Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What does Amazon gain with Stanza?

Update to Amazon Buys Stanza.

What Amazon gains - by Chad Berndtson:
1. Exploding base of e-reader consumers - 1.3 million users worldwide
2. More than 40,000 books downloaded a day from Lexcycle
3. Successful team with expertise, supporting widely different formats
4. Possible willingness to use Stanza for the kind of 'free'-use items phase that brought Apple its success with the iPod.
5. Further consolidation of a market it already dominates
6. Pre-emptive move before Apple, eager to dominate the digital-everything market, could buy it. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.

Send to Kindle

(Older posts have older Kindle model info. For latest models, see CURRENT KINDLES page. )
If interested, you can also follow my add'l blog-related news at Facebook and Twitter
Questions & feedback are welcome in the Comment areas (tho' spam is deleted). Thanks!

No comments:

Post a Comment

NOTE: TO AVOID SPAM being posted instantly, this blog uses the "DELAY" feature.

Am often away much of the day, and postings won't show up right away. Posts done to use referrer-links may never show up.

Usually, am online enough to release comments within a day though, so the hard-to-read match-text tests for commenting won't be needed this way.

Feedback and questions are welcome. Thanks for participating.

Technical Problems?
If you're having problems leaving a Comment, Google's blogger-help asks that you clear the '' cookies on your browser's Tools or Options menu bar and that will fix the Comment-box problems (until they have a permanent fix).

IF that doesn't work either, then UNcheck the "keep me signed in" box -- Google-help says that should allow your comment to post (it's a workaround to a current bug).
Apologies for the problems.

TIP: There's a size limit. If longer than 3500 characters or so, in a text editor, make two posts out of it.

[Valid RSS]