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.

创见聚光灯之移动媒体阅读:基本款应用

假设我们已经有媒体,然后现在要为自己的媒体制作一款移动应用,不求外型上多么酷炫狂霸拽,只求能满足用户在手机上阅读媒体内容的基本需求就好,那么这款应用应该是怎样的呢?

Roku 新款电视棒:比 Chromecast 更强大

知名机顶盒厂商 Roku 刚刚发布了一款流媒体电视棒 Streaming Stick,和之前推出的电视棒不一样的是,新款不再是采用 MHL 接口连接电视,另外,它的价值只有 50 美元,比上代便宜了近一半。

Swift实战-豆瓣电台(八)播放进度与时间 - 老镇

视频观看地址:http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzMyMzI1MzMy.html这节主要内容是NSTimer,UIProgressView,MPMoviePlayerController类的使用NSTimer实例化:timer=NSTimer.scheduledTimer...

加拿大旅游委员会:2014年4月中国赴加游客同比增长21%

据加拿大《世界日报》报道,加拿大旅游委员会日前公布报告显示,超过100万名国际游客于4月抵加旅行,较去年同期相比有12%的幅度增长,其中中国游客增长较去年同期增长21%。

JavaScript与自己的鞭策不及的苦斗生活 - yanqinqiang

http://event.readnovel.com/wap/http://yanqing.readnovel.com/http://fy.readnovel.com/http://xy.readnovel.com/http://www.readnovel.com/ch/all/index.html...

LG发布新款笔记本 重量约等于3苹果

威锋网 1 月 15 日消息,LG 今天公布新款笔记本,其中有一款号称世界最轻超极 PC,屏幕大小为 14 英寸, FHD 分辨率,重 980g。LG 表示这一重量预计与三个苹果差不多,它是目前最轻的 PC 计算机。  

storm的八种Grouping策略 - Uber

在这里,将会提到storm的七种grouping策略,并且编码逐一实现。 首先,需要一个集群(希望尽量模仿真实环境,故就不用本地模式了)。详细的安装方法大家可以查看本人的另外一篇博文:storm集群和zookeeper集群的部署过程。

科幻大神克拉克曾作出的八大准确预言

亚瑟-查理斯-克拉克(Arthur Charles Clarke)与阿西莫夫、海因莱因并称为二十世纪的三大科幻小说家,他的代表作《2001太空漫游》中就有着很多神预测。

谷歌希望通过 QUIC 协议加速互联网

你可能从来没有听说过它,但如果你是 Chrome 浏览器的用户,那很有可能你已经用上了谷歌的 QUIC 协议。正如谷歌在本周 透露 的消息一样,在 Chrome 向谷歌服务器发送的所有请求中,现在大约有一半是通过 QUIC 协议进行传输。

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