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A new initiative from the nonprofit Internet Archive aims to make all books, commercial or public domain, available for digital distribution. If it works, Amazon could be in serious trouble.
A proposed standard from Wordnik and supported by a roster of A-list media companies could bring valuable new context to any kind of digital text.
We have two awesomely inexplicable voice mails today, we discuss the rise of Zeus (the botnet), and Ubisoft's new DRM scheme sends us into a synchronized rage. We also chat with Peter Brantley, co-founder of the Open Book Alliance, about the latest twist
Google and Microsoft announce deals with Twitter and Facebook, while Apple tweaks its hardware. Also: Windows 7 goes on sale.
New technology allows organic brain cells to control robots, leading us to conclude that eventually we'll all be brains in a data center. Also Apple announces a bunch of updates to its computer line as well as a new magic mouse.
BookPrep and MagCloud are trying to modernize old-world print with an on-demand concept. Such streamlining will keep book and magazine printing afloat, if only for a while.