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Apple under fire for 'censoring' iBook

Apple under fire for 'censoring' iBook | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
Apple appears to be taking its disputes with Amazon to new levels. Author Holly Lisle’s book that discusses how to become an author was rejected from Apple’s iBookstore because it included a link to Amazon.
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Is Amazon getting into original TV?

Is Amazon getting into original TV? | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are all betting big on original content. Now, Amazon may be doing the very same.


At least that is what appeared to be the case for a fleeting few hours March 6 on LinkedIn. Joe Lewis, a new executive with the tech giant based in Los Angeles, briefly listed his title as Vice President of Original Television at Amazon. Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, Lewis' job title changed moments after Fortune's request for additional details. He is currently listed as Vice-President, Production at Amazon Studios.

 

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If Amazon do get into the internet on-demand video original content business it would certainly make the Kindle Fire even more enticing.


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Amazon Did Not Build Its Kindle Fire Tablet to Be an iPad Killer

Amazon Did Not Build Its Kindle Fire Tablet to Be an iPad Killer | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

What is going to propel the Amazon Kindle Fire into the limelight is price. There is no doubt in my mind that the Apple iPad is a superior product. But what Amazon is offering is an inexpensive alternative for those who do not want nor can afford the more expensive Apple iPad. Think about it this way: You can buy two Amazon Kindle Fire tablet computers for less than the cost of one Apple iPad. In addition, you can pocket $100 that you can use to buy applications.

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Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real.

Amazon’s Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
It's called simply the "Amazon Kindle". But it's not like any Kindle you've seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android.
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How the cloud could boost Amazon's slow-moving margins

How the cloud could boost Amazon's slow-moving margins | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
According to analysts at Morgan Stanley, Amazon’s cloud computing division could be a shining star (even if not too bright) on the company’s long road toward increased profit margins. However, while their forecast isn’t glowing, it also doesn’t account for the evolution of Amazon’s cloud business from pure infrastructure-as-a-service into higher-level (and higher-margin) services.
In the new research report published Monday morning, analysts Scott Devitt, Andrew Ruud and Nishant Verma come to a possibly disconcerting conclusion for any investors banking on Amazon for short-term returns. The report’s gist: “After analyzing Amazon.com’s cost structure in detail and by segment, we conclude that there are far more variable costs than investors believe, leading to an overly optimistic timeline for margin expansion.” But Amazon Web Services is an opportunity Amazon might be able to exploit.
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Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazon’s Kindle Fire Compare?

Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazon’s Kindle Fire Compare? | New Digital Media | Scoop.it

On the eve of what may well be the launch of a brand new iPad from Apple comes some new analysis from Forrester Research on the current competitive landscape in tablets — or lack thereof, as the case seems to be.

 

In short: despite the rush of tablets that have come out in the past year, many built on Google’s Android OS, Apple has managed to continue to run away with the competition, and how has 73 percent of the tablet market. No Android tablet maker, it notes, has more than a five percent share against it.

 

There is a caveat to Forrester’s research, however.

Forrester carried out its market research last September, before Amazon had started to sell its Kindle Fire tablet, and before Barnes & Noble had released its own tablet to compete against that.

 

These devices have proven to be forces in the market, and are already having an impact on sales of another device in the food chain, e-readers.

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Amazon steps up social media efforts

Amazon steps up social media efforts | New Digital Media | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is stepping up social media efforts after the largest Internet retailer partially missed one of the hottest technology trends of recent years.Amazon hired a director...
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