Verizon Wireless Backs Down, Will Let Mobile Subscribers Opt-Out of Being Tracked

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Following months of public criticism, Verizon announced on Friday that it will soon allow its customers to opt out of the pernicious supercookie which Verizon had been using to track all of its customers' activities on the mobile web or mobile apps. The NYTimes reports: In the past, Verizon allowed users to opt out of the marketing side of ...

Cricket Boosts Wireless Data Plans – 2.5GB Data for $35 per Month

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Rumors continue to circulate that Google is going to get into the US wireless market, meanwhile an existing competitor has sweetened its service plans with higher data caps. Cricket has updated its service plans today by creasing the amount included in its lower-tier plans. Subscribers to Cricket's $40 a month plan can now use up to 2.5GB of data ...

Gumroad Realizes Sales Are Just the Beginning, Launches Android App to Help Users Use Content

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Gumroad followed up the launch of its 5 month old iPhone/iPad app with the launch of an Android app this week, and once again the startup is raising a few eyebrows. While Gumroad has made a name for itself in offering a minimalist marketplace where creators (or giant publishing conglomerates) can sell content, these apps won't ...

Trajectory Picks Up Where Booklamp Left Off

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Publishers Weekly has a new article up today on a ebook startup called Trajectory, which has a strikingly familiar business model. Cal Reid reports that Trajectory is developing a familiar sounding discovery engine: . Using networked computers, the Trajectory NLPE scans the text of thousands of books, turning each sentence and its components into language data patterns ...

Author Earnings Report Reveals that 30% of eBooks Sold on Amazon Don’t Have ISBNs

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The fifth Author Earnings Report was released this week, and it tells a starkly different tale about the state of the ebook market. As an independent survey of the ebook market, the Author Earnings Report  is often a useful tool for cross-checking the industry surveys. It has its issues (I don't trust the revenue figures) but each report ...