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The week’s best stories on digital reading and news

Weekly roundup

- In one of the biggest stories of the week, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers, accusing them of colluding to fix e-book prices. Laura Hazard Owen of paidContent gives a full recap of the case in her article “everything you need to know about the e-book lawsuit in one post.”

- Ben Fenton of the Financial Times tweeted that digital subscribers now make up 47% of the total Financial Times circulation. You can find the exact figures here

- At the Nieman Journalism Lab, Ken Doctor wrote about potential revenue streams for the news industry outside of the traditional circulation and advertising routes. Some of his recommendations include launching marketing services, hosting events and breaking into the e-book industry. 

- New research from Gartner projected that sales of tablets will double this year. The report also confirmed that Apple will continue to be the market leader in tablet sales. 

- In a refreshing bit of levity, Digiday released their tongue-in-cheek dictionary of digital industry terms. If you have ideas for more definitions, you can tweet them to @Digiday

- PC Mag reported that hundreds of phone booths in New York City will soon become “smart screen stations.” Empty phone booths will be outfitted with digital screens on which users can get news updates, safety alerts and neighborhood information.

- In the Guardian‘s Apps blog, Stuart Dredge took a look at magazine apps in the U.K. and the U.S. He mentions The Economist‘s Electionism iPad app as an example of an app that is a “spin off” of traditional magazine content. 

- A Newspaper Association of America survey found that 66% of digital media consumers said they act on digital ads displayed with the newspaper content.