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Friday News: ATT & DirecTV merger, RockNRoll bride photo shoot, Golden Heart/RITA lifestream, and translating books

Friday News: ATT & DirecTV merger, RockNRoll bride photo shoot, Golden...

Consumer groups say FCC conditions on AT&T-DirecTV merger fall short – Amazingly enough (aka not surprisingly), the Department of Justice has signaled that they don’t find the merger of AT&T and DirectTV “did not appear to be anti-competitive.” AT&T, which is… more

Monday News: 2014 book sales, public-use photo app, feminism & media critique, and photographer explores anxiety in self-portraits

Monday News: 2014 book sales, public-use photo app, feminism & media...

The Verdict on 2014: Sales up 4.6% – 2014 book sales data shows a slight increase in digital books (3.8%), which represented an increase in unit sales of only 0.2%, because of higher digital book prices. Digital audiobooks also increased… more

Thursday News: Oyster e-book store, Amazon goes after fake reviews, WWI Gallipoli photos, and Maya Angelou mix-up

Thursday News: Oyster e-book store, Amazon goes after fake reviews, WWI...

All The Books, All in One Place: Introducing Oyster 2.0 and our New Ebook Store – Oyster, which has one of the most successful digital book subscription services, announced yesterday that it is adding an ebook store to its business,… more

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance, and Ellis Island photo chronicle

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance,...

Canada Reads: Where Celebrities Battle for a Book’s Honor – This is like the coolest thing ever. Five books, five celebrities, five stand-offs in this annual Canadian television series, “Battle of the Books.” Each representative defends the book against its… more