John Paczkowski

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U.S. Puts Big Kindle Deal on Hold While It Browses E-Reader Market

The U.S. State Department is reconsidering its Kindle deal with Amazon. The agency, which earlier this summer floated the idea of a $16.5 million no-bid contract with Amazon to purchase some 35,000 Kindle Touches and content, withdrew the proposal this week. Why? That’s not entirely clear, but here’s the official explanation: The State Department feels it needs additional market research to flesh out its requirements for the program.

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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work