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Authors in flap over e-book deal with Amazon

b>NEW YORK:/bA literary agency's decision to publish e-editions of i>Lolita/i>, i>Invisible Man /i>and other classics and sell them exclusively through Amazon.com received a mixed response from the Authors Guild, which represents thousands of published writers.

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Exclusive e-book deal with Amazon is cut back

b>NEW YORK/b>: An exclusive e-book deal between online bookstore Amazon.com and the agent for such Random House classics as i>Invisible Man/iand i>Lolita/iis no longer exclusive, and no longer a deal.

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Microsoft fuelling Yahoo!’s search engine

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: Microsoft Corp's technology is now processing all the search requests on Yahoo! Inc's website in the United States and Canada.

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Craftmaking teaches creativity

Merryn Tan is a mum on a mission. She has a three-year-old son and is on a quest to bring craftmaking back into the lives of children.

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Muslim comic book superhero on the way

b>NEW YORK/b>: Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero - a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers.

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ELS helping students strengthen their English

b>PETALING JAYA/b>: ELS Language Centres Malaysia (ELS) has launched the ELS Schools Partnership Programme, a RM70,000 sponsorship programme that will benefit students from 60 schools throughout the country.

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The Internet helps with finding history

JUSTIN TAYLAN boots up his laptop computer in the climate-controlled comfort of a cafe and clicks on photographs of a World War II airplane lying in pieces amid a steamy jungle on the other side of the world.

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Get your Google Goggles on

b>PETALING JAYA:/bGoogle has just updated their free app for the iPhone and while there's the usual list of minor improvements and bug fixes, the most major update is the addition of Google Goggles.

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iriver unveils new e-reader

THE latest e-reader from South Korea's iriver Inc, the Cover Story, is speedier and has a touchscreen.

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Army of two take Kodu Kup

b>KUALA LUMPUR/b>: A team of two secondary school students from the Klang Valley won Microsoft Corp's inaugural Kodu Kup game design competition here.