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Lendle Lets Kindle Users Share E-books

Lendle, an e-book sharing site that launched this week, allows Amazon users to borrow and lend select Kindle e-books, of which 821 are currently available, for two-week periods. All you need is at least one of the free Kindle apps for Mac, PC, iOS or Android (or a Kindle, itself). Besides that, you'll need an Amazon account and a willingness to share with others. Just make sure you return the bor...

Amazon Finally Lets You Lend Kindle E-Books

In October, Amazon announced that it would begin allowing Kindle owners to lend books to friends and family, so long as they use a Kindle (or the Kindle app), too. The company promised the feature would arrive before the end of the year and, while Amazon is cutting it pretty close with a December 30th launch date, it stayed true to its word. Users can now lend e-books for up to 14 days, although ...

Amazon to Finally Let You Lend Kindle Books to Friends

Kindle-wielding bibliophiles will soon be able to share their favorite books with their literary friends, thanks to a new book lending policy that Amazon announced on Friday. As TechCrunch explains, the new policy will allow readers to lend out their e-books to other Kindle users, who will be allowed 14 days of alone time with the lender's publication of choice. There are, however, some catches. ...

Kindle Singles: Amazon Announces Shorter E-Books at Smaller Prices

Long before the 30-minute time slot defined the TV show, and the 45-minute LP defined the album, aspiring authors were constrained by how many, or how few, words a publisher was willing to print. Such has largely been the case for our lifetimes, but, if Amazon has anything to do with it, it may not be the case much longer. Today, the company announced that it will begin offering shorter e-books...

Amazon Kindle for the Web Improves E-Reading Previews

Amazon already has Kindle apps on the three biggest smartphone platforms and the two most popular consumer OSes, so what's left for it to conquer? (Besides Linux that is.) The Web, of course, and Amazon has staked its claim on that next frontier with the debut of Kindle for the Web. Kindle for the Web is not an online, feature competitive e-reader, though. Instead, it is used to display samples o...

Bus Driver Caught Reading Kindle Behind the Wheel

Texting while driving is bad enough, especially when you're trusted with the lives of dozens of passengers as an employee of a public transportation system. But 40-year-old Lahcen Qouchbane, a driver with Portland's TriMet system, decided that glancing down occasionally to send a message just wasn't dangerous enough. He opted to get some reading done while shuttling TriMet patrons towards downtow...

New Amazon Kindle Models Unveiled at $139 and $189, Price War Continues

This evening, Amazon unveiled an updated Kindle, the newest member of company's Kindle family of e-readers. The device, simply titled Kindle, lands on August 27th for $139 (Wi-Fi only) and $189 (AT&T 3G). The new Kindle is 21-percent smaller than its predecessor, and is available in graphite and the traditional Amazon white. Although 15-percent lighter, the screen size is still the same 6-i...

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Hardcover Ones

The Kindle may be facing stiff e-reader competition from Apple's iPad, but, when it comes to printed books, at least, Amazon's reader seems to be dominating the market pretty handily. The company says it sold approximately 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books sold over the past three months, and that gap is continuing to widen. Last month alone, for example, Amazon sold 180 Kindle books ...

Graphite Kindle DX Drops Price, Improves Screen, Makes Us Drool

When the Nook and Kindle got a price cut a week or so ago, we were more than a little disappointed to see the larger Kindle DX keep its absurdly high price tag. But all that changed today when Amazon announced a slashed price of $379 for the 9.7-inch e-reader. The $110 discount would have been enough for us, but Amazon took it a step further by giving the DX a sexy new paint job, and upping the c...

Jobs on AT&T Data Plan: 'Try It,' English Police Tweet During Shooting Rampage

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Reception to AT&T's new data plans, and the elimination of an unlimited option, has so far been mixed, but some ornery subscribers have, of course, expressed dismay and anger. Steve Jobs admirably responded to an e-mail from one unhappy customer, succinctly replying, "I think it's going to work out just fine for almost all cus...

Colleges Test Kindle, Go Back to Real Books

Share As any college student can tell you, textbooks are a pain. Filling your bookshelf each semester not only puts a dent in your wallet, but guarantees that you'll be left trying to sell a sleigh full of intro-level books by year's end. College students, then, would seem to be the perfect demographic for Amazon's Kindle reader. As it turns out, though, the Kindle is having a surprisingly tough...

Amazon Kindle Gets Facebook, Twitter in New Software Update

Arriving late to the party, Amazon will soon release a software update for Kindle that will allow users to browse Facebook and Twitter on their e-readers. According to Gizmodo, the Kindle 2.5 software update, which will see a limited release soon and a wide release in late May, will also include password protection, pan and zoom functions for PDFs, larger font sizes and an option to sort your e...

YouTube Responds to Hitler Videocide, Target to Sell Amazon Kindle

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... The Web lamented the elimination of a group of YouTube 'Downfall' Hitler parodies yesterday, a move that supposedly came as a result of copyright issues with the film's production company. Today, YouTube released a blog statement that, while not specific, basically seemed to convey the message, "Don't hate the player, y'all." In ...

Amazon Kindle App Now Available on BlackBerry

As the menacing, iPad-shaped shadow looms on the horizon, Amazon's Kindle has apparently braced itself for the oncoming storm by expanding its smartphone wingspan. After having already introduced Kindle e-reader apps for the iPod Touch and iPhone, Amazon has now expanded the software to the BlackBerry, as well. According to Amazon, the new app will be compatible with BlackBerry's Bold 9000 and 970...

A Very Special Holiday E-Reader Roundup

A reader writes: I'm looking to buy my slightly tech-phobic wife a digital book reader for Christmas, and may pick one up for myself as well. The most popular one seems to be the Amazon Kindle, but I've also seen new models by half a dozen other companies and don't really know what I should be looking for. So make my life easier, just tell me what to get! Dear Reader: Let us first say that ...