Tag: antitrust

by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix ISP rankings show Verizon and Comcast speeds falling (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 2. Feb. 11 Is ‘The Day We Fight Back’ against NSA surveillance (Alexis Kleinman / Huffington Post) 3. Old media outlets collude with politicians to punish media startups (David Sirota / PandoDaily) 4. Hulu signs CBS deal to bring 2,600 new […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why e-books are banned in my digital journalism class (Meredith Broussard / The New Republic) 2. E-book buyers are loyal to specific retailers, especially Kindle, iBooks & Nook, new data show (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 3. Apple granted temporary reprieve from antitrust monitor (Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. Pew: More Americans […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon considering online pay-TV service (Amol Sharma, Shalini Ramachandran &  Don Clark / Wall Street Journal) 2. EveryBlock to be resurrected in Chicago (Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune) 3. Capital N.Y. is rolling out a nearly $6,000 annual paywall (Lucia Moses / AdWeek) 4. Judge puts the brakes on Apple’s antitrust monitor (John Paczkowski […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Study: Authors not satisfied with publishers or self-publishing (Digital Book World) 2. Apple loses its battle to oust antitrust monitor from e-books case (Josh Lownesohn / The Verge) 3. Publishers must offer services, not just books, to make subscriptions work (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 4. Goodreads reaches new milestone with 100,000 authors […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP’s Carvin: News battle near for Twitter, Facebook (Michael Depp / NetNews Check) 2. Guardian deletes Emma Keller post about cancer patient (Sam Kirkland & Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3.  Boston Globe Media Partners launches pioneering program to support local non-profits (Business Wire) 4. Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitorship (Nate Raymond / […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

In a big year for e-books, two behemoths went to court while new services and companies emerged. Apple faced allegations over e-book pricing, calling into question the prices of e-books in general. Amazon went to court over access to e-books but saw its case tossed. New services from Amazon and streaming e-book companies emerged in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why science fiction is where the action is for e-books (io9) 2. Authors express disdain about e-book royalties (Good E-Reader) 3. Writer uses self-publishing to get past industry ‘racism’ (Guardian) 4. Nook’s last stand? Barnes & Noble still must battle Amazon (CNET) 5. The Apple e-books anti-trust case: The closing arguments (CNN) Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox. more »

by Julie Keck

1. High stakes if Apple e-books antitrust case goes to trial (Reuters) 2. TOC kicks off, explores the future of the book and the power of publishers (GoodEReader) 3. Serial fiction startup Plympton acquires company that delivers e-book installments by email and RSS (PaidContent.org) 4. Bowker and Vook partner to expand self-publishing services (AppNewser) 5. […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Online dating services have been around for quite a while, and through them, members of just about any social subgroup can get help looking for that perfect match. But an online dating service may be promoting something more than just a social introduction. Sexual Services in the Online World Adult services such as prostitution have […] more »