Why Amazon’s New Kindle Paperwhite Doesn’t Say Kindle on the Back

Hint: Think international.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

ATD Week in Review: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Plans and Zynga’s New Org Chart

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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E Ink Hopes New Display Will Help It Nab Share of Wearable Market Everyone Is Talking About

The flexible display maker hopes the wrist of the future will have room for one of its new 1.7-inch screens.
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Barnes & Noble’s Nook Stumbles

Barnes & Noble Inc. reported to a surprise fiscal third-quarter loss, hurt by across-the-board weakness. Most notably, sales in the Nook digital business slumped sharply.

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Pearson to Invest $89.5 Million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media

Publishing and education company Pearson PLC agreed to invest $89.5 million for a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble Inc.’s digital-business unit, Nook Media LLC.

Google Shopping Now Includes the Amazon Kindle (and Why That’s a Big Deal)

It may not sound significant, but over the past couple of weeks, Amazon’s Kindle devices have started appearing in search results on Google Shopping.
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Amazon Introduces Whispercast to Manage Large Fleets of Kindles

For the hundreds of schools that use Kindles in the classroom, managing the e-readers just got a whole lot easier.
Worldleader provides Amazon Kindles to kids in classrooms in Africa

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Amazon Drops Price of Entry-Level Kindle

Along with the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD, Amazon announced today that it is dropping the price of the entry-level, ad-supported Kindle, from $79 to $69. The new e-reader, which is very much like the previous model but offers new fonts and crisper text, will be available on Sept. 14.

Kobo Expands E-Reader Family

In an exclusive interview with AllThingsD, Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis says he believes the company’s new products will be competitive with “whatever Amazon announces today.”
Kobo's new Arc tablet

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I’ll Take “PC Disruptors” for $500, Alex. (What Is “a Tablet”?)

More evidence pointing toward tablets disrupting the PC industry: According to a new Forrester Research survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults, 35 percent of tablet owners say they use their laptops less frequently since getting a tablet, while 45 percent have no plans to buy an e-reader now that they own a tablet. The television set is faring better, however, with just 12 percent of those surveyed saying they use their TV less frequently since getting a tablet; likely because 85 percent of tablet owners cop to using their tablets while watching TV.