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Longtime Wired Editor-In-Chief Chris Anderson Departing To Be Full-Time CEO At Robotics Startupview story

http://techcrunch.com – Chris Anderson, the longtime editor-in-chief at Wired magazine, is leaving the tech journalism stalwart. The news was announced at an all-hands meeting held at Wired’s offices this morning, we’re hearing. (IT news)

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Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Contentview story

http://techcrunch.com – Not wanting to be outdone by South Korea and others, which mandated the use of digital textbooks by 2015, earlier this year the FCC and the Department of Ed released the Digital Textbook Playbook to help accelerate digital textbook adoption among American schools. (IT news)

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Making an Ubuntu installation disc UEFI bootableview story

http://askubuntu.com – I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a machine with UEFI (Windows 8). Following Rod Books, I managed to get my system to boot using rEFInd. (HowTos)

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With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Networkview story

http://techcrunch.com – Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educational giants like Blackboard. (IT news)

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Create Ebooks with Sigil 0.6.0view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Sigil, an open source application that allows users to create ebooks using the EPUB 2 format, is now at version 0.6.0. Sigil 0.6.0 can be used to format and package books into an EPUB that looks exactly the way users want, by using an advanced set of features to make it easier. The most important modifications in the latest version of Sig... (read more) (General)

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General 20 Free Horror Ebooks for Halloweenview story

http://androidforums.com – On Oct. 30 and 31, my publisher KHP Books will be giving away 20 of their horror novels to celebrate Halloween. My novella Barbed Wire Kisses will also be included. You can find details here: Come get 20 ebooks for FREE this Halloween! (General)

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With The New iPad, Apple Accelerates; With The iPad Mini, It’s Pedal To The Metalview story

http://techcrunch.com – “So why is iPad so phenomenally successful? Well it turns out that there’s a simple reason for this,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Apple event last week in San Jose. “People love their iPads.” The response drew some awkward laughs as it seemed almost like the punchline of a misfired joke. (IT news)

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10 Print “TinyBASIC Ported To Raspberry Pi Mini Computer”, 20 GOTO 10, RUNview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Raspberry Pi mini computer that’s become popular with the maker community but was originally conceived as a device to help kids learn how to code has had the lightweight TinyBASIC programming language ported to it. The Raspberry Pi Foundation noted the development in a blog post – explaining how it’s received lots of emails from parents who haven’t done any programming (IT news)

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Battling Amazon: Pearson And Bertelsmann To Form Global Consumer Publishing Giant, Penguin Random House, To Build “New Digital Publishing Models”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Publishing giants Pearson and Bertelsmann have announced they are creating a joint venture to pool their respective consumer publishing businesses, Penguin and Random House, in a bid to go the distance in the digital age. Penguin and Random House will combine to form a JV named Penguin Random House, the pair said today, with Bertelsmann owning 53 percent of the new JV and Pearson owning 47 percent (IT news)

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New DMCA ruling upholds rooting of phones not tabletsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The latest ruling in the ever complicated Digital Millennium Copyright Act continues to list smartphones as exempt from the rules prohibiting rooting and Jailbraking as it did in 2010. (IT news)