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August 14, 2000 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Microsoft Brings E-Books to Windows Users

Microsoft Corp. has announced that Microsoft Reader for desktop PCs and laptop computers is available free for immediate download at http://www.microsoft.com/reader. The software now allows e-books to be read by users of the Microsoft Windows 95 or later operating systems. barnesandnoble.com and Microsoft also announced the opening of the barnesandnoble.com eBookStore for Microsoft Reader, the first online retail bookstore to offer commercial content for Microsoft Reader.

In addition, some major publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Inc., Time Warner Books, and Random House, Inc., are making best-selling titles available in Microsoft Reader format through a variety of promotions offered at http://www.bn.com. Microsoft claims that Microsoft Reader with ClearType display technology delivers an on-screen computer-reading experience that approaches the convenience and quality of reading text on paper.

Source: Microsoft Corp.



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