Tag Archives: Amazon

TKC 464 David Wright

Reader’s Advisory Librarian at Seattle Public Library Interview starts at 12:20 and ends at 37:05 “The Seattle Library has seen an exponential growth in our e-book usage, which like elsewhere is not cutting into our print usage. It’s additive, which is really interesting to see. Same with audiobooks. These new formats just seem to bring […]

TKC 463 Jeff O’Neal

Executive Editor and Co-founder of Book Riot Interview starts at 10:10 and ends at 43:25 “If publishers woke up tomorrow and sanely priced e-books, I think it would be different in degree not in kind. I don’t think we’d see 10x growth in e-books’ market share. Maybe there would be 5, 10 percent [growth in] […]

TKC 462 John Mitchinson

Co-founder and chief publishing officer of Unbound Interview starts at 8:56 and ends at 42:25 “It’s not so much the elephant in the room. We are the room inside the elephant, if you look at the size that Amazon is growing as an online retailer. That kind of troubles me, because I feel a little […]

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 […]

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 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 454 Kes Woodward

Painter, art critic and historian Interview starts at 15:00 and ends at 41:14 “I remember your talking on one of your programs about Jeff Bezos’s insisting on a one-second [Alexa] response when his staff said, “We can get this down to three seconds,” and he said, “That’s not good enough.” That makes a huge difference. […]

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 […]

AI and Deep Learning Tech: Liveblog from South By Southwest

A distinguished panel is on stage: Chani Wiggins, a DC lobbyist on security and technology issues; Rohit Prasad, vice president of Alexa Machine Learning and Speech at Amazon; Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington state, and Terah Lyons, former policy advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House. We will be hearing about […]