Don't-Miss Book software Stories
A longtime industry watcher moves to Cupertino, Steve Jobs's email to James Murdoch is marked as read, and Tim Cook dodges an inane "rumor."
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.
The DOJ wants to put Apple on ice for collusion on ebooks' price. Elsewhere, if an iPhone button wiggles, is it more than just a niggle? And to get some relief, Siri asks you to please keep it brief.
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.
Amazon took not just a page from Apple's book, but apparently a whole site. Elsewhere, Intel is telling it like it is, and Jonathan Ive racks up yet another major award.
Creator Brian K. Vaughan said earlier this week that the latest issue of his comic Saga would not be available via Comixology, due to some explicit images--but the same issue is available via Apple's iBookstore.
Amazon.com will acquire Goodreads, a website that recommends books.
With Saturday's release of the new Marvel Unlimited iOS app (an Android app is forthcoming), Marvel's subscription comic service has a new name and a home on mobile devices at last. Jason Snell goes hands-on.
A bug wipes out your books in the Kindle app for iOS.
Here's a video highlight from our panel discussion of alternative publishing at the recent Macworld/iWorld conference.