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Amazon MatchBook, which lets customers who've previously bought the print edition of a book from Amazon score a digital copy on the cheap, is now open for business.
A startup called Oyster wants to become your “Netflix for e-books.”
It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.
No need to haul your laptop to class! These killer apps let you take better notes, keep all your important files handy, and even save money by renting textbooks instead of buying.
A federal judge took Apple to task on Friday for showing no contrition about potentially defrauding its customers of hundreds of millions of dollars.
With comics going digital, creators are trying to evolve with the new medium. But at what point is a motion comic just a lousy cartoon?
A U.S. judge's ruling Wednesday that Apple violated antitrust laws in its dealings with book publishers may limit the ways in which the company strikes deals in other industries going forward.
U.S. District Judge Denise Cote threw the ebook at Apple on Wednesday, ruling that the company did in fact collude unfairly with publishers to fix prices in the ebook market.
A U.S. court has decided that the class-action designation of the copyright lawsuit brought against Google by the Authors Guild over the company's book-scanning project was "premature," and has returned the suit to a lower court for consideration of fair use issues.
"Word games," an "overreaching narrative" and a "case of inferences" were a few choice phrases used by attorney Orin Snyder Thursday in closing arguments for Apple in the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust, e-books price fixing case against the tech giant.
Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue offered only short answers in testimony Thursday in federal court when questioned by U.S. Justice Department prosecutors trying to solidify their case that Apple, along with five of the largest book publishers, worked together to illegally set the prices of electronic books for the market.
Penguin has settled with U.S. states in an e-book price-fixing lawsuit, leaving only Apple now in the fray.
Google now lets you upload your own PDFs and ePub-formatted ebooks into your Play Books library. Once there, you can sync them across the Web as well as Android and iOS devices.
Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of ebooks, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying ebook releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions, Apple said in a filing in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit.