Audible

  • Amazon to add Audible.com to its downloadables

    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… Read More

  • Amazon Strengthens Its Digital Hand With $300 Million Purchase of Audible

    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… Read More

  • Creative Zen Stone, Now in Six Rocking Colors for Rocking Out to Rock & Roll

    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… Read More