Apple’s App Store Restrictions Not To Hurt Amazon

We received the news yesterday about Apple’s restriction on Sony’s Reader regarding its applications on App store and how it was going to affect Amazon. The restrictions imposed by Apple definitely did not go down too well with Sony as they complained that the restrictions were imposed on a very short notice. However, Apple has … Continue reading “Apple’s App Store Restrictions Not To Hurt Amazon”

Amazon Movie Streaming In Europe Expands With LoveFilm Acquisition

We have been talking about this since September of last year. Popular etailer Amazon has finally confirmed these long-standing rumors with an announcement today that they are acquiring the remaining stakes in popular European online movie streaming, LoveFilm. The deal is expected to get all the required regulatory clearings by the end of this quarter. … Continue reading “Amazon Movie Streaming In Europe Expands With LoveFilm Acquisition”

Amazon Kindle App For Windows Phone 7 Launches

After weeks of anticipation, Amazon has finally released their Kindle ebook reading application on the Windows Phone 7 platform. The application, that seems to have been made public just hours ago, will be free to download and measures 1.36MB in size. The Amazon Kindle app for WP7 will give users access to over 750,000 Kindle … Continue reading “Amazon Kindle App For Windows Phone 7 Launches”

Amazon Kindle Book Lending Now Available – A Social Network Of Book Readers In The Offing?

Amazon has announced a new feature to Kindle that will let users “lend” ebooks to their friends. The feature is not universal and it is upon the publisher to decide whether or not to allow lending for any particular book. Books that are lending-compatible will now display a new ‘Loan Book‘ that users can click … Continue reading “Amazon Kindle Book Lending Now Available – A Social Network Of Book Readers In The Offing?”

Can Amazon Bestsellers List Be Gamed? New Kindle Book Tells How

Amazon’s proprietary algorithm that ranks and offers recommendation to book readers has always been a matter of debate. While there has been several accusations in the past about the company turning a blind eye to authors gaming the system to reach the bestsellers’ list, nothing much has come out of it until now. However, a … Continue reading “Can Amazon Bestsellers List Be Gamed? New Kindle Book Tells How”

New Kindle 3 Is Now Most Popular Product On Amazon [All Time]

Amazon has announced that its third generation Kindle e-Reader is now the best-selling product worldwide over their eCommerce portal. In a media statement released yesterday, Amazon has said that the device has overtaken “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7)” to create this record. The milestone comes just five months after the launch of … Continue reading “New Kindle 3 Is Now Most Popular Product On Amazon [All Time]”

Google eBookStore Launches To Take On Apple iBookstore & Amazon Kindle

We have been following the Google Editions story for quite a while now. We first wrote about this new browser based eReader back in May this year. Since then, the project got delayed by several months to finally launch this month. Interestingly, Google has opted to go with a rather conventional eBookstore rather than ‘Google … Continue reading “Google eBookStore Launches To Take On Apple iBookstore & Amazon Kindle”

Amazon Launches ‘Give Kindle Books’ For Easy Ebook Gifting

Looking to buy a nice book for your friend as a holiday gift? You could get them a Kindle ebook instead. Amazon has launched a new feature that will make it easy for users to gift friends and family members with a Kindle ebook even if the recipient does not own a Kindle device. Apparently, … Continue reading “Amazon Launches ‘Give Kindle Books’ For Easy Ebook Gifting”

Samsung Focus Price Drops To $49.99 On Amazon

Given that there are not too many Windows Phone 7 handset models available in the market today, one may have assumed that those already out in the wild should be selling at a premium. At least that is how it looked when AT&T launched Samsung Focus on November 8 at a price of $199.99 along … Continue reading “Samsung Focus Price Drops To $49.99 On Amazon”

Want To Make A Movie? Amazon Enters Movie Production Business

Amazon is looking to venture into movie production. The company is now calling upon aspiring movie writers to submit their scripts on a new website called Amazon Studios. The most promising work stands a chance to be made into a movie that will be made by Amazon in partnership with Warner Bros. Participants with better … Continue reading “Want To Make A Movie? Amazon Enters Movie Production Business”