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Showing posts with label Amazon Kindle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amazon Kindle. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kindle now let's you share on Facebook and Twitter

Amazon has announced a major software upgrade for the kindle. Version 2.5 of Kindle's software is being rolled out automatically on a limited basis. Adds Facebook and Twitter features to the ereader. Users can now highlight a passage from a book they are reading and hen share the same with their friends on Facebook and Twitter.

The version firmware 2.5 also boasts a bevy of other features like crisper text, larger fonts, organize books into collections, PDF docs get zoom and pan features and password protection.

With competition heating up from the Nook and the release of the iPad. Amazon has had to come up with new features. We can be sure that future updates are going to come with more sharing options for social sites.

Currently users can share content from a book on Twitter and Facebook but with devices like the iPad you get more options and Kindle might well get full social features in the future.




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Sociolatte



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Amazon buys Touch-Screen startup.

The New York Times has reported that Amazon has bought a Small New York start-up Tech company called Tuchco. It is a small company and does not have a large number of employees, they have not even produced a product on the market so far. What they do have however is a technology for touch-screens that is far advanced and costs less than the technology Apple uses on the iPad.


What this means is this. Apple has released the iPad which immediately rivals Amazon's kindle. With the iPad you can read and download e-books and is so much more flashy that the Kindle. Amazon though is not giving up without a fight and we can now see the competition heating up with Amazon investing in tweaking the Kindle.


Kindle is Amazon's e-book reader that enjoyed huge sales during the last holiday season. So it seems now that Amazon is not willing to give up that easily. With the acquisition of Touchco they will take the fight to the iPad.


After the debut of the iPad last month Amazon announced that  its customers can read and sync their Kindle books on iPhones, iPod touches, PCs, and soon Blackberrys, Macs, and iPads.


Touchco's website states that as of January 2010, the company had ceased to do business.






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Sociolatte



Monday, December 28, 2009

Amazon sells more e-books that physical books this hoiday season.

Amazon announced that Kindle has become the most gifted item in Amazon's history and for the first time ever customers purchased more e-books that physical books. With kindle being such a popular gift most people who got one must have simply gone online and ordered some e-books the read. It just works that easy. With 390,000 books to choose from is it any wonder.

We have added the list of the bestsellers this Christmas season from Amazon.


Amazon Worldwide 2009 Holiday Facts (includes www.amazon.comwww.amazon.co.uk,www.amazon.dewww.amazon.frwww.amazon.co.jp and www.amazon.ca):


  • Amazon shipped to over 178 countries.

  • One of our most remote shipments contained the EMU Australia Toddler Boot and was delivered to Atqasuk, Alaska.

  • On the peak day this season, Amazon's worldwide fulfillment network shipped over 7 million units.

  • Amazon shipped over 200,000 units to APO/FPO addresses.

  • Amazon shipped more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday deadlines worldwide.



Amazon.com 2009 Holiday Facts (www.amazon.com only):


  • Amazon customers purchased enough fruit cake to equal the weight of a 1967 Volkswagen Bug.

  • Amazon customers bought enough gingerbread house kits that if stacked on top of each other would be as tall as the Sears Tower.

  • If all the computers customers purchased this holiday were stacked one on top of the other, they would be more than twice as high as Mt. Everest.

  • Amazon customers bought over 50 times more Light Therapy devices this holiday season than there are sunny days in Seattle the entire year.

  • For the holiday time period alone, Amazon customers purchased enough shoot-and-share camcorders to supply 50 years' worth of non-stop YouTube watching.

  • Amazon customers bought enough Levi's jeans to clothe everyone at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

  • Amazon customers purchased so many Blu-ray disc players that if you lined them up side to side, they would stretch for more than 27 miles.

  • During the 2009 holiday season, Amazon customers bought enough 8 GB iPod touches to play 442 years of continuous music.

  • In 2009, Amazon customers purchased enough heart rate monitor watches to put one on the wrist of everyone who finished the New York City marathons in 2008 and 2009.

  • Amazon customers purchased enough Frustration-Free Package items to eliminate over 32,000 pounds of frustrating plastic materials, such as plastic clamshells.

  • The last One-Day Prime order that was delivered in time for Christmas, was placed on Dec. 23 at 9:17 p.m. Pacific and shipped to Boca Raton, Florida for delivery on Dec. 24. The item was a pair of Yellow Gold 8-8.5mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings.

  • The last Local Express Delivery order that was delivered in time for Christmas, was placed by a Prime member and went to Seattle. It was a Kindle that was ordered at 1:43 p.m. on Christmas Eve and delivered at 4:57 p.m. that evening.



Amazon.com's Hot Holiday Bestsellers (Nov. 15 through Dec. 19, based on units ordered):


  • Electronics: Kindle Wireless Reading Device; Apple iPod touch 8 GB; and Garmin nuvi 260W 4.3-inch GPS

  • Toys: Scrabble Slam Cards; The Settlers of Catan; and Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition

  • Video Games and Hardware: Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board; New Super Mario Bros; and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • Sports & Outdoors: Razor A Kick Scooter; Victorinox Swiss Army Champion Plus Pocket Knife; and P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Program

  • DVD: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;" "Star Trek;" and "Up"

  • Books: "Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin; "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown; and "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

  • Music: "I Dreamed A Dream" by Susan Boyle; "My Christmas" by Andrea Bocelli; and "Crazy Love" by Michael BublĂ©

  • Jewelry: Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant; 10k White Gold Diamond 3-Stone Heart Pendant; and 18k White Gold Round Diamond 4-Prong Stud Earrings

  • Watches: Casio Men's Waveceptor Atomic Dual-Time Watch; Invicta Men's II Collection Chronograph Stainless Steel Blue Dial Watch; and Timex Kids' Camouflage Stretch Band Watch

  • Beauty: Sephora Brand Color Play Palette II; Santa's Lump of Coal Christmas Soap; and Sephora Brand Ultimate Blockbuster

  • Home & Garden: Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter; Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator; and Oster Electric Wine-Bottle Opener

  • Clothing & Accessories: The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee; Levi's Men's 550 Relaxed Fit Jean; and Levi's Men's 501 Jean

  • Shoes and Handbags (Amazon.com and Endless.com): Steve Madden Women's Bonanza Tall Shafted Flat Boot; Hunter Original Tall Welly Boot; and EMU Australia Women's Hip Boot

  • Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer; Philips Sonicare Essence 5300 Power Toothbrush; and Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron

  • Gourmet Food: Bon Appetit Gift Basket; Grand Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket; and 50's Decade Box Gift Basket

  • Home Improvement: Black & Decker MSW100 Ready Wrench; Bosch Laser Distance Measuring Device; and Joby Gorillatorch Adjustable and Flexible Tripod Flashlight

  • Automotive Parts & Accessories: Wagan 12V Heated Seat Cushion; 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System; and Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Scan Tool

  • Baby: Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes; Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether; and Baby Einstein Bendy Ball

  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007; Adobe Photoshop Elements 8; and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition

  • Grocery: Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers; Coffee People K-Cup Santa's Buzz; and Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water

  • Wireless: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Unlocked Phone; Plantronics 510 Bluetooth Headset; and BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone (AT&T)




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Sociolatte