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Now You Can Borrow Kindle Books from the Library… If You Live in Seattle

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Here’s some good news for all you folks living in Seattle, as well as a glimmer of hope for how awesome the future could be if you do not live in Seattle. You can now rent Kindle ebooks (readable on any Kindle or Kindle Cloud Reader or any other app) at Seattle Public Library and the King County Public Library system. And Amazon promises that eventually this kind of thing will be available at 11,000 libraries across the US. As is often the case with Amazon’s neat digital products, people in other countries will likely have to wait a while. Continue reading Now You Can Borrow Kindle Books from the Library… If You Live in Seattle

The Economist Gives Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos an Award for Popularizing eBooks

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The Economist just announced that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Lab126 (which is the Amazon subsidary that developed the Kindle) president Gregg Zehr were the winners of the consumer-product innovation category in the publications annual Innovation Awards. Continue reading The Economist Gives Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos an Award for Popularizing eBooks

Amazon to Display Groupon-esque Coupons on Kindle Screensavers

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So there are two main variants of the Kindle out right now: one with ads and one without. The one with ads is called Kindle with Special Offers (or KwSO throughout this post). The ads come up as the “screensaver” when the Kindle is off. But Amazon announced today that they’ll soon be displaying Groupon-esque Amazon Local daily deals and coupons instead of ads. Continue reading Amazon to Display Groupon-esque Coupons on Kindle Screensavers