2020 Book Reads: Agile, Innovation, and Transformation

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For the second year in a row, I share with you all the books that I read as part of my GoodReads challenge.

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Print Books Are Still Outselling eBooks, Study Finds

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According to a study by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, ebook sales are still trailing physical book sales globally, especially during the dog days of the covid-19 pandemic.

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8 Great Ways To Promote Your E-Book


Are you a self- published author and looking for ways to promote your e-books? Promoting an e-book can help you to get more sales. The key is to build an audience and bring an awareness about your book. You can use social media to educate the public about the book.

You Can Finally Use Book Covers as Kindle Lockscreens

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But now Amazon has finally given bookworms what they want: The ability to use book covers as lockscreens. kindle books amazon publishing paperwhite mass media ur proprietary hardware technology internet linux based devices e books e reader amazon kindle

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Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.

New Leaked Pics Reveal Samsung's Upcoming Galaxy Book Pro

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Now some photos of the devices have also surfaced, giving us a peek at Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pros a few weeks early. Just last week a leaked product roadmap revealed a number of Samsung’s upcoming gadget launches for the year, including the arrival of new mainstream laptops.

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Humanizing Big Data – A Book Review

Eric D. Brown

The subtitle to the book is “Marketing at the meeting of Data, Social Science and Consumer Insight”… that should give you a good feel about the contents of this book. It isn’t a heavy duty data science book…it is targeted more at folks in the marketing world to allow them to better understand the types of data that they may encounter as well as understand how that data might be analyzed and used within their business.

How to share Kindle e-books with friends and family

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When you buy a physical book, and you love it, you pass it along to friends and family members who might glean some of the same happiness, or sadness, or wonder, that you had when you read it. But sharing that joy isn't always so easy when you've got an e-book instead of a physical book.

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Portland’s Powell’s Books says it ‘must take a stand’ and will stop selling books through Amazon


Powell’s Books in Portland. Powell’s Books , the venerable independent bookstore in Portland, has had enough with Amazon and will no longer sell books through the tech giant’s marketplace. Amazon Books Portland Powell's Books

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How Big Data Can Tell You Which Book to Read Next


If you enjoy to read, but still haven't decided on your next book to cozy up with on that upcoming rainy day, your smartphone might be able to suggest one. Big Data Artificial intelligence BooksArtificial intelligence (AI) through big data is now able to rank literature for deciding which will be the next bestseller - a kind of recommendation […].

The best books of 2021 so far, according to Amazon

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Tis the season to sit back, relax, and crack open a good book. The editors at The Amazon Book Review are here to share some fantastic recommendations. More about Books , 2021 Year In Review , Culture , Books , and Big Tech Companies.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How to get free books on your Kindle

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More about Books , Kindle , Culture , and Books. Books Kindle CultureAn Amazon Kindle is a lot like a laptop, or a cell phone, or a house: Once you buy one, you have to buy things to fill it up to make it useful. An empty Kindle is a fairly useless hunk of tech.

10 of the best Stephen King book endings

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More about Stephen King , Entertainment , and Books. Stephen King Entertainment BooksStephen King gets a lot of flack for his endings. It's been happening for years now Opinion pieces have even been written on the topic, some of which the horror author has responded to himself.

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The Story Behind the Ultimate Star Wars Lightsaber Book

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Star Wars fans are about to get a book all about lightsabers and they have Harry Potter to thank. It’s called Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, a slick, wide-format, hardcover book that features exclusive images and information on almost 60 different lightsabers in the Star Wars universe.


My Top Books 2019: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, AI

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One of my 2019 new year resolutions was to read more books. I signed up for GoodReads and stated a reading challenge with a modest goal of finishing twelve books. What makes a good book?

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10 books for people new to protesting

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With her debut book, The Purpose of Power , Garza outlines her personal journey alongside her organizing work, providing a model of action for future organizers — even if they're not calling themselves that yet. More about Books , Gift Guide , Protest Books , Social Good , and Books.

Insights on Choosing an Identity Verification Solution Provider

Sort through today’s crowded identity verification solutions landscape with our guide, designed to help you choose the right provider based on your unique needs.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: Big Specs, Big Price

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Aside from a couple USB port changes, you might not be able to tell the difference between Microsoft’s latest Surface Book and its past iterations. microsoft surface book 3 review microsoft reviews laptops surface book surface book 3

With an Upgraded Color E Ink Screen, This Could Be the Perfect E-Reader for Comic Book Fans

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When we reviewed the PocketBook Color last year, we loved the device and the fact that true e-readers could finally display color, but its six-inch screen made it hard to use for reading comic books and magazines which work much better on tablets.

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Get Ready for the Weekend With These Discounted Kindle Books

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Hadoop Security: New book by Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria Is Exactly What The Community Needs


We hold Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria in the highest regard, and are very pleased to give this book our highest possible endorsement. This practical book not only shows security architects how to protect Hadoop data from unauthorized access, but also how to limit the ability of an attacker to corrupt or modify data in the event of a security breach. Example case studies demonstrate how the book’s material is immediately applicable to your use cases.

