Waterstones rile Kindle Paperwhite owners with branded screensaver for eReader bought from their store

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Customers who have bought Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite eReader from Waterstones bookshops have had their feathers rustled by the inclusion of a static branded screensaver bearing Waterstones branding. Whereas Amazon-bought Paperwhite models have rolling pictorial screensavers that change with every shutdown,…

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Amazon Kindle Owner's Lending Library now available to UK readers

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Amazon have opened the doors to their Kindle Owner's Lending Library in the UK. Already available to US eBook readers for some time, it offers hundreds of thousands of books to borrow in a library-like service, with no due date…

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Amazon snap up 3D mapping software for next-gen Kindle Fire tablet

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Amazon have bought 3D mapping specialist start-up UpNext, suggesting that the next generation of their Kindle Fire tablet could have a native mapping and navigation app. UpNext specialise in fully 3D maps, letting users check topography and landmarks, checking out…

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Microsoft and Barnes and Noble settle patent dispute: Nook Windows 8 tablet on the way?

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Microsoft have settled their long running patent dispute with Barnes and Noble, and have entered into an unexpected partnership in the process. Microsoft has invested a substantial $300 million in Newco, a new venture with the US bookstore chain whose…

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Warner Bros. release classic movie scripts as eBooks: Ben Hur, Casablanca and more

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Movie giants Warner Brothers have launched a new eBook range called Inside The Script. Available in the iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook, the Inside The Script titles take…

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