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  1. Wal-Mart Stops Stocking Amazon Kindle, Takes Ball on Way Home

    The eBook pricing dispute between Amazon and pretty much every other provider has had some nasty repercussions. In general, though, the traditional brick and mortar businesses aren't a big fan of the way Amazon operates, with promotions where they specifically suggest folks shop in stores and then buy from their online portal instead. Wal-Mart has now made the call to stop stocking Amazon's Kindle tablet.

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  2. New Kindles Arrive on The Block In L.A. at an Underwhelming Amazon Event

    Amazon's big press conference has wrapped and before you ask, nope, we did not get an Amazon phone. We did get several new Kindle options, including the Paperwhite, which could be the new weapon of choice for users interested in a pure, stripped down, e-reader. Keep reading for specs and impressions on what Amazon is bringing to the tablet party this time around.

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  3. Report: Amazon to Launch “Five or Six” New Kindles

    There is no doubt in anyone's mind that after the stupendously successful launch of the Kindle Fire last year -- and the amazing surge in tablet use that followed -- that Amazon will be trotting out new hardware soon. In fact, some reporters have even touched prototype devices. However, the number of new devices has just doubled from previous reports. This could be a big year for Amazon.

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  4. Rumor: Amazon is Rolling its Own Phone

    There's been a lot of rumblings from Amazon's hardware department as of late. We've been looking forward to new Kindles from the company sometime this year, but now a new report says that we might get a lot more: Amazon phones.

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  5. Steal More Than Just The Shampoo: British Hotel Offers Kindles Instead of Bibles

    The Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, U.K. today began offering their guests Kindles in place of the bibles you usually see in the drawer of your nightstand. The Kindle will come with a pre-downloaded copy of the Bible for guests to peruse at their leisure. However, I doubt that the hotel management will be as inviting as the Gideons are for guests to take this bible home.

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  6. Report: Illuminated E Ink Kindles Coming This Summer, New Fires This Winter

    Reporters have held Amazon's forthcoming illuminated E Ink Kindle in their hands, and rumors about three new devices being unveiled this year have been floating around for weeks. Now a new report says that we can look forward to seeing those new products beginning this July when Amazon is rumored to unveil the first of its new reading devices. The sooner we can put an end to doofy Kindle booklights, the better.

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  7. Amazon Secures Licensing Rights To Let Kindle Users Borrow Harry Potter

    This is just like magic!

    For a long time, Harry Potter fans were wondering when J.K. Rowling's novels about the boy wizard would make their way to e-readers. Turns out, she was holding out for something extra special - Pottermore. Although you can download the series onto Sony Reader, Kindle, the Nook, and Google Play, and the retailers get a cut of the sales, the power still resides with Pottermore. Until now. Rowling has struck a deal with Amazon to offer all of the Harry Potter books through their lending library. 

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  8. Latest Salvo in eBook Battles: Forget About Buying a Kindle at Target

    Not all that glitters is gold

    When the Department of Justice announcing an investigation and subsequent suit against Apple and five other eBook publishers for price fixing, Amazon, the 1k pound gorilla of the eBook market and the biggest eBook publisher not named in the suit, immediately lowered its eBook pricing, by as much as a third in some cases. See, the way it works is, Amazon is using the market dominance of its Kindle (60% of the eReader market) to set prices lower than many publishers consider profitable, in an effort to collect even more of the market. Apple, alternatively, takes 30% of any eBook sales on iBooks, and requires any publisher they work with to never sell an eBook for less than the price they sell for iBooks. Are both attempts to create prices based on something other than immediate, per-book profitability? Yes. Are both of them at odds with each other and bad for physical book sellers? Yup. Today, however, saw one of the weirder ways this fight is playing out, namely in the removal of all Amazon brand hardware from their stores.

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  9. Kindle Lists Their Top 10 Highlighted Quotes, Eight Are From The Hunger Games

    May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

    As we know (and kinda love), Suzanne Collins has become the best-selling author on Kindle for The Hunger Games trilogy. However, one of the e-reader's features, the ability to highlight a notable passage, has also been overtaken by the widely read young adult series. Amazon has posted a list of Kindle's all-time most highlighted passages, and eight out of 10 of them come from The Hunger Games. So, it's official: readers of The Hunger Games really like the words in The Hunger Games!

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  10. Amazon to Launch Illuminated E ink Kindles This Year

    Despite the rumors that Amazon is going to launch three new tablet devices, the gargantuan retailer is apparently not ready to abandon the ultra-readable E ink display format for their Kindle eBook readers. TechCrunch has apparently been allowed to sit down with Amazon's next generation E ink Kindle and reports that it will feature a long-awaited feature: Backlighting. The new device is apparently set to roll out sometime this year, and could bring an entirely new face to E ink readers as well as the end of reading lights for digital devices like the one pictured above.

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