Peter Kafka

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Amazon Says Kindle Purchases Up 4X on Black Friday

Amazon says it sold a lot of Kindle tablets on Friday — four times as many as the company did on Black Friday 2010, when it didn’t offer Kindle models like the Fire and the Touch. If you’re expecting more detail from Amazon on unit sales, then you’ve never read an Amazon press release before.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus