Post Tagged with: "kindle"

Soundproof Books

Jamie Love of KEI has an important post on how Random House has turned off text-to-speech in all its Kindle editions in the United States.

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May 19, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

DRM and the Amazon Kindle

Lots of talk online about the ability of Amazon to brick the Kindle following claims of abuses of the company's return policy.

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April 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Reading Rights Coalition Mounts Opposition to Kindle 2 Decision

The Reading Rights Coalition has been mounting growing opposition to Amazon's decision to disable the text-to-voice functionality from the Kindle 2.  Cory Doctorow writes about the issue in his Guardian column this week.

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April 1, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Amazon Caves on Kindle

Amazon has caved to pressure from the Authors Guild, who indicated that it might sue over the text-to-speech technology in the Kindle.  Amazon maintained that the feature was legal, but presumably dropped the feature for business reasons.

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March 1, 2009 3 comments Must Reads