Daily Archives: August 24, 2010

New Sony Readers: October!?

That’s the word going around.

Sony will most likely announce them this week.

But they won’t show up in stores in the real world until October.

Pre-ordering will probably start at Sony’s site next week.

Given this delay, there’s still a lot of pricing damage that could be done by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, even Borders/Kobo.

That said — and even though Amazon’s Kindle has won — in terms of ePub devices, what might keep Sony alive is the touchscreen. After encountering so many buttons today, the touchscreen on the PRS-600 was lovely to use (but not to look at). It moves people a step closer to book-like actions — not machine operations.

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Digital Library Blog | OverDrive

Digital Library Blog | OverDrive

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Topsy: Now Searching Tweets Back To May 2008

Topsy: Now Searching Tweets Back To May 2008

And it works, too! That’s how I was able to dig up @jane_l’s tweet.

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Jane Litte’s eBook Prediction

Walmart is selling the Sony Reader Pocket Edition for $148.00 http://bit.ly/9WxxHG Another sign the $100 eink reader will be w/ us at xmasSun May 02 17:37:53 via Twitter for iPhone

She told me she said the Kindle would be $99.00.

Her tweet means it could easily be only the Kobo Reader.

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Apple Will Do A Seven-Inch iPad This Year | Mike Cane’s iPad Test

Over at the other place that is still suffering from Kittenageddon, this: Apple Will Do A Seven-Inch iPad This Year | Mike Cane’s iPad Test

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Yes Folks, Hindenburg Omen Tripped Again – MarketBeat – WSJ

The Hindenburg Omen reared its ugly head late last week, signaling more doom and gloom as stocks plod along amid the dog days of summer.

The Omen, a technical indicator which uses a plethora of data to foreshadow a stock-market crash, was tripped again on Friday, marking the second time since Aug. 12 it has occurred. (It also came close on Thursday, but one of its criteria fell short.)

The latest trigger has prompted the Omen’s creator, Jim Miekka, to exit the market. “I’m taking it seriously and I’m fully out of the market now,” Miekka, a blind mathematician, said in a telephone interview from his home in Surry, Maine. “I would’ve probably stayed in until the beginning of September,” depending on how the indicators varied. “That was my basic plan, until the Hindenburg came along.”

via Yes Folks, Hindenburg Omen Tripped Again – MarketBeat – WSJ

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Self-Publishing Review | Blog | The New Publishers Weekly Select

An argument could be made that pay to play is built into the self-publishing model, so this isn’t a terrible development, but this has the feeling of milking self-published authors like so many other promotional schemes.

via Self-Publishing Review | Blog | The New Publishers Weekly Select.

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How The World Of Reading Ends

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Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg – CNBC

Positive gross domestic product readings and other mildly hopeful signs are masking an ugly truth: The US economy is in a 1930s-style Depression, Gluskin Sheff economist David Rosenberg said Tuesday.

via Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg – CNBC

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Republican Candidate for New York Governor: Turn Prisons Into “Dormitories” for Welfare Recipients – BlackListed News

Republican Candidate for New York Governor: Turn Prisons Into “Dormitories” for Welfare Recipients – BlackListed News

This is exactly why a revolution is brewing in this nation.

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