If that’s not enough to make you rush over there, the company is also including, for a limited time, a free download of David Baldacci’s bestselling thriller Divine Justice.
With the Audible app, BlackBerry users in the U.S. and Canada can… → Read More
Flickr’d You know what the $100 Sansa Fuze does that the $150 iPod nano doesn’t? It plays FLAC and OGG, now that SanDisk has released updated firmware for the little player. (Apple Lossless is cool and all, but trying finding—wink-wink—albums encoded with it online.) The updated firmware, version 1.01.05 (yeesh, user-friendly numbering convention right there), also includes… → Read More
After years of waiting and months of rumors, the Zune now supports Audible services via today’s 3.0 update. Audible is even offering up Dean Koontz “Black River” free for all Zune owners to commemorate the partnership. There you have it folks, the Zune is now a complete media platform. → Read More
According to the Windows SuperSite blog, Dell is planning to support Windows XP through 2012, another four years. What’s not clear is Microsoft’s involvement in this, as its said that this would be XP’s last year on many occasions. Also, the site claims that Audible is finally coming to Zune. Support for the popular audio book site’s been a standard on iPods for years now… → Read More
Amazon.com will reportedly purchase digital audiobook provider Audible.com in the second quarter of this year for $300 million. Smart, smart, smart. The purchase will allow Amazon to offer up Audbile’s 80,000+ audio programs (mostly books, newspapers, and certain radio programs) for download to its digital content customers. Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader has an audio jack that would… → Read More
Amazon is betting big on digital media. This morning it announced the $300 million acquisition of Audible (a 7 percent premium to Audible’s $280 million market cap at the time of this writing). Audible is the leading provider of audio books in digital form, with a library of 80,000 titles. As Amazon begins to generate a greater share of its revenues from digital media, owning a digital… → Read More
The Creative Zen Stone, which looks a hell of a lot like the iPod shuffle, will soon be available in these six colors. Yes, this is truly earth-shattering news, because you’ll be able to “rock in [color].” Go ahead, rock in blue, rock in red, or, if you’re certifiably insane, rock in black. How you’ll be able to “rock” with only 1GB of storage space… → Read More