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   Amazon Launches Online Sports Memorabilia Shop

Amazon has expanded its sales reach into sports memorabilia, the company announced on Thursday. Its new Sports Collectibles Store offers more than two million officially licensed items by the NFL, NBA, FIFA and Major League Baseball. Shoppers can search for collectibles by sport, year, team, price and type of item. ...

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   Amazon Pulls Plug on PayPhrase Service

Amazon is pulling the plug on its PayPhrase program, which was originally set up so you can check out of the online retailer faster. Amazon announced on its PayPhrase page that the service will no longer be available starting on or around February 20. Orders placed prior to that date ...

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   5 Proven Ways to Generate Revenue From Facebook

Brian Carter is author of The Like Economy: How Businesses Make Money With Facebook and co-author of Facebook Marketing: Leveraging Facebook’s Features For Your Marketing Campaigns. He is a keynote speaker, trainer and consultant. Facebook, with its 800+ million users, presents a huge opportunity for business. But the first question ...

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   Amazon Launches iPad Kindle Store to Dodge Apple's Restrictions

Amazon has launched a more touch-friendly, Web-based iPad Kindle Store. A tablet-optimized Kindle store was available through the HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader Amazon launched last August, but the new iPad Kindle Store is a standalone Web app. Upon visiting amazon.com/iPadKindleStore from Safari, a pop-up prompts the user to add it ...

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   What Amazon's Merry Christmas Means for Tablets and the Future of Publishing

Not unsurprisingly, this holiday season was a big one for the world's biggest e-commerce retailer. But it wasn't just all those remote-controlled, inflatable flying sharks and Forever Lazy pajamas people ordered. Among the biggest winners this year was Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers and, naturally, the e-books that go ...

Web2Review 29 Dec 11
 
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   Amazon Offers Two-Day Shipping for Kindle Products

Amazon is extending its aggressive holiday push with a special deal for last-minute shoppers: free two-day shipping on Kindle products. U.S. customers have until 8 p.m. PST on Dec. 21 to buy a Kindle and receive it in time for Christmas. The deal is for the $79 Kindle, the $99 ...

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   Amazon Extends Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Amazon on Tuesday announced a Christmas gift for procrastinators: An extension of free Super Saver Shipping through Dec. 19, two days later than last year. The online retailer promised that orders placed on that date will make it to the recipients by Christmas Eve. Super Saver Shipping kicks in for ...

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   Steve Jobs Bio Is Amazon's Best-Selling Book of 2011

Walter Isaacson’s bio of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs topped Amazon’s list of the top-selling books of 2011, though the title is still number three for best-selling Kindle titles. While Amazon had predicted the bio, called Steve Jobs might take the number one spot for the year, the achievement is ...

Web2Review 06 Dec 11
 
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   UC Davis Pepper Spray Now Available, in Stronger Form, on Amazon

A stronger version of the pepper spray made infamous by the UC Davis campus police officer who casually sprayed a row of seated, protesting students is available for purchase at Amazon.com. But don’t dally, shoppers; as of 8pm ET, the online retailer only had eight left in stock. According ...

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   Amazon Makes Kindle Fire Source Code Available

Amazon has made the Android-based source code of the Kindle Fire available for download. It’s quite large — over 800 megabytes — and won’t be of any use to casual users. It will, however, enable some custom builds of the software and ROM hacking in the future. Naturally, lots of ...

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   Heavenly Music in The Clouds: iTunes Match, Amazon Cloud Drive & Google Music

Continuing our series about the Consumer Cloud, today we compare the three leading music cloud services: Apple's iTunes Match ( just launched today ), Amazon's Cloud Drive and Google Music. With these three highly competitive services, online music fans have never had it so good. There are two main battles ...

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   Amazon Reveals Kindle Fire Apps: Facebook, Netflix, Pandora and More

Amazon disclosed Wednesday which companies will immediately offer apps for the Kindle Fire, ahead of the device’s Nov. 15 launch date. Android apps and games from Facebook, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, Zynga, Rovio, EA, Gameloft, PopCap, Rhapsody and The Weather Channel, among many others, will be available to buy in the ...

