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Around Retail Giant Amazon, University Presses Tiptoe and Whisper

chronicle.com — Customers adore Amazon for its ability to deliver almost anything almost instantly. Publishers' feelings about the online retail giant are a lot more complicated. They love how it can boost book sales. They are less enamored of the negotiating power its size and reach give it.
Jul 24, 2014

How do university presses work with Amazon? Carefully. shar.es/L0slZ Big sales, high anxiety, metadata mishaps...

The Vague Main Clause of the Second Amendment

chronicle.com — I have often reflected on the problematic vagueness of the initial absolute adjunct clause of the Second Amendment. Reading about yet another university massacre last week, the topic came to mind again. But this time I realized that the worst thing about the amendment may be the main-clause syntax.

Quiz: Ed-Tech Company or Made-Up Word?

chronicle.com — Ed-tech companies, looking for a piece of the #disruption pie, are known for their names. Their weird, weird names. 2gnōME? Smarterer? Edgenuity? "The names are almost universally terrible," one ed-tech entrepreneur told The Chronicle. Yet some companies pay top dollar for the right combination of syllables.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @chronicle: Edstatic or Educurious? Rooomie or Shmoop? Can you pick out the real ed-tech company name? Take our quiz: chroni.cl/1pH4CGm

Jul 23, 2014

RT @jackstripling: Is Classholes the name of a real ed tech company? Take this quiz to find out. shar.es/LatmU @stevekolowich @arthomason #highered

Jul 23, 2014

RT @wiredcampus: Flinja, shmoop, HeadSPLODE: Names of actual companies or words we made up? You be the judge. bit.ly/1lwxfDp #edtech

Jul 23, 2014

9/9. I've still got it. RT @becksup Can you tell the real ed tech company names from the fake ones? bit.ly/1lwxfDp

Jul 23, 2014

I got 7 out of 9 right on @chronicle #EdTech #RealOrMadeUpName quiz. Not sure if I should be proud or worried: ow.ly/zvQm3

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