Amazon Brings Kindle App to the iPhone
Amazon has released a free application via the iPhone Apps Store that duplicates some of the functionality of its Kindle e-reader device. With the application, users will be able to search and shop for e-books, download them via PC or over the air, and sync between computers, Kindles, iPhones and iPod Touches. The software allows users to adjust the font and text size, add bookmarks, add notes, and Amazon allows users to read the first chapter of any book before they choose to buy it. Most books cost $10.
Amazon Prime Reading Lets Prime Subscribers Read for Free
Amazon today announced Prime Reading, a new benefit for subscribers of Amazon Prime that provides a selection of free books, magazines, and comics each month. Amazon says Prime Reading includes access to more than one thousand popular books, the latest magazines, and exclusive short content all presented within the Kindle app.
Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App
Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it.
Google Surfaces Library eBooks In Search
Google today made it possible for people to discover what ebooks are available from their local library directly in search results. Readers in the U.S.
Amazon to Sell Discounted Unlocked Phones As Long As You Agree to Watch Ads
Amazon today announced a new promotion that will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to buy unlocked handsets at reduced prices. The first two phones eligible for the promotion include the Motorola Moto G4 (pictured) and the Blu R1 HD.