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On The Cheap: Amazon Brandishes Fire Stick; Shoots Special Price At Prime Members

Despite Apple calling the Apple TV a “hobby”, TV streamers are big business. Amazon has been doing a great job of selling the still-fairly-new Fire TV system. Voice search and integration with Prime Instant Video have been big points in favor, but not so much the $99 price tag. After all, you can get same […]

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Amazon Unleashes A Flood Of Kindle Updates, Including One For Your Guppies

Amazon’s Kindle line is one of the biggest recent success stories in consumer electronics. With a custom Android OS, Amazon prices them lower than other vendors because it’s seen as a “digital shopping cart” to consume the e-tailing giant’s products. Last night, Amazon unveiled a whole ton of updates, including one parents will love. Before we […]

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Debuts For (Some) Android Tablets

One of the best arguments for buying a Fire tablet, aside from price, has always been Amazon Prime Instant Video. If you already had Amazon Prime, then the free video streaming part of the deal was just too good to pass up. Why pay extra for Netflix or Hulu? The downside, of course, was if […]

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Amazon Sparks Set-top Box Competition With Release Of Fire TV

Let’s face it, television setups are complicated these days. We have broadcast, cable, satellite, and a plethora of streaming services. Getting said streaming services on to your TV might mean having an AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast or some other solution. The problem is that most of those solutions are complicated or at least involve multiple steps […]

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Kindle Matchbook Ignites Interest

Amazon is a company with one foot in the virtual realm and another in the physical. Sure, you can stream or buy digital content, but you can also buy the same content in physical form. This sometimes gets confusing (Wait, so Amazon Prime is a Hulu-like service as well as an expedited shipping program?), but […]

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Google To Sell Digital Textbooks Dirt Cheap

Google made several big announcements yesterday, and while most people (including yours truly) are excited about the second generation Nexus 7 and Chromecast, Google announced another service that has the potential to be a major game changer for education. Google Textbooks will launch in early August 2013, just in time for the start of classes. […]

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Kindle Worlds: What’s The Harm?

Guest writer Greg Hatcher has been a professional magazine writer and editor for 21 years and currently writes the weekly Fridays With Hatcher feature, now in its eighth year at Comics Should Be Good. In addition to that, he teaches writing for high school and middle school students as part of the Young Authors program […]

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Crowdsource Your Book With New Online Publishers

Last week, Amazon’s Publishing Group announced the launch of a seventh imprint, this one specifically for literary fiction including novels, short story collections, and memoirs. The imprint will go by the name Little A, as well as a digital-only version called Day One for individual stories from debut writers. Amazon’s new imprint follows in the […]

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Hour’s Worth of New York Minutes Fit In One Internet Minute

Have you visited Facebook in the last minute? So have 276,000 other people. How about watched a YouTube video? You joined an audience of 1.3 million. Tweeted about how much you have to get done today in so little time? So have 100,000 other people using Twitter. These numbers and more come form Intel, who […]

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Studies Claim Students Prefer Traditional Paper Textbooks Over E-texts

  According to the sales statistics of Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, everybody loves e-books. The economically-priced readers; the ability to store and transport an entire library effortlessly and less expensively; the added benefits of highlighting, annotation, simplified note-taking, searchable text, and inserted ancillary materials. It’s no wonder e-books are popular. With the rapidly […]

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