Friday, May 18, 2012

Report: Amazon touting ad space on the Kindle Fire home screen - GeekWire

I assume this means there may soon be a price-discounted Kindle Fire with advertising (as there already is for other Kindle device types, with the price discount ranging from $30 for the basic Kindle to $50 for the Kindle Keyboard 3G, if you accept "special offers & sponsored screensavers"); if the discount percentage is similar, that could mean ~$149 for a "special offers" Kindle Fire
"We’ve known for some time now that Amazon.com wants to get a bigger chunk of the high-margin advertising business, a counterweight to its low-margin e-commerce business. And here’s one very interesting method to do it.
According to AdAge, Amazon.com is currently pitching the home screen on the Kindle Fire to potential advertisers, offering a two-month ad deal that starts at $600,000."
Report: Amazon touting ad space on the Kindle Fire home screen - GeekWire
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