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Wisconsin: State Libraries Join e-Book Buying Pool

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From the Appleton Post-Crescent: The state’s public libraries have noticed the increasing popularity of iPods, iPads, Sony eReaders, Kindles, Nooks and MP3 players, and plan to play a big role in facilitating that experience. The libraries are part of a statewide e-book buying pool to purchase $1 million in new content in 2012 for a […]

Boston Public Library To Manage Manage New State-Wide Digital Library

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From the Back Bay Patch: State Representatives Marty Walz and Byron Rushing announce a new state-funded initiative for Boston Public Library that will expand library resources across the Commonwealth and provide additional state funding for Boston’s library system. [Clip] BPL will develop and maintain the Library for the Commonwealth, a statewide digital library.  It is […]

Google Targets Flipboard With New Currents App, Released Today for iOS and Android

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From Gigaom: Google is getting into the personalized news-delivery app game with Google Currents, a new product available Thursday for Android and iOS devices. Currents is in the same wheelhouse as Flipboard, which launched its impressive iPhone app earlier this week. Does the search giant moving into this space mean smaller competitors should be worried? […]

Colorful! Highlighting Comes to Google Books

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  From the Inside Google Books Blog: Starting today, you’ll also be able to break out the colored highlighters and pens with Google eBooks in the Web Reader. To start adding notes, first open your web browser and find your Google eBooks in your My eBooks bookshelf (make sure you are signed into your account […]

Publishing: Highlights from Wiley’s Q2 2011 Earnings Report

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The complete earnings announcement can be found here. A Few Noteworthy Items: “The slowdown in education continued to weigh on overall results” said Stephen Smith, President and CEO.  “A year-to-date decline in for-profit enrollments and the impact of rental ordering patterns, which benefited last year’s numbers, have had a larger than expected impact on the […]

Copyright/Piracy: Wyden, Issa Release Alternate Anti-Piracy Bill, But Hollywood’s Not Biting

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Wyden, Issa Release Alternate Anti-Piracy Bill, But Hollywood’s Not Biting (via The Wrap) With support for current proposed anti-piracy legislation waning, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released on Thursday a compromise proposal that would likely receive the endorsement of the tech community. The proposed legislation — which targets advertisers […]

Twitter Unveils Redesigned Look and New Features, Rollout Now Underway

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In Search Engine Land report, Greg Sterling offers a look at Twitter redesign and several new features. Sterling also shares a few photos of the new Twitter HQ and many comments from Twitter execs. Direct to “Easier Discovery, Enhanced Profiles, More Direct Challenge To Facebook” (via Search Engine Land) The redesigned Twitter will rollout to […]