CNET editor-at-Large Brian Cooley said Amazon is the latest company to jump into the tablet market and has a decent chance at competing with Apple’s iPad.
The location of one of the last Borders bookstores still open in the Bay Area, directly across from the Apple store on University Ave., seems an obvious answer to why the chain hopes to close all of its remaining stores by the end of the week.
Amazon says that for the first time, it’s selling more e-books than printed books. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said the online retailer is selling 105 Kindle books for every 100 print books they sell and that doesn’t include the free Kindle books that people are reading.
Amazon’s newest edition of the Kindle e-book reader is less expensive than the original. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the catch is, it has ads.
Amazon.com is giving other merchants a chance to sell selections from its electronic book store and earn a commission.
Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com and its electronic reader, the Kindle.