Technology

Any of the hardware and software related to the eBook industry: e.g. eReaders, DRM, etc.

Apple under investigation for alleged eBook price fixing

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, December 12, 2011, 1:46 pm · 1 comment

in News,Publishing,Technology

From ITProPortal: The US Department of Justice has announced that it has started an anti-trust probe against Apple and its partners for allegedly fixing the prices of ebooks. […] The regulators have reason to believe that Apple conspired with book publishers on its iBooks ebook platform. If you read on in the article, it says […]

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Kobo eReader coming to Walmart

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11:41 am

in News,Technology

Have you bought an eReader yet? You might want to consider the Kobo. It should be in Walmart stores in the U.S. for the upcoming holiday season. Read: Kobo Wireless eReader landing at Walmart Walmart stores in the United States are picking up another eReader for the upcoming holiday season: starting next week, some 2,500 […]

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Reading in a digital age: A children’s book explaining what a pulp & paper book is

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 9:42 am

in News,Technology

It’s a Book written by Lane Smith It’s a Book is a hardcover children’s book designed to explain a what an old-fashioned pulp and paper book is. In a digital age, I suppose this is natural. Children today don’t know a world without digital technology. Tweeting, texting, playing video games — all these are second […]

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I’ve finally decided on an eReader

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 5:51 pm · 1 comment

in Technology

Well, I’m finally giving in and taking the plunge: I’m going to buy an eBook reader — specifically the Sony Reader Touch Edition™. I haven’t made up my mind yet whether I’ll go for the red (pictured here) or opt for either black or silver. Not that it matters anyway; the color is irrelevant to […]

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Competing with the iPad: Amazon’s latest Kindle device only $139

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Friday, July 30, 2010, 9:18 am

in News,Technology,Trends

Read: Amazon offers $139 Wi-Fi Kindle, challenges iPad Amazon.com launched a cheaper, wireless-only Kindle on Wednesday, betting that the $139 price will turn its latest electronic reader into a mass-appeal device as Apple Inc’s iPad gains ground. I guess if owning a device that is good for only one thing appeals to you then go […]

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Will Apple’s iPad conquer the netbook market?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3:22 pm · 2 comments

in News,Technology,Trends

What do you think about this? Goldman Sachs seems to believe the iPad is all that: Apple’s iPad Is Going To Destroy The Netbook Market, Says Goldman (Sorry, Microsoft). Actually they present some pretty valid reasons for their certainty on the iPad’s ability to dominate the market. It’s all based on these five Cs: Consumption, […]

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Very cool iPad finger painting of Beyoncé

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 3:53 pm · 1 comment

in Miscellaneous,Technology

h/t: Hot for Words tweet

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Hitler responds to the iPad

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Thursday, January 28, 2010, 12:45 pm

in Miscellaneous,News,Technology,Trends

Like I’ve said before, forget the Kindle and its eReader imitators, forget the iPad — Get a netbook.

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Fed up with the eReader industry

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, January 25, 2010, 6:00 am · 1 comment

in News,Technology,Trends

I don’t own an eReader, I’ve never used an eReader, and I won’t be buying an eReader any time in the foreseeable future. Don’t get me wrong – I really thought I wanted one of these handy little portable devices – but I’m completely fed up with that whole industry. Why? Well, where do I […]

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Why I won’t buy from Barnes & Noble

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Sunday, January 24, 2010, 3:19 pm · 3 comments

in News,Technology

This is just a personal choice of mine, but I refuse to spend money at a company that is this stupid. Case in point: In early December I tried to buy an eBook (for reading on my computer) from B&N’s online store, only to be met with a message stating that this book was not […]

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