Posts Tagged ‘fire’

How Amazon’s Silk Will Treat Your Privacy

Debates in tech land all too often degenerate quickly into name-calling cat fights among partisans. So it’s rare, and gratifying to see two sides naturally skeptical of each other engage in a dialogue that actually enlightens rather than inflames.

The Electronic …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 19th, 2011
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A $299 Amazon Kindle Fire- What It Could Be

Last week the industry was engrossed in the Amazon Kindle Fire launch. There was lots of excitement, speculation and many questions on it. The $199 price point was one of the biggest points of excitement, particularly in that it was …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   October 3rd, 2011
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The New Kindles=Razor and Razor Blades with eBook Readers

The new Kindles, with prices at $79 and $99 finally introduces the concept of the razor and razor blade business model to eBooks. We are all familiar with the idea of razor companies creating very cheap razors and then getting …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 3rd, 2011
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Unanswered Questions about the Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon threw their axe into the tablet sea Wednesday with the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire. On paper, the Kindle Fire seems like a killer value proposition. For $199, you get continuous computing access to 18 million books, movies, …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 30th, 2011

Kindle Fire Threatens Google More Than Apple

Much of the coverage of Amazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire has, understandably, focused on the potential competition with Apple’s iPad. While the two products are clear competitive in the sense that some consumers will pick one and forego the other, it is entirely possible …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 29th, 2011
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Why Amazon’s Silk Browser is a Big Deal

In my opinion what Amazon has created with their Silk browser is the most interesting part of their Kindle Fire announcement.

One of the key reasons is because it is an example of the kind of differentiation I have …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 28th, 2011

AWS: Amazon’s Secret Weapon

Most consumers think of Amazon.com as a company that sells books and a whole lot of other stuff. But it is also a deep technology company that has turned its technology both into a product and a big competitive advantage.

Amazon …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 28th, 2011

Kindle Fire: The Disruptive Power of Amazon

Amazon.com launched its long-awaited tablet, the Kindle Fire,  today and once again established its place, alongside Apple and Google, in the Bit Three of economic disrupters.  My colleague Tim Bajarin has written about the details of the $199 tablet and …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 28th, 2011
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The Kindle Fire is a Game Changer

After months of speculation, Amazon finally rolled out the Kindle Fire this morning, their version of a cross between a super eBook reader and a small tablet. But make no mistake, this product is a game changer. And it …

by Tim Bajarin   |   September 28th, 2011
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7″ Media Tablets Like Kindle Fire…”Dead On Arrival”?

UPDATED with Amazon Kindle “Fire” references.

A few weeks ago, TechCrunch reported that Amazon’s 7″ Kindle tablet was “very real” and would ship for the 2011 holidays.  (UPDATED: Now rumored to be called “Kindle Fire“.  ) Almost a year before that, Wired’s …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 8th, 2011