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[1 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,887 views]

Amazon recently announced that it will sell an advertising supported Kindle for 114 USDs. Thats a price cut of 25 dollars, and Amazon gets to show ads on the Kindle home screen and some screensavers. Whats the mathematics behind this move?
Lets see. We’ll use 2011 projected numbers of 8 Million Kindles, and assume that Amazon will sell some 6 Million Ad-supported Kindles in 2011. Or, ignoring holiday effects etc. 1.5 Million Kindles every quarter.
Although we have no user surveys to support this, we shall assume that an average user sees …

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[24 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 980 views]
Will Apple Ever Make iBook Readers For Other Platforms?

Amazon has a Kindle app on pretty much every platform, and Barnes and Noble has a Nook app on most platforms as well. The only player in the ebook market thats the exception here – Apple. So the question – will Apple ever make iBooks readable across platforms?
If History is any indication, the answer is NO. Apple has been highly protective of its iOS platform – no exceptions granted so far. Yes, the Amazon App store is a genuine challenge to Apple’s 200 Million one-click-pay customers. But we …

Business Apps, Headline »

[5 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,094 views]
Reading Speeds: ‘Books Faster Than Tablets’

useit.com conducted a study of people reading long-form text on tablets finds higher reading speeds than in the past, but they’re still slower than reading print.
The iPad measured at 6.2% lower reading speed than the printed book, whereas the Kindle measured at 10.7% slower than print. However, the difference between the two devices was not statistically significant because of the data’s fairly high variability.
Thus, the only fair conclusion is that we can’t say for sure which device offers the fastest reading speed. In any case, the difference would be so …

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[2 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 1,505 views]
Amazon,MacMillan and the iPad

Our interest, of course, is the impact of this weekend’s events, on the iPad. As we know, Macmillan is one of the publishers that have signed up for selling eBooks on the iBookstore. Just remember this: Apple gives complete freedom to publishers for setting the price of their eBooks on the iBookstore.