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Pew: 35% of Americans have tablets, up 10% from last year

The popularity of tablets continues to grow, according to the latest numbers from Pew. Pew’s research shows 35 percent of Americans 16 and older now owning a tablet, up 10 percent from one year ago. Though that’s not as steep of an increase from December 2011 to November 2012, when tablet ownership jumped 15 percent. In… Read More

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Welcome back: Amazon selling Kindle DX again

The Kindle DX is making a comeback. After disappearing from the Amazon storefront last October, it looks like the Seattle online giant is once again selling the 9.7-inch tablet for $299. The DX, which debuted in 2009 and features a keyboard with an e-ink display, was first spotted late last month by Digital Reader. We’ve reached… Read More

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Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options. Reuters noted that Amazon is… Read More

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Amazon to iOS users: Don’t install Kindle app update

Normally, app updates are supposed to allow for improvement and efficiency. That’s not the case with Amazon’s latest update for its iOS Kindle app, which went into effect yesterday and now seems to have a bug that can delete your entire book library. “Note: There is a known issue with this update,” it reads under… Read More

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Why this guy hacked his Kindle to email Jeff Bezos

As part of the terms of use for Amazon Kindle devices, users grant the company permission to collect data including their bookmarks and the last page they’ve read. This information helps the company synchronize the reading experience across devices. It also feeds into advanced analytics that give Amazon insights into reading patterns across its user… Read More

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Kindle Fire scorching Android tablet market with 33% share

In terms of dominating the Android tablet market, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is on fire. According to some rough estimates from mobile app analytics service Localytics, Kindle Fire devices in the U.S. alone account for 33 percent of all Android tablets worldwide. The United States alone has the world’s biggest tablet share at 59 percent, with… Read More

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Google reveals first native eBooks device, promises more

Will this device give Amazon’s Kindle a run for its money? Probably not, at least not on its own, but it’s a notable step for Google’s digital books initiative, as the first dedicated device with the search company’s eBooks platform integrated into the experience out of the box. The price of the iRiver Story HD… Read More