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OPDS: RSS for ePub or how to distribute ePub files

(blogs.plos.org): ePub is a great format for scholarly content, and there are a number of tools to create ePub files. But creating content is only half the story, at least as important is an easy mechanism for distribution. This is particularly true if your ePub files are not books, but shorter pieces of content: journal articles, blog posts or even output from your ongoing research..
   
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How Not To Get Sued For Stealing Content On The Internet

(businessinsider.com): While many hail the Web for lowering the barrier to publishing, it's also created an economy where people feel anything they find on the Web is fair game. And that couldn't be further from the truth.
   
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Costs soaring for Archives' digital library, auditors say

(washingtonpost.com): The cost of building a digital system to gather, preserve and give the public access to the records of the federal government has ballooned as high as $1.4 billion, and the project could go as much as 41 percent over budget, government auditors plan to report Friday. The Government Accountability Office blames the cost overruns and schedule delays on weak oversight and planning by the National Archives, which awarded a $317 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. six years ago to create a modern archive for electronic records.
   
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Google wants to fight smartphone battle on Web

(news.cnet.com): Google has been playing catch-up to Apple in the mobile world for several years, but it's starting to carve out its own niche by emphasizing its strength on the Web. The Android Market Web Store was the most interesting thing to emerge from yesterday's event at Google headquarters, and it's one that Apple can't easily duplicate overnight. It's also in keeping with Google's philosophy of pushing Web development over native software development when possible, a strategy that isn't always practical on smartphones but is starting to make more sense as computing power grows in tablets.
   
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FDA approves medical-image software for Apple mobile devices

(latimes.com): Add diagnosing soft-tissue injuries to online banking, e-mail, video games and thousands of other applications available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The Food and Drug Administration ushered in the era of mobile diagnostic radiology Friday, approving software for viewing images and making medical diagnoses from MRIs and CT, PET and SPECT scans on several of Apple Inc.'s popular hand-held devices.
   
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