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   Amazon Bulks Up Against The Nook, Kindles Come To 16,000 Stores

Amazon announced today that the new range of Kindles is coming to over 16,000 U.S. retail stores. The usual big-box and medium-box outlets will carry Amazon's whole family of media devices. The basic new Kindle - which sells for $79 with ads and $109 without - has been available in ...

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   Amazon Opens Early Black Friday Storefront

Everybody loves getting a good deal. So by extension, everybody must also love Black Friday, the wonderful day after Thanksgiving when you can shake off your Turkey-coma, get away from the family and shop your brains out on heavy discounts. Amazon has offered a way to start buying even sooner, ...

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   Amazon Introduces Kindle Lending Library

Amazon has introduced a new lending library for Kindle owners that lets them borrow one ebook a month for free, if they have an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon is offering more than 5,000 titles, including New York Times bestsellers, that Prime members can borrow. The offer, however, requires you own ...

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   Amazon Sets Up Lending Library for Amazon Prime Kindle Owners

Today the world's biggest bookseller is opening up shop as a lending library. That's right, Amazon is getting into the book lending business, albeit on a very small scale. This is good for Kindle owners, and a sign that Amazon is going to go to the mat to ensure that ...

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   Amazon Helps Cement HTML5's Place in the Future of Publishing

With its latest update to the Kindle e-book format, Amazon is pushing electronic books closer to the look and feel of Web pages. Kindle Format 8 is the file format that will be used by the Kindle Fire for displaying e-books when the tablet device ships next month. The new ...

Web2Review 21 Oct 11
 
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   Amazon Throws A Minor Curveball With HTML5-Powered Kindle Format 8

Amazon has announced an update to the Kindle file format integrating many HTML5 tags and CSS attributes. Many expected a concession by Amazon in the form of an EPUB-compatible upgrade, and this comes as a slight surprise — but it’s a natural evolution of the format, really, and of course ...

Web2Review 20 Oct 11
 
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   Amazon Launches Imprint for Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Horror

Amazon is continuing to flex its publishing muscles with the launch of its seventh imprint, for works in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. 47North is releasing 15 English-language books to start, all of which are available in print, ebook and audio formats over at amazon.com, as well as ...

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   Amazon Lets You Manage Your Print Magazine Subscriptions

Further insinuating itself as a middle man between publishers and consumers, Amazon has introduced a service that lets consumers manage their print subscriptions. The program, the Amazon Print Subscription Manager, lets subscribers update their address, track expiration dates, cancel, renew or report a problem for all their print magazine subscriptions. ...

Web2Review 10 Oct 11
 
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   Amazon Kindle Fire Just Hijacked Android

One aspect of the Amazon Kindle Fire has consistently been understated by the Amazon team: the Kindle Fire runs on Android. Amazon didn’t hide the fact that Android powers the Kindle Fire — and allows it to access Amazon’s Appstore for Android — but the message is clear. This is ...

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   Amazon's New Kindles: What You Need to Know [PICS & VIDEO]

Amazon unveiled three new products at a press event in New York on Wednesday, including its much-anticipated first tablet computer, the Kindle Fire. The new Kindles — and their unusually low price points — will likely have an impact on both the ereader and tablet markets. Here’s a concise guide ...

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   Amazon Kindle Touch: First Impressions [PICS]

The Kindle Fire wasn’t the only new ereader Amazon showed off Wednesday. The company also announced a revamped lineup of e-ink Kindle devices, including the brand new Kindle Touch. With the Kindle Touch, Amazon is addressing one of the most common complaints about the original Kindle — its navigation system. ...

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   Amazon Announces Kindle Touch: $149 With 3G, $99 Without

After disclosing details about the Kindle Fire, its $199, 7-inch Android tablet device, Amazon revealed updates to its line of eink ereaders. The most expensive of these is the Kindle Touch 3G, an eink reader with 3G connectivity and touchscreen support, for $149. A Wi-Fi-only version is available for $99, ...

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   Amazon Announces $99 Kindle Touch, new Kindle for $79

In addition to the hotly anticipated Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon has announced a range of new e-ink Kindles. The first is a a full-screen, touch-controlled e-reader in the vein of its leading competitor, Barnes & Noble's latest Nook. It's called the Kindle Touch. The Wi-Fi only model is $99, and ...

