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Amazon adds audio and video support to iOS Kindle app

June 28th, 2010

We’re sure that some will say this is basically Amazon admitting its own eBook hardware doesn’t have what it takes to stay competitive halfway into 2010, but for everyone else, the announcement that the Kindle app for iOS has been updated to support audio and video files is great news. So far we can only find …

Amazon fires back and B&N, drops the price of the Kindle 2

June 21st, 2010

Barnes & Nobile probably felt confident that its knocking $50 off the price of the Nook and introducing a Wi-Fi only model at $149.99 was really going to really stick it to the Kindle for at least a few days, but then BAM! Amazon responds in kind by slashing the price of the Kindle 2 …

Amazon to roll out Kindle 2.5 update in the upcoming weeks

June 16th, 2010

Kindle owners longing for the ability to share their fave passages with the world only have to endure a few more agonizing weeks of reading in isolation.  Announced in April, the now “socially aware” firmware version 2.5 for the Kindle is expected to hit Kindle devices in the upcoming weeks. This latest firmware will include facebook …

Amazon brings Kindle to Android

May 18th, 2010

Amazon is turning up the heat in the e-book market by porting their popular Kindle for iPhone and BlackBerry application to Android. The Android app will resemble its iPhone counterpart with the ability to read, preview, and purchase books from Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, navigate with the flick of a finger, and sync reading progress across …

Amazon releases "Kindle for Mac"

March 18th, 2010

Today, Amazon announced the release of Kindle for Mac, a service designed to allow Mac users to purchase, as well as access, the content of the Kindle e-book library right from their Mac. Amazon is touting the following features of Kindle for Mac application: Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in …

Amazon planning to overhaul the Kindle's browser?

March 9th, 2010

A job posting for a position within Lab126, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon that focuses on the Kindle, suggests that Amazon may be developing a new web browser for its popular e-reader. In an “it’s about time” maneuver, the job is seeking a Software Development Engineer to work with the web browser team on …

Amazon's stronghold on e-book pricing crumbles, will renegotiate with Macmillan and HarperCollins

February 3rd, 2010

Days after Macmillan books disappeared from Amazon’s inventory due to a feud over pricing, Amazon has confirmed that it has caved to Macmillan’s demands and will be raising the prices of Macmillan e-books from $9.99 to $12.99-$14.99 for hardcover and bestselling editions. The online retail giant expressed its strong disagreement with this pricing but decided …

Amazon pulls Macmillan books as the e-book price war begins

January 30th, 2010

Even before it has landed in the hands of consumers, Apple’s iPad is already living up to its reputation as a “revolutionary” device. The first battle, in what may become a full out war, has begun in the lucrative book market with Amazon pulling all of Macmillan books from its digital inventory. Rumor has it …

Amazon has strong Q4, sold 3 million Kindles thus far?

January 29th, 2010

TechCrunch is reporting, under good authority, that it has information indicating sales of Amazon’s Kindle has already surpassed the 3 million mark. Analysts had predicted Kindle sales to eclipse the 2.5 million unit mark by the close of 2010… yes, that is 500,000 more units sold 365 days early. The report comes on the heels …