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Author Declines Amazon-Sponsored UK Book Award

allan_ahlberg500_27904t-1[1]Noted children’s author Allan Ahlberg is getting some attention today for a letter posted on The Bookseller. Ahlberg was up for the Best Book Awards‘ Lifetime Achievement Award. He was going to be the first to receive the award from the UK literacy charity Booktrust, but he is declining the award as a protest against the award's sponsor: Amazon.

Citing Amazon's ongoing contract dispute with Hachette and Amazon's compliance with UK tax laws, Ahlberg  says in his letter: Continue reading

Pixel Qi wins IEEE award, DIY kit coming soon

Mary Lou Jepsen just posted several updates over on the Pixel Qi blog. The first tidbit is that Pixel Qi was just given the 2010 IEEE ACE Award for “Emerging Technology offering the greatest potential for financial success” at the Embedded System Conference.

The other piece of news is that Pixel Qi screens are in production, and devices using Pixel Qi screens are already on the market (corporate, not retail, unfortunately). The DIY kit is going to be announced shortly.