Amazon Announces e-Book Lending Partnership with Local Libraries

Amazon doesn’t want to kill local libraries, or at least that’s what its newest venture would seem to indicate. A new partnership with OverDrive, slated to launch later this year, will allow patrons to borrow e-books from local libraries to read on their Kindles.

According to a press release, the Kindle Library Lending program …

Game Developers Warned Away From Amazon Appstore

You’d think game developers would have rejoiced after Amazon launched their Appstore a few weeks ago–an Appstore putatively offering access to the Internet mega-retailer’s vast infrastructure, a devoted user base, and another distribution pipeline for those frustrated with the Android Market.

And while all that’s there, it seems like …

Ad-Supported Amazon Kindle Coming for $114

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is getting another price cut, but only if you’re willing to look at advertisements.

The ad-supported Kindle with Wi-Fi will cost $114 when it ships on May 3. That’s $25 cheaper than the existing Kindle with Wi-Fi, and $75 cheaper than the Kindle 3G. The Kindle With Special Offers, as it is formally known, is

Nook Readers Get Free Access to, Too

The battle between the Kindle and Nook just took another competitive twist.

Refusing to be outdone by Amazon, Barnes & Noble has announced that readers who subscribe to the New York Times via the Nook will receive free, unlimited access to the paper’s site.

Of course, the announcement comes just one week after Kindle subscribers …

Angry Birds Rio Gets 10 Million Downloads in 10 Days

Angry Birds Rio has been downloaded 10 million times in less than two weeks. If you can’t do the relatively simple math, that’s ohhhh, about one million downloads for every day since it’s been out.

Rovio, the developer, didn’t say how many people downloaded the free or paid version of the game. The day that the Amazon app …

Amazon’s Online Music Box Upsets Music Industry

Barely a day after it was announced, Amazon’s new Cloud Drive service is causing a lot of upset and anguish.

Turns out the record labels are not happy about this whole “store your music online” stuff. Not happy at all.

Some music industry execs are even questioning whether Amazon’s new offering could be legal.

The problem stems

What Amazon’s Cloud Drive Means for You

With the launch of Cloud Drive and Cloud Player (see our earlier report here), Amazon has jumped the gun and pulled attention away from its rivals Google and Apple.

The details of the Cloud Drive service are a dream come true to a lot of geeks: 5GB of storage for free, a great starting point and sufficient for a handful of albums …

Kindle Readers Get Free Access to

No need to pay double! Kindle readers who were already shelling out $20 per month will receive free access to the New York Times website. Users will get more instructions in the “coming weeks.” Yeah, well, I guess you were already paying for it.

Still, it’s not as cheap as home delivery, which grants you free-for-all access. And …

TechFast: AT&T Joins Amazon App Store Fray, Facebook Tests Web Search

AT&T to work with Amazon App Store

AT&T is reportedly trying to enable access to purchases to Amazon’s app store, for their Android customers. Which means that, yes, AT&T customers may be playing Angry Birds Rio all day long.

Link: Engadget

Samsung apps hit 100 million downloads

Ten months after Samsung launches it own app …

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