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My goodness! Things are hopping these days, in the world of digital publishing/reading! Rumors were flying that the Department of Justice lawsuit against the Big 5 publishers (minus Random House) and Apple was going to break any minute now, and it did, sort of, except if was Apple and the Big 2 because three of the publishers settled with the DoJ

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This seems to indicate that agency pricing for ebooks, as practiced so far, is, if not dead, hobbled. At the same time, Apple can afford damn good lawyers, so we will see what happens.  Of course, there is always the EU investigation. And now 16 states have also brought suit against some of the same folks for price fixing.

Oh, well, at least Barnes & Noble has a new Nook, and it's got a built-in light!  Not a light case, mind you, or a back-lit screen. In fact, it's got a front-lighted screen where the light is built into the bezel.  It looks totally cool! 

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