Amazon's recent public battle with the Hachette publishing house now has another chapter: Warner Home Video is in its own dispute over revenue share and Amazon has decided it will not let customers order high-profile DVDs in advance of their release. The New York Times reports that Amazon is taking a step back from being the self-described Everything Store. The J.K. Rowling book on Hachette and the Lego movie from Warner are signs it is prepared to tell customers to go elsewhere when it can't reach acceptable terms.
Jeff Sonderman, writing for the American Press Institute, examines the results of a recent conference that examined how to unlock mobile revenue. Among the nine principles: mobile is distinct in presentation and needs to be treated that way, but that content and not the platform remains the key.
Perhaps by this time tomorrow, the jury in the Rebekah Brooks/Andy Coulson/others phone-hacking trial in England will have returned verdicts on the charges against them. The eight-month trial tested seven counts facing seven defendants, with Brooks and Coulson the highest-profile. The phone-hacking scandal led to not only this trial but to a full-blown inquiry into press conduct in the U.K. The Guardian reports on the deliberations.