Opinion: Dark Day For Future Of Books

Mark Coker says the lawsuit against Apple and five publishers will end up harming those who write, publish, sell and enjoy e-books

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  • Microsoft Develops Set-Top Box
    Microsoft has been developing designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options. More
  • Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3DAmazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D
    Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
  • YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicksYouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
    Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet serviceFCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billionMicrosoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
  • The intelligent citizen
    A quarter century after the demise of the Soviet Union, is the Western model of government under threat?
    03/11/2014 - 3:52 am | View Link
  • OPINION: On the passing of WWII veterans
    I think of this with today’s soldiers, too. I think of this, really, with all of us. No one escapes these shadows. We are all mortal. But war brings the grim reaper as a drill sergeant shouting point blank in your face. It can’t be ignored.
    03/6/2014 - 2:16 am | View Link
  • Opinion: You're the author of your life, so tell that story well | Column
    It is another dull Monday, marking the beginning of yet another hectic week containing: 16 hours of classes, 35 hours of work and not to mention the ever-looming homework assignments, extracurricular activities and somehow squeezing in a social life. If anyone told you that college was a breeze, they were ...
    03/3/2014 - 6:55 am | View Link
  • The Truth Behind Tear Gas: Most of It Is Made in America
    “Oh, people, join us!” It was three days since protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s government first erupted across Egypt and the first day of the weekend, allowing for more people to take to the streets. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood had been detained. Mohamed ElGohary, then a 25-year-old activist and blogger, had just returned to his apartment in El Hussein, a neighborhood a couple ...
    02/26/2014 - 1:38 pm | View Link
  • A Day in the Life of 7 Highly Successful Women
    What if we just stopped talking about “having it all” and started focusing simply on being content with our choices as a woman? Whether you choose to focus more on career, family, or relationships at a ...
    02/23/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
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  • Dark political money imperils Earth’s future
    Brett Hulsey woke up one day after the spring election with a sunny outlook on ... Now, to some degree, the project’s future will be determined at the county level, where the county board and Gogebic are negotiating over zoning regulations.
    04/18/2014 - 7:04 am | View Link
  • Opening Day Detroit Tigers Links: JV is back, Cabrera praised worldwide & praying for the Tigers
    I have often chronicled the dark days of 1989 to 2005 when ... Tigers prayer service draws devoted fans on eve of Opening Day – Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press Is a World Series win in the Detroit Tigers’ future? Only God knows.
    03/31/2014 - 12:46 am | View Link
  • Editorial: Keeping public in dark doesn't serve justice
    Using Grand Traverse Prosecutor Bob Cooney’s logic, no one’s record for a prior arrest could ever be made public on the off chance that on some future day he could be charged ... keeps the public in the dark about a suspect in a fatal shooting.
    03/29/2014 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • Dark days of flood remembered
    On February 14, many of those who were affected by the 2004 flooding meet at the Polson farm to recognise the 10th anniversary of the event, gathering to remember the day and the consequences ... managing these events in future. The biggest risk we face ...
    03/23/2014 - 9:05 am | View Link
  • ODM poll: Joho could be plotting a future for himself and Coast region
    In an ODM contest where the word “mole” was given a new meaning, I had a pretty solid one in the shape of a well-placed Nairobi delegate who had assured me from the word go that the “official” Agnes Zani-Otieno Kajwang lineup would carry the day ...
    02/27/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • NASCAR News, Videos, Scores, Standings, Stats, Teams | FOX ...
    Offers driver news, statistics, schedules, standings and fantasy racing games for the NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch, and Camping World Truck Series.
    04/19/2014 - 5:59 am | View Website
  • Opinion: Op-Eds | Washington Examiner
    Don't let politics ruin Alaska's energy future. By Anthony J. Sadar | 04/14/14 01:36 PM. Even if you have never beheld Mt. McKinley or worked along the expansive ...
    04/19/2014 - 1:34 am | View Website
  • KansasCity.com | Opinion
    The Star welcomes letters from our readers. Please click the button or submit a letter to The Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO. 64108. To contact the editorial ...
    04/19/2014 - 12:51 am | View Website
  • Concurring Opinions
    I learned recently that once sainthood is conferred by the Catholic Church that status cannot be revoked. Not so for Supreme Court opinions or canonical legal texts.
    04/18/2014 - 6:53 pm | View Website
  • Opinion | San Francisco Examiner
    A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties.
    04/18/2014 - 5:27 pm | View Website
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