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Apple blasts DOJ’s ‘absurdly broad’ remedy as a ‘draconian and punitive intrusion’

This morning, the Justice Department proposed a remedy in the Apple e-book pricing case that requested a smorgasbord of sanctions against the Cupertino-based company. Unsurprisingly, Apple was not particularly happy with the ideas that the DOJ set forth. “Plaintiffs’ proposed injunction is a draconian and punitive intrusion into Apple’s business, wildly out of proportion to… Read More

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More than just books: Pew study details how technology has changed libraries

We’ve seen brick-and-mortar booksellers close down all over the country due to online retailers like Amazon. Will public libraries follow suit and vanish from the earth? It doesn’t seem like it, at least not according to an extensive Pew Internet report just released that shows how people feel about reinventing libraries. Pew asked 2,252 Americans ages 16… Read More

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O, Canada: Amazon expanding Prime service north, but without Instant Video and e-book lending

Amazon Prime is now available in Canada but without a few key benefits. The Seattle online retail giant announced today that Prime membership is launching in Canada for 79 CAD per year. Amazon Prime shoppers in Canada can now enjoy free two-day shipping. However, the Canadian version of Prime does not include benefits like Instant Video… Read More

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Amazon says goodbye to the Kindle DX

The big Kindle is going bye-bye. It appears that after slashing prices of the e-book reader, Amazon has decided to stop selling its Kindle DX altogether. No longer is the DX listed side-by-side with the Kindle family and it’s only available to buy from third-party sellers. The DX and its 9.7″ screen is about two… Read More

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Walmart follows Target, stops selling Amazon Kindles

Seeing the online retailer as a threat to profits, Walmart has decided to follow Target in removing the Amazon Kindle lineup from its offerings of tablets and e-readers in stores. With Amazon tablets selling at reduced prices to increase online digital sales, Walmart will phase out Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-books until current inventory is… Read More