Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today's Headlines

Amazon Hunts for Tablet Content from Media Companies
The Wall Street Journal
As  its tablet launch draws near, Amazon is in the market for content. According to people familiar with the matter, the Seattle retailing giant is starting talks with magazine and newspaper publishers on new terms for subscriptions and single copies of periodicals for the device.

Two Million Amazon Tablets Could Be Sold in 2011
Barclays analyst Anthony DiClementethinks Amazon will sell 2 million 7-inch Android tablets this year. But he thinks that number will jump to 6.4 million in 2012, and that Amazon will also sell another 1.5 million units of a 10-inch model he predicts will show up next year. 
Amazon is offering publishers a lot of money for the rights to “wide swaths” of backlist e-books—with higher fees to come if and when frontlist titles are included—and that Amazon is seeking those rights on an exclusive basis, which would differentiate this from Amazon’s Instant Video offerings for Prime members.
The device will be available at AT&T stores and online starting Sunday for $479.99. Those who sign up for a two-year contract with AT&T, which includes a $35, 3GB monthly data plan, can nab the Iconia Tab A501 for $329.99.

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