Judging by the numbers, Amazon Kindle Singles program has been a successful one.
Rumor has it Amazon will debut a smartphone at its press event tomorrow
Amazon’s app store for Android has grown massively in popularity since the Kindle Fire was released in November 2011, doubling the number of developers who publish to the store and tripling the number of apps. Plus, Amazon says, hundreds of millions of apps have now been downloaded from the store.
Of course, that’s barely a blip on the Google’s radar, since the official Android market, Google Play, has seen more than 20 billion downloads on 600,000 apps.
Ever since Barnes & Noble debuted its backlit Nook e-reader, all eyes have been on Amazon for its upgraded Kindle. Now it looks like Amazon’s backlit e-reader has been leaked, ahead of the company’s media event next week.
The agency hopes to find out whether “widespread use of PEDs during flight is appropriate, while maintaining the highest levels of safety to passengers and aircraft.”
Online retail giant Amazon is reporting that its exclusive ebooks have been downloaded over 100 million times, the company announced today.
When it comes to Amazon book sales, arrows are now mightier than magic wands.
The U.S. State Department has terminated its agreement to purchase 2,500 Kindle e-book readers from Amazon today — perhaps giving the iPad another chance at winning the lucrative federal contract.
New documents have emerged suggesting Amazon will produce a new Kindle Fire tablet to proceed the current 7-inch version.
Amazon has just dropped the price for a Kindle to $269 in a fire-sale “deal of the day.’ Some folks, including us, are taking this as a sign that a new Kindle is on the way.
Popular music streaming service Spotify has landed on the Kindle Fire, giving it yet another platform to attract users.
Online publishing service FastPencil is announcing a new agreement with Barnes & Noble that will allow self-publishing authors access to premium placement in Barnes & Noble retail stores, online store, and Nook store.
BookStats, the “center for publishing market data” just released its 2012 report. The big news? Ebook sales doubled last year, especially in the adult fiction category. Even bigger, overall industry revenue showed a small increase.
Amazon is working on a next-generation Kindle Fire tablet that will have a sharper, brighter, 1,280-by-800 pixel screen.
Apple’s iPad may get the headlines and the market share, but Amazon’s Kindle looks like a better choice to at least one federal agency. Today Amazon agreed to a no-bid, $16.5 million contract with the U.S. State Department to provide 2,500 Kindle Touches for the government’s overseas language-education programs.
Overall tablet sales were down 1.2 million units in the first three months of 2012, but strong iPad sales boosted Apple’s market share to 68 percent, according to market researcher International Data Corporation (IDC).
I was flabbergasted at the news that Microsoft had invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s Nook business, making the e-reader subsidiary, at a $1.7 billion valuation, worth more than B&N itself.
Amazon will reveal its fourth quarter earnings Tuesday and finally put to bed the hottest question of the new year: Just how many Kindle Fire tablets did the company sell?
Amazon released a new plug-in for the Kindle Thursday that allows you to “print” files to your e-reader.
If you’ve ever wanted a Kindle that you never have to plug in, SolarFocus has the accessory for you with its solar-powered Kindle case.
Digital media is on Amazon‘s mind. The company is building out a team for an “existing product” in the Amazon Web Services division.
Online retail giant Amazon sold over 4 million Kindle devices this month — about a million per week — to help make it the most successful holiday shopping season ever, the company announced today.
After some back-and-forth between Amazon and Wattpad, a third party e-reader app, Kindle Fire owners can now use a different apps to read e-books on their device.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsmyTIEz0c&w=560&h=315] In this clip from Conan O’Brien’s late night show, “Jeff Bezos” takes a moment to apologize for the Kindle Fire’s poor performance and idiosyncratic touchscreen. In classic tech founder fashion, he bills the bugs as features and offers a few nonsensical fixes.
With all the buzz surrounding Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet this holiday season, it’s easy to forget that the company also supports Kindle applications on Apple devices.
In a push for last-minute and impulse buys, Amazon is offering its customers free two-day shipping on the four most-recent Kindle models before the end of the day on Dec. 21.