Kindle Price Cut?

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As most of you know by now (and some probably pushed the appropriate “buy” button), Amazon cut the price of the Kindle e-reader from 259 to 189 dollars last week. Some say it’s a response to the Barnes&Nobles move, which also dropped the price of the Nook e-reader, from 199 to 139 dollars. And, of [...more]

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Jun 29 2010
By markracz

Facebook Comes to Kindle

Man, Facebook just can’t be escaped, can it? The new Kindle 2.5 software update adds Facebook and Twitter support to the e-reader, which means there’s officially not a single gadget out there that doesn’t connect to the social network sites. Okay, so my toaster can’t access Facebook yet. Just MySpace. The Kindle 2.5 update also [...more]

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Apr 29 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Nook vs. Kindle: A New Champion?

Amazon doesn’t publish specifics on sales of its high-profile e-reader the Kindle, but according to at least one source Barnes and Noble’s newer competitor the Nook outsold it in March. According to DigiTimes, the Nook accounted for 53% of e-reader sales last month. Again, it’s hard to call this sales victory a fact, as we [...more]

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Apr 27 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Nintendo Enters The E-Book Game…Sortof

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Recently, Nintendo announced the launch of a new product, the DSi XL, a Nintendo DS that boasts a screen that’s 93% larger than the previous model. It’ll launch in late March, and with it comes some more fun news: one of the first carts for the new system will be an e-book. To be fair, [...more]

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Mar 09 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Amazon eBook Price Wars: Macmillan Strikes Back!

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Here’s a simple one: Amazon.com is trying to set the prices of all e-books they sell at $9.99. Publishers don’t like this, as they sell their books for upwards of $16 and don’t want to lose the profit. You’d think Amazon would want that extra cash, too – an increased sale price means more profit [...more]

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Feb 06 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

What Could It Possibly Mean? Amazon Buy Touchscreen Company

I’m going to have to call in Scooby and the gang, because I can’t possibly figure out this mystery. Amazon has purchased touchscreen manufacturer Touchco, but has not clarified what it intends to do with the company. Touchco was reportedly working on low-cost touchscreens that work with transparent displays, and I can’t for the life [...more]

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Feb 06 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss