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Book stores struggling to compete with new technology

(ksby.com): The technology age is leaving book stores in it's wake and local stores have not been immune to decreased business due to more people reading books from a computer screen. Statistics from the International Digital Publishing Forum say national eBook sales more than doubled from 2008 to 2009 and again from '09- to 2010.
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Share the knowledge, health researchers say

(ottawacitizen.com): Medical researchers from Ottawa and Britain want all their colleagues to tell the world what studies they're working on. Sometimes the left lab doesn't know what the right lab is doing. The call to announce new studies publicly applies to "systematic reviews," which are wide-ranging summaries of all the existing research on a given health topic. Doctors and scientists need these reviews.
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Lure of iPad subscriptions may outweigh pain for publishers

(macvideo.tv): There may not be a ton of enthusiasm in the publishing world for Apple's new policy for subscription services--particularly when it comes to giving Cupertino a 30 percent slice of the pie. But the iPad juggernaut may be too big for many publishers to risk pushing back.
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Smarter Metadata - Aiding Discovery in Next Generation E-book and E-journal Gateways

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): With the recent surge in library e-book sales, serials aggregators are racing to add e-books to their platforms. ProQuest's recent acquisition of ebrary and JSTOR's expansion into current journals and e-books signal a shift from standalone e-book and e-journal aggregator platforms to mixed content gateways, with e-books and e-journals living cheek by jowl in the same aggregation.
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U.S. Consumers More Likely to Purchase a Smartphone Than Other Consumer Devices in 2011

(gartner.com): Consumers in the United States are more likely to buy a smartphone in 2011 than PCs, mobile phones, e-readers, media tablets and gaming products, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. U.S. smartphone sales are expected to grow from 67 million units in 2010 to 95 million units in 2011. By comparison, mobile PC shipments are forecast to total 50.9 million in the United States. in 2011, up from 45.6 million from 2010.
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