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OverDrive to Host International Read an eBook Day on 18 September

overdrive harry potterEver one to promote ereading and ebooks, OverDrive will be holding a Read an eBook Day next month.

Thursday, 18 September, will mark the first International Read an eBook Day, a day which OverDrive hopes will become an annual holiday to celebrate and raise awareness for reading on tablets, smartphone, and ebook readers. Continue reading

Amazon Expands Same Day Delivery into the Suburbs of 6 US Cities

amazon delivery box pileYou may have already read this morning that Amazon is expanding their same-day delivery service into 6 additional US cities, but I think you might want to take another look at the program.

While many stories are simply reporting the expansion into 6 cities, what is actually going on here today is that Amazon is expanding _beyond_ the cities and into the suburbs, and they are now offering a 7 day a week delivery option in all of those cities. Continue reading

It’s Been a Year and a Day Since Google Reader Shutdown. Has Anything Changed?

google-reader-logoAlmost 15 months have passed since Google announced that they were shuttering Google Reader, and yesterday marked the one year anniversary of its demise. Mashable was the first to notice the anniversary, and they inspired me to look back and see just how much has changed. Continue reading

From Windows 1 to Windows 7 in under a day

Some one thought it would be a good idea to try to install every version of Windows from 1.0 to Win7. It was interesting to see that what settings and programs survived the updates.

This was a little nuts, but the result is fascinating.

For example, a couple programs installed in Dos 5.0 still worked in Windows 7. The settings created in Windows 2 survived every upgrade until Win2k. The level of backwards compatibility MS supports is impressive.

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The Borders Wake: Day 18

Editor’s Note: The term wake is now used as a synonym for funeral, but it original referred to the period between a death and burial where one waited for the deceased to wake up (seriously). Go look up the effects of lead poisoning if you don’t believe me. A modern equivalent would be sitting at the bedside of someone in a coma, trying to decide if the life support should be turned off. Deathwatch would be another good word, but I’m saving that for next time.

Borders laid off another 40+ workers today. Almost all used to work at Borders HQ in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to Borders spokesman Mary Davis: Continue reading

CES Day 1: What I’ve seen so far

I managed to run the battery down on my camera so I’m back in my room for a few minutes. I decided to use the time to double check my photos and  post an update. I haven’t written any of the posts yet; that’s going to happen tonight. There’s only so much time that the show floor is open so I have to make the most of it.

I’ve got 3 booth visits with enough photos and notes that I can post: Aluratek, Vivitek, and Rockchip. Continue reading

Kobo now offering NYTimes as a 30 day trial

I just got an email from Kobo. IIn partnership with the NYTimes, they’ve extended the trial subscription for the daily edition of the New York Times newspaper. You now have the option of a 30 day risk free trial.

Of course, there’s a minor problem with this offer. Right now, subscriptions only work with the Kobo iOS app (and the Kobo Wifi), and there’s a very good _free_ app for the NYTimes. There’s little point in subscribing if you can get the web content free.