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Cher, Louis Theroux, Edna O’Brien: the new books announced at Frankfurt book fair – The Guardian (blog)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The book world flatteringly arranges itself around the annual Frankfurt book fair. The Nobel prize for literature and German book prize announcements come just before it, the Prix Goncourt shortlist and the German peace prize during it, and the Man Booker prize is awarded just after hung-over British publishers, agents and authors get back from Germany. This year the political world paid homage to the fair, too, with Angela Merkel…

It’s Back To The ’90s With NYCC Publishing Announcements – Forbes

Saturday, October 14, 2017

DC Entertainment DC Entertainment’s Doomsday Clock story was one of the top publisher announcements at New York Comic Con 2017 New York Comic Con, which just announced that it sold a record 200,000 tickets to its 2017 show last week, may not have San Diego’s proximity to Hollywood, but it is fandom’s premier event for publishers of comics, graphic novels and genre fiction.  Controversies around Marvel inadvertently dominated coverage out of…

Amazon Is Hiring 120000 Holiday Workers. Here’s How to Apply – Money Magazine

Friday, October 13, 2017

This holiday season, Amazon is planning to hire more than 120,000 people in various different roles, from customer service to jobs in sortation or fulfillment centers. The temporary positions are available in 33 states, including Nevada, California, New Jersey and Missouri, according to the company. There are already more than 125,000 full-time Amazon employees working at more than 75 fulfillment centers, where items are picked, packed and shipped. More than…

Amazon: Search For Potential Roy Price Replacement Focuses On Female Execs – Deadline

Friday, October 13, 2017

As Amazon brass are huddled up in Seattle, pondering the fate of suspended Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, Hollywood is still absorbing the news, which came as an aftershock following the massive Harvey Weinstein earthquake that had shaken Tinseltown to its core. While one person pointed to Price’s entrepreneurial accomplishments — the fact that he came up with a business plan for an Amazon entertainment division and implemented it, something…

Microsoft and Amazon struck a brilliant partnership to take on Google in the next big thing for cloud computing – Markets Insider

Friday, October 13, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chip Somodevilla / Staff Microsoft and Amazon on Thursday announced a surprise partnership in releasing a free new software tool for developers, called Gluon. Gluon makes it easier for developers to build artificial-intelligence and machine-learning systems — aka apps that can learn. But there’s another, more important reason this partnership is interesting: It challenges Google in its one big area of…

Weinstein Books ‘terminated’ in wake of assault allegations – The Guardian

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Weinstein Books imprint is being shut down, following a week of sexual assault allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. In a statement to staff issued on Thursday, Hachette Book Group said it had “terminated” the imprint. A joint venture between the Weinstein Company and the Hachette-owned publisher Perseus, Weinstein Books released around 10 books a year, with titles ranging from books by media personalities to film tie-ins. It…

Cher, Louis Theroux, Edna O’Brien: the new books announced at Frankfurt book fair – The Guardian (blog)

Friday, October 13, 2017

The book world flatteringly arranges itself around the annual Frankfurt book fair. The Nobel prize for literature and German book prize announcements come just before it, the Prix Goncourt shortlist and the German peace prize during it, and the Man Booker prize is awarded just after hung-over British publishers, agents and authors get back from Germany. This year the political world paid homage to the fair, too, with Angela Merkel…

5 moody graphic novels that influenced the Harry Potter illustrator’s work – PBS NewsHour

Friday, October 13, 2017

An image from “The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” out in stores this month. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Harry Potter, Hogwarts, Hagrid and Dumbledore have captivated the minds of readers around the world since J.K. Rowling first introduced them in 1997. Adapted to film, made into an amusement park, digitized into the Pottermore website, expanded into the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play, and…

It’s Back To The ’90s With NYCC Publishing Announcements – Forbes

Friday, October 13, 2017

DC Entertainment DC Entertainment’s Doomsday Clock story was one of the top publisher announcements at New York Comic Con 2017 New York Comic Con, which just announced that it sold a record 200,000 tickets to its 2017 show last week, may not have San Diego’s proximity to Hollywood, but it is fandom’s premier event for publishers of comics, graphic novels and genre fiction.  Controversies around Marvel inadvertently dominated coverage out of…

