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  • Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

    Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

    New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. As a reminder, Oyster is an unlimited subscription service for ebooks. For $9.95 a month, you get access to more than 500,000 books on your mobile devices. It’s a sort of Netflix for ebooks when it comes to the… Read More

  • FarFaria Brings Hundreds Of Children’s Books To Android

    FarFaria Brings Hundreds Of Children’s Books To Android

    FarFaria, the children’s subscription-based e-book service which recently raised $3.25 million in Series A funding, is now bringing its e-reader to Android users, with the launch of a smartphone and tablet-compatible application on Google Play. Users – and by users, I mean parents like me who don’t get to the public library that often to check out new books – will… Read More

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls ‘Haunted Empire’ Nonsense, Says It Fails To Depict Company Or Culture

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls ‘Haunted Empire’ Nonsense, Says It Fails To Depict Company Or Culture

    In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new book out about Apple by ex-WSJ reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane called Haunted Empire. Kane covered the Apple beat at WSJ for years, and her book deals specifically with how the culture changed between Steve Jobs’ tenure and the succession of Tim Cook as CEO. Cook has just issued the following statement about the book to CNBC’s… Read More

  • Lots Of Hollywood Interest In Making Bilton’s Twitter Book A Movie

    Lots Of Hollywood Interest In Making Bilton’s Twitter Book A Movie

    Interest is swirling at Sony and several other major Hollywood studios around Nick Bilton’s book “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal“, TechCrunch has learned.  While we’ve only heard Sony named, word is several other major studios are nibbling at the worm. At least one of the studios involved wants to explore producing the project… Read More

  • Being Brillant With the Bestselling Author of 'Think Like Zuck'

    Keen On… Zuck: The Five Business Secrets Of You-Know-Who

    Facebook is, of course, built around Mark Zuckerberg‘s ideal of a radically transparent world. Less transparent, however, is Zuckerberg’s business genius, the secret behind his awesome success. But now Zuck’s genius has been revealed by the Intel marketing executive, Ekaterina Walter, with a new Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets… Read More

  • In Startups And Life, You Need Plan A, B, And Z

    In Startups And Life, You Need Plan A, B, And Z

    An entrepreneur receives lots of contradictory advice from really smart, experienced people. For example, you’ve probably been told to be both persistent and flexible; to have a clear vision you pursue relentlessly, and yet also to change your vision as the market changes. Simple, right? This same tension pervades career advice. Some will tell you to think about where you want to be in… Read More

  • Nook Gets Faster Page Turning, Sync Across Devices With 1.5 Firmware Update Next Month

    Good news for Nook owners. Barnes & Noble plans to release a hefty firmware update in November, version 1.5, that will, and I quote, “enhance the overall reading experience and performance” of the device(s). The biggest enhancement appears to be an increase in page turn speed. So if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “You know, these pages turn fast, but what if… Read More

  • Let's Kill "Viral": It's Time For a New Word

    This guest post is by Adam L. Penenberg, author of Viral Loop. Four months before my latest book hit store shelves, my publisher wanted to change the title. Viral Loop might be catchy, and reflect what the book is about—and isn’t that what a title is supposed to do?—but Hyperion worried that some readers would be put off by the word “viral.” Would they shrink away… Read More

  • iPod Bible 3.0


    Did you recently purchase an iPod? Not to sure what iTunes is all about? I’ll admit that I suck when it comes to using iTunes. It’s OK because not everyone has the time to sit around and tinker with it for hours until it’s optimized to your standards. Well, the iPod Book 3.0 is available for download and it has everything you need to know about your iPod and iTunes. It… Read More