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Kindle New York Times Customers to Receive Free Access to NYTimes.com

BusinessWire – “Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that customers who subscribe to The New York Times for Kindle will be receiving access to The New York Times Web site at no additional charge. The date for Kindle New York Times subscribers’ free online access is yet undetermined; subscribers will receive further communication via e-mail in the coming weeks. “Customers love reading The New York Times on their Kindles,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “Given The Times’ transition to a digital subscription model, we’re excited to be able to offer Kindle subscribers online access to all the digital content available at NYTimes.com at no additional cost.”

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Amazon Introduces $139 Kindle With Wi-Fi Amid Tussle With Apple

Bloomberg – “Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos cut prices and added features to the Kindle to defend it against a threat from Apple Inc. in the fast- growing market for electronic readers. Amazon introduced two new versions of the device today, including a $139 model that works with Wi-Fi. A second version, with 3G mobile technology as well as Wi-Fi to download books, costs $189. Bloomberg News reported details in May about Amazon’s plans for the Kindle, its bestselling product.”

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Amazon: A Patch for Your Novel Is Ready To Download

WSJ – “As e-books go mainstream, authors are gaining an opportunity to literally rewrite history. Eagle-eyed owners of the Amazon Kindle e-reader, like Paul Biba of the site TeleRead, have taken note of messages from Amazon letting them know that an e-book they had purchased “contained some errors that have been corrected.” The notes come with an offer from Amazon to wirelessly download an updated version of the book–with the owners’ permission.”

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Kindle for iPad: So Much Depends Upon It

MediaBistro – “Screenshots and information surfaced this morning about Amazon’s Kindle app for iPad and other tablet computers. It looks really nice, offering, in some ways, the things the Kindle itself can’t: a fun-to-use interface, color, illustrations, a bigger screen.”

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Is the Kindle finally ready for the Web?

CNET – “If you own a Kindle, you also own a mobile Web browser. But chances are you never use it. That’s because it’s a lousy experience and one Amazon does its best to keep away from users (hint: look in the gadget’s “experimental” menu). But maybe Amazon is ready to rethink the Web.”

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