So I’ve never heard of George R.R. Martin, but apparently he’s kind of a big deal. So big, in fact, that he’s become the 11th person to sell a million Kindle eBooks. Continue reading George R.R. Martin the Latest Author to Sell 1 Million Kindle eBooks
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings just announced in a blog post that Netflix is splitting into two companies. Netflix itself will be streaming-only (no DVD rentals), while Qwikster (which is a lame and difficult-to-spell name) will be the online DVD rental service. But this is an Amazon blog, so the question is… What does this splintering mean for Amazon’s Instant Video streaming services? Continue reading Netflix Separates Its DVD and Streaming Businesses. What Does This Mean for Amazon?
I mentioned yesterday that Amazon’s stock went up 4.21 points (or 1.8%) on the day. With that gain, the company has reached the mega milestone of being a $100 billion company. Continue reading Amazon Now a $100 Billion Company
So you know how Amazon has “Recommendations for you” plus the “Customers who bought this also bought…” suggestions? Two companies think they can do a better job of coming up with suggested reading material. Continue reading Don’t Like Amazon’s Book Recommendations? Check Out These 2 Services
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