Facing unexpected pressure and the yawning void of the post-Shuttle era, the commercial space race has huge challenges ahead. In the wake of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin test failure, we look at the future of the industry.
According to Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief, $1 billion of his company's sales came via mobile accounts over the last year, and tablets could "over time" become a "meaningful additional driver" he thinks. Is he kidding? They already are.
It's a big news week for Amazon: They've announced an update to the big-screen Kindle DX e-reader in a week or so, with an improved e-ink display and lower price. Way lower--down $110 to $379. Is this Amazon's first response to iPad?
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch on Friday did something much bigger than popping a dummy payload into space: it lit a fuse beneath the next era of space exploration, with commercial efforts alongside government ones.
Apple's IPS LCD display tech may be the bees knees of current tablet screens, but there're rivals out there, such as the Kindle's e-ink system. There's also Pixel Qi, which is a daylight-viewable LCD alternative -- and it's just got lots better.
Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA
It’s easy to believe in the status quo. The existing state of affairs can seem so intractable. Forces can feel beyond your control or ability to influence in any way. Yet, that is exactly what leaders seek to do: change the future. And to do that, they invent it.
Egos at Amazon must be riding high this month. The retailer sold out of its flagship product, the Kindle DX, not once but twice. Then, to cap it all off, this morning investment research and banking firm Cowen and Company called Amazon a "next generation Wal-Mart."
At an event in New York City today, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos introduced Kindle DX, a large-screen version of the popular e-reader device priced at $489. It will ship this summer, and is available for pre-order today.