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With Facebook Claiming the Word ‘Face,’ Some Alternatives

Facebook is a few steps away from trademarking the word “face,” according to a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Philip K. Dick’s Masterpiece Years

Article in the NYT about the book The Search for Philip K. Dick
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Kindle next to Softbook

Picture on Flickr of a Kindle next to a Softbook. The Softbook is an ebook ereader than came out in 1998. In addition to the picture is some commentary about e-ink.

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Mark Twain’s Autobiography Flying Off the Shelves

Article in the NYT: Mark Twain’s Autobiography Flying Off the Shelves

Excerpt: When editors at the University of California Press pondered the possible demand for “Autobiography of Mark Twain,” a $35, four-pound, 500,000-word doorstopper of a memoir, they kept their expectations modest with a planned print run of 7,500 copies.

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Budget Watchdogs Warn of Worsening Deficit, Explore Strategies to Cut

Budget Watchdogs Warn of Worsening Deficit, Explore Strategies to Cut
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Authors of "All the Devils Are Here" on the Daily Show

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Bethany McLean & Joe Nocera Extended Interview<a>
www.thedailyshow.com
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Facebook's 'Not Email': Simpler, Stickier & Bound for Success

This morning, Facebook announced its new messaging system. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that the system was "not email" and not intended as the media-hyped "Gmail killer". Zuckerberg did say, however, that "this simpler type of messaging is going to be how people shift their communication."

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A Palin Flub Becomes a ‘Word of the Year’

At the start of the year the word “refudiate” didn’t exist. In mid-July Sarah Palin, Alaska’s former governor, changed that when she used the word in a Twitter message, somehow mashing up “refute” and “repudiate,” while trying to say something like “reject.”

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Time for a New Theory of Money

By understanding that money is simply credit, we unleash it as a powerful tool for our communities.
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/time-for-a-new-theory-of-money

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7 Ways to Transform Banking

Each of us can help build a resilient financial system that will serve real people in real communities.

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http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/7-ways-to-transform-banking

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The Kennedy Detail

In the reviews on Amazon to this book - The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence - there is a review by Abraham Bolden who was a Secret Service agent.

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It's Time: The Wristwatch Makes A Comeback

With clocks being built into almost every digital gadget and machine, wristwatch sales have seen a decline in the past few years. But market analysts say the centuries-old time-telling tool is trying to make a comeback.

Wristwatch sales are actually on the rise this year, according to June Rhee, the fashion watch buyer for the Macy's department store chain.

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Painting based on Hemingway's "Torrents of Spring"

Painting based on Hemingway's "Torrents of Spring"
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Painting depicts the train station in Petosky, Michigan
from Hemingway's book "The Torrents of Spring"

Petosky is the birthplace of Claude Shannon

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I know you can't wait to get one

Signed limited edition of Decision Points by George W. Bush

Guess how much? Click here to find out: Decision Points (Limited Edition)

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Why offshore ebook customers are so often frustrated

Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin

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You may not give a sh*t

Amazon Has a Reported Deal to Buy Parent of Diapers.com

Amazon.com plans to announce Monday that it will acquire Quidsi, the e-commerce company that runs Diapers.com, for about $540 million, (Man! Half a billion for this.) according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The acquisition suggests how far Amazon will go to maintain its edge in many corners of e-commerce, including sales of bulky household items for which it competes against Walmart.com and online drugstores.

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Can Hard Case Crime solve the mystery of digital era publishing?

This small imprint might have all the ingredients necessary for survival – a distinctive look, a smart logo and a clear direction

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