John Paczkowski

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Amazon to Chegg, BookRenter: Nice Knowin Ya …

Amazon’s Kindle textbook rental service now has a dead-tree counterpart. The retailer on Monday began offering rentals through its textbook store. Titles are offered for rental in 130 day increments with an allowance for a single 15-day extension. Pricing seems to fall in the $30-$60 range, with Amazon picking up the cost of return shipping and claiming an overall savings for students of up to 70 percent. Tough break for textbook rental services Chegg and BookRenter, which must now go head to head with a behemoth of a competitor.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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