Archive | August, 2013

Amazon launches Kindle, Kindle Store and self-publishing platform in Mexico

29 Aug

Gigaom

Kindle is now available in Mexico: On Thursday, Amazon (s AMZN) launched the Mexican Kindle Store. It’s also selling the basic Kindle and front-lit Kindle Paperwhite through Mexican chain store Gandhi. And it opened its digital self-publishing platform, Kindle Direct Publishing, up to Mexicans.

“The vast majority of Mexicans do not have access to a bookstore in their town, so we’re happy to launch the Mexico Kindle Store today and bring a huge bookstore with over 2 million titles to anyone with an Internet connection,” Pedro Huerta, director of Kindle Content for Latin America, said in a statement.

The Mexican Kindle Store includes over 70,000 Spanish-language ebooks, including some in Mexican indigenous languages like Nahuatl. As an introductory offer, Amazon is selling over 1,000 ebooks for MXN$9 or less (USD $0.68).

The Kindle e-readers are only available at Gandhi stores now, not through Amazon’s website. The basic Kindle will retail for…

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Newspapers aren’t dying and Jeff Bezos isn’t crazy

22 Aug

Mo farah and the art of SMOOTH acceleration

17 Aug

Having seen Mo run the 5k and 10k finals of both the worlds and the Olympics, I feel the biggest difference between Mo and the east Africans is his lucid strides even at the peak of acceleration. I have seen that kind rhythm mostly in Haile and Bekele. East Africans will need to produce a runner who can kick in better in the last 600m but most importantly, have a smoother stride.

iAMerican | Om Malik

14 Aug

Brilliantly written piece
http://om.co/2013/08/13/iamerican/

Catalyst Sports makes its entry in the Running Space – CoolAge

14 Aug

http://m.coolage.in/2013/08/12/catalyst-sports-makes-its-entry-in-the-running-space/

India unveils home-built aircraft carrier

12 Aug

This Just In

India launched a 37,500-ton indigenous aircraft carrier Monday in its bid to join a select group of nations capable of building such warships.

The carrier INS Vikrant, meaning courageous, was unveiled at a shipyard in Kochi in southern India, defense ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar told CNN.

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India unveils home-built aircraft carrier

12 Aug

This Just In

India launched a 37,500-ton indigenous aircraft carrier Monday in its bid to join a select group of nations capable of building such warships.

The carrier INS Vikrant, meaning courageous, was unveiled at a shipyard in Kochi in southern India, defense ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar told CNN.

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