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E-book contracts from Apple, Amazon spur anticompetitive inquiry

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

A new review of e-book contracts between publishers and content providers like Apple and Amazon aims to determine whether the deals are anticompetitive.


Rather than clone Apple's iPad, Amazon sticks with e-ink for new Kindle

07/29/2010, 11:07 am

Instead of adopting a color touchscreen to compete with the Apple iPad, Amazon's newly redesigned Kindle will instead focus on price, sticking with a low-cost e-ink display and starting at just $139.


Amazon adds audio, video capabilities to Kindle app for iOS devices

06/28/2010, 07:06 am

Amazon this week updated its Kindle application for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad, bringing users the ability to view audio and video with new e-books that include multimedia content.


iPad has 91% consumer satisfaction, demand greater than pre-launch

05/20/2010, 11:05 am

A pair of new surveys from ChangeWave show that demand for the iPad has grown since the device hit the market in early April, while 91 percent of those who already bought one are satisfied with their purchase.


Apple's iPad beating Kindle for news, but hurt by Amazon contracts

05/04/2010, 07:05 pm

Newspaper executives are reporting early success for iPad subscriptions, although their previous contracts related to Amazon's Kindle are affecting the price and content they are able to offer, reportedly leaving Steve Jobs angry.


Oprah gushes over 'amazing' new Apple iPad

04/27/2010, 11:04 am

Television personality Oprah Winfrey, who in the past boosted sales of the Amazon Kindle by praising it on her program, recently declared herself a fan of Apple's iPad for an audience of millions to see.


Amazon Kindle iPad app approved, Netflix working on iPhone app

04/03/2010, 01:04 am

Apple's mobile devices are cross-pollinating: Amazon's Kindle ebook reader was just approved for iPad, while Netflix' iPad app for viewing Instant Streaming videos is being ported to the iPhone and iPod touch.


Apple pre-loading iBook Store with 30,000 free eBooks

03/25/2010, 06:03 pm

Apple has reportedly filled up its upcoming iBook Store for iPad with a wide variety of free ebook titles curated by Project Gutenberg, heading off any attempts by third parties to profiteer on literature in the public domain.


One-third of Apple iPad buyers plan to read books, newspapers

03/23/2010, 11:03 am

More than a third of those eyeing Apple's forthcoming iPad will read books, newspapers and magazines on the touchscreen device, a new study has found.


Amazon reveals all-new Kindle e-book app for Apple iPad

03/22/2010, 08:03 am

In addition to their own respective e-ink hardware devices, booksellers Amazon and Barnes & Noble will also release their own separate digital bookstores for Apple's iPad and other touchscreen tablet devices.


Amazon releases free beta of Kindle for Mac eBook reading software

03/18/2010, 07:03 am

With Apple's eBook-capable iPad looming ominously in the face Amazon's fledgeling electronic book business, the online bookseller on Thursday released a new application for Mac users as part of its ongoing bid to promote its proprietary Kindle platform and prevent defection of its existing user base to a emerging array of alternatives.


iPad ad shows book prices from $8 to $15, Steve Jobs at Oscars

03/08/2010, 09:03 am

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was in attendance at the Oscars Sunday night, and during the telecast the first iPad ad revealed, upon closer look, prices for some titles in the new iBookstore.


Penguin betting big on interactive eBook content for Apple's iPad

03/04/2010, 02:03 am

Penguin Books demonstrated of a series of interactive ebook titles the company is preparing for Apple's iBook Store for iPad, in a presentation looking at how the company plans to accommodate a transition to digital ebooks.


Publishers justify $13-$15 e-book prices for Apple iPad

03/01/2010, 03:03 pm

After the introduction of the iPad gave publishers leverage to raise e-book prices on the Amazon Kindle, a new report states that consumers have "unrealistic expectations" about how low e-book prices should be.


Amazon frantically phoned publishers as Steve Jobs unveiled iPad

02/27/2010, 12:02 pm

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs was still standing on stage addressing an auditorium full of media reps last month when higher-ups at Amazon began phoning publishers in an effort to extract details on the deals they were given to supply content on the new iPad device he was touting.


Some Apple iPad e-book bestsellers could still be $10 or less

02/18/2010, 08:02 am

While the announcement of the iPad convinced numerous publishers to strong-arm Amazon into allowing them to sell e-books for the Kindle for more than $9.99, a new report says not every new bestseller on the iPad will carry a premium price.


IBM plans Lotus for Apple iPad, e-reader eye strain explored

02/12/2010, 01:02 pm

IBM just released its Lotus software for the iPhone and has now turned its attention to the iPad, while a new article explores the facts and myths of LCD eye strain from reading books on devices like the iPad.


Amazon may compete with Apple iPad by giving away free Kindles

02/12/2010, 10:02 am

As Amazon's e-book business continues to evolve in the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, a new rumor suggests the company is exploring the possibility of giving a Kindle reader to its best customers.


Amazon rethinking Kindle in the wake of Apple iPad

02/08/2010, 02:02 pm

Amazon is being forced to rethink many of the design decisions of its Kindle e-book reader after the introduction of Apple's iPad.


Higher Amazon e-book prices expected to coincide with iPad launch

02/08/2010, 08:02 am

Amazon and publisher Macmillan finalized their agreement for higher-priced e-books over the weekend. The deal is expected to serve as a template for other publishers, and the new prices should take effect in March, when Apple's iPad goes on sale.