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Apple's iPad is good for Amazon's Kindle, which has 76% of eBooks market, says Cowen report

(latimesblogs.latimes.com): When Apple unveiled its iPad in January with its full-color high-resolution glory, many assumed it would be end of story for Amazon.com's Kindle book store and its black-and-white reader. Turns out the iPad has actually helped Amazon. Not only are sales of the Kindle device expected to grow 140% this year to nearly 5 million units from 2009, but digital book sales via the Kindle store are on track to grow 195% to $701 million in 2010, according to Cowen and Co., which released a report Monday on the digital book market.
   
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eBooks: Will Technology Kill Book Publishing?

(huffingtonpost.com): There has been much talk about the decline, and some say inevitable death, of the publishing industry as we know it today. Central to this argument are the rise of e-book sales and the increasing options available to authors to self-publish.
   
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Drug firms 'must publish all data'

(google.com): Drug companies should be forced to publish all their trial data rather than selecting evidence to back up their claims, experts have said. A review of clinical trial results for the anti-depressant Edronax (reboxetine) showed pharmaceutical firms did not publish most of the data for the drug.
   
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Ebook popularity has publishers fearing 'Napster moment'

(thespec.com): Scores of readers have embraced devices like Kindles and iPads, but their new-found popularity has also brought about concerns that e-books are having a "Napster moment." Google searches for illegal downloads are up 50 per cent in the last year. Publishers hope to appeal to readers to make the right choice.
   
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Scientific misconduct and skepticgate

(sciblogs.co.nz): Plagiarism is the use of text from others' writing without attribution. This was a big issue for student assessment at universities but apparently it is also an issue for scientific journals. Many journals now use a computer programme to check out submitted papers for plagiarized content..
   
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