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Flipboard gets all brainy with new books section

Just when you thought you might make it through the rest of your life without ever reading anything other than Facebook updates and the occasional #longread from Slate, Flipboard goes and ruins your party with a books section.

How schools are reacting to Apple’s entry into education

When Apple announced its textbook initiative on Thursday, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less. The new iBooks Author application could turn anyone into a publisher, with its simple interactive e-book creation tools.