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   Amazon Announces the $199 7-inch Kindle Fire Tablet

Amazon just announced the Kindle Fire. It's a Wi-Fi only, 7-inch tablet with a full-color, backlit, 1024x600 IPS touchscreen ( video ). It has a dual-core processor, and it weighs 14.6 ounces. It looks like a BlackBerry PlayBook. The resemblance is not an accident; as Ryan Block at gdgt reported ...

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   Amazon's New Cloud-Fueled Web Browser Will Predict Your Browsing Habits

Alongside its Kindle Fire tablet device and new line of Kindle e-readers, Amazon introduced another new product today: Amazon Silk, a mobile Web browser that rethinks the way browsers have traditionally worked. Silk essentially splits the architecture of the Web browser in half, relying on both the computing power of ...

Web2Review 28 Sep 11
 
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   Amazon Appstore Goes International for Some

Amazon’s Appstore, originally launched in March 2011 as a competitor to Google ‘s Android Market, has been a U.S.-only affair –until now. Although there hasn’t been an official announcement from Amazon, the store is now also available in Europe, India and Australia. Until now, users from countries outside of ...

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   Amazon to Launch a $250 7-inch Android-based Tablet in November

As widely expected, Amazon will indeed be launching an Android-based tablet device before the end of this year. Rather than a launching a new product line, the company is simply updating its existing Kindle product to be a full color, multi-touch, 7" tablet that will sell for $250. Several details ...

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   Amazon's @author Connects Readers to Authors on Twitter

Amazon has announced the limited beta launch of its @author program, which lets you pose questions to authors through your Kindle device and Amazon Author Pages. Sixteen authors are participating in the beta, including Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean, and John Locke, ...

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   E-Books Get More Interactive With Amazon's New Author Q&A Feature

Amazon nudged the experience of reading books ever-so-slightly further into the future today. The company announced a new feature for its Kindle reading platform that lets readers ask authors questions about their books as they're reading. The new program, called @author, lets Kindle users highlight a passage and ...

Web2Review 31 Aug 11
 
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   Amazon Begins Offering Daily Deals on Kindle Ebooks

Amazon has started offering 24-hour discounts on Kindle ebooks beginning at midnight PT each day, a company spokesperson has confirmed. Those who subscribe to Amazon’s Kindle newsletter should have received a note in their inboxes Wednesday announcing the first deal: $1.39 for Kate Dicamillo’s young adult fiction novel The Miraculous ...

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   HP TouchPad Tablet Soars to #1 Best-Seller on Amazon

In death, HP’s TouchPad is finally a hit. Over the weekend, retailers in the U.S. and Canada started slashing the price on the ill-fated iPad competitor to as low as $99. It turns out lowering the price will move units. The 16 GB and 32 GB models of the TouchPad ...

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   Amazon’s Android Appstore Gets Another Huge Exclusive: Plants vs Zombies

If you were among the first wave of people to buy an iPad last spring, there’s a good chance you spent a lot of time playing one game in particular: Plants vs Zombies. PopCap’s smash hit was one of the first games on the iPad and it did extremely well, ...

Web2Review 31 May 11
 
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   Amazon Launches Mac Download Store, But Will Apple Users Shop There?

Having recently opened an App Store for Android to compete with Google's App Marketplace, Amazon is now taking on Apple with a launch today of a Mac Download Store. Amazon says that the store currently contains about 250 software and game titles. That number is far fewer than ...

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   Should You Move Your Files to Amazon's New Cloud Drive?

Even before last Monday's roll-out of the new Cloud Drive, I was storing my files in the Amazon cloud. I use Amazon S3, its Simple Storage Service, although admittedly I'm a fairly new customer. I'm using the service to host images for my personal blogs, I haven't uploaded ...

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   Amazon Beats Apple And Google To Cloud-Based Music Storage/Streaming

Well, the rumors were true. Not only is Amazon entering the “music locker” space, they’re doing it before both Google and Apple — as their “Cloud Drive” and “Cloud Player” have just gone live on their site tonight. Cloud Drive is the name Amazon is giving to its media storage ...

Web2Review 28 Mar 11
 
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   Amazon Working on Rival to Netflix Streaming-Only Subscription Service

Over the last year, Netflix has gone from a mail-order DVD subscription service to a streaming Internet video service. In the company's last quarterly report, it announced that streaming had surpassed DVDs as the preferred method for content delivery and just last month it began offering a streaming-only option in ...

