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  • Summary: "Crooning" by Frank D. Gilroy

    Summary: "Crooning" by Frank D. Gilroy
    The unnamed scriptwriter who narrates Frank D. Gilroy's Kindle single "Crooning," set in 1958, doesn't think filming a movie in Havana is a very good idea. But producer and want-to-be-star Dick Powell (a fictionalized version of the real-life actor),...
  • Sony's mammoth Xperia Z Ultra smartphone sports 6.4-inch screen

    Sony's mammoth Xperia Z Ultra smartphone sports 6.4-inch screen
    Sony unveiled one of the largest smartphones of all time Tuesday: the Xperia Z Ultra, with a 6.4-inch screen. The latest device to blur the line between smartphones and tablets, the phone features the largest 1080p HD display ever on a smartphone,...
  • Apple 'did nothing wrong,' says attorney in e-book case

    Apple 'did nothing wrong,' says attorney in e-book case
    The Department of Justice began presenting its case against Apple Monday in a New York City courthouse. "Apple knowingly and actively participated in a scheme to raise e-book prices," DOJ lawyer Lawrence Buterman said. Apple is the last defendant...
  • Book sheds light on Battle of Big Bethel

    Book sheds light on Battle of Big Bethel
    On June 10, 1861, Union and Confederate forces lined up against each other in the Battle of Big Bethel, the first planned engagement of the Civil War. Led by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler for the North, and Col. John Bankhead Magruder for the South, the...
  • Amazon launches Kindle sale to 'thank' FAA for easing device rules

    Amazon launches Kindle sale to 'thank' FAA for easing device rules
    Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes. The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...
  • Fast-food workers in Seattle could soon make $31,000 a year

    Fast-food workers in Seattle could soon make $31,000 a year
    Burger flippers in Seattle could soon take home more than $31,000 a year. Ed Murray, a candidate for mayor of the Pacific northwest's largest city, has endorsed a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The city's current mayor Mike McGinn said he may go even higher....
  • Amazon's 'Alpha House' and 'Betas' to premiere this month

    Amazon's 'Alpha House' and 'Betas' to premiere this month
    Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22. Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...
  • Eat local: National Farmers Market Week

    Looking for a market on the upswing? Think farm-fresh produce and meats. National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 4-10, and there are 7,864 such marketplaces listed in a directory compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a 9.6 percent...
  • Want to sell Kurt Vonnegut fan fiction? Amazon can make it happen.

    Want to sell Kurt Vonnegut fan fiction? Amazon can make it happen.
    Amazon announced Thursday that users of its new fan-fiction platform, Kindle Worlds, will be free to run wild with the characters from Kurt Vonnegut's books, including "Cat's Cradle" and "Slaughterhouse-Five," starting this month. Kindle Worlds launched...
  • Carnett: Loving Kindle and these books

    Eighteen months ago my wife bought me a Kindle e-reader for my birthday. I recently finished my 100th book on it. To be honest, when I received the Kindle I wasn't certain I'd get through the opening passages of my first book. I'm now hooked, and...
  • Jeff Bezos' journey to newspaper magnate: Q&A with author Brad Stone

    Jeff Bezos' journey to newspaper magnate: Q&A with author Brad Stone
    Brad Stone, a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, has been working for years on what he hopes will be the definitive account of Jeff Bezos and the rise of Amazon, the online retailing giant founded in 1994. His new book, “The Everything Store: Jeff...