5 moody graphic novels that influenced the Harry Potter illustrator’s work – PBS NewsHour

Friday, October 13, 2017

An image from “The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” out in stores this month. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Harry Potter, Hogwarts, Hagrid and Dumbledore have captivated the minds of readers around the world since J.K. Rowling first introduced them in 1997. Adapted to film, made into an amusement park, digitized into the Pottermore website, expanded into the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play, and…

Developers found a way to get unlimited, uncompressed storage on Google Photos without a Pixel – The Verge

Friday, October 13, 2017

Developers have found a way to pirate cloud storage from Google Photos. Google offers unlimited storage of full-resolution photos and videos for its Pixel users, and now, some developers have found a way to subvert that Pixel device requirement to obtain plentiful Google Photos storage on any Android device running Nougat or higher. The workaround isn’t simple. Users will have to root their device, download a file that’s already found…

Amazon to create 1200 jobs with new Bolton warehouse – The Guardian

Friday, October 13, 2017

Amazon is to create a further 1,200 new jobs with a warehouse in Bolton as it continues its rapid UK expansion. The warehouse, which will be the third to open in the north-west, will be one of a new generation of Amazon facilities that will see staff work alongside robots. Stefano Perego, an Amazon director, said the warehouse would take the total number of new permanent jobs the company has…

Weinstein Books ‘terminated’ in wake of assault allegations – The Guardian

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Weinstein Books imprint is being shut down, following a week of sexual assault allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. In a statement to staff issued on Thursday, Hachette Book Group said it had “terminated” the imprint. A joint venture between the Weinstein Company and the Hachette-owned publisher Perseus, Weinstein Books released around 10 books a year, with titles ranging from books by media personalities to film tie-ins. It…

Cher, Louis Theroux, Edna O’Brien: the new books announced at Frankfurt book fair – The Guardian (blog)

Friday, October 13, 2017

The book world flatteringly arranges itself around the annual Frankfurt book fair. The Nobel prize for literature and German book prize announcements come just before it, the Prix Goncourt shortlist and the German peace prize during it, and the Man Booker prize is awarded just after hung-over British publishers, agents and authors get back from Germany. This year the political world paid homage to the fair, too, with Angela Merkel…

Top Exec At Amazon Studios Put On Leave After Harassment Allegations – NPR

Friday, October 13, 2017

Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, participates in the “Hand of God” panel at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., in Aug. 2015. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, participates in the “Hand of God” panel at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., in…

Companies that are holding off Amazon’s onslaught – CBS News

Friday, October 13, 2017

How soon will we live in a world where we only go to The Store, The Bank or The Hospital? At the pace Amazon (AMZN) is expanding, The Store may be closer than you think. One presentation from RBC Capital last year even outlined what Amazon will look like as a company with a $1 trillion market capitalization within the next five years. We aren’t there — yet — even though other retailers…

Amazon is making it easier for teens to use their parents’ credit cards – Washington Post

Friday, October 13, 2017

(Getty Images/iStock photo) Amazon.com, already the most popular online retailer among adults, is setting its sights on a new demographic: teenagers. The company’s newest efforts are aimed at getting shoppers ages 13 to 17 to purchase items on its site — with approval from their parents. Teens can now log into Amazon.com using their own accounts to buy items and stream videos. Their parents, meanwhile, can approve their purchases by…

Apple iOS 11.0.3 Release: Should You Upgrade? – Forbes

Friday, October 13, 2017

Welcome to the latest chaotic instalment of Apple iOS 11. Last night Apple released iOS 11.0.3, it’s fourth iOS 11 release and third dedicated bug fix in three weeks. But given the rushed iOS 11.0.1 and iOS 11.0.2 updates caused more problems than they have fixed, should you upgrade to iOS 11.0.3 or will it simply make things worse?  Here’s everything you need to know… Apple Apple iOS 11.0.3 Who Is…

Weinstein Books ‘terminated’ in wake of assault allegations – The Guardian

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Weinstein Books imprint is being shut down, following a week of sexual assault allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. In a statement to staff issued on Thursday, Hachette Book Group said it had “terminated” the imprint. A joint venture between the Weinstein Company and the Hachette-owned publisher Perseus, Weinstein Books released around 10 books a year, with titles ranging from books by media personalities to film tie-ins. It…