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   Amazon Reveals New Kindle: $139 For Wi-Fi Version, $189 For 3G

Amazon today unveiled the new Kindle e-reader, though it was not personally revealed by Bezos, as we heard rumored. The new device has a 6″ display like the old Kindle, but is the newer type of E-ink display found in the Kindle DX Graphite. There are other differences, but the ...

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   Uranium Is Getting Some Glowing Reviews On Amazon

Did you know you can buy uranium ore on Amazon? Well you can. It’s actually been on sale for a while — BoingBoing pointed it out back in 2007. But talk of it has recently started popping up around the Internet once again this past week. Our sister site CrunchGear ...

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   Amazon Hooks College Students With A Free Year Of Amazon Prime

Amazon’s looking to hook ‘em while they’re young. The online retailer has launched a program for college students — appropriately called Amazon Students — that offers a free one-year subscription to its premium Amazon Prime service, which normally runs $79 a year. The program also promises exclusive deals and promotions. ...

Web2Review 12 Jul 10
 
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   As Part Of Its Kindle Everywhere Strategy, Amazon Prepares An HTML5 Web Previewer

Jeff Bezos wants Kindle books to become ubiquitous and the standard in digital reading. “Buy once, read everywhere,” is his motto. He already has the various flavors of the Kindle e-reader, as well as an iPhone app, an even better iPad app, a Blackberry app, a new Android ...

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   Amazon Introduces A Video/Audio Kindle . . . But Only On The iPad And iPhone

Amazon just introduced a audio and video to the Kindle, but the only way to experience the new Kindle multimedia books is on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. A baker’s dozen of titles already come in multimedia editions, including Rick Steves’ travel guides, Best of the Beatles For ...

Web2Review 27 Jun 10
 
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   Amazon Refuses North Carolina's Demands for Customers' Personal Data

North Carolina has asked online retailer Amazon.com to turn over the names and addresses of every customer who has made a purchase on the site since 2003 and what they bought. The N.C. Department of Revenue is making the request in an attempt to audit Amazon's compliance with state sales ...

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   Palm Phones: Not Worth a Cent?

Sure they are, at least according to Palm, and to Amazon, where they are available for exactly that much, as long as the buyer is willing to sign a two-year service contract. The Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus are both on sale for a single red cent ...

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   Amazon Goes Pro With Bit.Ly

Amazon has launched it’s own shortened URL, amzn.to, powered by bit.ly’s new Pro service. Twitter’s default (for now) URL shortener has 6,000 corporate clients, including Amazon. The online retailer joins other corporations like nyti.ms (NYTimes), huff.to (Huffington Post), on.cnn.com (CNN) and yes, tcrn.ch (Techcrunch). Last year, the company rolled out ...

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   Why a Bad Economy Is the Best Time to Start a Business

A guest post by Adam L. Penenberg While researching my latest book, Viral Loop, an in-depth look at how companies like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Skype and others grew so big so fast, it occurred to me that each of them was founded when the economy was flat, bad, or worse, ...

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   David Siegel: From Killer Web Sites to Semantic Web

One of the first web design books I bought was Creating Killer Web Sites, a 90s classic by David Siegel. That book was known for pushing visual style over HTML standards. It also encouraged the use of HTML hacks, for example using tables to create layouts. Siegel's techniques were basically ...

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   Amazon: You Need To Change Your Idiotic Customer Reviews Policy Right Now

It’s hard to feel sorry for a wildly successful author, but in the case of Michael Lewis I’ll make an exception. Just this once. Lewis’ latest book – The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine – was published less than a week ago and has already reached the number one ...

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   The Other Winner In Macmillan v. Amazon: Barnes & Noble

There’s been a lot of hoopla the past week over Amazon’s fight with book publisher Macmillan. The main issue is that Macmillan wants higher prices for its e-books, while Amazon wants to keep prices down for its Kindle device. Amazon went as far as to pull all of Macmillan’s books ...

