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Amazon Steps Up Its Antifraud Efforts

Since 2015, Amazon has been actively trying to stomp out scammers exploiting authors. As I first reported in 2015, foremost among these were fake reviews, but a couple of months ago it upped the ante by filing arbitration complaints against five individuals who it...

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The Origins Of English

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Educator Claire Bowern and Director Patrick Smith have produced a great little film that explains the origins of English. As they explain, when we talk about...

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Facebook Tests Split News Feed

As many of you have realized, Facebook has been making it progressively harder to share non-paid content. Usually, only a tiny percentage of your friends and followers (around 2 to 5%) sees whatever it is you’re posting–unless you pay a small fee to have...

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Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving

Thanks to a scheduling cockup, my Thanksgiving special wasn’t published in time. Apologies for that. I would have wished you a happy Thanksgiving. Instead, I guess I will have to opt for wishing you aren’t suffering from indigestion today. The most...

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Amazon Kindle Is 10-Years-Old Today

Ten years ago, on November 19th, 2007, Amazon introduced Kindle to the world, for US$399. It sold out in five and a half hours, even though there were just 88,000 books available for download. The device remained out of stock for five months until late April 2008....

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