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Amazon Smartphone Rumors Heating Up
2012-07-06 15:17:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When done right, smartphones can be big business. Apple, notorious for their profit margins, is able to earn quite a bit of money from their iPhones. As it turns out, ebooks and other forms of digital content are also big business. Amazon has been able to do very well with their Kindle e-readers and have even taken a gamble by selling their 7-inch tablet at a loss in hopes to sell more ebooks, music and videos. Amazon´s...

Amazon Gains Mapping With UpNext Acquisition, Will Location Follow?
2012-07-03 14:10:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new purchase for Amazon may just give the online retailer and maker of the Amazon Kindle what it wants: Location, location, location. Amazon acquired 3D map tech startup firm UpNext, for an undisclosed sum. The New York-based UpNext, which is comprised solely of four founding members, has built apps with 3D mapping for the iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire. To date, the company has mapped 50 cities, with enhanced details in 23...

Amazon Rumored To Release Next-Gen Kindle Fire Next Month
2012-06-27 13:41:57

John Neumann for redOrbit.com You might want to wait a little longer to purchase that Kindle Fire you've had your eye on as a new report indicates that Amazon is putting the finishing touches on a new model, writes Angela Moscaritolo for PC Magazine. Although Amazon has not confirmed the story,  the online retailer is reportedly eyeing July 31 for a Kindle Fire 2 launch event. DigiTimes cites sources in the “upstream supply chain” and mentioned that Amazon would be...

2012-06-19 23:01:07

Leave your travel anxieties behind with Noyo Spanish Travel. Now on Kindle Fire, the new app is built for families who are traveling to Spanish-speaking countries and hoping to learn some Spanish, too. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Noyo, a Boston-based educational software startup, has launched a new Kindle Fire App as part of its growing Spanish line-up: one specifically oriented to families traveling abroad to Spanish-speaking countries. Available on the Amazon Appstore, Noyo Spanish...

2012-05-09 23:03:42

The C Card and Me is a veritable guide for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their loved ones, written with the kind of humor and cheek that could only come from one who's been there, done that and has the C Card to prove it. (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 In a sea of reports of death by the hand of this disease, one voice causes a ripple by shouting back "Hell no, not me~". The C Card and Me is the true to life story of how one self proclaimed couch potato turned a daunting diagnosis into an...

Target Drops Kindle From Shelves, Cites Conflict Of Interest
2012-05-03 06:09:10

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Those wishing to get an Amazon e-reader or tablet as a gift for mom will have to act soon. After Mother's Day, Target will discontinue the sale of Amazon Kindle devices including its line of e-readers and the Kindle Fire tablet. While Internet rumblings cite an unspecified "conflict of interest," official word from Target is that the retailer continually reviews its product assortments and evaluates merchandise. Target stores will continue to stock the...

New Archaeology Technique Exposes 8,000 Years Of Civilization
2012-03-21 06:47:52

An archaeologist from Harvard University is using computers and satellites images to search the Earth for early human settlements. Jason Ur, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, worked with Bjoern Menze, a researcher at MIT, to develop a system that identified settlements based on factors like soil discoloration and distinctive mounding. The used computers and satellites images to look for these clues of human habitation, and uncovered thousands of new sites that...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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