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   Amazon Caves To Macmillan’s eBook Pricing Demands

A new development in the Amazon vs. Macmillan fiasco. Amazon just posted an announcement indicating that it will be “capitulating” to Macmillan by selling the publishers’ books for their desired prices. Macmillan is trying to price their e-books at $15, while Amazon prices e-books at $9.99. Macmillan’s CEO John Sargent ...

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   10 Excellent Accessories for Your Amazon Kindle

The Kindle — Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ “iPod of reading” — has seen a similar (if scaled down) explosion of accessories, peripherals, add-ons and adornments as the Apple MP3 player. Finding great products to compliment your e-book reader can be a bit of an up-hill struggle, however. To help ...

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   DDoS Attack Takes Down Amazon, Wal-Mart

If you’ve been doing some last-minute Amazon holiday shopping on Wednesday evening, you’ve probably noticed that Amazon ’s website was sluggish and, at times, completely down. The same fate greeted Wal-Mart, Expedia and a number of smaller sites. The reason? A severe DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on the ...

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   Amazon Disc + On Demand: Buy a DVD, Stream It Immediately

This makes perfect sense: Amazon is launching Disc+ On Demand, allowing customers who purchase selected DVD or Blu-ray movies to immediately stream their purchases through Amazon Video on Demand. Such movies can be streamed from the Web or downloaded to your TiVo, PC or Mac. The site reads: “When ...

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   Holiday Shopping: Amazon FTW! [STUDY]

Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, online retailers are getting more visitors and making more sales than this time last year. But which online shopping destinations are the easiest to use? Which have the fewest (or the most) usability bugs and glitches? uTest, a service that lets ...

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   Amazon announces better battery life and native PDF support for the Kindle

Amazon announced some major changes to their Kindle e-book reader today. Specifically, it stated that they’ve worked out a way to increase battery life by 85%. That means that the new firmware update will allow you to leave your Kindle on (with the wifi active) for about 7 days before ...

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   Kindle Everywhere: Amazon Launches Windows Application

Amazon just released a free e-book reader application for Windows PCs. The Kindle for PC application allows Amazon customers to read Kindle books on their Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 machines. A Mac version will follow soon. The application was clearly designed to work on a wide variety ...

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   Amazon Speeds Checkout with New PayPhrase Technology

Online retailer Amazon.com has just announced a new checkout system called " PayPhrase " which speeds up the process of making online purchases by allowing shoppers to enter a unique phrase and 4-digit PIN number to complete their transaction. Both the phrase and PIN are created in advance and are ...

Web2Review 29 Oct 09
 
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   Chart: How the Nook stacks up in the e-reader race

The Nook, Barnes & Noble’s new ereader, has upped the ante. With a small, 3.5-inch LCD screen in the lower quadrant, the Nook adds touch capabilities that the Kindle definitely does not have. So who will win the ereader race? While no one in particular has to “win” the ...

Web2Review 20 Oct 09
 
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   Want to Get Your Amazon Orders the Same Day?

Now you can with the newly launched Local Express Delivery service — at least in 7 major cities. New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Washington D.C. and Seattle can now receive orders the same day if placed before the specified cutoff times. Three other cities should be rolled ...

Web2Review 15 Oct 09
 
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   Compare Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader Daily Edition, and IREX DR800SG wireless e-book readers with this handy chart

Choosing a wireless e-book reader is getting tougher all the time! Well, maybe not all that tough but here’s a chart comparing the offerings from Amazon, Sony, and IREX.     ...

Web2Review 23 Sep 09
 
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   Cartoon: Dressed for Success

Think of this post as a mashup of two of my favorite social media books: Naked Conversations meets Tactical Transparency. And in the interest of transparency, I should disclose that I thought about slipping my Amazon affiliate code into those links, but decided not to. As well, I should disclose ...

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   Amazon CEO: Deleting Your Kindle Books Was “Stupid, Thoughtless”

In response to Amazon’s controversial move last week to remove specific copies of George Orwell books from Kindles, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apologized on the Kindle forums today, calling the decision “stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles”. The move resulted in a small backlash last ...

Web2Review 23 Jul 09
 
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   Big Brother: Amazon Remotely Deletes 1984 From Kindles

Ever bought a book from Barnes and Noble, then turned around to find it missing from your bookshelf and replaced with a voucher? Bizarre though it may seem, that’s exactly what’s happened to hundreds of owners of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm books, with Amazon remotely deleting copies ...

