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Amazon wants to expand everywhere

Amazon LogoWell it looks like Amazon is on another push to grow as a company. They have already previously mentioned that they are betting a lot on switching to digital in the past. It’s very apparent first with their push on ebooks, the Kindle and the Kindle Fire.

Amazon is clearly not done with its expansion though and is just gearing up to do even more. From new employees to tablets and beyond – Amazon has quite a few changes in the near future up its sleeves.

Amazon’s Workforce

In a push to expand the workforce in its warehouses, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has made an interesting offer on Amazon’s front page today. He is committed to a huge recruitment drive. Not only are they trying to expand their work force but they are making a very nice incentive to current longstanding employees.

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Top 10 Must-Have Gadgets for 2011 Holiday Season

Happy HolidaysChristmas is fast approaching and tech gadgets are always at the forefront of holiday wish lists. 2011 has been a great year for electronics and some truly innovative devices have been released to the markets. If you are making a list, or looking to buy a perfect gift for a loved one, find out which gadgets are must haves for this holiday season!

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Is Nook Tablet better than the Kindle Fire?

Nook TabletThe Nook Tablet looks pretty much the same as the Nook Color. The black border has been grayed out, but that is about it. When comparing the Kindle Fire to the Nook Tablet, the Kindle Fire appears to be designed for monks – it is so plain. There is the hook on the side that mystifies some, but you should grab hold of it if the tablet starts to fly off your lap when someone bumps you. Or you could tether it to your belt.

The Tablet is much lighter than the Color, but it is a better feeling, without cheaping the touch. While the thickness is the same, the weight shed was 0.11 pounds. It is also 0.03 pounds lighter than the Fire. The Fire is smaller, though. Despite the size, though, the Tablet’s rubber backing made for a comfortable ride.

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How Amazon Managed to Cut the Cost of the Kindle Fire Tablet

  • 20/11/2011 at 20:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Amazon Kindle Fire $199Just a few days ago Amazon finally released the Kindle Fire. This new tablet was eagerly awaited by tablet readers and electronic lovers alike due to the wide range of features it had. On the day of its announcement Amazon’s main competition, the Nook by Barnes & Noble, took a huge hit on their stocks with a 7% decrease in just one day. Ever since the announcement rumors and specs about the Kindle Fire have been flying around the internet and the release has been long awaited to confirm and deny the rumors.

One of the rumors that had been circulating the web like wildfire was that the Kindle Fire cost Amazon more to make than they were selling it for! This crazy speculation was doubted by many but there was still a strong support for it due to the fact that the cost of the tablet was only $199.  Now that all of the nitty gritty details have been released however, we can confirm that the rumor about the cost of production was indeed true!

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Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet is ready to fight with Kindle Fire

Barnes and Noble Nook TabletThe new Kindle Fire has been the biggest buzz on the market ever since its announcement few time ago. When it was released, Barnes & Noble’s stock dropped significantly and suddenly the Nook Color was not the fanciest new toy around. With its affordable prices, nifty accessories, and ability to do superior tablet reading and much more, the Kindle Fire took front stage, sadly leaving the Nook Color far behind. Obviously feeling the significant effects of the “Fire”, Barnes & Noble quickly got down to business and began developing a new Nook! Here at It’s a Gadget  we have got all the dirty details on this fantastic new device!

To combat their rivals Barnes & Noble is releasing the new Nook Tablet on November 18th; just in time to place itself at the top of people’s wish list for the holidays! So what nifty new specs can devout e-readers expect to see with this new Nook Tablet? Lets find out!

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Amazon’s Tablet Captures Big Magazine Publishers

  • 28/09/2011 at 00:27 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets, News

Rumoured Amazon TabletPublishers of magazines were elated thinking of selling their wares on iPad in 2010, but as we turn the page of the calendar and face this year, they are singing slightly off key. Their optimism has boiled dry. While they are still eager, there is a strong vein of skepticism that carries over to Amazon’s tablet(rumored to be called Kindle Fire). Mostly it is due to how Apple managed the negotiations with the publishers. Apple played the dictator to start and nearly lost everyone. It is no surprise now that publishers are a bit reticent in the next big deal.

There are currently only three of the largest magazine publishers on board with Amazon as it faces releasing its own iPad knockoff. The digital sales deals are between Amazon and Hearst, Conde Nast, and Meredith. They will be allowed the rights to sell their publications on the Amazon tablet.

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