U.S. Puts Big Kindle Deal on Hold While It Browses E-Reader Market
The U.S. State Department is reconsidering its Kindle deal with Amazon. The agency, which earlier this summer floated the idea of a $16.5 million no-bid contract with Amazon to purchase some 35,000 Kindle Touches and content, withdrew the proposal this week. Why? That’s not entirely clear, but here’s the official explanation: The State Department feels it needs additional market research to flesh out its requirements for the program.