A Florida university’s opened the first ebook-only library

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Florida Polytechnic University has just opened to students, and has unveiled an 11,000 square-foot library that cost £36 million to build – but doesn't contain a single book. Well, that's not quite true: it has books, they're just not visible; they're in the cloud. Students can read paper textbooks if they want to, thanks to…

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Nook Video service launches in the UK with Ultraviolet

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Nook has brought its video service over to the UK this week, which will allow those with Barnes & Noble's range of eReaders to watch movies and TV shows from their tablets. The service, called Nook Video, will offer content from HBO, NBC Universal, BBC and Warner Bros as well as many more channels and…

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Amazon bring apps to the Kindle

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Amazon is planning to bring apps onto its Kindle e-reader. The retail site and Kindle-makers have just opened an app-making developer kit for its device, and apps should be arriving on the e-reader sometime later this year. Kindle apps, I'm gonna call them Kapps would we imagine do a range of things based around the…

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We Tell Stories for Penguin using Google Maps and well-known authors

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Penguin's latest attempt to harness the power of the Internet and bring reading to the computer generation is cleverer than most. Taking it one step beyond asking a clutch of familiar names to knock out a short story, the site uses interactive technology to bring the tales to life. Six classic books will be reworked…

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