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Topic: Kindle

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Amazon to introduce "big screen" Kindle device this week

05/04/2009, 12:05 pm

Amazon.com 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.

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Amazon scoops up developer of leading eBook iPhone app

04/28/2009, 08:04 am

Online mega-retailer Amazon.com 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.

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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.

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In-depth review: Kindle 2, the Apple TV of books

03/04/2009, 09:03 am

For its first year anniversary, Amazon gave its Kindle an all around hardware upgrade that has turned the quirky, cheap looking appliance into a streamlined and slick looking device. Will it be enough for Kindle 2 to hit a mainstream audience?

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Unboxed: Amazon Kindle 2 gets iPod treatment. Will it sell?

02/27/2009, 07:02 pm

Amazon's second generation of its Kindle ebook reader takes cues from Apple in hopes to make the new product the "iPod of books." Here's a graphical tour of how close Amazon comes to replicating the iPod experience.

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iPhone 2nd in US retail; China iPhone deal already struck?

02/24/2009, 09:02 pm

Apple is just short of the top spot for US phone sales in stores. Also, China Unicom may be close to a long-awaited deal for the iPhone in its country, the Boston area is slated for another Apple store, and iFixit has broken with tradition to tear down an Amazon Kindle 2.

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