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Interesting Timing By S&S+Hachette

The same week that Nook “launches”–or at least, gets a few demos into stores, and some glowing reviews that don’t actually experience any of the bragged-about-features–and Sony’s finally got its new format, maybe, Hachette and S&S have turned around and … Continue reading

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Hey, MobileReference Is Back!

In the Kindle store. So, all’s forgiven, apparently (via KindleKorner.) Weirdly, despite the freezes put on new PG-type titles being added to Kindle via the DTP route (and the Mobi route), seems the Kindle store now holds 350k titles, up … Continue reading

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Mobipocket? What Mobipocket?

I guess Kindle UK doesn’t launch today.  But if you don’t think it’s soon, visit this page, ‘cuz something else Amazonian is coming to the Old World: Effective September 2009, we will no longer open new accounts for publishers to … Continue reading

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Replying To Slate on Kindle

Dear Mr. Manjoo, read your recent piece in Slate about the need for Amazon to become more “open” the way Sony is. Apart from the rather laughable concept of Sony somehow rootkitting its way into geek dominance, there’s a couple … Continue reading

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Questions For Sony viz Kindle

I was thinking of going to the Sony event tomorrow, but I ended up getting Ravens tickets again, so I’ll be maximizing my utility in Crabtown this evening. Anyway, if someone at the event actually wants to commit journalism, to … Continue reading

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Remembering Amazon.you

My God, it’s been 10 years. February 26, 1999, back when you could still smoke in a bar, Tom Friedman did an op-ed piece about his good buddy Lyle Bowlin.  Gist: Bowlin was taking advantage of the drop-shipping deals offered … Continue reading

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Only 15% of Kindle Rejectees Cite Format

Virtually none as the first choice.  That’s out of people who know the Kindle but won’t buy one. I mention this in reference to the actual Sony PR which–I mean, have you read this thing? “Our intention is to lead … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t That Read: Sony to Lay off Ebook Connect Team?

Sheesh. On Thursday, Sony Electronics, which sells e-book devices under the Reader brand, plans to announce that by the end of the year it will sell digital books only in the ePub format, an open standard created by a group … Continue reading

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Sony’s Loss: $3 Billion

Three times the expected number. Things may get ugly, but people have been saying that for a while now.

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Sony Job Cuts

8,000. The company aims to save more than 100 billion yen ($1.08 billion) a year through steps including investment curbs and cuts or withdrawals from unprofitable businesses, Tokyo-based Sony said today. The jobs will be lost from its electronics division … Continue reading

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