Yahoo joins a long list of bidders for Hulu, including former News Corp president Peter Chernin, DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable and private equity fund Guggenheim Digital Media. - http://huff.to/1720aNs
Courting Greta, Ramsey Hootman’s debut novel, releases in June. Earlier this month I wrote about it as part of H&H’s monthly recommendations column. Check it out at http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2013/05/may-2013-bloggers-recommendations-teachers-shifters-linebackers-and-more
One in nine of the nation’s bridges has been rated as structurally deficient, the American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reported. The Seattle chapter of the ASCE awarded the state’s bridges a C- grade. - http://huff.to/Zhn8wE
E Ink, Sony Debut New Flexible Screen Technology -
E Ink Holdings, the company that developed the concept of electronic paper and the technology used for e-ink screens on dedicated e-readers, has developed E Ink Mobius, a new version of the technology that is more flexible, lighter and more durable than previous e-ink screens. The screen was developed in conjunction with Sony which plans to use it on a new line of e-readers to be released in 2014, in addition to using it on screens used for other kinds of consumer products coming out this year.
At Hearing, Judge Says She is Leaning Against Apple -
The final scheduled conference before the long-awaited e-book price-fixing trial took place in Manhattan yesterday, and while most of the agenda was set to focus on various motions pertaining to expert witnesses, witness lists, and other housekeeping matters, DoJ attorney Mark Ryan also asked Judge Cote her initial impression of the case. In what Reuters called “a blow” to Apple, Cote said was her “tentative view,” was that the government will likely be able to prove Apple’s guilt in coordinating a conspiracy to raise e-book prices. Although she stressed that no final decision would be made until after the trial, she added that she was already at work on her opinion.
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Penguin Finally Settles Price-Fixing Charges, Will Avoid Trial -
Penguin officials, along with Attorneys General for 33 states and the consumer class, announced this morning that they have finally settled their outstanding e-book price-fixing charges—for a hefty $75 million. As with the Department of Justice settlement it agreed to in December, 2012, Penguin will admit no wrongdoing.
The Penguin settlement, which still must be approved by the court (and hearings are expected this summer), means that it will be Apple alone at the defense table as the long-awaited price-fixing trial gets underway on June 3. And the settlement announcement comes just one day before the parties in the suit were set to have a final pre-trial conference with Judge Denise Cote.
Vote Now: The Most Memorable Person That Never Lived | TIME.com -
Call me old school, but I voted for Odysseus. Not only do I still remember the opening lines in The Odyssey…and after years and years of searching finally tracked down the translation I read in the 9th grade…the influence of this character and his quests trickles through so much great fiction since then.
The 82% of American households that subscribe to cable or satellite television are stuck paying escalating prices for ‘bundled’ packages of more than 100 channels, despite the fact that the average viewer tunes in to only about 18 of them. — Perhaps surprisingly, John Mccain, in an L.A. Times op-ed: Cable TV: The Right Way
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
Private equity firm KKR is considering an investment in Saks and may push to merge the upscale department store with rival retailer Neiman Marcus, according to a report from Bloomberg News. - http://huff.to/1a8sERM