Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

Hilarious eBay TV Ad Mocks Paper Pushers

This has been up on YouTube since September 2011 but I saw it for the first time only today — and on TV. Maybe some of you haven’t seen it yet too.

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Rooted Nook Touch As Mapping Device

The sniffling in the narration is annoying…

He needs to get the Refresh Hack to make it speedier.

Previously here:

B&N Nook Touch Rooting Category

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DoJ Finally Goes After Publishing Price-Fixing Cartel

U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers
Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing

The Justice Department believes that Apple and the publishers acted in concert to raise prices across the industry, and is prepared to sue them for violating federal antitrust laws, the people familiar with the matter said.

The publishers have denied acting jointly to raise prices. They have told investigators that the shift to agency pricing enhanced competition in the industry by allowing more electronic booksellers to thrive.

What absolute bullshit.

An inefficient industry that cannot adapt to a changing marketplace and that does its best to hamper change, loot consumer pocketbooks, and artificially prop up its profits is not an industry that deserves to survive in the 21st century.

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