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High prices said to doom Microsoft’s Surface to fourth-place finish

High prices said to doom Microsoft’s Surface to fourth-place finish

It’s not just know-nothing bloggers who think Microsoft’s Surface is overpriced — some tech industry analysts think so as well. Per Business Insider, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu sent a note to investors on Thursday saying that the Surface’s “high pricing could prove to be a fatal mistake and relegate it to be a ...

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

As the jostling and jockeying for position in the tablet market gets ever more frenzied, Amazon is hoping for a slice of the education market. Yesterday it unveiled Whispercast, a service that allows organizations such as businesses and schools to manage numerous Kindles from one online location. The benefits are two-way, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2012

Back in January, Apple unveiled iPad textbooks, which they said would revolutionize classrooms and be what students of the future would use to learn. Fast forward nine months, and Apple’s dream hasn’t taken off. On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled Whispercast, which lets organizations like schools easily deploy Kindle content ...

Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom

Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom

On a freezing, cloudless day last January in New York, Apple presented to the world its vision for the future of education. It was a clear-eyed argument for bringing tablets into classrooms, a blueprint for fusing cutting-edge technology with advanced learning techniques. But the future doesn't get built on no-bid ...

Amazon’s New Whispercast Service Provides Organization-Wide Kindle Content Deployment

Amazon’s New Whispercast Service Provides Organization-Wide Kindle Content Deployment

On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled its new Whispercast for Kindle service, which provides businesses and other organizations like schools a way to easily deploy Kindle content to members, students and employees across not only Amazon hardware, but also Kindle apps for iOS and Android devices. Right now, it allows administrators ...

Best Buy Tablet Coming in November

Best Buy Tablet Coming in November

Apple has the iPad, Amazon has the Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble has the Nook HD+. Clearly feeling left out, Best Buy is going to enter the tablet fray with its own device, the Insignia Flex. According to Reuters, the tablet will sell for between $239 and $259. Best Buy released the specs on the Insignia Facebook ...

Apple will reportedly offer an 8GB iPad mini model for $249

Apple will reportedly offer an 8GB iPad mini model for $249

Apple already has the masses clamoring for an iPad mini and the latest round of rumors suggest it could hit the sweet spot in terms of price, color and release date. According to AppleInsider, Apple might sell the iPad mini with an 8GB of internal storage in order to bring pricing down to $249. Since the iPad’s debut in ...

Apple nabs Amazon search expert to take charge of Siri

Apple nabs Amazon search expert to take charge of Siri

AllThingsD is reporting that Apple has hired A9.com co-founder and CEO Bill Stasior to head the group responsible for Siri, the iOS "personal assistant." Stasior, who earned a PhD from MIT for his work on automated analysis of video content, headed up advanced development at AltaVista before founding and later leading ...

Amazon may buy Texas Instruments’ mobile chip business to keep up with Apple

Amazon may buy Texas Instruments’ mobile chip business to keep up with Apple

Texas Instruments announced last month plans to shrink its mobile processor business and instead focus on broader markets. According to a report from Israeli newspaper Calcalist, however, the company may be looking to sell its chip business entirely. Amazon is said to be in “advanced negotiations” to acquire Texas ...

Goodbye, Kindle DX, You Were Too Big For This World

Goodbye, Kindle DX, You Were Too Big For This World

The Kindle DX, Amazon’s 10-inch offering to the academic set, has been discontinued on the site and is only available from used dealers. Although there has been no official word concerning the DX, the product was reduced from $379 to $299 and the DX is currently out of stock on Amazon. Amazon designed the 9.7-inch reader ...