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Amazon Chief Says Kindles Sell At Cost
2012-10-12 05:01:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos revealed on Thursday that the online retailer makes no profit on sales of its Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD devices, but is relying instead on making money through sales of books and other content subsequently bought by device owners. "We sell the hardware at our cost, so it is break-even on the hardware," Bezos told BBC News during a European launch event of Amazon´s new Paperwhite...

Kindle Fire Ads Now Opt-out
2012-09-10 05:42:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Amazon has announced that they will allow customers that purchase their new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets to pay extra in order to turn off the devices' built-in advertisements after all, reversing their previous stance on the issue. The devices, which were officially announced on Thursday, include the "Special Offers" advertisements found on other products in the Kindle line -- except, unlike with those devices,...

Amazon Announces New Products, Cheaper Kindles
2012-09-06 14:45:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Amazon announced a handful of new products today during their press event in Los Angeles, bolstering their Kindle line as well as introducing some new services. Jeff Bezos announced 3 new versions of their e-reader Kindles, including the brand new Kindle named Paperwhite, which marries the famous e-ink display with a crisp backlit display. These new Kindles are said to feature blacker blacks, whiter whites and an insane...


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Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-10-22 14:17:38

The Archean (formerly Archaeozoic) is a geologic eon between the Hadean and Proterozoic eons. The Archean Eon begins at roughly 3.8 billion years ago (Ga) and ends at about 2.5 Ga. But unlike all other geological ages, which are based on stratigraphy, The Archean eon is defined chronometrically. The lower boundary of 3.8 Ga has also not been officially recognized by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. The name Archean is derived from the ancient Greek (Arkhe), meaning...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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