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Ex-WSJ Editor Defends Apple's Ebook Strategy

PC World – 2012-04-25

The former publisher of the Wall Street Journal has defended Apple's Ebook Strategy saying it is not only good for Apple, but good for consumers and publishers as well.
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OUP creates group strategy post

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Canongate defends "fantastic" Assange memoir

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French papers team up to break Apple stranglehold

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