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Amazon confirms zero Kindle hardware profit

Amazon confirms zero Kindle hardware profit

Amazon makes no profit on its Kindle hardware sales, CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed, with the ereaders and Kindle Fire tablets sold "at our cost" so as to promote ebook, video, and music downloads. The online retailer has long been tight-lipped on its pricing strategy around Kindle, with ongoing rumors that the hardware was sold with minimum profit in mind or, even, at a loss. That's not quite the case, Bezos told the BBC.

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Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight stakes claim on Euro e-reader market

Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight stakes claim on Euro e-reader market

It would appear that the honor of being the lightest e-reader on the planet has been claimed by Bookeen and their new Cyberbook Odyssey HD FrontLight, complete with E-Ink HD display and the 6th generation since the start of the line. This device will be launched in November starting in Europe and the folks at Bookeen have made it clear that they're coming for Amazon's lunch, noting their power in a single sentence: "Since 1998, Bookeen has been the European champion in digital reading years before Amazon entered the market."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday everyone. Today Amazon held its highly anticipated Kindle Fire event, marking our third press event in two days. Amazon didn't disappoint either, announcing a handful of new Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. It was a very exciting event, and you can get a nice little recap of all of the news in our full Amazon Kindle event wrap-up. Be sure to check that out for all of our announcement and hands-on posts from the day.

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Acer Iconia Tab A210 hands-on

Acer Iconia Tab A210 hands-on

With the Acer Iconia Tab A110 out on the blocks with a big upgrade to Tegra 3 with Ice Cream Sandwich, we knew there'd be a bump for the next biggest bunch: the Acer Iconia Tab A210. This device takes the Iconia Tab A200 and turns it into a much more impressive beast, complete with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a lovely 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Can it bust up the elder generation of Acer Android tablets with one blow?

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Rakuten believes Pinterest is worth $1.5bn

Rakuten believes Pinterest is worth $1.5bn

Yesterday there were whispers on the wind that Pinterest, the bookmark social networking site, would reach a $1 billion evaluation following funding from interested parties. Now it has been revealed that Rakuten is the lead investor in the company, raising around $50 million in a total of $100 million funding round. That would value Pinterest at $1.5 billion, who has been looking for a global investor.

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Facebook Timeline Apps spreads Open Graph to travel, food, more

Facebook Timeline Apps spreads Open Graph to travel, food, more

Facebook has officially launched its Timeline Apps platform, broadening Open Graph from its existing multimedia integration into the social network to cover travel, food, shopping, fitness and more. Announced back at f8 2011, Timeline Apps currently consists of over 60 "lifestyle" apps, including TripAdvisor, Urbanspoon, eBay, Runkeeper and Rotten Tomatoes, allowing Facebook users to share details of their hobbies and activities automatically.

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E Ink kicks LG Display out of high-tech display team

E Ink kicks LG Display out of high-tech display team

Power struggles amid display manufacturers, as E Ink Holdings (EIH) apparently suspends its fringe-field switching (FFS) LCD panel production agreement with LG Display and instead shifts manufacture to rival CPT. FFS displays are a key rival to the IPS panels that LG Display and others supply Apple for the iPad, promising wide viewing angles among other benefits. In addition to ending the FFS production agreement, EIH will buy back bonds in its Hydis display subsidiary, DigiTimes reports, which LG Display had bought as part of its original agreement back in January 2010.

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

The fine folks at Bookeen have revealed that they'll be releasing an ebook reader with a 6-inch Pearl E-ink display and a lovely 800MHz Cortex A8 CPU for the masses. This device will be Bookeen's fourth ereader device, and it's expected that the display will be the same as what's proven to be ultra-successful on the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Kobo, that being the Neonode zForce touchscreen. Welcome back to the pack, Bookeen!

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