In a story this week by [URL="http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,655422,00.html"]German news magazine Der Spiegel[/URL], I was surprised to learn that German book publishers are actively avoiding the eBook market, fearing it will eat into their print publishing business, instead of seeing it as an obvious new market for consumers to read their books. [B]eBook Market Slow to Grow in Germany[/B] For now, the eBook market in Germany is lagging far behind the US and other countries where eBook readers are being sold. In fact, according to numbers cited in the article, 10,000 readers have been sold in Germany. Recent projections have the Kindle …

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Can someone give me resources about vb.net or good ebooks.. Thanks :D

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Yesterday, after the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story255860.html"]iPad announcement[/URL], many folks Tweeted that it's the end of the line for the Amazon Kindle as if it were a fait accomplis. I'm not convinced that's true, but it does raise questions about the utility of the single-purpose device, and whether you want your eBook Reader to serve up more than just books. [B]Kindle Experience Looks Blah Now[/B] Both the Kindle and the Nook from Barnes & Noble suddenly look a little pedestrian now next to the iPad. Apple has a funny way of making other devices look second rate. It's one the company's core strengths. …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16365[/ATTACH]Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut, warned Amazon and Apple yesterday that he wants to have a little talk with them about their "anticompetitive" deals in the electronic publishing market. In [URL="http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/consumers/amazonltr080110.pdf"]his letter[/URL], directed to Amazon's General Counsel, L. Michelle Wilson, Blumental warns that "Amazon's demand that the largest e-book publishers agree to provide Amazon with a 'guarantee' that no other competitor will obtain lower prices" is of concern due to its anticimpettive impact. Such price guarantees are sometimes referred to [URL="http://www.answers.com/topic/most-favored-nation"]"most favored nation" (MFN) clauses[/URL]. While not illegal under anti-trust laws, Blumenthal says they're not precisely legal either, and …

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[ATTACH=right]15944[/ATTACH]Earlier today, Amazon announced pretty significant numbers that illustrate the rising popularity of e-books. For the first time in their short history, they are outselling their hardcover brethren at the bookstore giant. For the second quarter of 2010, Amazon sold an impressive 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover copies. Change that number to 180 for the last month alone. Overall, total e-book sales increased three-fold over last years sales during the first two quarters. Amazon only represents a portion of the print and digital markets, of course, the latter of which relies in part on the success of the Kindle. …

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I love books. My house is full of bookshelves overflowing with them. I have countless cabinets stuffed with them and they pour off my wife's and my night stands. We have spent many a night in book stores just perusing the shelves, spying the new releases and I've discovered some of my favorite authors just wandering through the stacks at my local library pulling random titles off the shelf. When my daughter (now 18) was just a day or two old, I sat her on my lap and read her a little plastic book called Donny Dolphin. I also love …

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Hey respected users and developers, I am a newbie to this pool of c... I am just 14 yrs old.. Plz send me free link to plearn pointers in c.. i hav downloaded many books but all of tem are useless.. The language used in the book is so difficult tat i cud'nt understand tat.. plz guyz send me the link of some simple books on pointers.

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Authors of books published by [URL="http://us.macmillan.com/"]Macmillan[/URL] discovered early Saturday morning that all their electronic books been pulled from Amazon sales, and even wishlists, in a dispute between Amazon and their publisher over e-book pricing. How the dispute is resolved will help determine the price of e-books in the future. "Macmillan, like other publishers, has asked Amazon to raise the price of electronic books from $9.99 to around $15," reported the [I]New York Times[/I] in its [URL="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/amazon-pulls-macmillan-books-over-e-book-price-disagreement/"]technology blog[/URL]. "Amazon is expressing its strong disagreement by temporarily removing Macmillan books, said this person, who did not want to be quoted by name …

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This review covers the [URL="http://www.astak.com"]Astak[/URL] 5" [URL="http://www.astak.com/product.asp?serial=05EZBLU"]EZReader PocketPro eBook Reader[/URL] which sells for $199 US. Technical Specs: ePaper, E-Ink Technology, 5" screen, 800x600 resolution, 8 Grayscale colors, Dimensions: 6"x4.1"x0.4", Linux OS, 512MB RAM, Samsung ARM9 400MHz CPU, One USB 2.0, One SD Card slot, Earphone jack, Weight 6oz, Li-Polymer battery. The Astak EZReader eBook Reader was the darling of the Consumer Electronics Show this year and it's no wonder--this little device does it all: Displays eBooks, plays music and reads your eBooks aloud in case you don't want to read them for yourself. I was excited to receive the Astak …

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The other day I walked into [URL="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/index.asp"]Barnes & Noble[/URL] in Boston, and there was the [URL="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp?cds2Pid=30195"]Nook[/URL] sales desk front and center. Being a gadget geek, it screamed for me to come over and check it out, and I did not resist the siren's call. I picked up one of the two display units off of the counter and began asking questions. Although I only had a few minutes with it, my conclusion: it's a very nice device, but definitely geared toward the casual reader, more than a student or researcher, as you would expect from a Reader developed by a …

