World Cup Reading for E-Book Fans: Two winning choices.

World Cup fever is spreading like a fan pandemic as teams from nations across the globe converge in Brazil to compete for the coveted 2014 World Cup playoffs title.

Billions of viewers have already witnessed incredible upsets, nail-biting finishes, last-minute winning goals, and plenty of drama – both on the turf and away from the stadium. Meanwhile the field of contenders is narrowing as the excitement builds toward a crescendo and grand finale. Anything can happen in this tournament, which is why football – or soccer if you prefer the United States lingo – is the most popular

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eBook Legal Rulings and Disputes Make Headlines

Not long ago e-book publishers felt totally eclipsed from widespread public exposure, sidelined by the print publishing industry and ignored by the mainstream media. When electronic books were mentioned, they were treated as a novelty, not a serious contender. But all of that has changed, as was confirmed again this month when e-books were a topic that played prominently across the media world.

Two particular stories made headlines. One had to do with the ongoing battle between e-book publishers and Amazon, the world’s biggest book seller, over pricing. That’s a negotiation that we can expect to go on

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Is Your e-Book Reader at Risk from the “Heartbleed” Computer Bug?

Is Your e-Book Reader at Risk from the “Heartbleed” Computer Bug?

Within the past few days and weeks the news media around the world has been reporting on a new computer bug uncovered by technicians at Google and elsewhere that is considered the worst in history. By now you have likely heard about the widespread security gap dubbed “Heartbleed.” Unfortunately, the bug is so unique and complex that even news stories about it are prone to errors that can add to the confusion and misunderstanding surrounding Heartbleed.

What’s the Nature of the Threat? First of all, it is important to understand that Heartbleed is not a computer virus. According

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