Amazon News in Brief: Congressman Worries About Silk Browser, Record eBook Numbers, Barnes and Noble

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Here’s some more Amazon news that you might find interesting.

Concerns over privacy with Amazon’s Silk web browser

A congressman writes a letter to Jeff Bezos, asking for more information regarding the information Amazon plans to track and log through its Silk browser (that will ship with the Kindle Fire). Link to the congressman’s letter and link to an article that summarizes it.

eBook revenues see triple digit growth

eBook revenues have gone up 153% in the last year. In addition, digital audiobook (like the kind that Amazon’s Audible.com sells) sales are up 26.7%. [Source]

Barnes & Noble takes over Borders assets

Amazon competitor Barnes & Noble (now the only major brick-and-mortar bookseller in the country) purchased the Borders (formerly the other big bick-and-mortar bookseller in the US) domain name, website, Twitter account, Facebook account, and customer list for $13.9 million dollars in September. If you type in borders.com, you’ll be redirected to the Barnes & Noble website where you’ll be shown some special offers. Link to source and link to borders.com (to see the special offers).

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