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Amazon offers Hachette authors 100 percent cut of ebook sales as fight continues

For months, authors have complained about being caught in the middle of a very public spat between Amazon, the world’s largest bookseller, and publisher Hachette. Amazon has aggressively worked to secure better contract terms with the publisher, and in the process has turned to controversial “negotiation tactics” like halting pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, cutting down on physical inventory, and hitting customers with abnormally long shipping delays. But now the company is offering to reverse those decisions, which authors have roundly criticized as unfair and a glaring example of Amazon abusing its dominant market position.

Now, Amazon says it’s willing to give authors something more: a bigger cut of ebook sales. The online…

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Facebook offers explanation for controversial News Feed psychology experiment

Facebook caused a stir over the weekend with the revelation that it had been altering the content of some users’ News Feeds in an attempt to study the psychology behind what causes people to post emotional material. Now Adam Kramer, Facebook data scientist and co-author of the study, has posted an explanation of the motivation behind the research, which he says serves as Facebook’s statement on the matter.

“The reason we did this research is because we care about the emotional impact of Facebook and the people that use our product,” says Kramer. “We felt that it was important to investigate the common worry that seeing friends post positive content leads to people feeling negative or left out. At the same time, we were concerned that…

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Amazon Appstore promo offers 30 free apps including Plex and AccuWeather

Whoever said “nothing in life is free” obviously doesn’t have Amazon’s Appstore installed on their Android device. The software marketplace already offers a different paid app for free each day, but for today and tomorrow only, it’s upped the number…

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NeonGrid offers an IMDb-esque directory for web videos

There’s no question how useful the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is for gathering info on a costume designer or the complete list of Ray Liotta films. Unfortunately, hasn’t been a similar for works published on sites like Vimeo or YouTube… until…

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Low-Cost Hardware Merchant Monoprice Now Offers A $1,199 3D Printer

116141 Monoprice, everyone’s favorite source for cheap $ 20-foot HDMI cables and other stuff that you don’t feel like going to Best Buy for, has just announced the availability of a new 3D printer, a dual extruder model that looks to be based on the original Makerbot Replicator. The $ 1,199 comes with two spools of PLA filament and has a 225 x 145 x 150 mm build volume. Read More

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Leaked Gmail and Calendar for Android screenshots offers glimpse of Project Hera

Leaked Gmail and Calendar for Android screenshots offers glimpse of Project Hera
Dubbed “Project Hera,” Google is using colour as a differentiator in this new set of apps, but unlike previous leaks which showed a huge divergence from the current style sheet, the new version of Gmail (above) looks to be a slight change from its …
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Gmail turns 10: Here's how we fix email's 'too much' problem
It's no joke — Gmail turned 10 years old on April Fool's Day. You should celebrate. Even if you're not one of its at least 425 million active users, Gmail's innovations have probably saved you countless hours of pain at the inbox. There's no denying …
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3 successful startups that built products for Gmail (which turns 10 today)
Rahul Vohra, Rapportive: This Gmail extension built by Vohra and two of his fellow Cambridge grads automatically pulled contact information into Gmail from social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (making it easy to see who exactly that …
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Sprint’s latest prepaid plan offers 2.5GB of LTE data for $60

Sprint has slapped a fresh coat of paint on its prepaid mobile by rebranding Sprint As You Go to Sprint Prepaid and launching all new plans. The carrier has more attractive pricing too, though there’s a caveat. The Smart Plus LTE data plan is $ 10…

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Google offers its help to monitor deforestation in near-real-time (video)

Google is no stranger to humanitarian work, and its latest effort is helping keep an unflinching eye on the world’s trees. For its part in the Global Forest Watch, the search giant is providing tech (namely, Earth and Maps) that allows virtually…

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HTC now offers Americans free screen replacements within the first six months

HTC clearly doesn’t think that promising two years of Android updates is enough to win over American smartphone buyers. It’s launching HTC Advantage, an upgrade to its US support policy that goes beyond the usual warranty limits. In addition to…

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HTC now offers Americans free screen replacements within the first six months

HTC clearly doesn’t think that promising two years of Android updates is enough to win over American smartphone buyers. It’s launching HTC Advantage, an upgrade to its US support policy that goes beyond the usual warranty limits. In addition to…

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