Kindle books gain embedded video - but only for Apple users

Amazon is to include embedded audio and video in its Kindle books - but not for those that use its own hardware.

E-Reader madness continues: buy a Kobo, get a $20 gift card

After Amazon chopped down the Kindle 2 price and Barnes & Noble introduced a cheaper Nook, Borders is now offering a $20 gift card to anyone who buys its e-reading device, the Kobo.

Kindle price slashed to $189

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.

Kindle retail rollout heading to all Target stores

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.

The Dell Streak: Better than an iPad and an iPhone


Dell just announced their Streak Smartphone/Tablet and, as I wrote before, I’ve been using an early prototype since the beginning of the year. 



Kindle to come to Android devices this summer

Amazon's releasing a Kindle for Android app this summer, bringing Kindle books to Android phones.

Borders launches $150 Kobo eReader

Borders has entered the rather crowded eReader space with the launch of a $150 device dubbed "Kobo."

Amazon goes social with new Kindle update

Amazon has confirmed that its upcoming Kindle software update will allow users to share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter "directly" from the device.

Best Buy to sell Barnes & Noble Nook

Barnes & Noble has decided to reach beyond of its own retail empire to sell the Nook, its branded e-book reader, and will begin making the device available to Best Buy.

What the Generation 2 iPad should look like


I’ve been watching the feeds from folks who bought the initial wave of non-3G iPads (why you would get one of these without 3G is beyond me) and think we can come up with an initial list of things that folks will want in generation 2.

Apple iPad is most wanted e-reader, but it's not a runaway

More people are seriously considering buying an iPad within the next 3 months than any other e-reader device, but not by much. While 15% are planning on buying an iPad, 14% say they want a Kindle.

Amazon Kindles its love for the iPad

Amazon has unwrapped a special edition of its Kindle e-book shop and reader application for Apple's long-awaited iPad.

Amazon launches Kindle for the Mac, promises iPad version soon

Amazon has finally launched Kindle for the Mac, filling a rather noticeable gap in the list of supported devices, and is promising a proper version for the iPad soon.

Steve Jobs' Biography: World Changing or Sugared Water?


Word is that Steve Jobs has hired a writer to do his biography. 

Typically, this is something someone does towards the end of their life and can take one of several forms.

Amazon signs Kindle patent deal with Microsoft

Amazon has agreed a cross-licensing deal with Microsoft over its Kindle e-reader and use of Linux-based servers.

Amazon touts Kindle app for BlackBerry addicts

Amazon has introduced a Kindle application for BlackBerry addicts with itchy thumbs.

Can Amazon's next-gen Kindle take on Apple's iPad?

Amazon's recent acquisition of multitouch screen company Touchco hints that the Seattle-based corporation has big plans for its next-generation Kindle.

British Library releases thousands of free e-books

The British Library is promising 65,000 free e-books this spring, which means you no longer have any excuse for your ignorance of the classics.