In the Ideal Gifts series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for gifts to give this holiday season. I love reading, but never got around to the book store or library as much as I’d like, so it’s suffered over the years. Show More Summary
Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year for U.S. air travel, which means it's the busiest time of year for people who forgot to put their Kindle charger in their carry-on to idly thumb through the best worst in-flight catalog of all time, SkyMall, while ignoring the emergency safety demonstration. Read more...
FOR A BRIEF WHILE, Virginia Postrel’s The Substance of Style is just $1.99 on Kindle. It’s well worth reading.
The week, Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about their new gadgets for archival scanning and e-reading.
Amazon will be supplying Kindle Fire users with a free six-month subscription to The Washington Post’s new tablet app, according to a media statement the company released on Thursday. If you’ve got a Kindle Fire, you won’t even need to seek the app out to download it. Show More Summary
Another Monday, and still a shortage of high-quality DeLong Smackdowns on the Internet that I can justify bringing to your attention. But I can't face reading another Kindle screen from chapter 11 of David Graber's Debt right now. So...Show More Summary
A wide variety of different device classes now cater to any of the consumer needs from the standard smartphone to the phablet to the full size tablet. Nokia, after selling its mobile division to Microsoft, has just opted to unveil its mini-tablet, the N1, to the market. As a newcomer, it will have to compete against other veterans like the Amazon Kindle Fire.
A wood burning cook stove held a place in the corner of my Mom’s kitchen. When my middle brother headed off for the Army, I inherited the responsibility to kindle the fire in it every morning. After, of course Mom roused me from beneath the pile of quilts that made up my bed. Mom’s kitchen […]
Among today’s Kindle Daily Deals are Robyn Carr’s Four Friends, and six books in Charles Finch’s Charles Lenox series, a Victorian-set mystery series that is much-loved by several members of the Bitchery. When the first book, The Beautiful Blue Death, was on sale last year, Barb in Maryland said, “My husband and I are both devoted readers of... Continue reading ?
Tales From Deep Space, from Amazon Game Studios and co-partner Frontier Developments, has achieved lift-off and can now enter the orbit of 2013 Kindle Fire and later tablets, according to a press release from Amazon. The game shoots a spacefaring...
AT AMAZON, deals galore in Black Friday Deals Week. Browse and save! Plus, check out the Kindle Daily Deals.
The NYT has a thing about "What It Means To Be A Dad". It is essentially a pitch for the Dad Magazine tag on The Toast, disguised as a trend piece. That it does not mention Kindling Quarterly helps to mark the gestation period of dad...Show More Summary
So in Rhode Island there's a department store chain called Ocean State Job Lot. It's like Walmart but not. To hype themselves for the holiday shopping season, the store hooked up with Kindling Digital which created the elaborate prank...Show More Summary
You can always expect that Amazon will push out new Kindles and Fires year by year, but the Everything Store has so much more in the works. From travel sites to retail stores, there's a whole bunch of rumored stuff Bezos & Co. might be getting ready to roll out. Here's a breakdown. Read more...
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Jeff Fager Stepping Down as Chairman of CBS News, Returns Full Time to 60 Minutes (TVNewser) Jeff Fager is leaving his role as chairman of CBS News and turning his “full attention” to 60 Minutes. Show More Summary
With The Pages Project, a designer of early e-books revels in the inky, intimate musings from the margins of used books. Erik Schmitt's obsession with marginalia—handwritten scribbles or notes in the margins of books—began after he inherited a chunk of his grandfather's library. Show More Summary
FishbowlDC: The Washington Post has a brand new Kindle app. See? We told you the paper would be fine. AgencySpy: We would love to have a portable gong like the one in this new ad for Steak n Shake. Every time someone said something we...Show More Summary
MICHAEL TOTTEN’S NEW BOOK, Tower Of The Sun, is now shipping. That’s the Kindle link. Here’s the paperback link.
If you're planning on buying a Kindle with this $40 off deal, or you already have one, and just need some reading material for your holiday travel, Amazon's knocked six extremely popular titles down to $3 today. Read more...
The Washington Post announced a new app on Thursday that gives Amazon Fire tablet users free online access to the paper.