Grove, an Oregon-based maker of gorgeous bamboo cases for the Apple iPhone, demonstrates an excellent use of the Facebook "Like" button. Rather than simply enabling customers to express their love for the company, Grove has implemented the Like button for each product. I found them via the Twitter @earlybird service. Use the code EARLYBIRD at… Continue reading Grove Demonstrates Great Use of the Facebook ‘Like’ Button
Some major book publishers (HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster) have opted for Amazon's "Agency Model" to sell their eBooks. Simply put, this means that the publisher sets the price and Amazon sells then delivers it at that price. However, it also means that Amazon is not the seller anymore, and they've gone through the trouble to… Continue reading Another Flaw in the eBook Agency Model
I found this post at iReaderReview about the need for the next generation of the Kindle (what the author calls the "Kindle 3") to have "Killer Features" in order to compete with the new threats to the Kindle's market success. While it's an interesting analysis, there are some key points that the author fails to… Continue reading Does Amazon want to be in the Hardware Business?
With the introduction of the Kindle 2 and the Kindle for iPhone application came Whispersync: the ability to sync the current place in your book between devices. Amazon also introduced text-to-speech capability, allowing you to listen to your books aloud while still maintaining said place within your book. This, gentle reader, is but a temporary… Continue reading The Whispersync That Will Be
This isn't the first time I've posted interesting or funny AdSense ads, but it is the first time I've thought to name/categorize them. So here it is: AAOTD. I've had a few dog-related posts here since we lost Oliver and recently adopted Lucy, so AdSense ads for dog-related products and services are expected. However, I… Continue reading AdSense Ad of the Day
I'm in the market for a netbook for use as a lightweight, secondary machine. In the process of searching for the features I wanted, I discovered a very different kind of auction site called Swoopo and learned very quickly that things work a bit errr, differently.In about 45 minutes, I blew through $40 with nothing… Continue reading Swoopo: Unique Auction Model