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Amazon's New Option: On-Reserve Servers

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| Amazon is presenting the new option, called Reserved Instances, as an 
| alternative to buying your own on-premises servers. The up-front fees range 
| from $325 per year for a standard Linux server to $2,600 per year for 
| an "extra large" Linux server, with significant discounts for 3-year 
| commitments. Note that Windows servers aren't offered as Reserved Instances 
| at this point.     



Amazon ships Kindle II

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| ONLINE book seller Amazon has shipped its new version of the Kindle
| electronic reading device.


Stephen King pens Kindle2 exclusive

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| AMAZON IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE the arrival of the new version of its Kindle
| electronic book reader today, and the Wall Street Journal is reporting that
| the internet trader has added a bit of clout to the launch by persuading pulp
| horror author Stephen King to write a new book which will (for the time being
| at least) be available exclusively on the Kindle 2.


Amazon unveils Kindle 2.0

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| The worst kept secret in literary history has finally been officially
| confirmed by Amazon: the existence of its Kindle 2.


Amazon Raises an E-Book Specter



Mobipocket books on Kindle

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| We've known for some time already that Amazon's AZW files are actually Mobi
| files, but Amazon didn't share Kindle's Mobi PID which would allow one to buy
| encrypted Mobi books for Kindle.  
| Well, I've discovered the algorithm used to generate the PID and was able to
| use it on Fictionwise, but there was another catch. AZW files have a flag set
| in the DRM info which is not present in books bought from other vendors.
| After fixing that, I could read the book on Kindle.  


Don't let DRM get between you and a good book

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| Amazon Kindle (Swindle), Sony Reader (Sh-reader), and others are all
| competing to control how, what, and when we can read with their competing
| Digital Restrictions Management technologies. Let's let them know that we
| won't buy their ebook readers until they get rid of the DRM!  


The Kindle Swindle

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| It seems that Amazon only cares to oppose DRM when they can profit from it,
| such as when they advertise their MP3's as "Play Anywhere, DRM-Free
| Downloads." The same is not true for Kindle ebooks. Perhaps if they were
| honest they would advertise their ebooks as "Play Only Here, DRM-Laden Kindle
| Ebooks."    

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