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Industry Experts Tackle Challenges in the Mobile Apps Space

(knowledge.emory.edu): According to the latest IBM Tech Trends survey of IT professionals, over the next five years cloud computing and application development will top the list of the hottest tech trends. As a result, they'll also be the spaces with the most sought-after skills, and in response, Emory University's Goizueta Business School is providing a hands-on learning of this evolving technology.
   
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Tablet publishers still trying to find the missing link: subscribers

(theage.com.au): The fortunes of the few US magazines which release tablet edition data show why a solution is critical. Wired sold 73,000 iPad copies in nine days when it launched in May soon after the iPad did, according to audit figures reported by The Guardian, but sold just 23,000 copies in the whole of November. Vanity Fair sold 10,500 copies in October but only 8700 the next month. GQ went in the same direction, from 13,000 to 11,000.
   
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World's largest medical student organization throws weight behind Open Access

(righttoresearch.org): In a move that demonstrates the building global momentum for student commitment to Open Access, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) today announced its membership in the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of undergraduate and graduate student organizations that promotes a more open scholarly publishing system through advocacy and education. Based in Amsterdam, IFMSA is one of the world's leading student organizations, representing over 1.2 million medical students, and aims to serve medical students all over the world.
   
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Library E-Books Easier, But Still Hassle

(npr.org): Libraries have been lending e-books for longer than there's been a Kindle, but until recently only a few devices worked with them. That's changed in the past few months with the arrival of software for reading library e-books on some popular devices: iPhones, iPads and Android-powered smart phones.
   
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Peer review: Trial by Twitter

(nature.com): Blogs and tweets are ripping papers apart within days of publication, leaving researchers unsure how to react. Papers are increasingly being taken apart in blogs, on Twitter and on other social media within hours rather than years, and in public, rather than at small conferences or in private conversation..
   
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