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20 May E-Books Outsell Print Books at Amazon

Published in the New York Times:  May 19, 2011 By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and JULIE BOSMAN  Since April 1, Amazon sold 105 books for its Kindle e-reader for every 100 hardcover and paperback books, including books without Kindle versions and excluding free e-books.  “We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we...

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10 Mar iPad 2: The Reviews Are In

Apple's iPad 2 is here, and the first reviews are in from our friends at Engadget. Apple typically supplies pre-release hardware to certain organizations for early review. Here the reviews, with some key findings. MacWorld - "Pick up an iPad 2 after handling an original iPad, and...

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10 Mar Your New Media Company: Facebook

Meet Your New Media Company: Facebook Social Network Starts Movie Rentals, Threatening Apple, Netflix, Hulu [caption id="attachment_1771" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The late Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight"][/caption] A big, powerful wild card just entered the movie distribution business. Warner Bros. Entertainment announced today it will begin distributing movies...

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28 Feb Oscar and Technology

Recognizing the crucial role of science and technology in the moviemaking process, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has, almost since its inception, honored the achievements of pioneers whose work has advanced the motion picture industry. This year's movies for best picture category...

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07 Feb Darth Vader Super Bowl

How many commercials from the Super Bowl do you remember? Some years, all that question elicits is a long pause and a blank stare. But this year, Super Bowl XLV was the virtual theater for some pretty good mini-movies. Lots of cars, plenty of beer and...

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18 Jan Apple: Historic Quarter

Apple has had a rough couple of days. Yesterday, CEO Steve Jobs announced a medical leave of absence. As a result, the stock plunged today before rallying back to close down just over 2 percent. But this should cheer everyone up. Apple has just announced...

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