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  • May 29, 2013
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There’s still no formal announcement from Amazon, but it looks like they managed to score another exclusive. Earlier today Amazon tweeted the news that they now had a new version of the Reading Rainbow Android app which had been customized for the Kindle Fire hardware: The @readingrainbow app now avail for #KindleFire, hosted by @levarburton:…

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  • May 29, 2013
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Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now that Amazon was about to launch the Kindle Paperwhite in China, and if this new photo is real then that launch is going to happen fairly soon. Mike Cane has turned up a photo of what is reportedly an endcap in a Suning Tesco store.  There’s…

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  • May 25, 2013
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Earlier this week Amazon launched a new platform to publish fanfic. It’s called Kindle Worlds, and while at first glance it appears to be aimed at creating a market for fanfic SF author Tobias Buckell thinks Amazon could have a differenr motive: Interesting, everyone is responding to this as a way to monetize fan fiction,…

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  • May 23, 2013
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Amazon still isn’t saying anything about the rumored smartphone everyone is talking about, but they are definitely making their Android ambitions clear. Early this morning the retail giant announced that the Kindle Fire HD tablets were now available for pre-order from 170 countries, with the first models shipping out on 13 June. The tablets are…

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  • May 22, 2013
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Hard-core fans have been writing stories about their favorite characters for nearly as long as books have been published, and now Amazon is going to help them get paid for their work. Amazon has just announced Kindle Worlds, a new licensing initiative that will enable stories written by fans to be published in the Kindle…

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  • May 21, 2013
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The kid’s reading app Reading Rainbow has been available for the iPad and iPhone for nearly a year now, and it looks like it might finally be coming to Android. Amazon sent out a tweet last night with an attached photo that hints at the possibility: Look who stopped by the #Amazon office today, it’s…

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  • May 18, 2013
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Amazon has kept their 3rd Kindle model around for nearly 3 years, and today it looks like it is on the way out. Engadget reported this morning that the Kindle Keyboard 3G model was out of stock at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Normally I wouldn’t have paid attention to the story (Target hasn’t carried…

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  • May 17, 2013
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Amazon has long touted the online book community Shelfari as a site where members can assemble virtual bookshelves, contribute details, and generally be bookish. While this is all true, Amazon is also hiding a number of secrets on the site. Earlier this week I learned that at least one of Shelfari’s members isn’t a person; it’s…

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  • May 14, 2013
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For the past four months I have been saying that Amazon was in the market to buy Samsung’s screen tech company Liquavista, and today I do believe the rumors have come true. New filings from the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce reveal that Samsung no longer owns Liquavista. As of 29 April, the new owner is…

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  • May 11, 2013
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Amazon’s rumored US retail stores have turned out to be nothing but wishful thinking, but the same cannot be said for Brazil. One of Amazon’s retail partners started selling Kindles from kiosks in January 2013, and today I learned that the partnership has been expanded to include more locations. Amazon is now reporting on their…