Topic: Kindle Fire

Why Amazon's Deal With Twitch Makes Sense

Mobile and streaming video are priorities for both

While it may have come out of left field, analysts believe that the Amazon-Twitch acquisition deal—worth a princely sum of $970 million—sounds like a perfect match. There's no denying that Google would…

Amazon Denies Plans to Launch Free Ad-Supported Streaming

Kindle already a fledgling ad platform

UPDATE: E-tailer giant Amazon is contradicting reports that it's set to launch an ad-supported streaming service using its original content (which recently entered a second crowdsourced "season" of new shows)…

One-Third of Americans Now Own Tablets

They're big with suburban parents

Tablet computers are no longer a niche market. More than one third of Americans own tablets such as the iPad, Samsung Galaxy or Kindle Fire, according to new Pew Internet…

Amazon Preps Kindle TV Set-Top Box

Streaming device to join an already crowded market

After expanding into hardware creation with the Kindle, the Kindle Fire tablet and a rumored smart phone, Amazon is developing a proprietary TV set-top box.  According to unnamed sources cited by…

Publishers' Online Headache

With tablets come opportunity, but also online piracy

With mobile devices, magazines have more ways than ever to distribute their content—and more ways of getting ripped off. Like the music and movie businesses before them, magazines are getting their…

Will the Kindle Fire Be an iPad Killer?

Virtues and downsides for magazines debated

When Amazon released the Kindle Fire last November, it was heralded as the first tablet with a shot at loosening Apple’s stronghold on the market. But with Apple still dominating…

MPA Conference Shows Tablets Dominating, Publishers Adapting

Social integration said vital to tablet magazine experience

There’s no doubt about it: tablets are taking over. Eleven percent of the total U.S. population used iPads and various other tablet devices last year. By 2014, that percentage is…

Hearst to Link Digital Editions With Amazon

As publisher tightens pact with e-tailer, the trick will be to maintain its editorial independence

Is it a magazine—or catalog? Magazines have been increasingly blurring the line between editorial and commerce, lending their names to products and shopping sites. Now, computer tablets and e-readers are making…