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Whispercast for Kindle makes mass ebook/app management easy

Whispercast for Kindle makes mass ebook/app management easy

Amazon has launched Whispercast for Kindle, a new mass-deployment and management system for ebooks - and soon apps - on Kindles and Kindle apps for schools and businesses. Intended to allow Kindle titles to be bought and shared out among students and employees, as well as remotely control device passwords, wireless settings, and what titles can be purchased. Meanwhile, Amazon says Whispercast for Kindle will soon be able to handle distributing and managing Kindle Fire applications.

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Humble eBook Bundle adds five new books

Humble eBook Bundle adds five new books

The Humble eBook Bundle has just about a week left to go before it wraps up, and like clockwork, five new books have been tossed into the mix to tempt bookworms who might be on the fence. As with all Humble Bundles before this one, you'll need to pay more than the average to get these five bonus books, whereas those who have already purchased the bundle should see them on their download page now. The addition of these new books brings the total number of eBooks available in the bundle up to 13, which we have to say is pretty awesome.

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Amazon to Kindle customers: There’s an antitrust refund incoming

Amazon to Kindle customers: There’s an antitrust refund incoming

Amazon has begun notifying Kindle users that they may have a refund on ebook purchases in the pipeline, in the aftermath of the antitrust settlement around price-fixing by publishers. The message, sent out to users "in most US states and territories" impacted by the decision today, confirms that Kindle shoppers will be among those to gain from a $69m fund set up by Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, with the Attorneys General estimating that the refund will amount to $0.30 to $1.32 apiece on eligible ebooks.

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Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library gets Euro launch this month

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library gets Euro launch this month

Amazon has confirmed that the UK, France, and Germany are next in line for the Kindle Owners' Lending Library system, with the ebook loan program set to launch later in October. The scheme, which launched in the US back in November, and offers subscribers to Amazon Prime a range of books they can borrow on their Kindle. Up to one book per month can be borrowed, with no limit on how long it can be kept.

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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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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ships today in USA

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ships today in USA

Today you'll be digging your fingernails into your kneecaps with anticipation all the more readily as Amazon ships their Kindle Paperwhite device to stores across the USA. If you've ordered a unit beforehand, expect your device to be getting to your home either today or within the next couple of days without a doubt. If you're thinking about getting an e-reader in the near future and have been thinking about grabbing a Kindle, now is the time - have a peek at our full Kindle Paperwhite review and check the details.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been the star of the show as late, but we can't forget they have a huge hand in the eReader world. Amazon isn't ready to leave their bread and butter behind and with that we have the all new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, the first Kindle with a front lit or built-in light for perfect reading anywhere. No longer will night readers have to keep a nearby lamp on and disturb others, or clip on a retro-style light. Does the new Paperwhite deliver on its promise for perfect reading anywhere? Read on to find out.

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Nook Video aims to jab Netflix and Amazon all at once

Nook Video aims to jab Netflix and Amazon all at once

If you were looking for another reason to pick up a new Nook tablet - revealed earlier today - you'll find it in Barnes & Noble's announcement of Nook Video, a streaming service they're set to release to fight Netflix and Amazon's efforts in the video universe. While Amazon does indeed have a tablet competitor for the Nook line in their own Kindle Fire HD (and the rest), they don't have the same key-word that Barnes & Noble is coming up with: UltraViolet - and the same, basically, goes for Netflix. With HBO, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros, and Starz already signing up for the Nook Video team, there very well could be some clout to the book company's claims.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Whispersync introduced with Anne Hathaway and Samuel L Jackson

Amazon Kindle Fire Whispersync introduced with Anne Hathaway and Samuel L Jackson

If you ever sat there reading an e-book to yourself and thought, wow, I wish I could read this book out loud while Samuel L Jackson read it out loud with me - Amazon says you're in luck. This week along with the new Kindle Fire HD line and refresh of the original Kindle Fire, they've shown off a technology called Whyspersync for Voice - this brings on Bimodal reading for those who have difficulty reading and for high-functioning readers alike. This technology, in a nutshell, syncs your audiobook and the text from the book you're looking at so you can listen and read at the same time.

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