Peter Kafka

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Amazon Says Kindle Selling Faster. Than What? Good Question!

Amazon, which seems to specialize in not disclosing any real numbers about its Kindle business, is at it again. Via press release, the retailer says that the e-reader’s sales are…growing! Specifically: “Kindle device unit sales accelerated each month in the second quarter–both on a sequential month-over-month basis and on a year-over-year basis.” One slightly more helpful data point from Jeff Bezos, via the same release: “The growth rate of Kindle device unit sales has tripled since we lowered the price from $259 to $189.” Your move, Barnes & Noble, Nook, et al.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”