Category Archives: Fire HD 6

TKC 351 Julie Carey of Write Our World

Founder of Write Our World Interview starts at 19:15 and ends at 39:47 The necessity of writing a book requires that they talk to the elders in their communities or other people who can help them, so it’s really a wonderful language-building, literacy activity.   News “Four of the big five have new deals with Amazon […]

TKC 349 Ashleigh Gardner

Director of Content at Wattpad Interview starts at 17:50 and ends at 37:37 I think that Wattpad’s a great place for people to be able to tell their own experience and their own story. We’re seeing really interesting, diverse stories being added to Wattpad from around the world. News Oyster “Oyster Expands Its ‘Netflix For Books Service […]

TKC 348 R. U. Sirius and Jay Cornell

Co-authors of Transcendence Interview starts at 8:31 and ends at 38:29 As an historical upward swing, people can view all this as ways of increasing our ability to share information and ideas and therefore get smarter. I’m not sure we’re taking advantage of that yet, but maybe we will. –R. U. Sirius News “Amazon adds new […]

Why I Returned to iPhone from Amazon’s Fire

1. Meerkat At South by Southwest Interactive, Meerkat was The Thing. The buzzing of the early adopters was electric. Yes, I would be able to try it with my iPad mini when I returned to Denver, but who wants to lug something that big around for spontaneous video livestreaming? Meerkat, and now Periscope, have added a whole […]

TKC 343 Juli Monroe

Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead Interview starts at 17:22 and ends at 39:20 If large-screen smartphones were going to replace the tablet, I would assume that I would start seeing people working on their big phones, and I still don’t see it. News “Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere” – Electronic Frontier Foundation release – […]

Amazon Celebrates Customer Satisfaction Win with a Big Fire Sale

If you’ve been waiting, today might be a very good day to buy a Fire tablet from Amazon. The company is saying “thank you” to customers by taking 15 percent off all Fire tablets for today (Tuesday February 24th) only. This display of corporate gratitude was triggered by an impressive performance by Amazon in the […]

Yule Love These Sizzling Deals on Fire and Kindle!

It’s tough to keep up with all the smart merchandising and discounting Amazon does this time of year, but today’s medley of limited-time holiday deals is worth making a special effort to tell you about. $125 off Fire HDX 8.9″ – This is not the latest generation Fire HDX 8.9, but it’s still an impressive deal […]

TKC 332 Pamela Paul

Editor of The New York Times Book Review Interview starts at 11:41 Many people who bought an eReader of some kind or another will use it for some things and not for others. Some people use it to travel, but at home they like to read a book. Some people use it for genre fiction […]

TKC 329 Sara Nelson

Editorial Director at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:43 There are all kinds of books in the world, and there are all kinds of people in the world, and there are all kinds of things that people would love to judge you for. We all do it, to some extent I suppose. We judge somebody by […]

TKC 328 Scott McNulty

Author of The Amazon Fire Phone Interview starts at 23:07 I read an interview where some Amazon exec in Europe talked about how they are learning from it, and they’re going to take their lessons and apply it to their next iteration. So that seems to me that there will be another Fire phone out there—and […]