I think this is a gross mischaracterization of the story posted on Krebs on Security. .Continue Reading
Barnes & Noble is in trouble. You hear that, in worried tones, when you talk to people in the book business. You feel it when you walk into one of the chain’s stores, a cluttered mix of gifts, games, DVDs (DVDs?) and books. And you really see the problems if you dig into the company’s financial statements.
Revenue from Nook, the company’s e-book device, has fallen more than 85 percent since 2012. Online sales of physical books have also plummeted. At the stores, where business was once holding up, it’s down about 10 percent over the past two years. Several stores — like my local one, in the Washington suburbs — have closed, and many have reduced staff.
I remember the day the Borders in West Windsor closed. It was sad walking through the isles with empty shelves. But I’m torn because I’m part of the problem. I shop a lot on Amazon. Price is only part of the reason I shop on Amazon. A small part. I shop at Amazon mostly out…Continue Reading
Apple has added features to iOS to make it easier for parents to control their kids app and media purchases. Amazon in contrast if is fighting the FTC over adding these controls to their fire devices. Why? Just think about where these companies are making their money. Apple from the devices themselves, Amazon from selling…Continue Reading
For her 12th birthday my daughter was given an iPad mini to replace her Kindle. My wife and I had her family pitch in what they could. When she received the gift she was the most excited I have ever seen her. The iPad mini was a hit. But I kept seeing her with her…Continue Reading
There’s no doubt that Android is open for anyone to use. Amazon has used Android as the basis for its Kindle Fire, but a version of Android altered so much that you can’t run apps from Google’s own official Android Market. Instead, you have to use Amazon’s own Android App Store. But Android is largely…Continue Reading