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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 18, 2013
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Just under a month ago I posted a rumor that speculated that Nook Media had passed on E-ink’s new 6.8″ screen, giving Kobo a chance to be the first to the market with this incredibly high resolution screen. I had little proof at the time, but the rumor was plausible enough that I posted it….

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  • May 17, 2013
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Rumors have been circulating for some time now that Microsoft was thinking about making a smaller Windows RT tablet, and earlier this week those rumors coalesced into a new form. Digitimes is sharing a trio of rumors today (here, here, here) that might tell us a lot about Microsoft’s next tablet. Naturally these rumors should…

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  • May 14, 2013
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It looks like last week’s rumor about Microsoft buying Nook Media might not be as solid as we thought. Insider Monkey is reporting that they have an unnamed source at Microsoft that denies the Techcrunch rumor. According to their source, that deal was never an option: “I literally just walked out of the meeting today…

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  • May 10, 2013
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Still not the smartphone you are looking for. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new rumor today that Amazon has a cutting-edge smartphone in the works: One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D images without glasses, these people said. Using retina-tracking technology, images on the…

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  • May 10, 2013
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Still not the smartphone you are looking for. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new rumor today that Amazon has a cutting-edge smartphone in the works: One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D images without glasses, these people said. Using retina-tracking technology, images on the…

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  • May 9, 2013
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Microsoft could be getting back into the ebook biz. Techcrunch is reporting today that Microsoft has made an offer to buy out B&N’s controlling interest in Nook Media. According to unnamed documents, MS is willing to put up $1,000,000 to gain control of the beleaguered Nook Media. The docs reportedly reveal that Nook Media plans…

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  • April 25, 2013
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Rumors continue to circulate this week that Amazon is about to launch the Kindle Paperwhite in China. According to the Chinese-language blog BoloPad, Amazon is going to release the Kindle Paperwhite in China on 26 April. Their source has indicated that the KPW will be priced at 989 yuan, or about $160 USD. There is…

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  • April 23, 2013
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There was a spate of rumors circulating around this time last year that Amazon was planning to open a retail store in Seattle. None of those rumors ever panned out, but a recently discovered job posting on the UK classified site Gumtree suggests that there may possibly have been a grain of truth to the…

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  • April 19, 2013
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The WSJ has learned that Goodreads had a deal in the works with Apple which was done in when Amazon bought Goodreads: Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and…