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4.5 Million eReaders Became Hand-Me-Downs in 2012: NextMarket Research

It’s been a couple of years since book retailers first started battling over the price of eReaders which increased sales of the devices, so it’s not a surprise that many households have some extras kicking around.

In fact, according to a new report from NextMarket Insights, a new research firm led by Michael Wolf (the former VP of research for GigaOM’s research service GigaOM Pro/eBook publisher) more than half of all households where people read eBooks have more than one eReading device, and 17 percent of all eReading households have three or more eReading devices.

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Bloomberg Television to Answer Facebook: The $50 Billion Question

Bloomberg Television will offer its take on the deal between Facebook and Goldman Sachs in live one-hour special Facebook: The $50 Billion Question, which will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Anchor Betty Liu and Bloomberg Television San Francisco bureau correspondents Emily Chang and Cory Johnson will examine what the deal means, what the social-networking site is really worth, and how it can be valued higher than established companies such as Yahoo!, Time Warner, and eBay.

UPDATED 1/5 12:13 p.m.: Guests and interviews will include: Digital Sky Technologies (co-investor with Goldman Sachs) CEO Yuri Milner; The Facebook Effect author David Kirkpatrick; Bloomberg.com contributor and Infectious Greed editor Paul Kedrosky; Bill Cohan, former investment banker and author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and NYU professor and Firebrand Partners founder Scott Galloway.

Facebook: The $50 Billion Question will also feature a Bloomberg Game Changers interview with former MTV Networks president and chief operating officer Michael Wolf .

It's Bloomberg's Turn to Poke Mark Zuckerberg

For fans of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who already saw The Social Network and can’t wait until Jan. 6 for upcoming CNBC documentary The Facebook Obsession, Caitlin Fitzsimmons of sister blog All Facebook has some good news. Bloomberg Game Changers: Mark Zuckerberg is available for viewing online.

Bloomberg Game Changers: Mark Zuckerberg is a 25-minute documentary that includes interviews with the three people who accused Zuckerberg of stealing the idea for Facebook — Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra — as well as Digital Sky Technologies CEO Yuri Milner, former MTV Networks president and CEO Michael Wolf, and David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World, All Facebook reported, adding that Facebook itself did not participate in the Bloomberg documentary.