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iBookstore for iPad is an E-Reader Killer

Look out Kindle and Nook, here comes the iBookstore for the iPad and that means trouble for the entire stand-alone, e-Reader market.  Powered by a fledgling digital books company called Smashwords, the iBookstore opens the door to self-publishing authors and puts very strict guidelines on the publishing and pricing models. According to AppleInsider, all books must be priced ending in .99 (ala 10.99, 4.99) and can be sold for as low as .99 cents.  Apple revenue is sure to feel the benefit of distributing their own books, and between that and the revenue generated from the iPad sales (projected to be up to 5 billion this year).  Couple that with an initial loading of 10,000 books in the iBookstore that are free, public-domain books, and iBookstore looks to be a hit. Apple … Read entire article »

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Steve Jobs CEO MVP

Barron’s just named Steve Jobs the most valuable CEO in their list of the top 30 CEO’s in business.  No surprise in Jobs’ value to Apple, but Barron’s is actually able to boil down his contribution to the bottom line; Steve Jobs accounts for $25 billion dollars in market cap for Apple’s stock.  That’s no small potatoes…That is approximately 1/8 of Apple’s total value. The Barron’s online article is only available by subscription, but Forbes has written a small excerpt from the article itself complete with the Steve Jobs CEO bio written by Andrew Bary and clearly explains why Steve Jobs is the Most Valuable CEO in technology: Probably the world’s most valuable CEO is Steve Jobs of Apple, as shown by stock dips on news of his medical problems. Apple … Read entire article »

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