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Amazon Unveils Kindle 2

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Online Only, posted 2.10.09

At an elaborate, much-hyped presentation at the Morgan Library in New York City yesterday, Amazon unveiled the Kindle 2, an improved version of its popular e-book reader. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says the upgraded device, which will be available February 24 and will carry a price tag of $359, has more memory, faster page turning, a sharper display, and a longer battery life than its predecessor, which was launched in 2007.

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Senate Votes to Cut Arts From Economic Stimulus Bill

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Online Only, posted 2.09.09

The United States Senate voted on Friday to cut funding for the arts from the economic recovery bill. The amendment to the bill, offered by Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, passed by a wide margin, seventy-three votes to twenty-four. The House of Representatives had approved fifty million dollars in supplemental grants funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the $819 billion economic stimulus bill put forward by president Barack Obama.

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Google Offers More Free Books for Mobile Phones

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Online Only, posted 2.09.09

Google announced last week that it has made available to users of advanced mobile phones an additional five hundred thousand titles from its Book Search digital library.

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Director of New York Center for Independent Publishing Loses Job

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Online Only, posted 2.06.09

Karin Taylor, who served for over twenty years as executive director of the New York Center for Independent Publishing, was laid off last week, a move prompted by the deteriorating economy. 

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Cornell University Library to Release Rare Books Through Amazon

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Online Only, posted 2.05.09

Cornell University Library announced on Tuesday that it will expand its ongoing partnership with Amazon by releasing tens of thousands of rare and, in many cases, out of print books as print-on-demand titles through the online retailer's Web site.

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Williams, Whitman, and Fitzgerald Inducted Into New Jersey Hall of Fame

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Online Only, posted 2.04.09

Among the inevitable roster of athletes and entertainers inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Monday, three literary luminaries were recognized by the state for their contributions.

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