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Displaying items by tag: Amazon

Wednesday, 25 November 2009 02:29

Kindle battery life extended; PDF support added

A firmware upgrade boosts Kindle battery life and provides a native PDF reader.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:09

'Pirates' spend more on music than the rest of us

Another survey has found that people who download music from unsanctioned sources - those the industry likes to call pirates - are actually some of the music industry's best customers.

Thursday, 29 October 2009 10:59

Amazon adds PayPhrase to checkout options

Amazon has come up with an idea to make online shopping even easier by reducing the need to remember multiple user names and passwords. The new service also lets parents give their kids shopping freedom within limits.

Thursday, 29 October 2009 10:14

Kindle piques Aussie interest in ebooks

While there's no indication yet of how many Australians have ordered a Kindle, there are signs of considerable interest.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 26 October 2009 09:47

Santa's Kindle shoppers hedge on the $A

In less than three weeks the price Australians can expect to pay for a Kindle e-book has dropped from $314 to $280. If the $A achieves parity with the $US it could fall another $21 – leaving local Christmas shoppers literally hedging their bets about when to buy.
Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 10:54

Kindle e-book goes international

Amazon is expanding the availability of its Kindle e-book device to more than 100 countries, including Australia. Hundreds of thousands of titles are offered, mostly at prices below the print editions.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 05:20

Eolas sues technology and retail giants

A company claiming a patent on the use of AJAX and other technologies to put interactive applications into web pages is suing Adobe, Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google, Yahoo! and other well-known companies for infringement.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 02:56

New low-priced online music store hits U.S. market

U.K. digital media company 7digital has opened a U.S. music store with pricing that undercuts iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody. Individual tracks go for US$0.77 and albums for $7.77.

Saturday, 03 October 2009 00:18

Kindle lawsuit settled

The student who sued Amazon after the company deleted his Kindle copy of 1984 -- along with all his notes -- has agreed to drop the suit. But the settlement agreement, which has been made public, spells out exactly what Amazon can delete and when.

Published in Mobility
Everyone expected the new Dan Brown book to smash sales records, but who knew it would do so well 'out of print' in the online world?
Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 05 September 2009 00:48

Amazon gives back 1984

In early July, Amazon remotely deleted copies of 1984 from users' Kindles, creating a PR firestorm. Now the company has offered to return the books or give the affected users an Amazon gift certificate.

Published in Mobility
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A U.S. high school student whose copy of 1984 was remotely deleted from his Kindle is suing Amazon, claiming that the action had "rendered useless" the notes he'd been taking on the book.

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How can IT staff provide end users with assurance that their business transactions will be handled reliably when part of the process is handled in the cloud?

UK broadband, TV, phone, and wireless provider Virgin Media has announced a deal with Universal Music that would permit customers to both stream and download as much music as they wanted for a single subscription price.
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 10:37

Google preparing to become an e-book seller

Having agreed a settlement of its book digitising dispute, Google has revealed it plans to enter the e-book market before the year is out.

Published in Core Dump
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 00:08

Amazon optimizes Kindle store for iPhone

There's a new Kindle store specially designed to work with the Kindle iPhone app.

Published in Mobility
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Thursday, 07 May 2009 03:10

Kindle DX debuts

At a press conference in New York, Amazon introduced a new, larger version of its Kindle e-reader aimed at magazine and newspaper readers.

Published in Mobility
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Tuesday, 05 May 2009 02:17

Larger Kindle expected this week

Observers expect Amazon’s press conference scheduled for Wednesday in New York to see the introduction of a larger-size Kindle suitable for magazine and newspaper reading.

Published in Mobility
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Even if the UK Government is not going to stop Phorm spying on Internet users on privacy grounds, it looks like some of the biggest brands on the Web will.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009 03:20

Hacker claims credit for Amazon "glitch"

The removal of gay-themed books from Amazon's sales rankings was apparently the result of a hacker manipulating Amazon's complaint mechanism.

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