Tumblr’s iOS App Now Adds Buy, Pledge, And Get Involved Buttons To Certain Posts

+-*Yahoo spent a billion dollars buying Tumblr in May 2013, and today they took another step to recoup their investment. Tumblr rolled out a new iPad and iPhone app today which adds more ways for you to spend money. Posts which link to Kickstarter, Etsy, or DoSomething.org will now automatically convert the links to buttons that will… Read More »

New Class Action Suit Filed Against Penguin Random House, Author Solutions

+-*In April 2013, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against Penguin and its scamtastic vanity press, Author Solutions. The case survived several motions to dismiss, and this past February it completed discovery and filed for class certification. Now Writer Beware reports that the same law firm has filed a second class… Read More »

Google Brings Data-Compression Tech to Chrome for Windows, OSX

+-*The data compression tech found in mobile web browsers like Silk, Opera Mini, and Chrome for Android is a useful way to save bandwidth when you’re browsing the internet over a mobile connection. Realizing that laptops are mobile devices too, Google just released a Chrome extension which will help users squeeze more web browsing into their limited… Read More »

Amazon Launches “Unlimited” Cloud Storage, Kicks Kindle Owners to the Curb

+-*Kindle owners are angry today, and with good reason. When Amazon launched their new unlimited storage tier yesterday they gave their customers more storage than you can shake a stick at, but they also quietly killed the free storage which they used to offer their customers. A couple readers have told me, and I have… Read More »

Inktera Pulls Its Bookstore From Clean Reader, Effectively Killing an App Which Had More Protesters Than Users

+-*After fewer than 3 months on the market, the profanity-filtering reading app Clean Reader has been neutered by its developer. Inktera announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that it was bowing to pressure from authors and publishers, and was yanking its ebookstore out of the Clean Reader app. In support of #authors #readers #books everywhere, the @Inktera… Read More »