Online retailer Amazon has severed its ties with affiliate businesses in Colorado following the introduction of a new state tax. Affiliates help online retailers by passing on customers through adverts and links on their own website. In return they are paid a percentage of any resulting sales. Amazon announced yesterday it would no longer offer […]… Read Article
Online retailer Amazon has reportedly acquired US technology firm Touchco. The New York-based start-up company, a spin out from New York University, specialises in touch-screen technology. Industry commentators believe combining Touchco’s multi-touch technology with Amazon’s popular Kindle e-reader would create a device which could directly compete with Apple’s new iPad. A report by the New […]… Read Article
Online retailer Amazon has announced it is to start making applications available through its Kindle e-reader. The company said it plans to release tools to allow software designers to develop their own apps, according to a report by Reuters. Amazon is using the same strategy adopted by Apple following the launch of its app store, […]… Read Article
Microsoft has no plans to develop a digital book reader to compete with the fast-growing popularity of Amazon's Kindle or a device that rival Apple is reportedly developing. Chief executive Steve Ballmer said Microsoft had no need for its own e-reader, since it already supplies the software that runs the most popular device for electronic […]… Read Article
The launch of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader was sure to be a hot topic among those attending the world's biggest book trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. It is believed that the new device could herald a long-feared transformation of the industry for which few are well prepared. Lower prices, rising consumer confidence and better distribution […]… Read Article
But initial supplies will be shipped from US British book fanatics will soon be able to get their hands on Amazon’s popular Kindle electronic book reader, after the company unveiled an international version of the gadget. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the Kindle will be available worldwide on October 19, selling through the company’s American […]… Read Article