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Amazon to close All 87 pop-up stores

(6 Mar 2019)  After much review, Amazon came to the decision to discontinue its pop-up kiosk program, and is instead expanding Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star, where more comprehensive customer experience and broader selection is provided. The Digital Reader has the full story here.  


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Amazon sold several million Kindle e-readers in China

(15 August 2018) Amazon Kindle e-book sales have jumped 12% last year in China and the company now has a library of over 700,000 titles that are available.  Amazon also announced that it has sold several million Kindle e-readers since it first launched in China in 2012 and China has become the world’s biggest regional market […]


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Smart speakers are the best-selling consumer gadget because people keep giving them as gifts

Amazon and Google played their cards right this holiday season. (7 January 2018) Following blockbuster holiday sales, it’s official: Smart speakers are the new best-selling consumer gadget writes Christina Bonnington. According to data from independent technology analysis company Canalys, nearly 35 million smart speakers shipped in 2017. That number is expected to top 56 million […]


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Amazon launches digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam on Kindle

(1 December 2016, Bengaluru)  Amazon announced today the addition of thousands of digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam, including the largest digital selection of best sellers, hundreds of exclusive titles, and free classics to the Kindle Book Store. Readers can access these books on their Kindle eReaders and free Kindle apps for […]


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DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, NVIDIA, and Amazon Web Services team up to launch SpaceNet Open Data Initiative

Public corpus of satellite imagery and training data will advance research in technology to automate mapping and image analysis (25 August 2016, Westminster, Colo) DigitalGlobe, Inc. the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced the launch of SpaceNet, an online repository of satellite imagery and labeled training data that […]


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Wiley announces publishing agreement with Amazon Web Services

(8 August 2016, Hoboken, N.J.) John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Wiley) today announced a publishing agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring to market official certification study guide learning tools for the AWS Certification Program. The AWS Certification Program recognizes IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for building and maintaining […]


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Al Manhal books now delivered worldwide, powered by Amazon Fulfillment

(13 August 2015) With the signing of a groundbreaking partnership with Amazon, Al Manhal is taking its online library offline and delivering it to the hands of individuals around the globe. This strategic partnership will greatly expand the company’s reach, allowing it to deliver paperback copies of content from its ever-expanding research library. Currently, through […]


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Amazon Kindle Voyage to launch in India soon

(22 March 2015) The Amazon Kindle Voyage e-reader will be launching in India in the next few weeks. Customers will get a chance to purchase either the WIFI only model for INR 16,499 or the 3G variant for INR 20,499. Good e-Reader has the story.


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Amazon takes over textbook business of the University of Massachusetts

(1 February 2015) Amazon has ironed out an agreement with the University of Massachusetts to take over the schools textbook business from Follett. Starting this fall students will be able to order print books and have them delivered for free to their homes or an Amazon-staffed storefront in the campus center that’s set to open in June. The […]


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Amazon.com to acquire comiXology

(10 April 2014, Seattle, Business Wire)  Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before. “ComiXology’s mission is to […]


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Amazon.com announces fourth quarter sales up 20% to $25.59 billion

(Seattle, Business Wire, 30 January 2014)  Amazon.com, Inc today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Operating cash flow increased 31% to $5.47 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.18 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2012. Free cash flow increased to $2.03 billion for the trailing […]


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Amazon Publishing introduces Day One—a literary journal for the digital age

(Seattle–(Business Wire), 30 October 2013) Amazon Publishing today announced Day One, a weekly digital publication dedicated to short fiction—including work from debut authors and stories from around the world translated into English—and poetry. Day One will showcase one writer and one poet per week. The first issue is available today and features the short story […]


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Introducing the all-new Kindle Paperwhite—The 6th generation of Kindle

Amazon has announced the all-new Kindle Paperwhite which features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle Paperwhite is available for pre-order at www.amazon.com. “Kindle is the best-selling eReader in the world for […]


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Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9” available in India

(New Delhi, 13 June 2013) Today Amazon announced that Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9” will be available starting June 27 on Amazon.in for customers in India, giving them access to over 1.9 million of apps, games and books, including more than 325,000 books that are exclusive to the Kindle Store. Kindle Fire […]


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Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

(7 June 2013, IDG News Service) After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com’s China business has finally brought the company’s Kindle tablet and Kindle eReader to the country. ComputerWorld has the story:


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