYT] Missouri lures IBM tech center to Columbia with $30M in tax incentives; up to 800 jobs planned [Los Angeles Times] EFF: Forget Cookies, Your Browser has Fingerprints [ComputerWorld] Linux and Open Source: A Look at Peppermint OS, a Linux for the Masses [eWeek] Confidence in Virtual Security Running Low [ITBE] Do CIOs Give a Damn About Sustainable IT? [ComputerWorld] No Business Is Too Small For IT Security… continue…