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Friday, July 18, 2014

Amazon Launches Kindle E-Book Subscription Service

But the price point for the service may be too high for customers, said Jennifer Kent, a senior analyst with Parks Associates.

"Amazon's difficulty will be its pricing model," Kent told us. "We estimate that Amazon sells its e-books for an average price of $7.50 each, and most Kindle users only read one book per month. The potential market for this relatively expensive subscription service, then, might be too small to sustain the service."

From the article "Amazon Launch ...read more

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Google Bringing Voice Recognition to Chrome Web Browser

People are using voice recognition technologies on smartphones. A Parks Associates survey showed more than half of U.S. users of the Apple iPhone 4S are "very satisfied" with the Siri voice-command feature. Another 21 percent are satisfied. Thirty-seven percent of iPhone 4S owners also want to have a similar voice-command interface for their TV set, and roughly 20 percent do not.

"People are expressing some reservations about Siri that could impact its popularity on other pl ...read more

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