AllThingsD Week in Review: Wearable Computing Comes to Clothes, and Yahoos Hate Yahoo Mail

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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New E-Book Services Borrow a Page From Netflix

Oyster and Scribd let you read an unlimited number of books for a monthly fee, but is there enough content to make it worth it?

Apple Files Expected Appeal of E-Book Injunction

“Apple also hereby appeals from any and all orders and rulings that were adverse to it.”

News Byte

YouTube Executive Heads to Digital Distributor OverDrive

Lee Milstein, who had been heading up YouTube’s efforts to link up with news organizations, has left to become chief strategy officer at OverDrive, a company that distributes digital books to libraries. Cleveland-based OverDrive, which handles the Kindle Lending Library program for Amazon, plans to expand into other digital media. Prior to his 18-month stint at YouTube, Milstein had worked in business development at AOL.

How a Man in Austria Used Legos to Hack Amazon’s Kindle E-Book Security

A little robotics, a little OCR and voila.


Publishing Hears Echoes of Netflix Business Model

Offering unlimited television shows and music for a flat monthly fee has worked for Netflix Inc. and Spotify AB. Will it work in the book industry?

DOJ Softens Proposed Apple E-Book Injunctions, Slightly

A few changes, but hardly the ones for which Apple has been angling.

News Byte

Damages in Apple E-Book Case to Be Decided in May

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, the jurist who ruled last month that Apple illegally conspired with five major publishers to raise prices of e-books, has set a date for the trial that will determine the damages Apple owes. In an order issued this week, Cote said that barring some earlier resolution, a jury trial on damages — which could reach hundreds of millions of dollars — will be held next May.


Publishers Object to E-Book Plan for Apple

Five major U.S. publishers objected to the Justice Department’s proposal to limit Apple’s influence in the electronic books market, saying it would effectively alter their existing settlements with the U.S. government.

Apple’s Chances on an E-Book Ruling Appeal Are Lousy, Say Legal Scholars

A tough ruling to fight.