Amazon’s new generation of Kindles have sold faster and in greater numbers than any other Kindle launch in the eBook Reader’s history, continuing Kindle’s over two-year run as the bestselling product across all products sold on Amazon.com.
The all-new Kindle has an electronic-ink screen with 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader, a new sleek design with a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.5 ounces, 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life with wireless off, double the storage to 3,500 books, no glare even in bright sunlight and built-in Wi-Fi–all for only $139. The all-new Kindle 3G with all of these new features plus the convenience of free 3G wireless is only $189. [24×7]
Onlineshoes.com Is Good Fit for Sole Mates Facebook App
When Monique A. Honaman set out to change America’s attitudes about divorce, she needed to step into someone else’s shoes. Besides authoring a new antidote to divorce book and Website, Monique created a truly social Facebook app called Sole Mates with the help of SearchWrite Search Marketing of Bainbridge Island.
Located online at http://apps.facebook.com/solemates Sole Mates is a personality-themed Facebook “app” that lets couples explore different attitudes as a way of trying on their personal fit and learning new styles of thinking. As part of the unique app, Onlineshoes.com is offering 15% off purchases of select, brand name, high fashion footwear for those who “try on” the Facebook Quiz and click on a special link to shop online. [24×7]
Online Bookmaking Runs Afoul of the Law Rules States’ Supremes
Seattle-based Betcha.com was on the losing end of a bet it made with nine Washington state Supreme Court Justices. The Justices were unanimous that the Website was plainly illegal because “it arranged bets “from [sports], to political contests, to whether the moon would be full on a given night,” according to the court opinion, and took a percentage of the wager as a fee. Betcha had attempted to evade prosecution by adopting an unconventional method of taking bets which sometimes allowed losers the option not to pay up. A losing bettor had 72 hours to decide whether to pay up, with a denial of payment resulting in negative effects to the user’s “honor rating” on the website. State law makes online gambling and bookmaking fees illegal as does the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). [24×7]
Domain Name ‘CO2.com’ to Be Auctioned Off at Epik.com Domain Conference On ‘International Ozone Day’
The Bell Harbor Conference Center Bay Auditorium will be the site of a controversial domain name auction as part of the inaugural Epik.com Domain Developers Conference being held Sept. 15 – 17 in Seattle. Atop the auction list, the domain name www.CO2.com, the chemical formula for Carbon Dioxide, will be featured. “There is a lot of buzz about this domain name. Analysts from both sides agree on the fairness of the auction format,” says Rob Monster, Chairman and CEO of Epik.com. The auction date of September 16 happens to overlap with International Ozone Day. [24×7]