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iPad may boost e-textbook sales in U.S.

New York -- A U.S. software developer says the iPad and similar tablet computers have all the makings of a breakthrough in the adoption of digital college textbooks.

Matt MacInnis, founder of Inkling, told The Wall Street Journal that the devices are capable platforms for Inkling's color-and-video rich e-textbook software.

"Our bet is that those tablets will change the way people consume content," said MacInnis, a former employee of iPad developer Apple, Inc.

The Journal said Inkling and similar software products take full advantage of the iPad's touch screen and its ability to run video, 3-D imagery and take down user notes that can be shared in real time.

Jessica Alba reveals adoption plans

Following closely in the footsteps of the beautiful adoptive mothers of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Madonna etc is the honey-skinned sultry siren Jessica Alba who voiced her desire to add to her family through adoption.

Shocking revelation: Brangelina "fight like cat and dogs"

Los Angeles, November 13:Angelina Jolie is planning to adopt another child, this time from Syria, and what is more shocking is that she is adopting without her partner Brad Pitt, according to multiple reports making rounds on the Web.

Katherine Heigl & hubby to adopt Korean baby

Los Angeles, September 11 -- Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley are adopting a Korean baby this week, becoming the latest celebrity after Madonna and Angelina Jolie to adopt a child from another country.

Madonna allowed to adopt second child from Malawi

Los Angeles, June 12: After months-long battle with Malawian authorities, pop superstar Madonna has succeeded in her attempt to adopt another child from Malawi as the African country's highest court approved her second adoption bid.

Madonna's second Malawi adoption bid turned down

Los Angeles, April 3: As speculated, pop superstar Madonna has failed in her attempt to adopt another child from Malawi after the African country's high court rejected her second adoption bid.

Madonna's adoption plan delayed till Friday

The ‘Queen of Pop’ appeared in court today to sign the papers for her second African adoption in Malawi but the court has adjourned her application until Friday.

The 51 year old star made a back door entry in the court house in Lilongwe to evade the reporters waiting at the entrance. A closed session with Judge, Esme Chombo followed.

Madonna arrived in Chinkhota village near Lilongwe, Malawi on Sunday accompanied by her children Lourdes (12), Rocco (8) and David (3). She has filed adoption plea for 3 years old, Chifundo James whose mother passed away two weeks after her birth.

Madonna to adopt second child from Malawi

Los Angeles, March 27: Madonna is reportedly planning to adopt another child, and for this purpose the “Queen of Pop” is expected to travel to Malawi this weekend.

Oprah introduces puppy “Sadie” on TV

Chicago, March 6: Oprah Winfrey officially declared she has stepped into the shoes of 'mommy hood' on Friday’s 'Live!' show. The television world was introduced to Oprah’s new baby Sadie, a 10-week-old blonde cocker spaniel.