paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix (s NFLX) thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do — that was that state of digital media when paidContent launched in 2002.

Why the Waterstones/Amazon deal could hurt Waterstones

UK bookstore chain Waterstones is partnering with Amazon to sell the Kindle in its 294 stores starting this fall. The deal is bad news for Barnes & Noble. But it may not be so great for Waterstones, either. Here’s why.

Judge Halts Sale Of Borders Name To B&N

Barnes & Noble’s $13.9 million purchase of Borders’ intellectual property assets is on hold after a federal judge said he needed more time t…