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Commerce Weekly: Google may be prepping an Amazon Prime competitor

By Jenn Webb
March 7, 2013

Is Google gearing up to battle Amazon head-on? The Google e-commerce rumor mill continued churning this week. Alexia Tsotsis reported at TechCrunch that Google is “stealthily preparing to launch an Amazon Prime competitor called ‘Google Shopping Express.’” Her sources indicated …

Commerce Weekly: Google may be prepping an Amazon Prime competitor

By Jenn Webb
March 7, 2013

Is Google gearing up to battle Amazon head-on? The Google e-commerce rumor mill continued churning this week. Alexia Tsotsis reported at TechCrunch that Google is “stealthily preparing to launch an Amazon Prime competitor called ‘Google Shopping Express.’” Her sources indicated …

Publishing News: Penguin settles, Macmillan holds its ground

By Jenn Webb
December 21, 2012

Here are a few stories from the publishing space that caught my attention this week. And then there were two In headline news this week, the Penguin Group announced it had reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice. …

Publishing News: Judge rules fair use in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust

By Jenn Webb
October 12, 2012

Here are a few stories from the publishing space that caught my attention this week. HathiTrust book scanning ruled fair use Last week, Google reached a settlement agreement with McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Penguin, John Wiley & Sons, and Simon & …

The agency model’s impact on ebook pricing

The agency model’s impact on ebook pricing
By Joe Wikert
August 10, 2012

The agency model has played a key role in ebook pricing models, and the DOJ’s recent ruling has generated a large number of responses from the community. One of the more interesting ones was from Simon Lipskar, President of the …

The agency model’s impact on ebook pricing

The agency model’s impact on ebook pricing
By Joe Wikert
August 6, 2012

The agency model has played a key role in ebook pricing models, and the DOJ’s recent ruling has generated a large number of responses from the community. One of the more interesting ones was from Simon Lipskar, President of the …

Publishing News: Self-publishing to be the option of first resort?

Publishing News: Self-publishing to be the option of first resort?
By Jenn Webb
July 27, 2012

Smashwords' founder Mark Coker discusses the future of publishing in a series of interviews, the DOJ says its antitrust lawsuit "is in the public interest," Robin Sloan writes a book review in JavaScript, and Razorfish makes an NFC Gumball Machine.

Amazon as friend and foe

By Joe Wikert
July 3, 2012

In this TOC podcast, Greenleaf Book Group founder and CEO Clint Greenleaf shares a unique perspective on working with and competing against Amazon. He also addresses the DOJ lawsuit and offers thoughts on the future of ereaders.

Amazon as friend and foe

Amazon as friend and foe
By Joe Wikert
July 3, 2012

In this TOC podcast, Greenleaf Book Group founder and CEO Clint Greenleaf shares a unique perspective on working with and competing against Amazon. He also addresses the DOJ lawsuit and offers thoughts on the future of ereaders.

Publishing News: Google's win may be Amazon's loss

By Jenn Webb
June 15, 2012

Book-scanning lawsuits against Google were dropped in France, perhaps spelling trouble for Amazon in Europe. Elsewhere, the Espresso Book Machine is proving a plus for retailers and authors, and Laura Hazard Owen digs into PricewaterhouseCoopers' data.

Publishing News: Google's win may be Amazon's loss

Publishing News: Google's win may be Amazon's loss
By Jenn Webb
June 15, 2012

Book-scanning lawsuits against Google were dropped in France, perhaps spelling trouble for Amazon in Europe. Elsewhere, the Espresso Book Machine is proving a plus for retailers and authors, and Laura Hazard Owen digs into PricewaterhouseCoopers' data.

Publishing News: Dropping DRM may be too little, too late

By Jenn Webb
April 20, 2012

It may be too late for the removal of DRM to make a difference for publishers, a textbook case heads to the Supreme Court, and Apple heads to court to seek validation.

Publishing News: Dropping DRM may be too little, too late

Publishing News: Dropping DRM may be too little, too late
By Jenn Webb
April 20, 2012

It may be too late for the removal of DRM to make a difference for publishers, a textbook case heads to the Supreme Court, and Apple heads to court to seek validation.

The anchor on ebook prices is gone. Now we'll see where they float

By Jenn Webb
April 17, 2012

Don Linn, president at Firebrand Associates, shares insights into the DOJ lawsuit and offers his take on what lies ahead for publishers and readers.

The anchor on ebook prices is gone. Now we'll see where they float

The anchor on ebook prices is gone. Now we'll see where they float
By Jenn Webb
April 17, 2012

Don Linn, president at Firebrand Associates, shares insights into the DOJ lawsuit and offers his take on what lies ahead for publishers and readers.

Publishing News: DoJ lawsuit is great news for Amazon

By Jenn Webb
April 13, 2012

Amazon does a happy dance as five of the Big Six publishers and Apple are sued by the DoJ. Elsewhere, Yahoo looks to increase revenues with ebook ads, and B&N lights up its Nook.

Publishing News: DoJ lawsuit is great news for Amazon

Publishing News: DoJ lawsuit is great news for Amazon
By Jenn Webb
April 13, 2012

Amazon does a happy dance as five of the Big Six publishers and Apple are sued by the DoJ. Elsewhere, Yahoo looks to increase revenues with ebook ads, and B&N lights up its Nook.

Developer Week in Review: When giant corporations collide

Developer Week in Review: When giant corporations collide
By James Turner
April 6, 2012

If Microsoft and Linux can kiss and make up, why is Oracle having such a hard time getting along with Google? Elsewhere, a look inside elaborate game cheats.

"Kind of Screwed"

By Marc Hedlund
June 23, 2011

Andy Baio believed that the cover art used in a project was a fair use modification. The photographer for the original photo disagreed, and threatened Andy with a lawsuit.

"Kind of Screwed"

By Marc Hedlund
June 23, 2011

Andy Baio believed that the cover art used in a project was a fair use modification. The photographer for the original photo disagreed, and threatened Andy with a lawsuit.

The Lawsuit Ain't Over Til the Fat Lady Sings

By James Turner
December 1, 2008

Last week, the final judgment was issued in the SCO v. Novell lawsuit.  No big surprise, Novell took the day, with SCO ordered to fork over around 3.5 million dollars. This lead many to declare SCO dead, that truth and...


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