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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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google