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Does The Future Of eBooks Include Multimedia?

April 20, 2010 | (1) Comments

Alice for the iPad Multimedia eBookBefore the printing press, printed materials were in short supply. Once Gutenberg invented the printing press, books for the population became commonplace – and not much has changed since then.

Until now…

We are in a pretty exciting time with eBooks available to the majority of readers. However, should eBooks keep the same-old-same-old of black and white text, or should they evolve as their digital medium allows?

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Newspapers, eReaders and the Great News Corp Swindle

February 20, 2010 | Comments Off

News Corp SwindleNewspapers as we know them seem to be on their last leg. And Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has a big stake in newspapers (they own several newspapers around the world, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post). Apparently Mr. Murdoch thinks the Internet is to blame for newspapers’ demise, and he set out to stop it – by stopping Google from indexing his newspapers’ Websites.

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The Benefits Stealing Digital Content

February 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Stop StealingJust like music and movie companies have done for years, eBook publishers are taking a stand on their content by trying to stop it from being pirated or shared. Broken record? Yep.

I understand why content producers are up-in-arms over the illegal distribution of their content. They put in a lot of work and money, and then they see it pirated on the Internet for free and their profits gone. Sites like the offer consumers the option to immediately download music, TV shows, movies, and yes, eBooks. These sites are easy-to-use, well-organized and free.

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