July 19, 2010

On July 6, Hachette announced that James Patterson had sold 1.14 million e-books to date. Of those, 867,881 were Kindle books.

Five authors—Charlaine Harris, Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts—have each sold more than 500,000 Kindle books.

Amazon Media Room: News Release

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July 19, 2010

Documentary List | Documentary Heaven :: Food For Your Brain | Free Online Documentaries


July 19, 2010

Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.

Georges Simenon (via libraryland)


July 19, 2010

British financier buys all of Europe’s cocoa- Market Dispatches – MSN Money


AVI Video On iPad: I Want To Believe

July 19, 2010

The link for it

But who to believe?

Didn’t know what to expect. Bought it anyways and to be fair it actually works. I have only tried avi and mkv. Avi worked very well and mkv did tend to stutter. Got it as a solution to put video on the iPad without lengthy conversion times. Adding full length avi movie files is quick. This app isn’t perfect but seems to have a great amount of potential.

Or

Wow, cant believe this crapware got approved. Tried to play a simple divx and it was like watching a slideshow. Even the colors were off. So I hope an update comes quick or its delete time.

And then in this forum someone says it’s better on an iPad that has gone through jailbreak.

All I bloody want is an AVI video player that can do Dixx/Xvid on an iPad! Where is vlc? Why is this so hard to do?


July 19, 2010

I have yet to go see an iPhone 4 in person. Because people say it will ruin your eyes for all other screens. Look at this photo of the Retina Display — it looks like it was printed on! Click in upper right corner to make larger. Photo stolen from @stroughtsonsmith


Google Single-Letter Search

July 19, 2010

Look at this:

They’re all brand names. (AIM is AOL IM.) Is this based on search popularity?

Could be, see:

Or is that camouflage? Does anyone know if Google is making money on single letter search?

Update:

Bing A:

Bing H:

And why Yahoo is failing: