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  • Amazon Kindle Tablet: Android tablet or eReader on steroids?

    Amazon is expected to unveil its Kindle Tablet at a press event in New York on Wednesday. From what we know so far about the device, it seems like it might be the first tablet rival capable of really competing with the Apple iPad. Based on the size and use of the Kindle brand, though, it is reasonable to wonder whether the Kindle Tablet is a true tablet PC, or just a Kindle with some tablet features.

    Written by Tony Bradley26 Sept. 11 23:42
  • Amazon Kindle tablet announcement likely coming Sept. 28

    On September 28, the company will hold a press event in New York City, where it'll likely announce a tablet that's smaller but also much cheaper than Apple's iPad. Although the invitation doesn't say what Amazon will be talking about, the company rarely holds press events for anything other than new Kindle hardware.

    Written by Jared Newman24 Sept. 11 05:31
  • Here's how Kindle tablet could shake up the market

    Amazon's unveiling of a Kindle tablet would shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad -- which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it prepares for a media gathering in New York this week ahead of the holiday season.

    Written by Tony Bradley26 Sept. 11 02:37
  • Amazon Kindle E-Book lending program: What it needs

    Amazon's plans to create a subscription-based lending library of e-books on the Kindle is just, at this point, a rumor -- but, despite the novelty of the idea, it's already running into problems, namely from major book publishers.

    Written by Brennon Slattery13 Sept. 11 03:47
  • Domain name suggests new Kindle will have stylus

    Readers who like to follow the bread crumb trails that gadget makers leave prior to the announcement of a new product might want to digest this morsel uncovered today in the whois registry: kindlescribe.com. This domain name, registered by Amazon.com Holdings, could be a tip-off that a stylus may be the future of the company's best selling e-reader.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.23 Aug. 11 08:29
  • Beware of Spam Titles in Kindle Store

    Amazon's Kindle e-reader store has a spam problem, and that isn't good news for legitimate authors and consumers trying to find their books.

    Written by Eric Mack20 June 11 02:01
  • 20 events that shaped the Internet, part 1

    Today we all use our smartphones and our broadband-equipped home and work PCs to instantly access information and data on just about any topic via the Internet.

    Written by Todd R. Weiss04 April 11 23:42
  • 20 events that shaped the Internet, part 2

    We take the Internet for granted now, but a lot of developments helped to make it the gargantuan shopping, socializing, commerce-helping, video-sharing behemoth it is today.

    Written by Todd R. Weiss04 April 11 23:43
  • eBookFling brings digital libraries to Kindle, Nook

    When e-book lending came to the Nook - and then eventually to the Kindle - it opened the gates for e-reader owners to connect and spread the wealth of literature. But despite the popularity of e-readers, chances are that not all of your book-loving friends owned one, or they "went tablet," so swapping was limited-until eBookFling.

    Written by Brennon Slattery28 Jan. 11 03:59
  • Apple pushes color e-books; Where's Amazon?

    Playing up one advantage of the iPad over E-ink readers, Apple said on Tuesday that it will launch more than 100 color e-books in its iBookstore. And not just children's books, either -- among Apple's new offerings are "Ad Hoc at Home," a cookbook by famous chef Thomas Keller; "Beginnings," by photographer Anne Geddes; and Ansel Adams' photo collection, "In the National Parks."

    Written by Jared Newman16 Dec. 10 09:12
  • Like it or not, the iPad is a Kindle-killer

    Results of a survey conducted by ChangeWave indicate that the Apple iPad is killing the Amazon Kindle in the e-reader market. However, the two devices are actually not direct competitors, and the ChangeWave survey results reflect a different reality than what it might seem at face value.

    Written by Tony Bradley03 Dec. 10 06:29
  • iPad gains on Kindle in e-reader race, but does it matter?

    The race to become the most popular e-reading in the United States is down to Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle, according to a recent survey of 2,800 e-reader users by ChangeWave Research. ChangeWave found that Kindle's market share dropped in November by 15 percentage points to 47 per cent of the market compared with the results from a survey ChangeWave conducted in August. Apple's iPad, meanwhile, has jumped by 16 points to take up 32 per cent of the market.

    Written by Ian Paul02 Dec. 10 01:34
  • E-book piracy is here. So what?

    While browsing a social news site the other day, I came across a link to an e-book search engine. Sadly, alongside the many free e-books available, such as those from Gutenberg, thousands of pirated e-books were being freely offered. I won't reproduce the details of the site here and I ask that, if you know of it (or others), you keep it to yourself too.

    Written by Keir Thomas30 Nov. 10 11:14
  • Five reasons you don't need an e-book reader

    The news that color E Ink is coming and saving users from plain black-and-white electronic book readers has goosed interest in the gadgets. But with technology changing so quickly and tablet computers cropping up in businesses, with color or not, the e-reader is a superfluous purchase.

    Written by Barbara E. Hernandez09 Nov. 10 12:00
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