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Amazon buys Audible

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Found this article at Engadget

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/31/amazon-...digital-empire/

Wonder how this will affect them sponsoring Maccast?

I think this merger/Buy-out will be great for Adam, Amazon is a massive company and an innovative one and they should see the benefits of plugging into the Mac Community.

 

Just on a related note Audible are advertised on many of the podcasts I subscribe to and they seem to be fighting for the same revenue but this could change for the better if Amazon "Tailor" different services across the podcasting community.

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Kindle. Need I say more?

 

Do you have one?

 

Ours has finally shipped and will be here Tuesday. I'm psyched.

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Do you have one?

No, nor do I want one. I wait unitl version 3, or so. I did the same with the iPod.

 

I guess, I'm not much of an early adopter.

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Audio books. They provide the audio books for iTunes.

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While largely audio books, Audible has a decent amount of other content. They have audio versions of several magazines and newspapers as well as radio and podcasts. It can be used on most portable audio devices in production.

 

I've been a subscriber since 2000 or before (long before the first iPod) and have been a big fan for that long. Right now, however, I'm a little frustrated by a lack of availability of James Patterson titles. Apparently, in the process of Amazon buying them out, the licenses to most of Patterson's books expired and they have yet to get them renewed.

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