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It seems like the famous Firefox extension Firesheep now has an advanced version of itself in a better form of application called FaceNiff. In other words, it is a social-network hijacker app that actually runs on Android handsets.
We recently saw breaking news on Official PlayStation Blog saying, ‘Sony has started restoring its PlayStation Network and online services back’. And in other surprising news, it has been revealed that, Amazon.com’s web services cloud-computing unit was used by hackers to attack Sony online entertainment systems.
Amazon has announced its entry into the cloud based music world by unveiling the cool looking Amazon Cloud Player. List of things that you need to know about the music streaming service awaits you after the break.
Boy these gadgets manufacturers do like to throw jabs at each other don’t they? Amazon has rolled out a new Kindle commercial which can also be described as an anti iPad commercial since the advertisement sees Amazon highlighting a weak point of the magical Apple Tablet – inability to let its user read books in direct sunlight. The commercial is available for your viewing pleasure after the jump.
There is no doubt that ever since the iPad was launched, Amazon has been thinking about ways to compete better with the game changing Apple Tablet. It turns out that they have found an answer. According to Bloomberg, the largest online retailer worldwide will be launching a thinner version of Kindle in August.
Amazon in what seems to be a delayed move has finally made available the download bits of Kindle for Mac. What does that mean? It means you can now access and read Kindle books on your Mac machine. To use this app, you need to have Mac OS X 10.5 or a higher OS. Features and download link after the jump.
Well Apple would be particularly happy upon hearing this news. Would you believe it? Amazon hasn’t started shipping Magic Mouse and already Magic Mouse is getting listed at the 8th position in Amazon Electronics category. Interestingly Magic Mouse has secured first rank in every mouse category. And with the high quality standards that Apple sets for its products, one would pretty easily understand why it is the top ranked device.
Amazon has released Relational Database Service (RDS). This is big news. Infact more of a landmark. The reason being, it is the first time that Amazon is offering Relational Database in the form of a service even though it offers other cloud services such as Database Cloud (SimpleDB), Compute Cloud (EC2), Storage Cloud (S3).
During the Windows 7 launch party, there was an announcement that Amazon would be building an e-reader for the Microsoft platform. With that announcement, it was expected that an e-reader would be coming to the Mac platform as well. And Yes it will be.
With Amazon leading the e-reader market with its Amazon Kindle. Many of us would have thought that Microsoft would be itching to put its footstep in the e-reader market. So what’s Microsoft take on this. In this post, we discuss just that.
The ever popular Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was asked this particular question regarding Microsoft‘s plan to jump into the Kindle market. Steve Ballmer said no to surprise much off the people. Instead Ballmer said that Microsoft already has the most popular reading device in the form of a PC.
We have a device for reading. It’s the most popular device in the world. It’s the PC
However Ballmer did say that he would like to see Amazon and others signing a deal with Microsoft for bringing their books to the PC. His words were:
I would love to see companies like Amazon and others bring their books to the PC.Hopefully we can get that to happen with Barnes & Noble or Amazon or somebody.
But when it came to Microsoft involving itself in the e-readers business, Ballmer said:
But no, we are not interested in e-readers ourselves
This decision by Microsoft brings to light different opinions. A couple of them are:
- Microsoft may be missing a growing and benefital opportunity.
- Microsoft has started to think smartly when it comes to picking which new business fields to put its foot into.