Amazon Rolls Out 'Netflix-For-Books' Style Service

Posted: 07/18/2014 - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its services to attract more users.

Apple May Refund $400M in Digital Book Settlement

Posted: 07/17/2014 - Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.

Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Over Next Year

Posted: 07/17/2014 - Microsoft has announced the biggest layoffs in its history, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.

MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

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