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Monday News: California protects negative reviews, Twitter installs “buy” buttons, how books do or don’t affect us, and Ancillary Justice teas

Monday News: California protects negative reviews, Twitter installs “buy” buttons, how...

Negative online reviews are now protected by law in California – Given some of the controversial cases involving consumers under fire for leaving negative reviews of restaurants, hotels, or other products and services, California has passed a law that prohibits… more

Monday News: Changes at Penguin Random House, Google settles with photographers, Rumored changes at Twitter, and Scribd’s infographic on reading

Monday News: Changes at Penguin Random House, Google settles with photographers,...

The Penguin Publishing Group Takes Shape – So now that Penguin Random House has made its initial adjustments and realignments, CEO Markus Dohle has streamlined Penguin’s imprints by placing them all under new President of Penguin Publishing Group Madeline McIntosh…. more

Friday News: Twitpic shuts down, Amazon woos kid lit authors, Harper Collins experiments with bundling, and deadmau5 fires back at Disney

Friday News: Twitpic shuts down, Amazon woos kid lit authors, Harper...

Twitpic is shutting down – I am of two minds about this news: first, I’m sad that Twitpic is going away, because it was, for me, one of the easiest to use and least demanding/intrusive applications for use with Twitter…. more

Monday News: Massachusetts finally criminalized upskirting, more on Harlequin’s troubles, a personal reflection on sheikh romances, and @GSElevator loses his book deal

Monday News: Massachusetts finally criminalized upskirting, more on Harlequin’s troubles, a...

Massachusetts bans ‘upskirt’ photos, closes Peeping Tom loophole – A mere two years after the original criminal charge was filed against a man for taking upskirt photos on public transit, the Massachusetts legislature managed to re-write the law so that… more