| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Beyond the basic pencils and books exist a wealth of cool tools for school.
10. Slap Rulers
They've been selling for years, but slap-on rulers are still trending. A bendy, easily portable ruler beats a wooden one any day. $2.99 at Target or www....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A book said to be Adolf Hitler's personal copy of "Mein Kampf" has sold at auction in England for only $30,000 -- that's $64,000 less than the estimate.
“It's the only copy of Mein Kampf that belonged to Hitler – and although controversial...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Subscription-based e-book lending service Scribd is now offering audiobooks, the company announced Thursday. Scribd is one of three top contenders -- alongside Oyster and Amazon's Kindle Unlimited -- in the race to become the leading Netflix-for-books...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hachette and Amazon have reached a deal over e-books and print sales, the two companies announced Thursday. They have been locked in an unusually public dispute over pricing since May.
While the new e-book terms will not take effect until early 2015,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The line is getting even more blurry between online retailing and physical shopping: Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant that has put fear in the hearts of brick-and-mortar retailers, appears to be going old-school this holiday season and reportedly...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:59 AM
VERNON — Serial entrepreneur Mark Lassoff ran two companies in Austin, a tech-nirvana if there ever was one. But his three-year-old startup LearnToProgram Media, in a low-rent office building in Vernon, is his longest tenure anywhere.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Amazon.com will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected smart home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies.
The plans, detailed in...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Amazon.com Inc ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet.
The No. 1 U.S. online retailer also...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Amazon updated its lineup of tablets and e-readers on Wednesday night, announcing two new devices and refreshing several others. The online retailer has been pushing an increasing amount of hardware, packing each of the devices with features that tout the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Amazon is being forced to investigate a "security hole" that could let hackers gain access to customers' accounts via Kindle e-books.
The security flaw affects Kindle users who downloaded hacked e-books containing a certain script in the title, the...
| Sep 12, 2014
As of the moment of this writing, in the last 30 days, more than 75,000 books have been added to the Amazon Kindle Store. That's 2,500 books per day, over 100 per hour.
In the time it will take me to write an initial draft of this column, more new books...