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The state of the e-book lending market

E-book lending is on the rise, thanks to the continued growth of the e-book market and programs from online retail giants like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Two distinct business models have emerged to serve the ever-expanding number of users and address challenges that arise.

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The state of the e-book lending market: Business models and challenges

E-book lending is on the rise, thanks to the continued growth of the e-book market and programs from online retail giants like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In this research note, we examine two distinct business models in the e-book lending space: the consumer model and the library model. We also look at the challenges to widespread adoption, which will emerge in addition to the new business models and services that rise along the way. Companies mentioned in this report include Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Facebook. For a full list of companies and to read the full report, sign up for a free trial.

The iPad Goes to Alaska

I find the iPad to be very useful, in fact I use it more than I thought I would. Fellow podcast buddy Matt Miller recently took a one day trip to Alaska, and he found the iPad with a keyboard to be the ideal solution.

Sprint iPad Case — 4G in Style

Sprint wants iPad owners to know they can use its Overdrive modem with the iPad. The combination allows any iPad to be used on the Sprint 4G network. To promote this, Sprint is giving a nice case away that is tailored to fit the two gadgets.

Working With the Sprint Overdrive 4G

I am working away in the local coffee shop but not partaking of the Wi-Fi, at least not the store’s. I brought my own Wi-Fi in the shape of the little Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G modem. I have my MacBook, iPad and iPhone 3G plugged into 4G.

Sprint Overdrive — Quick Look

Sprint has been madly rolling out WiMAX (4G) all over the U.S., and the recent news that Houston was lit up had me jonesing for a switch to the higher speed. The folks at Sprint decided they would send me a 4G Overdrive modem to test.

Sprint Overdrive Problems?

I am a big user of mobile 3G broadband, and was poised to upgrade to 4G with the Sprint Overdrive modem which is like my 3G solution, but faster. That’s not going to happen as a lot of folks are reporting problems with the Sprint modem.

Sprint 4G Now in Houston — Bye-Bye MiFi

Sprint has been rolling out its 4G network rapidly all over the U.S., and it’s now lit up in my home town of Houston. The Overdrive 3G/4G device is now calling my name, and loudly. It may be bye-bye MiFi for me, and soon.