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Wednesday: July 20, 2011

Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.Harry Potter and Google make semi-unbreakable vow for Pottermore.com website.

Pottermore will be integrated with a number of Google products and APIs. When the series of Harry Potter ebooks and audio books launch on Pottermore.com later this year, you will be able to push them through to your Google eBooks account. Additionally, YouTube will be the default platform for all future video broadcasts, just as it was for JK Rowling’s Pottermore announcement back in June.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:00 AM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | google | pottermore | tnw | thenextweb | ebooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.Borders joins the e-reader party, taking pre-orders for Kobu device.

Let's see - so now we have a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, and a Kobu. I'll admit that I see many a Kindle on the morning commute into Manhattan and I've spotted the Nook on the subway just once in my travels. I'll also admit that the name Kobu sounds like something you'd eat for dinner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:37 PM | Tags (10) | borders | ereaders | device | gadget | ebooks | reading | books | digital | epaper | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that rumors like this have come around and it certainly won't be the last time either. I'll be patiently refreshing the Apple Store website tomorrow morning just in case though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:57 PM | Tags (10) | apple | configurations | intel | laptops | macbook | notebooks | pro | rumors | sku | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.

Always dreamed of experiencing the thrill of reading Huck Finn on a certain magical unreleased tablet-type product? This news should make you quite happy. At least there won't be a shortage of stuff to read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | domain | ebooks | free | gutenberg | ipad | library | project | public | register | titles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.

Want to give e-reading a whirl without the aid of a Kindle or other e-book reading gadget? Amazon is here to save the day with a free download to do just that.  The average Kindle book will set you back about ten bucks. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:15 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | app | apple | ebooks | kindle | mac | reading | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.

Sony plans to launch a new online service to distribute movies, music, books and other content to network-capable TVs, Blu-ray players, ebooks and others in a bid to add value to its hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | books | distribution | ebooks | hardware | interesting | movies | music | sony | televisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Does Apple really have the greenest line of notebooks?Does Apple really have the greenest line of notebooks?

...NAD opined that Apple should modify its 'world's greenest family of notebooks' claim 'to make clearer that the basis of comparison is between all MacBooks to all notebooks made by a given competitor' and to 'avoid the reference to 'world's greenest' given the potential for overstatement.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:01 PM | Tags (5) | apple | environment | green | macbook | notebooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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