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Wikileaks situation gets steadily weirder

Dec 1, 2010
A self-proclaimed patriot and "hacktivist" (which I guess is a word now) is claiming responsibility for a couple of recent directed denial of...
Posted In: Amazon, Julian Assange, wikileaks

E-reader race has two horses. One horse is faster.

Dec 1, 2010
According to a new survey of 2800 holiday shoppers, the e-reader race comes down to iPad and Kindle. Nobody else matters. Nook doesn't matter. Kobo...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, barnes & noble, business, gadgets, iPad, Kindle, kobo, Nook, Web Culture

COICA gets out of committee

Nov 18, 2010
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Combating Online Infringement and Copyright Act. The bill would allow the US Attorney General to go...
Posted In: Amazon, business, COICA, Congress, ebay, Google, Law, Web Culture, Wikipedia, Yahoo

Amazon Studios. Amazon Studios? Amazon Studios!

Nov 17, 2010
This is bonkers. Amazon is crowdsourcing new movies in an effort that seems to go beyond simple PR promotions. More like Wikipedia meets Mechanical...
Posted In: Amazon, Entertainment, Frankie Say Relax, movies, social media, Wikipedia

Send an Amazon gift card to someone's Facebook wall because you love sadness

Nov 2, 2010
Now you can buy someone a gift card that isn't really a card, just a credit at Amazon, really, and have it sent straight to their Facebook. It...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Facebook, sadness, social media, Web Culture

Amazon loves Kindles, hates quantifying

Oct 26, 2010
Amazon.com is hoping to take a little of the shine off today's expected announcement of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color. Amazon says that they sold...
Posted In: Amazon, barnes & noble, business, gadgets, Kindle, Nook

Amazon to offer Kindle Singles

Oct 12, 2010
They'll be short little things, length of a few chapters. Cheap too. There isn't a lot of difference between publishing a super long e-book and a...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Kindle, singles

Amazon is busting out all over - app store, tablet, web thingie

Sep 28, 2010
Word has it that Amazon is about to launch an app store for Android devices. While it seems a little nuts at first that they're getting into a...
Posted In: Amazon, Books, business, Entertainment, gadgets, tablets

Amazon poaches key game exec from Microsoft

Sep 7, 2010
This is kind of weird considering that Amazon is not exactly known for making original games. Nonetheless, Andre Vrignaud who served as MSFT's...
Posted In: Amazon, games, Kindle, Microsoft

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