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Morning Links — An Amazonian Briefing
December 31, 2012 | 10:31 am

Goliath vs Goliath ... Amazon takes on Apple and Google (The Telegraph) Amazon to See a New Cloud Market in 2013 (The Street) Bookshops can't compete with Amazon on price. If they want to survive, they have to provide a personal touch (The Telegraph) Kindle Daily Deals: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk Books) | and two other choices * * *    ...

The Risks of Cloud-Based E-Books
August 8, 2012 | 9:34 pm

As keen as I am on library e-books, I’m as much a booster of the buyable variety. I want people to be able to own e-books for real, ideally without DRM. More and more of our books, music, and even personal files, however, are in The Cloud beyond our direct control. Not on our desktops, smartphones or tablets, but on remote severs, maybe thousands of miles from us, perhaps even continents and oceans away. What’s more, this issue has library angles as well. Steve Wozniak, Apple cofounder, has warned about the pitfalls of cloud computing in general, and a security breach of Apple’s iCloud only reinforced his point. All...