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Take-up of smartphones, tablets increases sharply in UK

(smartgorillas.com): Take-up of smartphones, tablets and e-readers in the UK is rising sharply and users of such devices are also increasing their consumption of media "on the move" such as eBooks, according to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of KPMG. The KPMG Media and Entertainment Barometer, which is updated every six months, revealed that smartphone ownership increased from 27% to 36% of the survey sample.
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The Development of Open Access Journal Publishing from 1993 to 2009

(plosone.org): This study adopts a systematic method for studying the development of OA journals from their beginnings in the early 1990s until 2009. Because no comprehensive index of OA articles exists, systematic manual data collection from journal web sites was conducted based on journal-level data extracted from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
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Publishers Grapple With Thorny Issues of Protecting Property and Going Digital

(chronicle.com): Collaborate and share-but protect your copyrights. That was the sometimes conflicting message heard at the recently concluded Association of American University Presses' annual meeting. Many of the sessions and conversations took a digital turn, too, as attendees compared notes on how to acquire, produce, and market scholarly e-books and journals. More than 700 scholarly-publishing professionals registered for the meeting, making it one of the association's largest ever. (About 500 people signed up for last year's conference in Salt Lake City.)
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A cloud gathers over our digital freedoms

(ft.com): A new breed of cloud capitalists will shape the decade to come, foremost among them Apple, which on Monday launched its iCloud service to allow music to be streamed wirelessly, and Google, which is about to launch a low-cost, "dumb" computer equipped only with a browser because its users will keep all their software and content in the cloud. The cloud capitalists - Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon - present themselves as the next step of the networked world.
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Amazon Will Get 10% Of Its Revenue From Kindle In 2012

(businessinsider.com): Amazon's Kindle business is about to contribute 10% of the company's overall revenue, says Citi analyst Mark Mahaney. Mahaney estimates Kindle unit sales for 2011 to be 17.5 million, which is $2.1 billion in revenue. He estimates eBook sales to be 314 million units, which is $1.7 billion. Combined that's 8% of Amazon's 2011 revenue.
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