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Monday News: Apple’s inexplicable dirty comic ban; Fact checking is non existent in publishing; Next gen Kindle Paperwhite details revealed

Monday News: Apple’s inexplicable dirty comic ban; Fact checking is non...

The edges of the device will also now be ‘buttons’ of a sort. According to what we’ve heard, instead of old-fashioned ’split’ buttons found on previous Kindles, these will be ’squeezable’ buttons that give off haptic feedback when activated. Theoretically, this should allow you to change pages without having to awkwardly reach over with your thumb to tap the ‘next page’ zone on the Paperwhite’s screen. And making the buttons squeezable keeps the sleek lines of the Paperwhite’s margins. TechCrunch

The music, pulled primarily from the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song (now Archive of Folk Culture), spans nearly a century (1890-1976) and virtually every form that can be considered American music. This includes native American songs and instrumental music, music of immigrant cultures from all over the world, and uniquely American forms like blues, jazz and country. Dinosaur Discs

Tuesday News: Amazon software update to Fires bring Collections; Valve’s Steam OS platform could pose a big(ger) threat beyond games; and yet another reason why Australia is frightening

Tuesday News: Amazon software update to Fires bring Collections; Valve’s Steam...

If SteamOS can integrate into the television market and bring streaming video beyond video games, the platform free system could really catch on. It would need to strike licensing agreements, of course. I sometimes think that Amazon’s biggest competitor will be someone like Steam, not in the book business, but in the entertainment delivery business. InformationWeek

Finally, but most importantly, Kindle Fire update brings readers collections.