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Kindle eBook Security Exploit

Kindle security exploit allows hackers to access your Amazon credentials

September 16th, 2014

As if there haven’t been enough security scares in 2014 already, it looks like another household electronic device could be putting our private information at risk. According to security consultant Benjamin Daniel Mussler at B.FL7.DE, Amazon’s Kindle Library is currently vulnerable to XSS attacks, in which malicious code is inserted into the metadata for an …

Google Barnes & Noble

Google just threw Barnes and Noble a lifeline in its battle with Amazon

August 7th, 2014

In 2011, Amazon announced that for the first time ever, eBook sales had finally exceeded print sales in the United States. This wasn’t quite the death knell of the brick-and-mortar book store, but it was clear in which direction the audience had begun to shift. Now, right on the heels of the unveiling of Kindle Unlimited, Google and …

Australian government considering lawsuit against Apple over eBook price-fixing

April 12th, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged local retailers to voice their concerns about eBook price-fixing as it considers a lawsuit against Apple and five of the world’s largest book publishers, The Financial Review reported on Thursday. “The ACCC has previously stated that impediments to emerging competition involving online traders is an area of …

World’s first flexible e-paper display heads into mass production

March 29th, 2012

LG on Thursday unveiled the world’s first plastic e-paper display, which the company claims will “revolutionize the E-Book market.” The 6-inch E Ink display features 1,024 x 768-pixel resolution and can bend at an angle of up to 40 degrees. “With the world’s first plastic EPD, LG Display has once again proven its reputation for …

File-sharing site RapidShare deemed legal by court

March 28th, 2012

RapidShare is widely known as an invaluable tool for the illegal sharing of copyrighted digital material. Much like Megaupload, which was shuttered earlier this year when company founder Kim Dotcom was arrested and charged with racketeering and violating anti-piracy laws, RapidShare allows users to upload any file and share a link with other users who …

E Ink revenues nose dive 60% in January

February 8th, 2012

E Ink, the popular company that provides paper-look gray-scale displays for eReaders, reported consolidated revenues of $48.02 million in January, down 63.6% from the same month last year and 11% sequentially. The growing popularity of media tablets with full-color displays likely played a big role in the decline — sales of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and …

Amazon to sell 6 million Kindle Fire tablets, 8 million eReaders in Q4

December 13th, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a smash hit, with fourth-quarter sales that may exceed even the most lofty estimates reported ahead of the tablet’s recent launch. In just over six weeks of availability this quarter, analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate that Amazon will sell as many as 6 million Kindle Fire tablets. Add to that another …

European Commission to investigate Apple, eBook publishers in antitrust probe

December 6th, 2011

The European Commission announced Tuesday that it has opened formal proceedings to investigate whether or not major eBook publishers, possibly “with the help of Apple,” are “engaged in anti-competitive practices affecting the sale of eBooks.” The publishing companies named in the investigation include Hachette Livre, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Verlagsgruppe Georg von …

Barnes & Noble Nook business jumps 85% to $220 million

December 1st, 2011

Barnes & Noble on Thursday reported its results for the second fiscal quarter of 2012, in which it revealed its Nook business has seen stellar growth over the last year. The company said that its Nook business, which includes sales of tablets, eReaders and eBooks, pulled in $220 million in the second quarter, up 85% …

Black Friday Kindle sales smash record thanks to Kindle Fire demand

November 28th, 2011

Strong demand for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet and the continued popularity of Kindle eReaders lead to the retail giant’s best-ever Black Friday for the Kindle family of products. Amazon on Monday announced that sales of Kindle devices on Black Friday quadrupled last year’s sales, setting a new record. The company neglected to report sales …