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College students can pay for Amazon Prime by the month – Engadget

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You’ll need to prove your status by supplying a .edu email address, but you will get a 6-month free trial if you’re new to Prime. And yes, the $49 yearly rate remains intact if you’re confident you’ll use Prime for long enough in a given year. It’s not at all surprising that Amazon would cut students another break. Amazon might make little to no money from Prime if you’re a…

Amazon more serious about battling YouTube: ad industry sources – CNBC

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Book Review: Ray Padgett’s ‘Cover Me’ Is a Music-Snob’s Dream Come True – Variety

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

“Cover Me”Ray Padgett(Sterling) On the face of it, a book detailing the stories behind some of pop music’s best-known cover versions might not seem like the most compelling or rewarding way to fill several hundred pages and several hours. But as with cover songs themselves, it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it — and Ray Padgett, a veteran publicist who’s also the founder and editor…

In Love With Romance Novels, but Not Their Lack of Diversity – New York Times

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Eleven of the publishers agreed to provide their lists. For those who didn’t, Bea and Leah set out to create the list of books published and to identify each author’s race. The result, released last week by the Ripped Bodice, is “The State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing.” It reports that of the romance novels published in 2016 by the 20 largest imprints in the romance genre, 7.8 percent…

Book Review: Ray Padgett’s ‘Cover Me’ Is a Music-Snob’s Dream Come True – Variety

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“Cover Me”Ray Padgett(Sterling) On the face of it, a book detailing the stories behind some of pop music’s best-known cover versions might not seem like the most compelling or rewarding way to fill several hundred pages and several hours. But as with cover songs themselves, it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it — and Ray Padgett, a veteran publicist who’s also the founder and editor…

Walmart Says Its Online Sales Will Explode Next Year Amid War With Amazon – Fortune

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Walmart wmt expects little abatement in the pace of its torrid e-commerce growth next year, and the retailer’s latest forecast sent shares up 2% on Tuesday. The world’s largest retailer, for years slow to respond to Amazon.com amzn in the digital wars, has been on a tear in recent quarters, helped by the $3 billion acquisition of jet.com and overhaul of its marketplace last year, and by better integration of…

Amazon is exploring ways to deliver items to your car trunk and the inside of your home – CNBC

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Recode Daily: Google finds traces of Russian election meddlers, too – Recode

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Google has found that Russian operative spent thousands on search and display ads on its YouTube, Gmail and DoubleClick platforms; now Microsoft is reviewing its sales records to determine whether trolls aligned with the Russian government purchased ads on Bing or other company products. Here’s everything you need to know about why Google, Facebook and Twitter find themselves in the middle of multiple investigations about how Russia exploited U.S. social…

Review: Google Home Mini – WIRED

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Google Assistant is many things, but it’s mostly a meteorologist. I work 40 miles from my apartment, and the Bay Area’s many microclimates mean I’ll experience several weathers between my door and my desk. The questions come in the same order every morning: Hey Google, what’s the weather in San Jose? Hey Google, what about in San Francisco? Hey Google, what about tonight? The new Google Home Mini suits…

Dow Jones publishes fake headlines about Google acquiring Apple after ‘technical error’ – The Verge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Shortly after 9:30AM ET today, the Dow Jones apparently fell victim to a “technical error” and began to publish fake headlines about Google acquiring Apple through its newswire, according to reports on Twitter and as first spotted by 9to5Mac. The newswire sent out a number of alerts about Google buying Apple for $9 billion (which, no) with a deal set to close tomorrow, while also mentioning Steve Jobs approved of…

10 French Novels to Read Now – New York Times

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION, by Kamel Daoud. Translated by John Cullen. (Other Press, $14.95.) In “The Meursault Investigation,” Daoud, an Algerian journalist, retells the story of Albert Camus’s classic, “The Stranger,” from the point of view of the brother of the nameless man Camus’s protagonist, Meursault, shoots on a beach in Algiers. In the process, Daoud gives the murdered man a name, Musa, and forces the reader to reassess Camus’s story…

The great writers forgotten by history – BBC News

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What do Agatha Christie’s favourite mystery novelist, the winner of the 1973 Booker Prize, and a writer who reputedly bashed out 100 million words, creating an archetypal schoolboy antihero along the way, have in common? The answer will cause even the most successful author’s ego to wilt a little. Despite enjoying ample sales and plentiful esteem in their lifetimes, the names of this formerly starry trio – Elizabeth Daly, JG…

If These Books Could Talk, This Is What They’d Say – Hyperallergic

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tom Gauld, from Baking With Kafka (courtesy the author for Hyperallergic) If you’re the kind of person who congratulates yourself when you actually understand a New Yorker cartoon with an obscure reference to a minor character in Moby Dick — regardless of whether or not you’ve ever been able to finish the book, although you pretend like you have (don’t worry, I also fall into this category) — British cartoonist…

The female writers on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ weren’t shocked at the news about Harvey Weinstein – Mashable

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Seth Meyers says of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, “I was disgusted and shocked.” A fair response to the news that a man allegedly spent decades sexually harrassing women — but his female writers were not so shocked. SEE ALSO: Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company Three writers on Late Night with Seth Meyers tore into Weinstein’s apology, and made the point that women put up with…

Juanes Signs With Warner/Chappell Publishing – Variety

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Juanes, one of the world’s biggest Latin music artists. The Colombian-born singer has won 23 Latin Grammy or Grammy awards — he is the most-nominated artist in Latin Grammy history — and his latest album, “Mis Planes son Amarte,” went No. 1 in 14 countries. Related ContentWarner Music Group Shows Robust Third Quarter…

A New Book About Formative Literary Friendships – The Atlantic

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Secret Sisterhood explores the women who influenced Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.

Fifty shades of Xi: scores of books praising president published in China – The Guardian

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“This is the first book I’ve read on Xi,” admits software engineer Wu Huifeng as he leafs through one of the latest tomes of China’s prolific president. It need not be his last. A Communist party publishing blitz ahead of next week’s political summit means the shelves of Chinese bookshops are now packed with Xi Jinping-themed works designed to strengthen both his reputation and his rule. Immediately inside the entrance…

Handyman flees country with $239K in stolen rare comic books – New York Post

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A handyman stole $239,000 in rare comic books and artwork from a New Jersey home he was repairing and after hawking a few items — including a $15,000 “Daredevil” issue — spent the money on an Italian vacation, cops said Monday. The theft happened in July when Francesco Bove, 64, of Brooklyn, was called in to repair an unoccupied home that had water damage from a burst pipe, Sparta Police…

Putting a literary spotlight on mental health – Brattleboro Reformer

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

BRATTLEBORO — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Powers’ past works have eagerly explored everything from the 1800s literary lion Mark Twain to the flag-raising World War II soldiers at Iwo Jima to the present-day pioneers of broadcast news and sports. The Vermonter’s current focus is different. “This is the book I promised myself I would never write,” Powers begins its preface. “I have kept that promise for a decade — since…

Amazon is considering a more serious bid against YouTube, ad industry sources say – CNBC

Monday, October 09, 2017

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