Category Archives: New Kindle Fire

TKC 426 Andrew Richard Albanese

Senior Writer and Features Editor at Publishers Weekly Interview ‪starts at 18:17 and ends at 41:59 The fact that we have rapidly declining eBook sales from major publishers and that we see for two years running now in the Pew surveys that eBook readership is not growing is stunning, considering the vast offerings that are now […]

TKC 277 Otis Chandler

  Cofounder and CEO of Goodreads Interview Starts at 22:29 The thing I’ve been most impressed by is the level of enthusiasm and support and excitement that the Amazon teams and the Lab126 team who makes the Kindles have shown for this project. It literally would not have been done without this level of enthusiasm and […]

TKC 272 Wilson Rothman

Technology and Science Editor at NBC News Digital  Interview Starts at 17:49 I really do think that these retina display type of devices are the future for reading everywhere except maybe out of doors. I still think a Paperwhite is great for outdoors. I mean, the Paperwhite’s amazing. But the Nexus 7 and the Kindle HDX […]

TKC 271 Brian Gilb

Owner of Social Publishing House  Interview Starts at 26:44 A buddy of mine came into my cubicle where I was working and he said, “OK, if money wasn’t an object, what would you do?” And I said, “I’d sit in my chair, and I’d read all day.” He’s like, “Well why don’t you do that?” and […]

Mayday Demo on Kindle Fire HDX 7″

I tried Amazon’s revolutionary Mayday video tech support for the first time today using a review copy of the Kindle Fire HDX 7″. It’s simply fantastic. In this video, you will see a tech helper named Whitney walk me through a problem I had with my New Yorker subscription, which turns out not to be available […]

Sweet Dreams….

  I’ve been up for an hour watching the new Kindle Fire HDX TV ads, reading hands-on reviews, and, of course, ordering a 7″ and an 8.9″ HDX. It’s past 1:30 a.m., so some sleep is very much in order. Before I head off to bed in hopes Claire won’t bark at me, thus waking […]

New Kindle Fires in 14 Tweets. Cute!

Amazon’s media relations elves have dropped a sleigh full of press releases on us in the wee hours of the morning. The last one is titled “The New Kindle Fires in 14 Tweets.” To wit: SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 25, 2013–, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN): 1) High performance—3x faster processor, 4x faster GPU, 2x the memory. #firehdx 2) 8.9” […]

Midnight Madness: Amazon Releases New Kindle Fire Lineup without a Press Conference

I was just dozing off to sleep when I received this text from Garrett Riley: “Kindle Fire HDX???” And then: “It’s live!!!! Are u awake!!! Check Amazon!” I’m going to copy and paste the press releases that arrived in my inbox moments later, so you’ve got all the information, in case you’re still up. There […]