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New statistics from Amazon.co.uk reveal that, for the first time ever, ebooks are outselling physical books by 114 to 100. Traditionalist lit-lovers can be consoled by the fact that kindle users are also buying four times as many books as they did previously… Click here for...

You may not have been aware of this, but the internet’s technical specifications are controlled by a small group of non-profit organisations in the USA. That situation looks set to continue, with the US government indicating it will refuse to hand over any control to...

In an outstanding gesture of generosity, Festival Republic will give away three free beers and three free breakfasts to all ticket-holders at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, in a move that will delight punters but potentially annoy stall holders whose profits will no doubt...

Forbes have revealed the top ten best-paid DJs in the world; but while relative newcomer, dubstep abomination Skrillex, comes in an impressive second ahead of the recently disbanded Swedish House Mafia, trance veteran Tiesto remains the top dog… Click here for full list...

Legendary listings magazine Time Out, a staple of entertainment publishing in London since 1968, will drop its cover charge and relaunch as a free magazine. Editor Tim Arthur claims that profitability, however, is not the reason… Click here for full story...

Olympic poster-girl Jessica Ennis is predicted to score more than just heptathlon gold: the estimated worth of existing and predicted sponsorship deals could net her a cool £3m… Click here for full story...

Legendary guitar manufacturer Gibson has been fined $300k after it was accused of creating its axes from illegal wood imported from the protected axis of India and Madagascar. Click here for full story...

Olympics sponsors Adidas have been targeted by protest group War on Want, who projected an anti-sweatshop message onto a tower block next to the Olympic Village following Usain Bolt’s blistering 100m victory on Sunday. Click here for full story ...