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TECH 22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM

Samsung's new release indicates tablet buyers' priorities

Samsung's latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2, announced on July 20, puts innovation and usefulness above processor speeds and other techy concerns.

Singapore 16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

A-G slams govt bodies for lack of transparency in money trail

Lack of transparency in transactions between related parties at government bodies like the People’s Association was flagged by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO). Such transactions, involving substantial sums of money, were not carried out at arm’s length and were effectively hidden subsidies for related parties, as they were either charged below market rate or not charged at all, said Auditor-General Willie Tan in the AGO’s annual report.

TECH 15 Jul 2015 | 1:20 PM

Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe.

TECH 01 Jul 2015 | 5:36 PM

Apple assessing next steps after e-books antitrust ruling

Apple Inc said that it was assessing its next steps after a US court upheld a trial judge's decision concluding that the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices.

TECH 23 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM

Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc's Kindle ebook platform.

TECH 29 May 2015 | 2:00 PM

Apple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case

A federal appeals court rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

Education 10 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bookworms share their stories

BOOKworms Penang kick-started its series of reading events for 2015 with who else but the precious young ones aged six to 13. This was our seventh event since our inception in late 2011.

Family 01 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM

Young people still prefer traditional books

E-books have yet to take over from print, in fact, for Millennials, they still like flipping through 'real' books, says a survey.

Nation 13 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Classify all books and e-books as GST zero-rated goods, Govt urged

PUTRAJAYA: The local book industry has appealed for all books and e-books to be classified as zero-rated goods under the Goods and Services Tax to be implemented from April 1.

Health 12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bedtime reading: Books but perhaps not ebooks

Study finds that reading the old-fashioned way makes for a better night’s sleep.