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Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles
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Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. …

Pulitzer Finalist Dave Eggers Denies Plagiarizing Ex-Facebooker’s Memoir Pulitzer Finalist Dave Eggers Denies Plagiarizing Ex-Facebooker’s Memoir
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Last summer, Katherine Losse published a memoir called The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network, which chronicled her time spent working for Facebook. The book made some waves, as it painted the early days of …

Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the …

Netflix Now Has Every Single Episode of Goosebumps and The Magic School Bus Netflix Now Has Every Single Episode of Goosebumps and The Magic School Bus

Netflix is capitalizing on the back-to-school craze by adding some titles that bring back memories of grade school, especially book fairs. Well, at least for me. Ah, nostalgia. Starting today, you will be able to stream all 74 episodes of …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author And Cast Members Talk Stereotypes And Real-Life Prison ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author And Cast Members Talk Stereotypes And Real-Life Prison

Over the weekend, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, cast members of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, along with Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir on which it is based, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on …

‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google ‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google
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Amy Larkin, author of the book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to see. “For decades, politicians and business leaders alike …

Artemis Fowl: Robert De Niro Producing New Film Artemis Fowl: Robert De Niro Producing New Film

“Artemis Fowl”, a series of children’s books described by the author as “Die Hard” with fairies”, is set to make a move to the big screen soon with Robert De Niro as an executive producer. The books, penned by Eon …

Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye and the World of Fake-Ass Adults Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye and the World of Fake-Ass Adults

Continuing his quest to become the best classic literature discussion channel on YouTube, Sparky Sweets (PhD) has taken on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in the latest installment of Thug Notes. “So when Holden preaching about the glass …

Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War
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Amazon has slashed the prices on a bunch of hardcover books in what appears to be a response to a recent promotion from Overstock.com to undersell the online retail giant on hundreds of thousands of titles. Over the weekend, Amazon …

‘The Billionaire And The Mechanic’ Author Julian Guthrie And Oracle Engineer Joseph Ozanne Talk At Google ‘The Billionaire And The Mechanic’ Author Julian Guthrie And Oracle Engineer Joseph Ozanne Talk At Google
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Journalist Julian Guthrie and Oracle engineer Joseph Ozanne recently participated in an At Google Talk discussing Guthrie’s book The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, The America’s Cup. …

Google Hosts Another Neuroscience Talk, This Time With ‘High Price’ Author Carl Hart Google Hosts Another Neuroscience Talk, This Time With ‘High Price’ Author Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist and author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs And Society, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The book is …

Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google

Musician and author Ian Whitcomb recently gave an At Google Talk in Los Angeles to discuss his recent book Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age and a handful of ukulele songs. Google has now made it available on line for all …

‘Life…Don’t Miss It.’ Author Gary Kunath Talks At Google ‘Life…Don’t Miss It.’ Author Gary Kunath Talks At Google

Gary Kunath, author of the book Life…Don’t Miss it: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest, recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The talk is called, “Mastering Life’s Balance”. …

The Guy From RATT Gave A Google Talk The Guy From RATT Gave A Google Talk

Google recently hosted Stephen Pearcy (often known as “the guy from RATT”) for an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. Google often has authors (and musicians) at its campuses for these kinds of talks, and …

Juror B37: Book Deal Killed with an Online Petition and Some Help from Twitter Juror B37: Book Deal Killed with an Online Petition and Some Help from Twitter
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On Monday morning, news broke that one of the jurors responsible for George Zimmerman’s acquittal was gearing up to write a book and that she already had the backing of a literary agent. Less than 24 hours later, the book …

Robert Burton Talks ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind’ At Google Robert Burton Talks ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind’ At Google

Neuroscientist Robert Burton recently participated in an “At Google” talk, in which he discussed his latest book, ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind.” Google has now made it available for all to watch. The book’s description: In A Skeptic’s Guide …

J.K. Rowling Revealed As Mystery Author J.K. Rowling Revealed As Mystery Author

It seems that J.K. Rowling pulled a bit of literary… sleight of hand (you thought I was going to say “magic,” didn’t you?) and wrote a novel when nobody was looking. Rowling was revealed yesterday to be the author of …

‘WomanCode’ Author Alisa Vitti Gives A Google Talk ‘WomanCode’ Author Alisa Vitti Gives A Google Talk
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Alisa Vitti, author of WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source, recently participated in an “At Google” talk. The company has now made the discussion available for your viewing pleasure. “Her …

Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S. Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S.

As previously reported, Google is celebrating the birthday of acclaimed writer Franz Kafka. The doodle went live yesterday on the other side of the world, when it became July 3rd, and now it’s up here in our neck of the …

‘Frankenstein’s Cat’ Author Emily Anthes Speaks At Google ‘Frankenstein’s Cat’ Author Emily Anthes Speaks At Google

Emily Anthes, author of the book Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, recently participated in an “At Google” talk, discussing the book and animal biotechnology in general. Google has now made the talk available for all to …

Franz Kafka Honored with ‘Metamorphic’ Google Doodle Franz Kafka Honored with ‘Metamorphic’ Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birth of Prague-born writer Franz Kafka, who is regarded by some of one of the most important writers of the 20th century. Kafka, who published dozens of short stories and a handful of novel, is one …