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  • iPad launch in Sydney

    iPad launch in Sydney

    About 120 people queued outside Apple's CBD store in Sydney to be among the first in Australia to own an Apple iPad.

  • Apple's iPad vs. e-readers

    Apple's iPad vs. e-readers

    Apple's iPad is a multi-function device that focuses on multimedia and some productivity apps, but also functions as an e-reader with a new iBook store of EPub format books.

  • 2010: Year of the E-reader

    2010: Year of the E-reader

    When Amazon released its first-generation Kindle, the company was light years ahead of the market, with virtually no competition for digital readers’ eyeballs. In 2010, though, the e-reader universe is not only set to explode, but it’s also set to fragment. What defines an e-reader? Is it only a device with an electronic paper-like display? Is it a device (tablet or otherwise) that has an LCD screen? Or does software turn any device into an e-Reader?

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  • Five reasons Amazon e-books are outselling hardcovers

    Are you still holding out to see what happens with this whole ebooks "fad" before deciding whether to embrace it for your business? Well, the times they are a changin' and there are a variety of reasons that ebooks are outpacing printed books.

  • Why e-Readers Are a Worthy Business Investment

    A Silicon Valley product development consulting firm called the Nielsen Norman Group (not to be confused with the Nielsen ratings company) published a study last week comparing reading performance with a book to reading with an e-reader. The results--which are suspect because there were only 24 people in the test group--find that users of the Kindle 2 and iPad read 10.7 percent and 6.2 percent slower, respectively, than on paper or with books.