Monthly Archives September 2011

TKC 165 Press Conference

News – All the news this week comes from Amazon’s press conference Wednesday, September 28, 2011, in New York City.  From a seat in the front row, I had a chance to closely observe Jeff Bezos’s remarkably intense overview of the Kindle story to date. Afterward, we circulated among demo stands where the new Kindle […]

TKC 164 James McQuivey

News – 1) Amazon today sent out invitations to a press conference Wednesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. EDT at Stage 37 in New York City.  As Nick Bolton quipped, no one thinks they’re about to announce creation of an online store to sell air conditioners. Yes indeed, friends. It looks as if official news […]

TKC 163 Eolake Stobblehouse

News – 1) Amazon is reported to be talking with publishers about setting up a Netflix-like system of making Kindle books available on something like a subscription basis, possibly tied to Amazon’s Prime program. PC World has it here. 2) Your Kindle with Special Offers is about to go local. Amazon announced that AmazonLocal on […]

TKC 162 Steven Pressfield

News – 1) A former Kindle customer service rep tells all in a fascinating thread at Reddit. Key takeaway: Be nice to the reps and don’t be shy about asking for a replacement Kindle. (Thanks to Nick Todd for alerting me to this one!) 2) TechCrunch’s MG Siegler has held one in his hands and […]

TKC 161 Jane Brox

News – 1) Amazon creates a way for you to ask questions of the author while you’re reading the author’s book. Click here for Amazon Daily Post announcement and here for more details from Amazon.  Matthew Ingram at GigaOM says this is the latest in Amazon’s moves to disintermediate traditional publishers. 2) There’s a new […]