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Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles
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Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. …

Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks
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The help page for Google Play has recently included empty sections for “Audio Books” and “Magazines and Journals,” which leads to speculation that these items might be added to the Google Play Store soon. Google Play basically combines the present …

Kindle Upgrades to Wi-fi Downloading of Audiobooks

The old corded method of getting audiobooks onto your Kindle is now a thing of the past.  Today on the Kindle blog, Amazon announced that readers (and listeners) can now directly downloaded audiobooks from Audible.com via wi-fi connection. Audible.com, bought …

Amazon Acquires Audible For $300 Million

Some acquisitions are real headscratchers, leaving onlookers wondering why one company bought the other or how so much money became involved.  It seems pretty reasonable, though, that Amazon has put around $300 million towards the purchase of Audible.