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Inkling Turns Your iPad Into a Textbook: The D9 Demo (Video)

Tablets and textbooks are a natural fit, which is why so many companies are scrambling to get into the market.

Inkling is well positioned in several ways: It has millions in funding from top-tier venture firms, as well as contracts with some of the biggest textbook publishers. The fact that CEO Matt MacInnis is a former Apple executive doesn’t hurt, either.

MacInnis showed off his e-books at the D9 conference this month. He only has a couple dozen titles right now, but promises there will be many more by the time schools start again in the fall.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik