By not competing, Jeff Bezos tells stockholders at Amazon's annual meeting
Although Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle has the largest share of the U.S. e-reader market -- 62%, according to a ChangeWave survey conducted in early May -- the iPad is gaining fast.
In the same survey -- fielded only a month or so after the iPad went on sale, Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer was already in the hands of 16% of the 245 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 25, 2010 5:15 PM ET
Google's 'more open' application environment allows Amazon to build the bookstore into the app.
On the iPhone, you can read your Kindle books using Amazon's WhisperSync technology. Implementing it however, involved a bit of a workaround for Amazon.
If you want to buy an Amazon book on an iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch), you need to exit the Kindle application, open a web browser, and buy the book with your Amazon MORESeth Weintraub - May 18, 2010 1:22 PM ET
Who were the device's first buyers, and what do they plan to do with it?
Most of the people who lined up in New York and Minneapolis to purchase the iPad on Saturday were already committed Apple (AAPL) users, according to the results of a survey of 448 iPad buyers issued early Monday by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster.
The full results are pasted below the fold. The key findings:
74% were Mac users MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 5, 2010 6:12 AM ET
Even the wireless industry's biggest bulls couldn't have predicted the coming mobile explosion.
Wireless phone companies and equipment manufacturers totally underestimated the potential of their own industry, says Ericsson (ERIC) CEO Hans Vestberg. Now he and his company are preparing for a totally interconnected world in which billions of consumers -- and machines -- talk non-stop to one another via wireless networks.
"What I've learned in this industry, and I've spent 18 MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 29, 2010 6:45 AM ET
After Apple's big tablet debut, Amazon is starting to play a little defense.
In the matchup between the iPad and the Kindle, some say it's game over for Amazon's e-Reader. But according to industry watchers, it's still only the first quarter.
Keep in mind that Apple's tablet showed up just two weeks ago, and it hasn't even hit the market yet. Meanwhile, Amazon hasn't exactly gone on the offensive, but CEO Jeff MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Feb 11, 2010 8:59 AM ET
There's more than one way to look at a before-and-after survey
"The more people know about the iPad," writes David Coursey in PC World, "the less they want to buy one."
That's how Coursey interprets the results of a survey published Friday by Retrevo, an online electronics marketplace that polls its 4 million users from time to time on a variety of topical issues.
"There was too much hoopla," co-founder Manish Rathi MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2010 10:15 AM ET
The former New York Daily News editor who ran Bill Gates' Tablet PC division tells all
In the week since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad, there's been a lot of talk about where this leaves Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle.
"But the much more important question," writes Dick Brass in an essay prominently displayed on the OpEd page of Thursday's New York Times,
"is why Microsoft, America's most famous and prosperous technology company, no longer MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 4, 2010 6:37 AM ET
Apple's latest product impresses, but will it replace -- or supplement -- laptops, phones and other eReaders?
Everyone seems to have an opinion on the iPad. If they don't, they're probably working on one.
But there are two things about the iPad that we all seem to agree on (even the ambivalent among us): The name is ridiculous, and it looks like a huge iPhone.
The latter point reflects some confusion about what MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jan 29, 2010 7:13 AM ET
The Jumbotron comes home --and the computer goes in the pocket.
Even before the recession began two years ago, people were talking about the need for Americans to downsize. What this means for the world of consumer electronics is unclear.
Our television screens just keep getting bigger and better. In 2009, the average screen size was 36 inches, up from 22 inches a decade ago.
For LCD and plasma screens greater than 60 MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jan 15, 2010 6:00 AM ET
CNNMoney contributor Jonathan Blum reports on the latest offerings in e-readers as part of our team coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show.Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Jan 7, 2010 10:16 PM ET
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