Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Amazon Extends Book Sales Beyond Its Kindle to iPhone - WSJ.com

Pretty cool…  Tangentially, and related more to Netflix than Amazon, from today’s Boston Globe: Blockbuster may explore bankruptcy 

Amazon's software application, which can be downloaded free of charge, allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to read books or periodicals purchased on the Web or through their dedicated Kindle device, usually for $9.99. Using a service that Amazon calls whispersync, the program keeps track of a readers' latest page in any given book across both a Kindle and iPhone.

"There are times when you're going to be in a place where you happen to have your iPhone but not your Kindle," said Ian Freed, an Amazon vice president. "If I get stuck in line at the grocery store, I can pick up where I was reading with my iPhone."

Amazon Extends Book Sales Beyond Its Kindle to iPhone - WSJ.com

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