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So what happened when Oprah, the Queen of All Media, mentioned on her show that the Kindle is her "new favourite gadget?" According to Ad Age, the amount of traffic to the Amazon website was about six per cent higher than usual on that day. That's not a huge amount -- but the article also…

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Whatever it is, I would like some. According to Henry Blodget, the Citigroup analyst seems to think that Amazon will be selling $750-million worth of its Kindle e-book readers within two years. What actual data is this analysis based on, you ask? Absolutely none whatsoever, as Kevin Maney points out at Portfolio, since the company…

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Is Kindle the iPod of books?

by Mathew on December 3, 2007 · 6 comments

Several weeks ago, Amazon introduced the latest in a long line of "e-book" readers, known as the Kindle. Available for $400, it comes equipped with an easy-to-read "E Ink" screen and a wireless connection that allows users to download books that they purchase from the online retailer. Kindle users can also upload their own files…

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So Amazon has launched the Kindle, its e-book reader, with a press release and an event with CEO Jeff Bezos, which TechCrunch is live-blogging. Several sites have hands-on details, including Engadget (which I would be happy to pay for, Ryan, just not via a monthly fee). If anything, my skepticism about the Kindle -- some…

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So lots of people probably know by now (at least if they read Techmeme) that Amazon is launching an electronic book-reading gizmo called the Kindle on Monday, and there's a gigantic cover story about it in the latest issue of Newsweek magazine. Speaking of which, the Kindle will apparently be a magazine and newspaper reader…

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