Store

Amazon builds Kindle for the Web, eyes Android tablet?

September 28, 2010: 11:42 AM ET

This morning Amazon released a new Kindle Web interface, but their plans don't stop there if recent rumors are true.

It makes perfect sense.  You can read your Kindle books on your iPad, your Kindle, your Android device and your PC or Mac with a dedicated app.  Why not just make a Kindle reader for your browser?  That will be a pretty important feature if Google's ChromeOS, which doesn't let users  install local applications, takes off.

Amazon today released a beta version of the reader that will open in any HTML5 compliant browser.  The interface doesn't use Adobe's (ADBE) Flash so installing the Adobe Player won't be a prerequisite.  It works on all of my browsers, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, although I didn't see the option to open the Kindle for Web view from iOS devices or Android phones.

More

Posted in: , , , , ,
  • Google: Nexus One store closing soon

    Google receives its last shipment of Nexus Ones

    Google announced today that they would soon be closing the Nexus One store and would cease selling Nexus Ones to the public.  Google (GOOG) would make additional Nexus One devices available to developers through its Android developer program.

    Support will still be offered to Nexus One customers:

    Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers. And Nexus One will continue to be sold MORE

    - Jul 16, 2010 5:17 PM ET
  • 'Google Music' to compete with Apple iTunes?

    While it isn't too flashy, the newly-discovered logo likely shows what Google will call its music service.

    Recently discovered and posted to TechCrunch, a new 'Google Music' logo seems to indicate that Google's entry into digital music sales will have a pretty straight-forward name.

    Google demonstrated its over-the-air music service at Google I/O last month by impressively having an engineer purchase a song through an Android Market web page and having it MORE

    - Jun 4, 2010 10:41 AM ET
  • Google to close Nexus One store

    Google announced that it would soon change the focus of its Nexus One store, moving from selling to showcasing.

    On its Official Google Blog, Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering in charge of Android,  acknowledged that the Nexus One store had seen lackluster sales and notified users that it would soon shift its focus from sales to showcasing new Google phones.  Even with the strong publicity and plenty of Adsense ads, MORE

    - May 14, 2010 1:53 PM ET
    Posted in: , , ,
  • New NYC Apple store draws crowd of 1,600

    Rumors -- later proved false -- that Apple's (AAPL) newest retail outlet in Manhattan was going to open at 6 a.m. and give free MacBooks to the first people in line drew a huge crowd on Friday. Early arrivals braved snow flurries and freezing temperatures for up to 14 hours.

    By the time the store finally opened, as scheduled, at 6 p.m., the crowd had swelled to more than 1,600, as MORE

    - Dec 10, 2007 12:08 PM ET
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Powered by WordPress.com VIP.