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The E-Reader Price Wars Heat Up

(pcworld.com): E-reader prices are tumbling, but is it enough for stand-alone e-book devices to stay alive? The battle for tech-savvy bookworms is on, with Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Sony competing to sell e-book reader hardware. And as the major players struggle for better position in the electronic-publishing industry, recent months have seen price drops, new devices, and defeats.
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Data Management in Medical Imaging

(prlog.org): The volume of data produced when implementing medical imaging in the Pharmaceutical industry is huge. With applications in drug discovery&development along with clinical trials, data retention policies also mean this data may need to be stored for many years, in accordance with regulatory guidelines. This can present a huge problem to those generating and storing the data. Settling on an efficient data management system can be the key to minimising the difficulties for those involved.
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New Research Suggest Google Book Search Helps Publishers A Lot More Than It Hurts

(techdirt.com): Google Book Search (GBS) has captured the attention of many commentators and government officials, but even as they vigorously debate its legality, few of them have marshaled new facts to estimate its likely effects on publishing and other information markets. This Article challenges the conventional wisdom propounded by the U.S. and German governments, as well as Microsoft and other competitors of Google, concerning the likely economic impact of mass book-digitization projects.
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Why 'open' Android may lose to Apple iOS

(blogs.computerworld.com): Android has seen some success in its polygamous model. The OS that's anyone's for nothing is now inside many cellphone models from multiple networks and manufacturers. Android is among Apple's biggest threats in the smartphone world, along with Nokia, RIM, Microsoft and HP/Palm webOS. With so many contenders there really is no clear winner at the moment.
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Digital readers read more, claims survey

(online.wsj.com): A study of 1,200 e-reader owners by Marketing and Research Resources, funded by e-reader maker Sony Corp, found that 40% said they now read more than they did with print books. Of those surveyed, 58% said they read about the same as before while 2% said they read less than before. And 55% of the respondents thought they'd use the device to read even more books in the future. The study looked at owners of three devices: Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, Apple Inc.'s iPad and the Sony Reader..
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