E-readers are iPad’s biggest threat: Forrester

Forrester Research revised its global tablet sales forecast upward today and said the biggest competition for Apple Inc.'s iPad may be ... e-readers.Forrester now expects that 34.3 per cent of all adults will

Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon to open bricks-and-mortar store, blogger says

Online retailer Amazon.com is poised to open its first bricks-and-mortar store in Seattle, according to an American blogger who covers the e-reader sector. The store will open its doors “within the next few

Published on: February 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon’s Kindle Fire giving Android tablets a boost

Few may have envisioned that an ultra-cheap tablet sold by the most popular online retailer in the world would be successful. And yet Amazon's Kindle Fire finds itself in just such a situation, according to estimates

Published on: January 30th, 2012 Brad Reed

Video Rewind: Kobo’s first e-reader

Toronto-based Kobo Inc. is the latest e-reader maker to release an Android-powered device to the market in the Kobo Vox.With the $200 device that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Kobo hopes to compete

Published on: November 24th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon Silk browser: the good and the bad

The release of a new browser these days is more likely to elicit yawns than zeal, but Amazon changed that with the release of Silk for its new Fire tablet. While the fundamental

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Video Rewind: Kindle 2 launch revisited

Amazon was turning heads yesterday with the launch of its Kindle Fire tablet, an Android-based device that goes above and beyond the typical features found in its other Kindle e-readers. Since Amazon unleashed

Published on: September 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Kindle Fire tablet released as Amazon challenges iPad dominance

Amazon unveiled its tablet computer, the US$199 Android-based Kindle Fire, on Wednesday during a Manhattan launch event.The Wi-Fi-only tablet has 8GB of storage, with a 1GHz dual-core TexasInstruments' OMAP (Open Multimedia Application Processor),

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Agam Shah and Nancy Weil

Top 5 reasons Amazon’s tablet could be an iPad killer

Amazon’s unreleased tablet is not expected to arrive until November, but it is already being pitted as the number one rival to Apple’s iPad. Analysts and pundits alike are placing their bets on

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Daniel Ionescu

Kindle Cloud Reader doesn’t quite beat native app performance

Amazon's new Kindle Cloud Reader, announced Wednesday and available now at read.amazon.com, is a Web-based interface to Amazon's Kindle ebook store, complete with the ability to read books within a web browser. Using

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Jason Snell

Video Rewind: Oracle announces Amazon partnership

Amazon's cloud platform suffered a brief service outage earlier this week when a lightning strike in Dublin impacted its power systems. The outage affected customers with Web-facing products such as Layar and Foursquare,

Published on: August 11th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Lightning strikes: lessons learned from Amazon cloud outage

A lightning strike in Dublin took out a power transformer. In and of itself, that isn't all that unusual or noteworthy, but this particular lightning strike also impacted the backup power systems at

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Amazon Android-based tablet rumoured for fall release

All indicators point to Amazon readying a tablet for this year. And according to a report by the Wall Street Journal today, the online retail giant will introduce its first color offering "before

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Google’s Schmidt admits bungling Facebook, talks partnership with Apple

This week I'm at the Wall Street Journal's D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The event features a series of tech luminaries interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, of the Journal's All Things Digital Website.

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 Jason Snell and Brennon Slattery

Amazon outage explained by botched upgrade

It took about a week, but Amazon has fully recovered from its most serious outage in the five-year-history of the Elastic Compute Cloud, offered an explanation of what went wrong and revealed a

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Jon Brodkin