Amazon Appstore launches in China, continues its world tour

Amazon let its world domination plans be known last month when it asked developers to start submitting apps to line its virtual displays in more countries. While China was notably absent from immediate expansion plans, Amazon launched its Appstore there during the weekend, opening the doors to one of the biggest mobile device markets. As Reuters notes, the Google Play store is available in China, but only serves up free material, whereas Amazon's Appstore has a selection of both free and paid software available for users. While the company launched its ebook store and e-reader apps in China last December, devices are still waiting for their ticket over. Now, with the release of the Appstore, we suspect it's only a matter of time before the Kindle and Fire ranges make fashionably late appearances. Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Software, Mobile, Amazon Comments Via: Reuters Source: Amazon Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com's China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country. On Friday, both the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite went on sale through the company's site in the country. The Kindle... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction, will pay royalties to writers and rights holders

Amazon's taken a number of steps to bring different types of content to the Kindle Store, and it's now venturing into an area that has a long history with the internet: fan fiction. The company's today announced Kindle Worlds, a new publishing platform that promises to pay writers royalties for... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon launches Appstore in Europe

Amazon has today (30th August) launched its Appstore in Europe, including in the UK, Germany,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Publishing Launches Amazon Crossing Kids

The new imprint will publish English-language translations of picture books from around the world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

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Amazon launches Amazon Video Direct

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Amazon rebrands Cloud Player with launch of Amazon Music 3 for mobile and desktop

Amazon has refreshed its entire collection of cloud music apps with the releases of Amazon Music for Windows 3.0, Amazon Music for Mac 3.0, Amazon Music  for iPad and iPhone 3.0 and Amazon Music for Android 3.0. All four platforms share similar updates, and accompany Amazon’s foray into music... Continue reading at Betanews

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Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2020 Free World Book Day Translations

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Amazon Charts: Mantel's reign continues as Kay boomerangs back

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J K Rowling and Wizarding World partners launch Harry Potter at Home

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Polari Prize launches tour to celebrate 10 year anniversary

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Beano launches special comic for World Book Day

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Congress launches digital markets competition inquiry as US e-book lending row continues

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Libraries Connected launches programme for BBC Novels That Shaped Our World festival

Libraries Connected has launched a programme of activities and partnerships as part of the BBC’s The Novels That Shaped Our World festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kindle Kids Edition -- Amazon launches ebook reader for younger bookworms

Amazon has launched a child-friendly version of its Kindle ereader -- the Kindle Kids Edition. At $110, this special edition device is slightly more expensive than the cheapest Kindle, but it has one massive advantage that will appeal to parents, kids and others: it is free from ads. But there... Continue reading at Betanews

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Amazon launches Kindle for children

Amazon has launched a Kindle for children, in its first ever dedicated reading experience built for youngsters.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Wizarding World Digital launches with Harry Potter fan club and app

Wizarding World Digital has launched with the Official Harry Potter Fan Club through its first app, a Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts mobile companion, and a new, interactive Wizarding World website. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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EU launches anti-trust probe into Amazon's use of retailers' data

Amazon is facing a European Commission (EC) anti-trust investigation into how it uses sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Follett, Child, Moyes and Mosse launch European tour

Jojo Moyes, Kate Mosse, Ken Follett and Lee Child have joined forces to go on tour in Europe, this November, with the four authors pledging their commitment to their European readers in light of Brexit. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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