Microsoft Layoffs- Thursday’s the Day (GigaOM)
The company, as reported, needs to slim down after its $7.17 billion buyout of Nokia and to focus on key “CloudOS” and productivity tools across devices. The cuts are expected to be substantial — insiders expected up to 10 percent of employees will lose their jobs, which would be a deep cut for Microsoft.
More Speculation on the Final Bill for Apple’s Price-Fixing Problems (GoodEReader)
News was announced yesterday from the lawyers for the plaintiffs in one of Apple’s side lawsuits over ebook pricing that the grand total the company could have to pay out to consumers is $400 million. This amount was disclosed after the terms of the settlement were released following Judge Denise Cote’s approval of the settlement.
The Publishers Are as Bad as Amazon (Huffington Post)
In recent months, America’s publishing giants have been up in arms about the predatory practices of Amazon.com. Their outrage would be less hypocritical if they weren’t guilty of conduct that’s just as bad.
US Digital Comics Sales Reached $90 Million in 2013 (The Digital Reader)
The AAP may have reported that the trade ebook market remained flat in 2013, but the digital comics market still saw modest growth.
Kindle Daily Deal: The Flamekeepers (and others)