Category Archives: Amazon news

TKC 460 Mark Sullivan

Author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky Interview starts at 3:32 and ends at 42:21 “Not only does the guy [Pino Lella] deserve to be noted for what he did, his story is the story of faith, and the ability to endure, and the ability to go on, and the ability to see the best and […]

TKC 459 Jennifer Gunnels

Co-founder of Tor Labs Interview starts at 16:53 and ends at 40:00 “This story [Steal the Stars] is 14 episodes, and it is about security chief Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, who are both ex-military, working at a secret military base that happens to have a flying saucer, an alien, and a mysterious thing called […]

Amazon rekindles 2 Fire tablets with a price cut and design improvements

Amazon this morning released a thinner and lighter Fire 7 tablet for the same $50 price and trimmed $10 from the price of the Fire HD 8, now selling for $80 with a slight change in dimensions. Both of the new tablets are available for pre-order today shipping June 7, along with Kids Edition packages that include them. […]

TKC 458 Peter Costanzo

Digital and Archival Publishing Manager for The Associated Press Interview starts at 12:51 and ends at 40:01 “I really try to get people to understand that every little basic functionality within e-books that Amazon keeps introducing–whether it’s their X-ray feature or Kindle Lending Library or whatever it might be within the e-book world or within […]

TKC 457 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 11:17 and ends at 36:16 “I don’t think they [Amazon] really expect the fashion angle to be a big driver of these [Echo Look] devices. They needed a pretext. They needed a reason to put a camera in your home, to see how comfortable […]

TKC 456 Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Author of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre Interview starts at 13:00 and ends at 41:17 “This is also my philosophy of life: I talk about a turtle. A turtle stays in one place–it’s safe. Nothing can happen. It carries its house on its back. If that turtle […]

TKC 455 Naomi S. Baron

Author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 41:35 “Education increasingly wants to measure finite, little bites of stuff, and the digital technology that we are using in our education–and we have print versions of it, too–is tailored to these quick wins as opposed […]

TKC 453 Bufo Calvin in Virtual Reality

Creator of I Love My Kindle and The Measured Circle Interview starts at 6:14 and ends at 43:10 “It would also be able to know what your preferences are–that’s one of the biggest things about what we’ll see eventually with Virtual Reality. So for myself as a vegetarian, I could walk down that virtual aisle […]

TKC 452 Timothy DeLizza

Author of “Jerry (from accounting)” Interview starts at 14:56 and ends at 45:09 I love what Amazon is doing in terms of giving access to a platform in a kind of populist way. I think that is incredibly helpful. I think the distribution is amazing. It creates new readers. I love the $2 price point […]

TKC 451 Patrick Coggins

Co-founder of Ask My Buddy Interview starts at 18:45 and ends at 41:25 In terms of users or penetration, I would say that Google Home probably represents about less than 10 percent on our network. [Alexa has the rest.] That’s just time out there, the commercials. They’re just more widely known. Also, I would say […]