Web2Review 17 Jul 09
 
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   Amazon Makes The Ridiculous Kindle 2 Price Slightly Less Ridiculous

It looks like Amazon had dropped the price of the latest generation Kindle 2, the 6-inch reading wireless reading device, from $359 to $299. I’m actually kicking myself right now because I just purchased the same one for the higher price a few days ago. It’s unclear why Amazon ...

Web2Review 08 Jul 09
 
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   Amazon Ordered To Pay Back $119 Million In Taxes In Japan. More Tax Trouble May Be Ahead.

Bad news for Amazon over the weekend. The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau slapped Amazon’s affiliated unit “Amazon.com International Sales” with a $119 million tax bill. Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday [JP], the subsidiary is accused of failing to report income in Japan between 2003 and 2005. Japanese tax ...

Web2Review 06 Jul 09
 
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   Get A Free Copy Of Sarah Lacy’s Startup Book

TechCrunch Editor Sarah Lacy’s book Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good came out in paperback edition earlier this month. We posted some of the new Twitter history that she included in a new chapter included in this edition a few weeks ago. You can buy the book here. But since ...

Web2Review 24 Jun 09
 
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   Amazon Releases Kindle Source: Prepare for Kindle Clones (Update: Not Quite)

Keeping true to what Jeff Bezos had said about the Kindle Reader and Kindle books being two separate businesses, Amazon has released the source code for the 1st generation Kindle, the new Kindle, and the Kindle DX. The Kindle OS is Linux with a special set of drivers; we’re sure ...

Web2Review 17 Jun 09
 
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   Amazon Associates To Pull Out Of North Carolina Due To “Unconstitutional Tax Collection Scheme”

We’ve received numerous reports of Amazon Associate members in North Carolina receiving emails stating that Amazon is going to have to discontinue the service there due to a pending change the in state’s tax structure. Sometime in the next two weeks, Amazon expects that it will be terminating the service ...

Web2Review 17 Jun 09
 
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   Exclusive: Sarah Lacy’s New Chapter On Twitter From Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good Paperback Version

Last year Sarah Lacy’s ( now a TechCrunch editor) book, Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good came out in hardcover. Here’s an interview we did with Lacy about the book in May 2008. The paperback version of the book was just released ( buy it here ). The book includes ...

Web2Review 03 Jun 09
 
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   HOW TO: Publish Your Blog on the Amazon Kindle

There are some interesting things you can do with a Kindle. One of them is the ability to subscribe to and read your favorite blogs on the go. In fact, this is how my mother reads my blog posts - via Mashable on the Kindle. It’s an easy ...

Web2Review 13 May 09
 
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   Kindle Publishing Now Open To All Blogs

One of the neat little sub-features of Amazon’s Kindle is being able to subscribe to blogs on it. You have to pay for the privilege, but for heavy Kindle users, it makes sense as you can get the content delivered to you wirelessly for your favorite blogs. You know, like ...

Web2Review 13 May 09
 
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   Amazon Opens a Kindle Store for the iPhone

Today, Amazon finally released an iPhone-specific version of its Kindle eBook store, which makes it a lot easier to browse and buy books while on the go. Sadly, though, Amazon did not release a new version of the Kindle app with a built-in browser (yet). So users are still being ...

Web2Review 11 May 09
 
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   Amazon Jumps Into The HD Stream As Well. Doesn’t Really Make A Splash.

With all of the online video services now offering much of the same ( sometimes lousy ) content, the new differentiating factor seems to be high definition quality. Microsoft has been there for a while (with videos over Xbox Live), as has Apple (over the Apple TV), and now Amazon ...

Web2Review 21 Apr 09
 
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   Why Amazon Didn’t Just Have a Glitch

This a Guest Post by Mary Hodder, founder of Dabble.com, a social video search site and blogger for Napsterization. Hodder is a veteran Silicon Valley technologist and was most recently VP of Products at Apisiphere, a geolocation mobile company building an enterprise platform for mobile developers. This post is in ...

Web2Review 14 Apr 09
 
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   Amazon No Longer Allows Associates To Bring In Traffic Via Paid Search

Amazon has decided to make some changes to its Associates program, no longer allowing third parties to bid on keywords that would send visitors straight to Amazon websites where they’d earn a referral fee for each purchase. The change only applies to the Associates programs in North America, and ...

