Wednesday News: Amazon’s Fire phone sales, small raises in publishing, school library fundraising campaign, and man-as-slinky video

Wednesday News: Amazon’s Fire phone sales, small raises in publishing, school...

When comparing that against recent data from comScore, which put total U.S. smartphone penetration at 173 million people in June, Fire sales would not have exceeded 35,000 in its first three weeks. –Market Watch

The salary increase in 2013 was held down to some degree by the number of employees who received no raise in 2013—19% said their pay was flat in the year. One-quarter of employees said they received a raise of between 2.0% and 2.9% in 2013, while another 20% reported a raise of between 3.0% and 3.9%. Overall, 74% of employees received a raise under 4% in 2013. –Publishers Weekly

We’re Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams.  We’re 2nd graders at Willow Creek Academy. Last year, due to changes in our district, we lost our library. When we started school there were no books on the shelves and we had no librarian to help us fill them!  It was sad. Our parents have tried fundraising, but frankly they aren’t very good at it. So, we thought we’d reach out to you for help. –Indiegogo