• Amazon counts on Kindle after first net loss in nine years

    Posted October 26, 2012 - 8:04 am made a net loss in the third quarter, its first loss in nine years, even as revenue increased by 27 percent year on year.
  • Will Amazon's Kindle be free by November?

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    The price of the popular Kindle e-reader has plummeted dramatically over the past two years, as growing competition from Apple's iPad and competing e-readers like Barnes & Noble's Nook has inspired some impressive price-cutting on Amazon's part. The Kindle, which cost $350 in February 2009, is now as low as $139 for the Wi-Fi-only version.
  • Apple rejects Sony e-reader app; Is Kindle next?

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    Apple's decision to reject Sony's e-reader application today sparked speculation that Apple would soon yank Amazon's popular Kindle software from the App Store.
  • Apple tightens App Store policies, rejects Sony e-reader

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    Apple is proving once again that if you don't play by its rules (which appear to change on a whim) then you don't get into the iOS app store. This time the company has reportedly rejected an e-reader app from Sony because the electronics maker was not selling e-books through Apple's in-app purchase mechanism, according to The New York Times . Apple takes a 30 percent cut of all in-app purchases made through its system.
  • Is your Kindle freezing? It could be the case

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    The Kindle e-reader is set to become Amazon's most popular gift item this year, but if you're hoping to see a Kindle under the tree Saturday be careful about the protective case you use with your new gadget. A small number of Kindle users report that Amazon's leather case for the Kindle is causing their e-reader to crash and require a manual reboot.
  • Newest Kindles to ship Friday

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:25 am

    Both versions of the third-generation "smaller, lighter, faster" Kindle e-readers begin shipping on Friday, but said orders placed today will not ship until on or before Sept. 17
  • Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod touch

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Barnes & Noble released free Nook e-reader software for the iPhone and iPod touch today, along with updates to Nook for the iPad.
  • Nook price cut to $199, Wi-Fi only model launched

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Barnes & Noble today launched a Wi-Fi-only version of the Nook for $149 and cut the price of its original Wi-Fi and 3G version from $259 to $199.
  • IT has to take a stand on consumer technology

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Ten years ago, most people used more advanced technology when they went to work than they did at home. Today, that has been turned on its head. Many employees have newer technology at home than at work, and they expect IT support for many of their favorite devices.
  • Alex eReader Available for Pre-Order

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:49 am

    If you've been anxious to get your hands on the Alex eReader from Spring Design, you won't have to wait much longer. The e-reader, which sports an unusual, double-display design, is now available for pre-order and will be shipping on April 14.
  • The Next E-Book Reader: Color, Video and Nearly Unbreakable

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 2:25 pm

    If you thought the E-Ink screen on your Kindle or Sony Reader was the epitome of high-tech for the printed page, hang on to your hat. By the end of this year, newer models--with newer display technologies--will start to make today's e-book readers look like Model T versions. These next-generation readers will sport color displays with refresh rates capable of supporting video. They'll also use flexible display technologies--but that doesn't mean you'll be able to roll them up (yet). Rather, they will make the devices a lot less fragile.
  • New Browser Won't Save Amazon's Kindle e-Reader

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    It will take more than an "innovative Web browser" to save Amazon's Kindle e-reader from the onslaught of competitors, including tablets from Apple, HP, and seemingly every company in China that owns a soldering iron.
  • Samsung Introduces eReader

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    At a splashy event in New York's Time Warner Center, Samsung dove headlong into the electronic book market with the Samsung eReader, a $299 device which allows you to take notes in the margins and share content with other Samsung eReaders.
  • Freescale's New Chip Could Revolutionize E-Readers

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    eReaders are about to get hotter, faster and cheaper. Freescale Semiconductor -- makers of the guts behind Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader -- announced it has created a chip that will rock the eReader world. The forthcoming i.MX508 processor will double eReader speed, support large color screens, improve battery life and lower the retail cost by about $30.
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    Slow Navigation Hampers Sony Reader

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    "A great read is a few seconds away," proclaims the Sony Reader Daily Edition screen as it tries to connect to the Sony store--or to do anything else involving the unit's wireless Internet access. Unfortunately, in my tests, I had to wait a lot longer than a few seconds.
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    Cybook Opus Wins Featherweight E-Reader Crown

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    If you've been waiting for a no-frills e-book reader that's scarcely heavier than an iPhone, check out the Cybook Opus from Bookeen. Available in an array of colors, and weighing just 5.3 ounces and measuring less than half an inch thick, the Opus wrests the e-reader portability crown from the Sony Reader Pocket Edition; unfortunately, its $199 price tag (as of February 18, 2010) is a bit larger.
  • Tablet PCs: The Top 10 Missing Features

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    If you really want to make a tablet I'll buy, listen up.
  • Amazon's E-Book Fail: What We Should Get

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Congratulations, Macmillan, you've muscled Amazon into letting you set the prices on e-books, potentially ending the days of $10 Kindle books. Other publishers will surely follow suit, having witnessed Amazon's toothless protest in which it briefly stopped selling Macmillan books before crying uncle and letting the publisher have its way.
  • Can the iPad compete as an e-book reader?

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    I love my Kindle 2, but we're not exclusive or anything. So I certainly intend to buy an iPad--especially since it's a lot more than an e-book reader. While Steve Jobs's preview of the iBooks app did reveal a stunning reading interface, it also raised some questions for me about whether the iPad can truly compete as an e-reader.
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    eReader battles will be all about their software

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 9:03 am

    Software is where the eReader battles will be fought and run. And while it is encouraging that Barnes and Noble and Sony have entered the race against Amazon's Kindle, both still have some room to grow if they are going to be effective competitors.
  • Amazon's Kindle for PC App: 10 Things to Know

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 9:36 am

    Amazon is extending its electronic bookstore onto your desktop. The company announced plans for a Kindle for PC desktop application at Microsoft's Windows 7 launch event Thursday.
  • E-readers could push growth in e-textbook market, analysts say

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    With more e-readers hitting the U.S. market, analysts predict a big uptick in sales in late 2010 with a strong surge in the popularity of electronic textbooks used in high schools and colleges in time for school in the fall of 2011.
  • Okla. tech center eyes Kindles, iPhones for e-learning

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    High school and college students could be big beneficiaries of mobile technology by using e-readers and smartphones to access electronic textbooks and other course materials.
  • Another e-reader, the Irex DR800SG, hits the U.S. market

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    The e-reader market in the U.S. is about to get more crowded with introduction next month of a $400 device called the Irex DR800SG.

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