The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Warsview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Nook HD+ came out last December to mixed reviews. The device had a great screen but problematic bugs caused laggy performance and low scores. The company has come out with an updated version and we took a look. The 9-inch Nook HD+ is a Retina-quality tablet with a very simple mission – it wants to replace the iPad in the entry-level tablet market. (IT news)

Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps For Its Own App Store This Summerview story

http://techcrunch.com – Kobo, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company owned by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten, today unveiled its newest device, the Aura HD, a limited-edition e-reader it’s aiming it at power bookworms, with a 265dpi resolution on a 6.8-inch screen, 4 gigabytes of storage and a two-month battery life for the premium price of $169.99 (£139.99). (IT news)

Lanyrd Monetizes By Charging Companies To Track Conference Speaker Activityview story

http://techcrunch.com – With the relative decline of Plancast and Upcoming, the Lanyrd startup has solidly stepped in to the breach, aggregating content around speakers, attendees, venues, books, video and anything to do with conferences. It’s also benefitted from the shutdown of the LinkedIn Events application. Now all it has to do is work out a business model. (IT news)

Google Rolling Out New Play Store Todayview story

http://www.mobileread.com – Google rolls out new media focused design for Google Play store Quote: Summary: Google has a full media ecosystem and to help highlight this content they are rolling out a new look for Google Play on Android devices. Google has come a long way over the past couple of years in getting a media ecosystem setup for Android and there is no longer a gap between iOS and Andr (HowTos)

Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Lifeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. There are few people whose impact on entrepreneurs and business in general you hear about as frequently as Clayton Christensen. (IT news)

Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)view story

http://techcrunch.com – The biggest change I’ve seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn’t social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It’s the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even 10 years ago open source was controversial. Back then “open vs. proprietary” arguments would still erupt at meetings and parties. (IT news)

[Q] Unable to delete Kobo (system app)view story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – hi! I have a HTC One S (from Virgin Canada), rooted. I used Titanium Backup to delete some bloatware but I am unable to delete Kobo. I tried to remove it with TB, everything seems ok but after I restart my device, it's here again (like frozen: can't see it but it does appear in TB listing). 1. I'm wondering : is there other locations other than /system/app where apps can have files? (HowTos)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model price cutview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Amazon announced today that it was cutting the price on both versions of its largest Kindle device, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The WiFi only version of the tablet was priced at $299 in the U.S. and will see its price drop to $269. The price cut for the 4G enabled version is more dramatic, going from $499 down to $399. According to Amazon, they sell their Kindle devices at cost. (IT news)

Facebook's About Page Redesign Is A Graph Search Data Grabview story

http://techcrunch.com – Years ago Facebook made a wildly successful data grab by putting About details at the top of the profile. Now with its Timeline redesign‘s “Suggested” sections, Facebook could fill out Graph Search by making it easy to select and show off where you’ve been, what you Like, and what you’ve watched, read, and listened to. (IT news)

Please help: Moon+ Reader Pro's image zoomview story

http://www.mobileread.com – I MUST be missing something. I am so frustrated with Moon+ Reader right now. I use a lot of books with small pictures in line with text: Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. Whenever a picture is large enough to cover most of a screen, trying to turn the page results in MoonReader popping up a round blue zoom button. (HowTos)