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  • Penguin Children’s Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books

    Penguin Children’s Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books

    Following last’s year expansion into merchandise including toys, underwear (!), and more, EA’s PopCap is now taking its popular “Plants vs. Zombies” title to the printed (and e-inked) page. Penguin Children’s has acquired the physical and e-book publishing rights to the game, in a three-year deal. Read More

  • Meet Penguin Random House, The World’s Largest Book Publisher That Will Counter Amazon

    Meet Penguin Random House, The World’s Largest Book Publisher That Will Counter Amazon

    After the U.S. cleared the deal, the European Commission has officially approved the proposed merger between two of the biggest book publishers in the world, Random House and Penguin. The two owners Pearson and Bertelsmann announced the new venture back in October. As it is seeking “new digital publishing models,” the merger has been widely commented on as a way to counter… Read More

  • Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

    Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

    Some development in the e-book price war being played out in Europe — and an indirect victory for Amazon and any other retailer not called Apple in the process: the European Commission has announced that Apple and the four big publishers Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have offered to drop their agency pricing agreement for e-books sold in Europe —… Read More

  • Google Gets Better At Detecting Hacked Pages, Adds Golf Search Feature & More

    Google Gets Better At Detecting Hacked Pages, Adds Golf Search Feature & More

    Instead of announcing every one of its many search tweaks individually, Google has lately taken to announcing all the changes it has made to its search engine once per month. Today, the company released a list of the 39 previously unannounced changes it made in May. Among these changes are basic tweaks to its search algorithm, including changes to its so-called Penguin algorithm, a change… Read More

  • Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices

    Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices

    Apple was surely riding high after the announcement of their new iPad yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that everything is OK in CA if a Wall Street Journal report published today holds true. According to “people familiar with the matter,” Apple along with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group, Hachette Book Group, and Macmillan are on the verge of being slapped… Read More

  • Penguin Shuts Down Libraries’ Access To New E-Titles On Amazon’s Kindle

    Penguin Shuts Down Libraries’ Access To New E-Titles On Amazon’s Kindle

    Chances are you’ve already heard about the beef between Amazon and Penguin over the sales and lending terms of Penguin e-titles through Amazon’s Kindle lending program. If not, we can recap quickly. A few days ago Penguin came out with a statement saying that it would suspend making e-editions of new books for libraries and that libraries are to lock down any e-titles for… Read More

  • Penguin is betting on the iPad for the future of books

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the world that my kids will soon live in. Books will be like vinyl records – clever and beloved artifacts of an analog age, hoarded more for reasons of nostalgia and scarcity than value. I honestly think that the book I’m working on now will be the last physical book I produce and that future books – if anyone lets me write them –… Read More

  • Penguin-powered bootable USB drive looks like actual penguin

    Penguin-powered bootable USB drive looks like actual penguin

    As a Linux user, I’m tickled to see these new USB drives in the shape of an Emperor penguin. Not only are they super cute, they come pre-loaded with a bootable instance of Ubuntu 9.04! And if for some reason you don’t like penguins, you can get some visceral pleasure by pretending to rip off the li’l bugger’s head in order to access the USB jack inside. Read More

  • Four pack Wiimote charging station on its way

    Four pack Wiimote charging station on its way

    Invite your friends over for some quality casual gaming with no worries about your Wiimote losing its charge. The Wii is a shared adventure, all the ads tell us so. As such, it seems even the peripherals come as a community. This 4X Quad Charge Station from Penguin will be priced at $44.99 and be capable of charging – you guessed it – four Wiimotes at the same time. Handy little… Read More

  • Linux Parking Sign For Fat Geeks

    Linux Parking Sign For Fat Geeks

    Are you a dork? A geek, loser, outcast? Then we have just the sign for you! Instead of putting up, say, a Tom Brady poster on the door of your room, you can now put up a Linux parking sign. Yes, that girl you bring home from the local Sonic will gasp in delight as she sees you too are addicted to Tux and his beloved OS. After getting to second base for ten seconds, you can create even more… Read More