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Google needs to clean up its Android Market malware mess

(zdnet.com): It's not that Android is uniquely vulnerable to malware. It's not. In fact, Android, which is based on Linux, has not only the Linux operating system's higher than usual resistance to attack; it also has the advantage of running applications in a Java-like virtual machine (VM), Dalvik. What all that means is that malware should actually have a great deal of trouble running on any Android device, and even if it does get on one, it should be locked in the VM where it can't harm any other applications.
   
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Copyright or copywrong? How journals control access to research

(theconversation.edu.au): The open access argument does not apply to literature that does return royalties to the author. Indeed, the less money universities tie up in the expensive acquisition of the refereed research literature, the more would be available to buy publications that do return royalties to authors and their publishers.
   
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Are Voluntary Micropayments a Solution for Digital Content?

(publishingperspectives.com): Will readers voluntary pay arbitrary amounts of money for digital content? Writer Amanda DeMarco believes they will, and that this could be the beginning of a new business model for publishing.
   
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Scientific fraud in the UK: The time has come for regulation

(guardian.co.uk): Reading group members nationwide are increasingly choosing e-books and e-readers over traditional print books, according to a survey by Reading Group Choices (RGC). The survey shows that 25% of reading group members are using e-books, up 10 percentage points from 2009.
   
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Competing with Free: eBooks vs. eBooks

(the-digital-reader.com): The salvation for the traditional publisher has to be quality when it can't compete on price. Consequently, more attention needs to be paid to initial quality and to gaining a reputation for that quality. Unfortunately for traditional publishers, an increasing number of self-publishers are realising that the quality problem also applies to their ebooks and they are improving their quality faster than are the traditional publishers. It will be interesting to see how things stand 5 years from now.
   
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