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Amazon Pleads With Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing , Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its e-book prices—a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.Read more...

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Amazon Pleads With Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing , Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its e-book prices—a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.Read more...

Getting Orwell Wrong

I was ready to come to Amazon’s defense (and I will, eventually). In their long letter to the writing community, they made some excellent points. They inflamed our passions, gave us historical context for our discontent,

Amazon Books Team Invokes Orwell Incorrectly in War Against Authors

Earlier this week ,

Writers And Editors Call Out Amazon For Going After Hachette, But Will It Matter?

Amazon.com appears to be flexing its muscle against publishers once again. The New York Times reported this morning that the online retail giant had removed preorder options for upcoming titles from publisher Hachette (which owns the imprints Grand Central Publishing, Little Brown, Orbit,

Penguin Hatches A Cloud Reader For Pelican Books

Penguin Books has launched a cloud reader for its resurrected Pelican educational imprint — to experiment with delivering e-books in the browser. It likely hasn’t passed you by that traditional book publishers aren’t having the best of times these days. Indeed,

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)

Today's videos are parts three and four of our casual interview with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the most influential open source boosters around. (You supplied the questions. He supplied the answers.

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

A New Version of Windows Phone 8.1 Is Coming and It's Bringing Folders

It wasn't long ago that we got Windows Phone 8.1, which introduced Cortana and all kinds of other features that helped finally make Windows Phone good enough . Now another WP update is on the way, and it comes bearing folders. Read more...

This skier must be a wizard or use anti-gravity skis

This guy's name is Adam Delorme, although I will just go ahead and call him Darth Delorme. Or His Wizardness Lord Delorme of Snow. He can go by either name. Like the rest of the skiers in the documentary Less, his skiing seems more like an act of magic than actual skiing.

Giant goliath fish punks a fisherman and then steals his fish and gun

This goliath grouper sure isn't happy about sharing the waters with us humans. It grumpily swims over to the man spearfishing, intimidates him with a little head butt and then steals the fish he caught. Even worse, he took the guy's gun for a little joy ride.

30位30岁以下成功创业者反映出的创业风向标

日前,福布斯中文网评选出了2014年中国30位30岁以下的成功创业者。笔者对这份创业者档案进行了全面的剖析后发现,这份档案不仅是风投的风向标,也是创业的风向标。

腾讯斥资7.36亿美元收购58同城19.9%股权

腾讯斥资7.36亿美元收购58同城19.9%股权[1]  新浪科技讯 北京时间6月27日晚间消息,58同城[2](NYSE:WUBA[3])和腾讯[4](SEHK:00700)今日联合宣布,腾讯将投资7.36亿美元收购58同城完全稀释后约19.9%的股权。  

Over 11,000 claimants join class action against Facebook's NSA collusion

There are over 11,000 people joining the class action lawsuit against Facebook's collusion with the NSA after the first weekend of the campaign "Europe vs Facebook."Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/04/over-11000-claimants-join-class-action-against-facebooks-nsa-collusion/

謎底終於解開!LINE 人氣角色莎莉到底是雞還是鴨?

相信不少人都有用 LINE 這款手機通訊應用程式,而且對貼圖角色如熊大、兔兔及饅頭人等都有一定程度認識。當中細細粒的莎莉可說是人氣角色之一,觀乎其外型一看就知牠絕對是一隻鳥類,不過究竟莎莉是一隻雞還是鴨呢?

中国通过国家安全法

人大常委会以154票赞成,0票反对,1票弃权基本上是全票通过了国家安全法。目前人大网上还没有公布国家安全法的全文,只有草案二次审议稿可以浏览,不清楚草案和正式法律文件之间存在多少差异。

You'll cry happy tears watching a baby elephant chase little birds

A teeny baby elephant living in Kruger National Park in South Africa was spotted trying to chase away a flock of swallows in the cutest way possible. Your brain can't handle this much sweetness.[H/T:

八達通換新卡 8 點你要知 + 實試不記名/個人八達通換卡過程

第一代的八達通即日起可免費換新卡,相信有不少讀者、或者家中長者都有不少疑問。究竟什麼卡要換?怎樣知道是第一代?不換又會如何?等等。

四张图让你了解Uber如何抢走出租车的生意

北京时间10月20日上午消息,波特兰是一个很重视自己怪异传统的城市,这也是它反对Uber和其他专车应用在当地运营的原因之一。但最终,当地官员还是放弃了抵抗。

百度搜索附近加盟店等基于LBS云搜索功能的实现 - shoneworn

一、注册百度账号,进入开发者平台创建应用并获取ak 地址如下http://lbsyun.baidu.com/apiconsole/key/update?app-id=7546025ok获取到了。二、下载SDK ,SDK需要用到哪些功能就用那些功能吧。多的就不需要了三、创建LBS云存储数据管理平台ht...

看到朋友圈谣言 你会主动辟谣吗?

近日,微信公开课PRO一度刷爆朋友圈,随后“打开2016微信公开课PRO版链接会被盗取支付宝账号”的信息被疯狂转发,几个小时之后,微信官方团队出面辟谣。各类社交平台方便了人们获取信息和联络亲友,但时常出现的谣言也干扰着人们对事实的了解。

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