Web2Review 06 Apr 09
 
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   Amazon's Kindle Gets an Update, But Doesn't Wow

Amazon today announced a new version of its highly successful Kindle eBook reader. The new Kindle now features 2GB of memory, and a new 5-way controller for easier navigation. Amazon has also upgraded the screen, which can now show sixteen shades of gray instead of just four, and the battery, ...

Web2Review 09 Feb 09
 
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   Amazon Toys With Game Download Store

Don’t have an iPhone? Dissatisfied with Yahoo Games? Love Amazon? Okay so that might leave just a handful of you, but starting today you can download your favorite games from Amazon’s new game download store. The new offering, not-so-uniquely labeled as beta, from Amazon comes preloaded with 600 games priced ...

Web2Review 03 Feb 09
 
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   Enterprise Mashups: New Book Highlights the Patterns

Although mashups started out in the consumer space, their success makes a migration into corporate IT environments inevitable. Firms exploring this new software development model may struggle at first to understand the importance of mashups from a corporate perspective. In the upcoming book, Mashup Patterns, author Michael Ogrinz provides a ...

Web2Review 07 Jan 09
 
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Mashable
   Sarah Palin 2009 Calendar Becomes an Amazon Bestseller

What’s the best selling office product on Amazon.com this New Year? Perhaps printer ink and paper for all those holiday pics? Cases for all the new laptops received this Christmas? Try: none of the above. While Obama may credit the web for his successful White House ...

Web2Review 02 Jan 09
 
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   Amazon on iPhone: Death by Camera to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Amazon has released its application for iPhone, and while users will likely appreciate the simple mobile shopping experience, there is one especially noteworthy feature: Amazon Remembers. This option lets you take a picture of an item you see in stores and then upload it to Amazon, who will then ...

Web2Review 03 Dec 08
 
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   Amazon assembles Justice League of loyalists for holiday PR

Amazon has enlisted a half dozen of its most dedicated (addicted?) reviewers to act as holiday gift experts this season. They'll be responsible for providing gift picks, tips, and other advice regarding their favorite products available on the mega-retail site. Putting a "real people" face on holiday shopping is ...

Web2Review 26 Nov 08
 
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   We Have To Turn This Crisis Around

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas Who will turn this crisis around? We will. Who else? And how else but with innovation and entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurs: this is your time to step up to the plate. Hard ...

Web2Review 18 Nov 08
 
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   5 Great Books to Build Your Character

Tough economic times and startups have at least one thing in common - you need character and determination to survive. Character is what it takes to win, to believe and to persuade others. It's a mix of passion, determination, sleepless hours, hard work. Character is about crossing ...

Web2Review 07 Oct 08
 
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   5 Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind

From the dynamics of social networks to market bubbles, science has a lot to say about the world of technology. One of the great discoveries of modern science was the realization of how interconnected the world is. The deterministic, Newtonian view of a clockwork Universe was replaced by ...

Web2Review 01 Oct 08
 
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   Amazon to Launch Content Delivery Network

This morning, Amazon announced that it would soon launch a content delivery network (CDN). This new service, which does not have a name yet, will be complimentary to Amazon's existing web services and will work seamlessly with S3, Amazon's online storage solution. Like most of Amazon's web services, this new ...

Web2Review 18 Sep 08
 
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   Amazon Kindle Owners Receive Presidential Exclusives

Since Amazon's Kindle introduction to the world last year, the company has increased the number of available book titles for the portable reader from 90,000 to over 170,000. Most of these titles have also been available at significantly lower prices than their bookshelf counterparts. Amazon is now looking to use ...

Web2Review 10 Sep 08
 
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   Going Offline: 5 Books on Corporate Social Media

There’s one month left of Summer, and whether you spend these dwindling days basking on the beach or languishing at the office, sometimes you just need to unplug for a few hours. So if you want to spend your spare time boning up on the blogosphere, you’re ...

Web2Review 07 Aug 08
 
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   Amazon Remembers Its Origins: Buys Abebooks

Amazon today announced that it will acquire AbeBooks, the online marketplace for used and rare books. Given the breadth of Amazon's product line, it is sometimes easy to forget that, at its core, Amazon is still a book seller, even if its product line now ranges from hosted Web 2.0 ...

