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Amazon’s high-end Kindle gets a recharge as e-reader marks 10th year

Amazon’s high-end Kindle gets a recharge as e-reader marks 10th year

October 17, 2017


Filed under Technology

By Matt Day The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — For its 10th birthday, Amazon’s Kindle is getting a new suit. A refreshed version of the high-end Kindle Oasis, unveiled on Wednesday, sports an aluminum back and larger screen and is the first waterproof device Amazon has rolled out in the decade since l...

Skip the checkout lines: Whole Foods, Walmart and other stores embrace online grocery shopping

September 28, 2017


Filed under Business

By Queenie Wong The Mercury News (TNS) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Grocery shopping can feel like you’re navigating through an obstacle course filled with crowded parking lots, long lines and screaming kids. But a growing number of Americans are checking off their grocery lists without even walking inside t...

Amazon unveils newer, smaller Echo — with newer, smaller price

Amazon unveils newer, smaller Echo — with newer, smaller price

September 28, 2017


Filed under Technology

By Matt Day The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Amazon wants Alexa to be everywhere. The company unleashed a barrage of new hardware on Wednesday, including refreshed Echo speakers, an upgraded Fire-branded streaming device and a new alarm-clock-like Echo Spot. The new devices represent the Seatt...

Amazon invests in Costa Rica as tiny nation carves out profitable niche in world economy

March 21, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — In the 19th century, the customs house here brimmed with the imported wares that first helped this tiny Spanish-speaking nation become part of the wider world economy. During a balmy weekend last month, the old brick and iron warehouse was packed again, this time with multilingual...

Amazon Jumps Into Market For Business-Data Analysis

October 13, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Jay Greene The Seattle Times (TNS) LAS VEGAS _ Amazon.com rolled out a new service that lets business customers analyze large amounts of data, putting it into the business intelligence market where it will compete with SAP and Microsoft, as well as younger firms such as Tableau. At the annual...

Amazon To End Sales Of Rival Streaming Media Players

October 2, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Jay Greene The Seattle Times (TNS) SEATTLE — Amazon plans to stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast streaming media players, which compete with Amazon’s Fire TV devices, at the end of October. The company, which will debut an updated version of its Fire TV on Monday, said it’s...

Report: Amazon To Release $50 Tablet This Holiday Season

Report: Amazon To Release $50 Tablet This Holiday Season

Seth

September 8, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) Amazon’s hardware division may be down, but it’s not out — at least according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported Tuesday the e-commerce giant is set to release a $50 tablet with a 6-inch screen in time for the holidays. If true, this would make...

Northeast Student Braves World of E-Publishing

Northeast Student Braves World of E-Publishing

Karly Liska, Reporter

October 23, 2014


Filed under Books, Campus, On The Couch With The Viewpoint, Top Stories

Whitney Tyrrell, current student at Northeast Community College, proves that it is possible to publish a book.  Her book, "Waiting for Something", is on Amazon at this very moment waiting to be bought and read.  It is not very hard to publish a book on Amazon, according to Tyrrell, "The process was pretty simple, I just made an accoun...

Northeast Student Publishes Book on Amazon

Northeast Student Publishes Book on Amazon

Karly Liska, reporter

September 9, 2014


Filed under Books, Top Stories

Last year, Northeast Community College sophomore Whitney Tyrrell was in the process of writing her very own novel.  Now, her book "Waiting for Something" is published and ready to be downloaded on Amazon for 99 cents.   The editor of her story is Kristina Nolze and the cover photographer is local ...

Microsoft takes aim at Google’s Android again

John Letzing (MarketWatch)

March 31, 2011


Filed under Business

 SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) — Microsoft Corp. again took legal action aimed at Google Inc.'s Android software on Monday, suing Barnes & Noble Inc., Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. and Inventec Corp. for alleged patent infringement related to Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, which runs on the Google...

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