EU probes e-book publishers and Apple

The EU is to formally investigate whether Apple and 5 European publishers are gouging the e-book market.  Have they conspired to set prices and so rig the market, is the question. E-books more expensive than paper  E-books are more expensive than paper editions, much to the surprise of many experts.  Manufacture and distribution of paper Read More

Two fingers hover over the master switch

Google’s takeover of Motorola’s mobile phone operations may strengthen its hold on the master switch of the Internet, to the detriment of all users. The Cycle: Open then closed Communications technologies before the Internet have gone through an open founding phase and then become closed.  One company or a select few have been then able to have Read More

iPad wins over women too

It’s not just gadget-loving men who like the look of the Apple  iPad.  Almost everyone in a group of 30 or so women who recently had a chance to try one said they would like to buy one. Admittedly this a small sample.  And they were journalists working for a highly style conscious-brand. But they Read More