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Amazon Gives Fire Tablet Users Free Access To The Washington Post

The move is part of CEO Jeff Bezos’s plan to bring the newspaper to an international audience.

Amazon Gives Fire Tablet Users Free Access To The Washington Post
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When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos acquired The Washington Post a little over a year ago, it wasn’t clear what he had in store for the struggling newspaper. Turns out he had synergy on his mind: Today, users of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet are receiving a free Washington Post app that will give six-months of access to all the paper’s articles and videos.

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The app will have two editions a day and is designed for an international audience. It’s the first step of what Bezos hopes will push The Post into a newspaper that isn’t just meant for the Beltway and DMV readers.

According to The Post, following the first six months of free access, users can receive another six months for $1. Following that six-month stretch, access to the app will cost between $3 and $5 per month.

Versions of the app for other platforms are planned, but it is unlikely those versions will also receive the six-month freebie.

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