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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.


Apple's iPad deal gives Hachette pricing leverage against Amazon

02/05/2010, 08:02 am

Joining the other publishers who, after striking content deals for Apple's iPad, have looked to increase standard e-book prices beyond $9.99 will be Hachette Book Group, the company announced this week.


Amazon acquires touch-screen maker for future Kindle project

02/03/2010, 07:02 pm

Amazon has purchased touch-screen startup Touchco, with plans to incorporate it into the Kindle's hardware division.


Apple iPad deal pushes another publisher to renegotiate with Amazon

02/03/2010, 09:02 am

Days after Macmillan essentially forced Amazon to accept higher prices for its Kindle e-book titles, Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., said his publishing company HarperCollins is also in talks to increase titles beyond $9.99.


Amazon concedes, grants $13-$15 e-book prices to Macmillan

02/01/2010, 07:02 am

Days after Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad and implied e-book prices would go up, Amazon gave in to a standoff with book publisher Macmillan, raising prices to between $12.99 and $14.99.


iPad debut ignites price war between Amazon and publisher Macmillan

01/31/2010, 02:01 pm

Amazon stopped selling print and e-books from publisher Macmillan this weekend over a price dispute, just days after Apple introduced the iPad and its own iBookstore for e-books.


Amazon has sold 'millions' of Kindles, overall sales increase 42%

01/29/2010, 11:01 am

After Apple unveiled its iPad and iBookstore, Amazon announced its fourth quarter earnings this week, with sales increasing 42 percent and Kindle e-book sales accounting for more than a third of total book sales.


Steve Jobs: iPad to offer Word support, $10 e-books, 6 days of music

01/29/2010, 10:01 am

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revealed after Wednesday's iPad unveiling that the device will offer "the same" prices on e-books as Amazon's Kindle, the Pages app can export documents in Microsoft Word format, and it will offer nearly 6 days of continuous music playback.


As Apple tablet looms, Amazon Kindle adopts App Store revenue split

01/20/2010, 11:01 am

Amazon announced Wednesday that its share of revenue from some content sold for its Kindle e-reader will be more akin to Apple's iPhone App Store business model, with a 70-30 split in favor of the content provider.


HarperCollins in talks to offer content for Apple's tablet

01/18/2010, 09:01 pm

Apple and publisher HarperCollins are reportedly conducting talks over possible e-book offerings for Apple's new tablet device, with pricing that would follow the current App Store model.


Publisher Hearst releases plans for digital magazine, newspaper service

12/03/2009, 09:12 pm

Hearst Corp. plans to launch a service sometime in 2010 to sell digital subscriptions of magazines and newspapers intended to be viewed on e-readers, cell phones, and tablets.


Kindle software coming to Mac; Google Chrome hits milestone

10/23/2009, 04:10 pm

Amazon Kindle customers will have the ability to read their content on the Mac when the official application is launched in the future; and Google Chrome inches closer to release with its developer preview.


Barnes & Noble e-reader rumored to be merging of Kindle, iPhone

10/14/2009, 10:10 am

Book seller Barnes & Noble is expected to announce its own e-reader next week, and a new report states the device will sport both black-and-white e-ink and a multi-touch, iPhone-like color display.


Amazon introduces iPhone-optimized Kindle book store

05/11/2009, 01:05 pm

Responding to popular request, Amazon on Monday announced a version of its Kindle electronic book store formatted specifically for Apple's multi-touch devices and designed to supplement the recently released Kindle for iPhone application.


Amazon unveils 9.7-inch Kindle DX with focus on education

05/06/2009, 11:05 am

Amazon on Tuesday introduced the Kindle DX, a new multi-purpose version of its digital eBook reader that, thanks to a 2.5 times larger screen, is garnering the support of several universities, newspapers and textbook publishers who've announce pilot programs around the device.


Amazon to introduce "big screen" Kindle device this week

05/04/2009, 12:05 pm is expected to introduce later this week a version of its Kindle digital eBook reader with a larger display screen fitted for presentation of newspapers, magazines and textbooks in a more traditional format, according to reports.


Amazon scoops up developer of leading eBook iPhone app

04/28/2009, 08:04 am

Online mega-retailer has purchased the development firm behind the most popular eBook reader application for Apple's iPhone in a bid to extend its reach of the digital book market beyond its Kindle device.


Amazon brings Kindle eBook library to the iPhone

03/04/2009, 10:03 am

On the same day that AppleInsider has published its review of the Kindle 2, Amazon is spreading its e-book library beyond its proprietary digital reader to Apple's handheld devices with a new Kindle app that's available for download from the App Store.