Like, 4 Real

We will burn the Golden Like and thus bring the act of liking to where it belongs.

— Dutch painter and performance artist Dadara (a.k.a. Daniel Rozenberg), referring to the 30-foot sculpture of a Facebook “Like” that he created for Burning Man this year, where it was widely misinterpreted as a Facebook endorsement

Barnes & Noble Takes Aim at Amazon With New HD Nooks

Let the HD tablet wars begin.
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The Price of Amazon’s 4G LTE Kindle Fire Tablet, Compared to New iPad

Amazon’s “one more thing”: We’re cheaper than the new iPad.
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Goodness Gracious, Three Kindle Fires

Amazon showed off new versions of its Kindle Fire tablet at an event in Santa Monica today.
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Demystifying Amazon’s Cloud Player

Cloud Player makes a strong case for listening to — and buying – your music files through Amazon.
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Voices

Good Luck With That Tablet, Microsoft (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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Amazon’s Appstore to Open Internationally This Summer; Will the Fire Follow?

Amazon’s virtual store, which allows consumers to download mobile apps to Android phones and tablets, is getting set to launch this summer in Europe.
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CrowdStar Lands $11.5 Million to Support Its Shift From Social to Mobile Gaming

CrowdStar has landed $11.5 million in fresh capital to help it complete its transformation from developing social games to mobile games.
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Ahead of iPad 3, Tablet Owners Look to Cash In

A “re-commerce” site reports that consumers are hurrying to trade in their current tablets before the anticipated next-generation iPad comes to market.
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News Byte

Kindle Fire Heats Up Holiday for Amazon

Amazon said this holiday season was the best ever for its Kindle, with more than four million Kindle devices sold in the month of December. The company also said that its new tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, has become the best-selling and most-gifted product across all of Amazon.com since its introduction to the market 13 weeks ago. Amazon rarely releases unit sales numbers of its e-readers, but said earlier this month that it had sold more than one million Kindles a week for three consecutive weeks.

Fire and Flame (Comic)

Next Up for Media Layoffs: ABC?

New from Apple: iPod Flamo