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Foxconn building manufacturing plants in US

Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant, which produces various high-tech devices including Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle, is evaluating Detroit and Los Angeles, among other cities, as potential sites.

November 9, 2012 by

Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Apple iPhone 4S: New platforms for gamification?

There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.

October 12, 2011 by

Why I don't really care about 'Open' that much any more

Not a day goes by when someone doesn't email or post a TalkBack to complain about my personal use (and advocation of) of 'closed' hardware and software. iPhone. iPod. Windows Phone. iPad. Kindle. TomTom. Windows. Mac. iTunes. Audible.com. The list of closed systems that are supposedly 'verboten' to both use and mention seems endless.Wanna know something? I don't care.

June 29, 2011

Amazon Web Meltdown

At approximately 4PM EST, June 29 2010, Amazon's web services for purchasing items using browsers, the Kindle and iPad/iPhone/Android mobile web apps collapsed.

June 29, 2010 by

The app store: The new "must-have" digital business model

Amazon announced today that it was opening up its Kindle reader device to 3rd party applications to be distributed later this year in the Kindle Store.This news was just one more in a string of announcements from platform vendors large and small that they're getting the message: The app store model that Apple has proved so successfully with the iPhone is becoming the next frontier when it comes to next-generation software distribution that creates clear value for both customers and companies alike.What will then mean for software distribution models of the future? You can bet they will look a lot like the Apple App Store...

January 21, 2010 by

Amazon to release free Kindle PC app

Amazon is making its Kindle electronic book service more accessible by launching a new free app for Windows PCs. The new app will let users download and read ebooks on their computer, and, like the iPhone app, it will sync with Kindle readers.

October 26, 2009 by

Kindle for PC application revealed at Windows 7 launch

One of the weaknesses of the Amazon Kindle is the inability to read books on anything other than a Kindle or iPhone/iPod touch. That will be changing soon though as Microsoft showed off an Amazon Kindle reader on Windows PCs at the Windows 7 launch event. I still think the B&N Nook beats the Kindle for a number of reasons, but this is one less advantage the Nook has over the Kindle.

October 22, 2009 by

Would an Apple tablet mean the end for Apple TV?

The media is abuzz with reports that Apple is working on a tablet device (the latest is from the Financial Times) that could be like the iPhone or iPod Touch on steroids. While the thought is that an "iTablet" would be a netbook-killing (and Kindle-killing) device, it could eliminate another product: Apple TV.

July 27, 2009 by

Barnes & Noble partners with Plastic Logic; Opens up; Targets Kindle

Updated: Barnes & Noble has outlined its answer for Amazon's Kindle: A partnership with Plastic Logic, which will launch an eReader in early 2010, and plans to open its e-book sales to multiple platforms.In a statement Monday, Barnes & Noble said its e-book store will allow customers to buy books and read them on the iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Windows and Mac PCs.

July 20, 2009 by

Business intelligence comes to Kindle. Will companies care?

Business Intelligence provider MicroStrategy said today that it will make its business reports and dashboards accessible through Amazon's Kindle DX reader, bringing one of the first business tools to a device that's been mostly defined by its ability to display electronic books.The company already has an iPhone/iPod Touch app to allow mobile access to reports and the dashboard.

July 1, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #171; MiFi, Sidekick, E71x, DX, and more

James kicked off MobileTechRoundup show #171 by talking about an accessory that is hot news this week and that is the Verizon Wireless MiFi EVDO router that makes it quick and easy to get up to 5 devices connected to Verizon's high speed data network. I then talked about the Sidekick LX 2009 and Nokia E71x when Kevin chimed in about SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone. Cupcake is rolling out to Android owners. All three of us closed the show by throwing out our thoughts on the Amazon Kindle DX.

May 15, 2009 by

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