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Amazon Pulls the Plug on Lendle Lending Service

Amazon Pulls the Plug on Lendle Lending Service

Once Amazon decided to let Kindle users lend out books, it was only a matter of time until services sprung up to open up lending to the wider world. Lendle was one of those services, but now Amazon has pulled the plug on them. Today, Lendle's website states: "Amazon has revoked Lendle’s API access. Unfortunately, Lendle is unavailable indefinitely. We will do everything we can to restore service soon."

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Amazon’s New Kindle Commercial Jabs At iPad Again

Amazon’s New Kindle Commercial Jabs At iPad Again

Amazon has just released a new Kindle commercial full of happy indie music, hip young folks in coffee shops, frolicking in parks, jaunting in the city, and all done in lots and lots of sunshine. Key to the commercial is the amount of sun people seem to be getting when they need to read a book. When there's sun, the Kindle beats the iPad as clearly shown in one scene of the commercial where a girl is lent a Kindle because her iPad has too much glare.

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Apple’s New App Store Rules Impact Amazon’s Kindle App

Apple’s New App Store Rules Impact Amazon’s Kindle App

Apple's new app store subscription plan, specifying that Apple will take a 30% cut of all content sold within apps, will also affect Amazon's Kindle app when used on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It will also impact other booksellers selling through apps on Apple products. Publishers and content sellers have to remove any links within their apps to outside-the-App Store purchasing options. This means that Amazon must remove the "Shop in the Kindle Store" link that it currently provides on its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps.

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Amazon Likely to Break 8 Million Kindle Units Sold This Year

Amazon Likely to Break 8 Million Kindle Units Sold This Year

And that's a LOT. Not really the most a pad-type piece of tech has sold, compared to Apple's 4.5 million iPads sold PER QUARTER this year (according to Tech CNN), but heck! It's up there! And it's over 60 percent more than analysts projected on Bloomberg. Business Week's spoken with two sources "aware of the company's sales projections" who say that compared to last year's 2.4 million Kindles, their figures for this year are monstrous. Bloomberg estimated, on average, that Amazon would sell 5 million Kindles in 2010.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 7 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 7 2010

Another super fun explosive magical morning here on the R3 Media Network with no less than a peek at Android Honeycomb, Google Maps for Mobile 5.0, and a Gingerbread keyboard sneak into Android 2.2 Froyo. Then we've got a big huge review of the Advent Vega tablet, you can take a peek at Amazon Kindle for Web in a full access preview, and have a look at Apache Wave as it splashes forth as sort of a herald of what's Googling out later today (could it be Chrome OS?) All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 16 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 16 2010

What'll it be today? A big fat Beatles announcement by Apple? Yes! A brand new LG Android phone leak with 8MP photos, 1080p video, and HDMI? Yes! Perhaps devices with flippy screens - so many flippy screens? Yes! Any way you look at it, today is a real diverse day in tech news, everything from an app called Giftmeister to the world's first Android TV. But wait, aren't the holidays coming up rather soon? That's it! The thread is releases for the gift giving season! Hooray for capitalism and the push for greater technology for the sake of spreading love!

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

Research In Motion has officially unveiled the brand new PlayBook, the company's first tablet device, and they're pulling out all the stops. For fans of the BlackBerry lineage, getting the Amazon Kindle application on their device was a good day, and for those already thinking about picking up the tablet device with the BlackBerry logo on there, you'll be happy to know that Amazon is planning on releasing the Kindle application for the tablet device.

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Amazon Kindle Firmware v3.0.2 Now in Early Preview Stage, Available to Download

Amazon Kindle Firmware v3.0.2 Now in Early Preview Stage, Available to Download

It hasn't even been a month since Amazon publicly released the Kindle's update to v3.0.1, but now it seems that the company is already in the preview stage for its next big update. The previous update brought with it a few stable fixes to help improvement, as well as on-device account creation. And, while it was listed as going Over the Air (OTA) "in the next few weeks," that's not stopping Amazon from moving on ahead with development.

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Kindle 3 quietly adds microphone: voice-control coming?

Kindle 3 quietly adds microphone: voice-control coming?

There's no shortage of headline features for Amazon's third-generation Kindles - new, lower pricing, the inclusion of WiFi, E Ink's updated Pearl display - but there are quite a few quietly tweaked additions that could promise an even more interesting future.  A Kindle World spotted the inclusion of a microphone - currently unused - together with a few other tidbits, that has already prompted some to suggest a voice-enabled Kindle could be on Amazon's roadmap.

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