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FBI Can Activate Android Microphones, Record Secretly
August 3, 2013 | 12:34 pm

FBIIt’s no big secret that the U.S. government can use some extreme methods in order to maintain justice and security for the nation by gathering information on suspects. Even before Snowden leaked all the NSA data, most of us had a pretty decent idea that the U.S. government has always been keeping a watchful eye over everyone. The shock from the leaks likely came from the scope and depth of all the information-gathering and spying. If you think the government couldn’t possibly dig even deeper, guess again. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI uses custom-designed hacker tools to spy...

Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet
December 26, 2012 | 5:08 pm

  Acer is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year,  a person with direct knowledge of the project said. The world's fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced to jostle with Chinese white-box tablet makers for consumers in developing countries. At seven inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the so-called Iconia B1 tablet will have somewhat similar specs to Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Color.  But Acer plans to undercut those best-selling tablets’ US$139 price tag by offering the Iconia B1...

WSJ article saying ebook revenue eclipsing print is wrong, says Forbes
July 13, 2012 | 9:07 am

Images This Forbes article by Jeremy Greenfield clearly points out the WSJ's mistake: ... In a widely read article about how e-book retailers are tracking readers (something the publishing industry has long known about) titled “Your E-Book Is Reading You” by Alexandra Alter in a June issue of the Wall Street Journal, the reporter writes, “In the first quarter of 2012, e-books generated $282 million in sales, compared to $230 million for print, the Association of American Publishers recently found.” Makes you think that e-book revenues have eclipsed print book revenues, right? Well, it’s patently untrue. The number that Alter is citing is for hardcover books. In...

WSJ Op/Ed: “Get ready for ads in books” and a few additional thoughts
August 19, 2010 | 5:16 pm

images.jpg  NOTE: The full text is not available via the BUT if you run this search on Google News, the first result should provide the full text of the article. From the Article: Google has taken the first steps in this direction. Its Google Books archive—a collection of over 10 million scanned books from the world’s largest libraries—displays advertisements next to search results. It’s a small step to imagine Google including advertisements within books, especially since its 2008 settlement over copyright violations with the Authors Guild. For its part, Amazon filed a patent for advertisements on ...

Magazine/newspaper pricing on the iPad: WSJ at $17.99 per month
March 25, 2010 | 9:33 am

images-1.jpegThe Wall Street Journal has a comprehensive article on what magazine publishers are doing with advertising on the iPad. Of more interest to the consumer, however, is some of the magazine pricing information contained in the article. Here it is: Esquire: $2.99 or $2 less than the print version WSJ: $17.99 per month, versus $30/month for paper Men's Health: $4.99 per issue, same as print version...

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