Amazon Tries to Outdo Google, Releases Kindle Web Edition

A day after Google unveils its eBooks initiative, along with over 3 million public domain books in its store, the company that started (or dominated) it all attempts to outdo the search engine giant with their own innovation. Amazon has just announced that it will offer current titles through a web interface.

Call it a Kindle Reader for the web, which enables users to “read full books in the browser and enable any website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books.”

Insisting that the move is not in reaction to Google, representatives of Amazon said that the Kindle for the Web concept first surfaced as a beta last September. Meanwhile, the new version would allow users to view their books purchased from the Kindle store to be viewed through various websites.

Source: Computerworld, via TechCrunch

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