Even $600 is too much for many gadget geeks to pay for Motorola XOOM

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Late yesterday I asked: "Would you pay $600 for the Motorola XOOM tablet?" Whoa, did you respond. Reaction is mixed, but those of you who own Android phones, particularly Motorola models, are more likely to answer "Yes." However, plenty of readers still wouldn't pay $600 -- for any tablet, and that includes Apple's iPad.Quick recap: It turns out that earlier leaks about XOOM costing 800 bucks were true. That's for a model with 3G/4G radios and WiFi. Yesterday, Motorola revealed that a WiFi-only model would be available for only $600. Betanews readers reacted quiet negatively to $800 XOOM. So what about 600 bucks?"I would most definitely purchase a WiFi-only Xoom for $600," Jonathan Farmer writes by email. "If that is indeed the price point, I'll be buying it sooner rather than later." Farmer is the kind of buyer who shows that tablets will cannibalize some PC sales. "I was going to buy a new laptop, but I really want to get into the tablet game. Right now I'm torrenting some stuff, twittering, emailing, and who knows what else on my EVO [smartphone]. I love Android, and I'm super excited to try out 3.0 without any stupid software added on top of the OS.""Maybe," John Higham answers by email. "It has to seamlessly, and wirelessly, tether to the Android phone sitting in my pocket." I asked Higham which smartphone? "Mot Droid running Froyo. I have my $600 ready. :-)""A tablet/pad purchase is imminently in my future," Ashley Glenn writes by email. "It... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

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HarperCollins Wants Libraries to Pay (and Pay...and Pay...) for e-Books

Back in 1984, I wrote a book that sold to a lot of libraries. It stayed on the shelves for over a decade. If it had been an ebook published today by HarperCollins, there's a good chance it would have been off those shelves within a year. Or sooner. Continue reading at PC World

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How low pay and low pay transparency undermine the publishing business

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Condé Nast pays interns $5.8m to settle low-pay lawsuit

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Handle with care: Publisher apologizes for fake autograph in Bob Dylan's $600 book

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HarperCollins union workers go on strike over pay ‘for as long as it takes’

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Engadget Podcast: Diving into Amazon's latest gadgets and the Apple Watch Ultra

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Amazon Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite: Should you pay more for your e-reader?

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Journalists at rightwing Daily Express set to strike over pay

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Rider pays tribute to 'Father of Mindfulness' Thich Nhat Hanh

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France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content

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