QUE proReader



QUE has been unveiled!
Plastic Logic today unveiled QUE™ (pronounced “Q”), the world’s first proReader, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More than an eReader, QUE was designed specifically to provide a premium reading experience and access to content anywhere, anytime, while simplifying the multi-faceted lifestyle of business professionals – and to literally lighten their workload.

QUE is available in two models. The 4 GB model connects to the QUE Store via a wireless network connection, and can hold up to 35,000 documents. The 8 GB model connects to the QUE Store via 3G or wireless network, and can contain up to 75,000 documents.

QUE is currently set to begin shipping in mid-April 2010. For full specifications and pricing, and to place a preorder, please visit QUE.com.
Wireless access to leading publications, content on QUE.com
Today, Plastic Logic unveiled the QUE Store, offering over a million titles, including a rich collection of reading material especially geared to the business professional.

In addition, Plastic Logic announced new content partnerships with some of the leading publishers and publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, the San Jose Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Tribune, the Huffington Post, and the Sporting News Today, along with magazines from Barron’s, Fast Company, and Forbes.

These publications join previously announced strategic partnerships with Financial Times, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, and IDG publication titles including CIO, Network World, and Computerworld. A full list of content partners can be found at PlasticLogic.com.
A QUE Exclusive
Setting the standard for eNewspapers. The QUE proReader enables newspapers, magazines, and other types of content to have a richer reading experience that is symbolic of their print editions, complete with photos and formatting. The QUE truVue standard, showcased at CES, provides the familiar look and feel of print publications, and makes reading easier and more enjoyable.


Transfer your documents to your QUE
Don’t print it, QUE it. Save paper, ink, and money by putting your documents on your QUE instead of printing them. With the QUE software on your PC, Mac® computer or BlackBerry® smartphone, it’s quick and easy to convert and transfer to your QUE the document formats business users need, including Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets¹, and PDF files.

Like paper, only better

QUE was designed to have the benefits of paper, but without the weight and clutter. Just like paper, QUE is easy to hold and feels good in your hands. But it’s easier to search and find exactly what you’re looking for.

QUE is the size of a pad of paper, about a third of an inch thick, and weighs less than many periodicals (about a pound). Also, QUE features a 10.7-inch shatterproof display – the largest in the industry.

To learn more about QUE, including pricing and specifications, visit the QUE Store at QUE.com.

França propõe troca de livros digitais com Google


A França quer dar início a uma troca de livros digitais com o Google, como resolução para uma disputa sobre a publicação do patrimônio literário mundial na Web pela gigante da Internet, segundo relatório do governo francês divulgado nesta terça-feira.

O documento, elaborado a pedido do Ministério da Cultura, é a mais recente de uma onda de iniciativas em políticas para a Internet que vem colocando o governo francês contra empresas privadas, incluindo uma proposta para tributar a publicidade online.

O relatório afirma que a troca proposta pela França seria vantajosa para ambas as partes mas, diferentemente de outros acordos parecidos, não conteria quaisquer cláusulas de exclusividade em favor do Google.

Livros franceses poderão ser citados pelo Google Books, enquanto uma plataforma nacional continuará se beneficiando de obras já digitalizadas pelo Google, especialmente aquelas fornecidas por bibliotecas estrangeiras“, segundo o relatório publicado no site do Ministério.

Em entrevista ao jornal Le Monde, o ministro da Cultura Frédéric Mitterrand elogiou a ideia e disse que se o Google não estiver interessado, a França levará a proposta para outras operadoras privadas.

Diversas bibliotecas no mundo todo já fecharam parcerias com o Google. Já outras aguardam a resolução de disputas legais sobre o uso digital de livros protegidos por direitos autorais antes de considerar um acordo com a empresa.

Reuters – 12/01/2010 – Por Sophie Hardach