You know how every other ebook reader under the sun supports EPUB files, but Amazon’s Kindle stubbornly refuses to do so? Well, that’s changing.
Amazon quietly updated its help documentation (via Goodreader) to state that Kindle devices will start supporting EPUB files.
There’s a catch, though. “Beginning in late 2022, Send to Kindle applications will support EPUB (.EPUB) format,” says the document. This means you’ll be able to send EPUB files to your Kindle via Amazon’s handy Send to Kindle system, which essentially lets you upload documents to your Kindle by emailing them to your Kindle email address. It’s unclear, however, whether Kindles will natively support EPUB files, allowing you to purchase ebooks from Amazon’s library in the EPUB format directly.
Online marketplaces have taken off in recent years. Shoppers are flocking to sites like Amazon and Walmart.com for more selection, better pricing, and the ease and comfort of shopping from home. If you’re an entrepreneur, selling your products on online marketplaces can lead to incremental sales growth and will get your brand in front of millions of shoppers.
Who are the biggest online marketplaces?
First, let’s define some of the big players where you can sell your products. Here are the top online marketplaces in the United States based on monthly visitors:
Amazon is raising the price of its Prime service for US customers after reporting record sales and profits.
The e-commerce giant said it was hiking the price by 17% to $139 for annual membership.
The firm, which cited increased wage and shipping costs, said it had no announcements to make about other countries “at this time”.
It is the first increase since 2018 for Prime, which gives subscribers access to benefits like faster shipping.
Amazon has reached a legal settlement in California over claims it failed to adequately inform its warehouse workers about Covid-19 cases in the workplace.
California’s attorney general said workers had been left “terrified and powerless”.
The delivery giant will pay $500,000 but did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing on the settlement.
Amazon said the law did not require it to share total numbers of cases with staff, but it had now started to do so.
Amazon announced Monday that it has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to a connected-TV TikTok app, allowing Amazon Fire TV users to stream videos from the popular social media app on their televisions.
Amazon’s annual fall showcase saw its fair share of exciting announcements. One such revelation is the all-new Amazon Echo Show 15, the company’s biggest smart display yet.
The 15.6-inch 1080p HD display parts ways with the boxier designs of previous Echo Show displays, favoring a sleeker, moreflat design. It’s also the first Show that can be wall-mounted for either landscape or portrait viewing. Powered by the Alexa voice assistant and Amazon’s new AZ2 neural-edge processor, it places a great emphasis on shared family connections. Intended to stand upright or be hung in communal spots throughout the home (living room, kitchen, hallway, etc.), the Echo Show 15 will allow the whole family to check in on shared calendar events, post sticky notes, add to shopping lists, and more.
Amazon is launching Astro, its first household robot, powered by its Alexa smart home technology.
The company said it can be remote-controlled when not at home, to check on pets, people, or home security.
It can also patrol a home automatically and send owners a notification if it detects something unusual.
Amazon said it was more than “Alexa with wheels” and had been programmed with a range of movements and expressions to give it personality.
Even if you have a very capable smartphone and a nice laptop, tablets are still a worthwhile hunk of tech to add to your arsenal.
The touchscreen that can be carried anywhere makes for a portable studio for creatives, a crucial sidekick for commuters and frequent travelers, and a mini TV for people who aren’t missing the newest episode of Loki just because they’re on vacation.
A simple question kicks off the process of narrowing down your options: Are you an Apple person? Whether that’s yes, no, or an “I have no idea,” the buying guide below lays out the pros and cons of the main picks from Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft.
Amazon’s entertainment empire is about to get a massive boost.
The company announced on Wednesday that it’s signed an agreement to acquire MGM Studios for a purchase price of $8.45 billion. It’s a blockbuster deal that will further bolster Amazon’s already-potent entertainment division, the Emmy- and Academy Award-winning Amazon Studios.
The acquisition turbocharges Amazon’s efforts to make noise in Hollywood, giving the company a massive roster of beloved entertainment properties to support and mine for new ideas. And that’s in addition to an upcoming MGM slate that includes new movies for James Bond and The Addams Family, as well as House of Gucci, and the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.