Tag Archive: Amazon

The most amazing thing about Apple is how fast it’s still growing

Oct. 13, ‘11: There are many impressive facets to Apple’s business: Its sheer size, its growth over the past decade, its international growth, its profitability, and how much of it comes from the iOS platform, which only came into existence four years ago. … Continue reading →

Why the Kindle Fire is actually good for Google

Sep. 30, ‘11: One of the prevailing opinions about Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet is that it’s bad for Google. That is primarily because it’s taking some control of Android away from Google, further fragmenting the Android platform, and will probably do better … Continue reading →

10 things Apple must do in response to the Kindle Fire

Sep. 30, ‘11: Keep making the iPad awesome That’s about it, seriously. Sure, there may be some price tweaks someday, but that’s always been on the table. And if people decide they love 7-inch tablets more than 10-inch tablets, maybe someday Apple will … Continue reading →

Kindle Fire shoots to Amazon’s no. 1 best-selling gadget

Sep. 29, ‘11: No surprise, but Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet — available for pre-order — is already the company’s best-selling electronics gadget. The new $79 Kindle is no. 2, and various Kindle models actually make up the top 12 gadgets on Amazon … Continue reading →

5 takeaways from today’s Amazon Kindle event

Sep. 28, ‘11: Amazon is a fantastically interesting company. Sometimes, it is the first big company to a market, and sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes, it does great work, and sometimes it doesn’t. But it’s definitely not boring. The new Kindles are going to … Continue reading →

Amazon’s amazing Kindle growth chart

Sep. 28, ‘11: Here’s how quickly Amazon’s Kindle ecosystem has grown, via Jeff Bezos’ presentation this morning. Note the acceleration as the Kindle has gotten cheaper and as Kindle apps have become widespread. Also interesting: How physical book sales dropped after the dot-com … Continue reading →

Kindle Fire: No big threat to the iPad, but should sell well

Sep. 28, ‘11: Amazon’s Kindle Fire is what everyone expected: A small tablet, mostly for consuming media, watching video, playing games, reading Kindle e-books, browsing the web, and goofing around in apps. It is also cheaper than expected, at $199 — less than … Continue reading →

Order Amazon’s new Kindles and support SplatF in the process

Sep. 28, ‘11: Kindle Fire: $199 Kindle Touch: $99 with special offers or $139 without Kindle Touch 3G: $149 with special offers $189 without Kindle: $79 with special offers or $109 without Thanks for your support! (SplatF is an Amazon affiliate.)

Amazon launches Kindle book loans for local libraries

Sep. 21, ‘11: Starting with over 11,000 libraries. (And you don’t have to actually go to the library.) How does it work? Customers will use their local library’s website to search for and select a book to borrow. Once they choose a book, … Continue reading →

Has Amazon made the 7-inch tablet that people actually want to buy?

Sep. 2, ‘11: TechCrunch’s MG Siegler got his hands on an early version of Amazon’s Kindle tablet and says it looks like a BlackBerry PlayBook: 7 inches, color touchscreen, no e-ink. It’s $250, runs Android but no official Google services, and apps from Amazon’s … Continue reading →