Web2Review 01 Aug 08
 
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   What Startups Can Learn From Haruki Murakami

I'm a big fan of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The genius of Murakami is in his discipline, focus and determination. I see him as a virtual Zen master - an embodiment of wisdom, passion, skills and exceptional will. The elements of his work and life story are inspirational and (here's ...

Web2Review 29 Jul 08
 
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   Amazon Gets Some New Threads, Acquires Fabric.com

Internet-giant Amazon has acquired Fabric.com, an online fabric store that calls itself “The Place To Go When You Sew”. According to the press release, the deal will allow Fabric.com to expand its selection of sewing materials while giving Amazon a better catalog of hobby and craft materials. The ...

Web2Review 25 Jun 08
 
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   Amazon Earnings Call Details: Web Services Use Up More Bandwidth Than Amazon.com; The Kindle is a Hit

Amazon earnings just came out. The company had a strong fourth quarter, with revenues up 42 percent to $5.7 billion, net income doubling to $207 million, and free cash flow doubling as well to $1.4 billion. On the earnings call, there is a lot of concern among analysts ...

Web2Review 30 Jan 08
 
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   Amazon Says International MP3 Downloads Coming in 2008

Amazon has made the important, if vague, announcement that its DRM-free MP3 downloads will be made available internationally starting in 2008. Taking its content from all four major record labels internationally will strengthen its position as a superior DRM-free music provider to Apple’s iTunes Store, which doesn’t even offer ...

Web2Review 27 Jan 08
 
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   Amazon Adds Warner Music to DRM-Free Roster

The DRM-free music movement just gained a new convert from one of the major labels. Warner Music Group is now selling songs from its digital catalog (Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day) on Amazon’s DRM-free digital music store, joining EMI, Universal Music Group, and about 33,000 independent ...

Web2Review 27 Dec 07
 
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   A Very Amazon Christmas For Apple, Nintendo, and the BBC

Amazon released some holiday statistics today, saying this was its “best season ever”—which is what it says every year. The peak shopping day this year for Amazon was December 10 (as it was for all e-tailers —”Green Monday” strikes again), when it shipped 5.4 million items. That is ...

Web2Review 26 Dec 07
 
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   Game On: A Real Alternative To iTunes

It may have taken Amazon a few years, but they got it right: their new music store is DRM free and songs, starting at $0.89/track, are cheaper than at Apple’s iTunes. The top 100 best-selling albums are priced no higher than $8.99. Songs are delivered in MP3 format, meaning they’ll ...

Web2Review 25 Sep 07
 
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   Amazon To Sell Wii and PS3 Soon

If you’re pounding the pavement looking for a Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3, then this should take a load off. We’ve heard from a credible source that Amazon is going to start selling both game consoles “in the coming days.” Finding a Wii or a PS3 is like finding ...

Web2Review 14 Dec 06
 
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   Almost Exclusive: Amazon Readies Utility Computing Service

Amazon Web Services are readying their latest service called EC2 which will allow users to setup and run servers and computing capacity in the cloud. Users of the service can setup a server instance which is hosted with Amazon, and then access and use the servers they setup just like ...

Web2Review 24 Aug 06
 
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   Amazon Is Down

Reports are coming in that Amazon.com is down…and sure enough it is. I’ve got a ping into Amazon PR to see if this is something serious (for a site like this to go down on a week day, it probably is). If anyone has information on when it first went ...

Web2Review 21 Aug 06
 
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   Amazon video download pages discovered pre-launch

Web developer Alan Taylor has used some creative thinking and the power of Google to unearth what appears to be a series of pages from Amazon.com’s forthcoming video download service - Amazon Unbox. Amazon announced in late July that they would begin offering video downloads in mid August. ...

Web2Review 18 Aug 06
 
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   Amazon to throw its weight at video downloads

Amazon disclosed this weekend that they would be entering the video download space in mid August. AdAge reported on Saturday that Amazon Digital Video will be a subscription service operating through a desktop client. The company has already cried uncle on music downloads and will focus instead on ...

Web2Review 25 Jul 06
 
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