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Topic: Kindle

Kindle for iPad adds children's books, comics, graphic novels

06/14/2012, 11:06 am

Amazon on Thursday updated its Kindle application for iPad, adding support for children's books, comic books and graphic novels purchased for the Kindle platform.

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Briefly: Simon & Schuster settles; 9M Galaxy S III preorders; 10.1" Kindle Fire

05/18/2012, 01:05 am

Publisher Simon & Schuster has settled an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 29 states in the U.S., while a new report claims Samsung achieved nine million preorders for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Also, a rumor claims Amazon is suspending plans for an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in favor of a 10.1-inch model due out later this year.

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Target to stop selling Amazon Kindle products in favor of iPad, Nook

05/02/2012, 01:05 pm

Target said it will stop carrying Amazon's Kindle product line, including the Kindle Fire, which is estimated to make up more than half of all US tablets using Android.

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Apple denies DoJ allegations of collusion, says it broke up Amazon monopoly

04/12/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple has spoken out against the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit filed against the company earlier this week, noting that the launch of its iBookstore actually broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."

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DoJ suit against Apple over e-book pricing may arrive this week

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is readying an antitrust suit against Apple over alleged e-book price fixing and could launch the complaint as early as Wednesday, a new report claims.

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Apple ridicules ebook pricing conspiracy theory of class action lawsuit filing

03/08/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple has asked that a class action lawsuit claiming the company conspired with book publishers to raise the price of ebooks be thrown out, stating that the plaintiffs' arguments didn't make sense and that "this allegation just strings together antitrust buzzwords."

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Amazon gearing up to launch 10-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012 - report

02/20/2012, 04:02 pm

Amazon plans to expand its Kindle lineup and more directly take on Apple's iPad with a new 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet set to launch in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report.

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Amazon earnings miss Street estimates, Kindle sales nearly triple

01/31/2012, 06:01 pm

Amazon misses Wall Street expectations with a 57 percent decline in net income despite tripling Kindle sales during the holiday season.

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Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price-fixing conspiracy'

01/20/2012, 10:01 pm

Even as Apple unveiled new partnerships with publishers focusing on ebooks and digital textbooks earlier this week, lawyers have amended a class-action lawsuit against Apple and five of the six big publishers accusing them of "deep antagonism" toward Amazon and its pricing scheme.

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Comcast launches live TV on iPad, Amazon optimizes Kindle store for iPad

01/10/2012, 12:01 pm

Comcast on Tuesday began to roll out its new "AnyPlay" functionality for iPad, allowing subscribers to stream live TV to Apple's tablet. Also, Amazon launched a new Kindle storefront designed to take advantage of the touchscreen interface of the iPad.

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Amazon says 2011 was best holiday yet for Kindle family, still won't reveal sales

12/29/2011, 03:12 pm

Amazon once again on Thursday touted the success of its Kindle lineup, including the new Kindle Fire, but declined to get into specifics on sales figures.

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Kindle iPad app adds Amazon Newsstand, Google Voice for iPhone gains group texts

12/21/2011, 11:12 am

Amazon has updated its Kindle application for iOS, adding the ability to read magazines on the iPad. And Google Voice for iPhone has also been updated, gaining compatibility with Sprint and support for group texting.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire has sold 'millions,' but won't get specific

12/15/2011, 02:12 pm

Amazon issued a press release on Thursday to reveal that its newly launched Kindle Fire tablet has sold "millions of units," but declined to give any specific sales figures.

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Amazon readying Kindle Fire update to address criticisms

12/12/2011, 02:12 am

With Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet drawing criticisms from consumers and reviewers alike, the online retailer has revealed a software update will arrive in a couple weeks to address some user complaints.

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Parents complain Amazon's Kindle Fire gives kids access to porn, accounts

12/09/2011, 05:12 pm

Amazon delivered its low cost Kindle Fire tablet primarily as a way for users to browse and buy digital content, but it omitted parental controls that can block access to pornography, explicit content or allow unattended kids to "charge up a storm" on their parents' account.

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US judge says Samsung tablets unlikely to attract Apple's customers

12/05/2011, 07:12 pm

In her decision not to grant Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung, US judge Lucy Koh stated that her decision was grounded in part on the fact that Samsung's sales were unlikely to tempt Apple's customers and instead come at the expense of other Android makers.

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Apple executives say iPhone 3GS, Kindle Fire will expand interest in iOS devices

12/02/2011, 08:12 pm

JP Morgan analysts who met with top Apple executives note that the company's leadership views both its own iPhone 3GS and Amazon's Kindle Fire as devices that will attract customers to iOS as they "gravitate to more feature-rich experiences."

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Amazon Kindle Fire takes #2 tablet spot after shipping 3.9 million units

12/02/2011, 07:12 pm

Amazon is expected to "surpass all other iPad rivals" in the final quarter of 2012, with expected shipments reaching 3.9 million units, compared to an estimated 18.6 million iPad sales.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire is its best-selling product, but won't reveal numbers

11/28/2011, 03:11 pm

Amazon on Monday touted the success of its newly launched Kindle Fire, revealing it is the retailer's best-selling product, though it still won't disclose any actual sales figures.

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Tablet demand soars 130% on back of Apple's iPad, new Amazon Kindle Fire

11/21/2011, 08:11 am

Between Apple's iPad and the newly launched Amazon Kindle Fire, tablet sales in North America are set to reach record heights, rising 130 percent during the holidays of 2011.

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