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Is the Apple iPad a Tablet?

(pcmag.com): Competitors, analysts, and media have all called the iPad a tablet, but not Apple. The reason goes back to Steve Jobs' overall view of a tablet. As Windows tablets came out, he looked at them and thought, "people don't want that."
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What smaller publishers, agents, and authors need to know about ebook publishing

(idealog.com): As the shift from a print-centric book world to a digital one accelerates, more and more digital publishers are creating themselves. The biggest publishers, with the resources of sophisticated IT departments to guide them, have been in the game for years now and paying serious attention since the Kindle was launched by Amazon late in 2007. But as the market has grown, so has the ecosystem.
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Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science

(guardian.co.uk): Pressure on scientists to publish has led to a situation where any paper, however bad, can now be printed in a journal that claims to be peer-reviewed. Peer review is the process that decides whether your work gets published in an academic journal. It doesn't work very well any more, mainly as a result of the enormous number of papers that are being published (an estimated 1.3 million papers in 23,750 journals in 2006). There simply aren't enough competent people to do the job.
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Could Google Fast Flip Have Survived on Tablets?

(mashable.com): Google will discontinue news-reading tool Fast Flip, to shift resources to its more widely used products. It will be removed from Google News and Labs in the coming days, though its approach to web content display will be integrated into other tools, Google announced on its blog.
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Open science, Freedom of Information and the Big Journal monopoly

(guardian.co.uk): The conflict between tobacco behemoth Philip Morris International and the University of Stirling is the latest in a string of clashes over access to research and the Freedom of Information Act. Professor Mike Baillie, a dendrochronologist, was ordered to hand over data to a city banker and climate crank, while UEA staff were caught out dealing rather unprofessionally with requests from conspiracy theorists.
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