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  • September 25, 2012
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ZDNet has some more speculation on the possibility of Amazon opening physical stores, sparked by the recent announcement Wal-Mart would no longer be carrying Amazon’s devices. Wal-Mart, ZDNet thinks, fears Amazon’s increasing dominance in retail through the “mobile cash register” of its tablet, and doesn’t want to put itself in the position of helping its…

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  • September 21, 2012
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Here are a couple of unrelated Amazon stories, neither one of which really seems to merit a full post by itself. First, Betanews reports that it is indeed possible to root the Kindle Fire HD so it can run unrestricted Android, using an Android 4.0 exploit that Amazon forgot to fix. Enjoy it while you…

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  • September 14, 2012
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In the US, booksellers like Barnes & Noble consider Amazon to be The Great Satan. Look at how vehemently they have fought against the Department of Justice’s settlement that would enable Amazon to start discounting e-books again. But it seems as though the major bookstore chain on the other side of the Atlantic has just…

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  • September 14, 2012
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In the US, booksellers like Barnes & Noble consider Amazon to be The Great Satan. Look at how vehemently they have fought against the Department of Justice’s settlement that would enable Amazon to start discounting e-books again. But it seems as though the major bookstore chain on the other side of the Atlantic has just…

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  • September 9, 2012
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Lost amid the many new gadgets unveiled by Amazon on Thursday was a new firmware update for the Kindle 4. Amazon’s cheapest  and most basic Kindle was re-released on Thursday with a new lower price, a new black shell, and new features. There are also early reports on MobileRead about improvements to the screen, but…

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  • September 8, 2012
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Online retailer takes a leaf out of Charles Dickens’ book by publishing fiction ranging from romance to crime in instalments Amazon is following in the grand old footsteps of Charles Dickens by launching a series of serialised stories for the Kindle. Just as Dickens published novels including The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist in regular…

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  • September 7, 2012
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ballyhooed text to speech in the Kindle 2 in 2009. But guess what’s now missing from the new Paperwhite Kindles even though it’s still present in the Kindle Keyboard 3G and Kindle DX models? TTS, aka “Read to Me.” Tipped off by a Gizmodo review noting the absence of an audio…

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  • September 6, 2012
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Someone has gotten their hands on what looks to be an ad from Amazon. The ad shows both the new Kindle Paperwhite as well as a 7″ Kindle Fire. I’m going to assume that the KF is also new, though that’s not clear. According to reports on MobileRead, this commercial was aired during a football…

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  • September 1, 2012
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Given what Nate has said about the risks of relying on Wall Street Journal stories for anything, it’s tempting to let this story pass, but all the same a piece in the Journal yesterday about the impending Kindle Fire launch piqued my interest. The Journal claims to have heard from inside sources that Amazon will…

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  • August 28, 2012
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At the moment, taxiing, takeoff, climb, approach, and landing are the parts of an airline flight where readers of traditional books can laugh in the face of e-book users—because those are the times when passengers are required to turn off personal electronics. But that may, hopefully, not be the case for much longer. Network World…