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Mike Elgan, the veteran technology journalist, mused last week in a [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141437/Elgan_7_reasons_why_e_book_readers_make_lousy_gifts_this_year"]Computerworld article[/URL] that eBook readers would make lousy gifts. I don't necessarily agree with all of Elgan's points, but it got me thinking about how useful a one-trick device is for users. If you think about it, we began to solve the problem of carrying multiple devices with the iPhone. Suddenly we didn't need a camera, a phone and a notebook computer with internet access because we had it all in a single device (and we have access to all those Apps). But reading a book is a unique …

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Mike Elgan, the veteran technology journalist, mused last week in a [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141437/Elgan_7_reasons_why_e_book_readers_make_lousy_gifts_this_year"]Computerworld article[/URL] that eBook readers would make lousy gifts. I don't necessarily agree with all of Elgan's points, but it got me thinking about how useful a one-trick device is for users. If you think about it, we began to solve the problem of carrying multiple devices with the iPhone. Suddenly we didn't need a camera, a phone and a notebook computer with internet access because we had it all in a single device (and we have access to all those Apps). But reading a book is a unique …

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Hi friends.... I need to learn Smarty for my next project... Plzz tell me , some good tutorials/free books... for smarty template engine, developement in coding.... If any body having softcopy ,plz send me as attachment... Thanks in advance... Saritha K

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When interface guru Jakob Nieslen reported on the [URL="http://www.useit.com/alertbox/kindle-usability-review.html"]Kindle 2 [/URL]usability last March, he pointed out it was great for books, but not much other content. Why is this significant? Two recent reports suggest that the eBook Reader could move beyond a simple device for reading books, and could become so much more. In one instance, Apple has released a multimedia "eBook" into the iTunes store. In the other, news reports on Friday suggested that Time, Inc could be working a new Reader for the purpose of distributing their magazines. Suddenly, this market is looking even more interesting. [B]Time Keeps …

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You have to give Sony credit, they are really trying new strategies to wrestle eBook marketshare from the Amazon Kindle. This month [URL="http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/consumer/computer_peripheral/e_book/release/41492.html"]they announced several new editions [/URL]of the Sony Reader, including the brand new Reader Daily Edition, which should be in stores in time for the holiday shopping season. This comes on the heels of their recent announcement to support the [URL="http://www.idpf.org/"]open ePub ebook standard[/URL] I wrote about last week in my post, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4640.html"]Could Sony Open eBook Decision Pressure Amazon[/URL]. I'm still not sure either Sony (or Amazon) has lowered the price on these units enough to give them …

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In a move that could only be characterized as surprising, Sony announced last week that it was going to be using the open [URL="http://www.idpf.org/"]ePub eBook standard[/URL], which in theory should enable [URL="http://ebookstore.sony.com/reader/"]Sony Reader[/URL] users to access and use any books created around the standard. Sony Readers will also be able to read Adobe PDFs and Adobe eBooks, both of which come with [URL="http://www.adobe.com/products/contentserver/"]Adobe DRM[/URL]. It's a complex announcement, but one thing is clear, Sony has laid down the gauntlet with Amazon, leaving it as the lone major proprietary reader. But is Amazon too big to care? [B]The Amazon eBook Erase …

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Have you bought a [URL="http://www.amazon.com"]Kindle[/URL] or Kindle 2 yet? Don't--at least not until you check out the [URL="http://www.coolreaders.com"]COOL-ER[/URL] ebook reader. It's about the same size and weight of a Kindle--so what makes it so much [I]cooler[/I] than the Kindle? It could be your choice of eight cool colors, its magical portrait/horizontal page display, its high resolution (800x600) display or its extremely long battery life (8,000 page turns--it only uses battery life when turning pages). More likely it's that the COOL-ER reader is over $100 less expensive than the Kindle! Yep, that's right. You can have an ebook reader for $249. …

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It's been a year since [URL="http://www.amazon.com"]Amazon[/URL] released its Linux-based [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-kindle/dp/B000FI73MA"]Kindle Ebook Reader[/URL] into its online store and currently more than 200,000 people have purchased one. Are you going to join the fray at almost 400USD or wait for my bombshell? I suggest you wait. There have been several articles surrounding the little Kindle lately but the most interesting one is on ZDNet titled [URL="http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=9320"]Kindle Economics[/URL]. It's a good article but I think there's a better way. Amazon needs to revamp the Kindle into a more reader friendly sized device, perhaps a 9x6 inch screen (The entire Kindle is only about …

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Just checking out some of the stock prices of the big online retailers after Black Monday – the biggest online shopping day of the year. eBay was up 3.45% in Monday trading while Amazon was up 3.0% -- both prices indicative of the bullish sentiment investors are showing on online retail companies this holiday season. I discussed eBay in the last few blogs so let’s let Amazon take a turn. After hitting a one-year high of $101.09 in October, the stock hit the skids in November, sliding back to the low $80’s range. That number should pick up again throughout …

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