An 8-Step Guide to Digitization for Book Publishers


What is book digitization? Book digitization , as the name suggests, refers to the process of creating digital versions of physical books, magazines, manuscripts and records. The need for digitization of books. Here are some reasons to digitize books.

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Amazon Accused of Working With Book Publishers In Price-Fixing Scheme

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5 summer book picks from Bill Gates — yes, he’s still recommending books


Bill Gates is maintaining one of his favorite traditions, recommending his favorite summer books to read, even as his public image takes a dramatic turn. Gates said he’d often wondered how a company like GE could fail, and this book outlined the issues.

An AI reporter’s favorite books of 2020

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A look back at nine books I read in 2020 to inform my work as a reporter covering artificial intelligence. Read More.

An 8-Step Guide to Digitization for Book Publishers


What is book digitization? Book digitization, as the name suggests, refers to the process of creating digital versions of physical books, magazines, manuscripts and records. The need for digitization of books. Here are some reasons to digitize books.

Former Amazon board member Tom Alberg reviews the new book, ‘Working Backwards’


He’s the author of the forthcoming book, “How Big Are Your Town’s Flywheels? They add to a small library of books that give us insights into Amazon’s operations, including John Rossman’s The Amazon Way on IoT. Amazon Book Review Books Jeff Bezos Tom Alberg Working Backward

100 best books of the year, according to Amazon

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The holidays are approaching, and though the majority of this year was an absolute nightmare, 2020 did deliver an impressive selection of superb new books. More about Amazon , Best Of 2020 , Best Of 2020 , Culture , and Books. Amazon Best Of 2020 Culture Books


Roblox hits Q1 bookings of $652.3 million, up 161%, in first report as public company

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Bookings for the first quarter ended March 31 were $652.3 Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here! Roblox, the platform for Lego-like user-generated games, reported its earnings for the first time as a publicly traded company. This met analysts’ expectations.

Razer Is Trying to Break Out of Gaming with the Razer Book 13

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But now Razer looks like it’s finally getting serious about general productivity with the Razer Book 13. razer is making a non gaming laptop laptops windows producitvity consumer tech razer book razer book 13

Meghan Markle has written a children's book about the bond between father and son

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Meghan Markle has written her first children's book, and it explores the bond between father and son. Illustrated by Christian Robinson, The Bench will hit bookshelves on June 8 and will be published by Random House Children’s Books (RHCB) in the U.S.,


Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

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One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. support your local bookstore amazon bookstores books online ordering

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Marcus Rashford launches book club for kids to promote literacy

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Not only has the Manchester United footballer successfully lobbied the UK government twice regarding free school meals for children — and got them to U-turn on their decisions twice — he's now launching a book club for kids. Sports Kids Football Literacy Book Club

Two New Galaxy Book Laptops Get Leaked Ahead of Samsung's Upcoming Unpacked Event

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Following recent rumors about the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite , Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 have just been spotted in recently discovered renders. The Samsung leaks just keep coming.

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There's Finally a Good Color E Ink Tablet For Comic Books

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Samsung's Galaxy Book Pro 360 Is the 2-in-1 Laptop You Need

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HoneyBook boosts contractor payment, booking, invoicing with $155M

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HoneyBook, which offers a financial and business management service for freelancers and solopreneurs, raised $155 million. Read More. AI Big Data Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Media Mobile VB Home Page freelance funding daily gig gig economy HoneyBook marketplace

Digitization of Books – Reasons And Benefits of Going Online


Therefore, as an educational institution, the only plausible way for you to bridge this gap and yet stay competitive is to – digitize your books. What is Book Digitization? Reasons Why Educational Institutions Must Digitize Their Books.

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Get 4-minute book summaries with this subscription

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TL;DR: Learn a little bit every day with a Four Minute Books lifetime subscription. 11, you can get access to hundreds of book summaries for only $39.99 — a 90% savings. More about Books , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Books. Books Mashable Shopping Culture


Leaked Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 Give an Idea About its Key Features


Samsung is expected to launch its new lineup of the Galaxy Book Pro laptops. The Galaxy Book Pro laptops have already made an appearance on the Bluetooth SIG certification website. Latest News Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

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Just 10 books I really loved this year

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If there was any small silver lining to spending all this time indoors in 2020, it had to be the truly ridiculous amount of books consumed I caught up with royals, visited alternative versions of the past, went to art camp in Brooklyn, and even explored one very creepy haunted house (below).


The Expanse's 9th and Final Book Is Titled Leviathan Falls

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We’ve known for some time that the Expanse book series (written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck , known together as James S.A. What we haven’t known is the title of that book, or when to expect it—until today.