Stasior moves to Siri, Kindle Smartphone, Brazil Kindle Store, and more

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Monday’s a rich newsday for Amazon! On to the stories!

  • Looks like there are rumors of a possible new smartphones from Kindle, if Amazon purchases the TI smartphone chip processor currently used in the Kindle Fire, as reported in Venturebeat.com.  How is this beneficial to Amazon?  According to Gigaom.com, owning the smartphone chip could make customization easier for Amazon and facilitate significant improvements in its products.  Some say Amazon is gearing up for a challenge to Apple for a chunk of its business.
  • BookShout, a Texas-based social e-reader platform is working on a technology to allow you to read any ebook on any device by importing it into their app. Because of the requirement to login to the user’s B&N or Amazon account all your personal information is exposed to the application.  This raises big security concerns for many users.

What do you think about allowing an app access to your personal Amazon account with all its stored information?  It doesn’t appear that you can limit its access to just your ebook purchases.