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Maryland libraries ride high on e-book wave

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When the heads of Maryland public libraries opted to create a statewide e-book loaning program in the spring of 2004, they weren’t sure if e-books would last. But they decided to gamble on the young technology. As e-books have exploded in popularity, that gamble now seems prophetic.

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Barnes & Noble, Microsoft team up on Nook, college businesses

NEW YORK — Books and bits united Monday as Microsoft provided an infusion of money to help Barnes & Noble compete with top electronic bookseller Amazon. In exchange, Microsoft gets a long-desired foothold in the business of e-books and college ...

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U.S. sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by ...

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European Union in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s antitrust watchdog is probing whether Apple helped five major publishing houses illegally raise prices for e-books when it launched its iPad tablet and iBookstore in 2010. The probe, announced Tuesday by the European Commission, offers ...

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