When it comes to the new market of "social games," a few names always pop out - Zynga, Facebook, Farmville, EA's Playfish... but actually, one of the most important players is Amazon.
Although Amazon has not once said anything about how many Kindles or digital books it has sold, the online retailer is confident that it has a grip on as much as 80% of the e-book market.
Anyone who tries to spell out doom and gloom for the Kindle in the post-iPad era should take a look at the fact that two new versions of Amazon's reading device sold out just days after being introduced.
The Kindle isn't even three years old yet but it has revolutionized the world of books like no one could have expected, and has in some ways become a victim of its own success.
Well, Amazon may have sold out of the original Kindle, but there's now a replacement. The company has launched two new versions of its e-reader, smaller and lighter than the original.
Amazon has apparently hit the sweet spot with the new $189 price point for its Kindle device, as it is now completely sold out with no information on when new stock will be available.
Amazon has launched a new service which suggests purchases to users based on the preferences of their Facebook friends.
Amazon says it's now selling substantially more Kindle books than standard hardcover ones, and that its recent price cut has boosted demand for the e-reader dramatically.
The Kindle DX, Amazon's large textbook-sized e-reading device that used to carry a daunting $489 price tag, has been cut down by more than $100 but it remains the most expensive e-reader by quite a large margin.
In what has to be the best explanation to staff ever, Woot CEO Matt Rutledge has announced that the company is to be taken over by Amazon.
The latest move in the all-out e-reader war is showing just how profitable the heated Kindle vs. iPad vs. Nook vs. Kobo battle can be, for publishers.
Amazon has introduced a free Kindle app for Android-based smartphones and tablets. The application offers US readers access to over 620,000 books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times bestsellers and new releases.
Amazon is to include embedded audio and video in its Kindle books - but not for those that use its own hardware.
As heated pressure continues to build in the e-reader war, Amazon has cut the price of its standard Kindle 2 model to $189, a reduction of nearly 50% since it was launched just one year ago.
One of our own has finally found a useful outlet for the nihilism that infects the writing pool here.
After a trial run in select locations, Target will now be introducing Amazon's Kindle throughout its entire chain of more than 1,700 stores in 49 states.
Android. iPhone. Internets. Get off my monopolistic lawn, you damn kids!
The Justice Department is looking at Apple's iTunes business, according to the New York Times.
Google and VMware have teamed up to facilitate the rapid expansion of the lucrative Cloud computing market.
Amazon's releasing a Kindle for Android app this summer, bringing Kindle books to Android phones.