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Bezos's Washington Post Will Be Free on Amazon's Kindle Fire

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 10:03 AM

 The Washington Post, the newspaper acquired by Amazon.Com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, today unveiled a new all-tablet news application available only to users of Amazon’s expanded range of Kindle Fire devices.

The app will offer a curated selection of news and photographs from the daily newspaper and will be free for six months, with no subscription required, according to a statement. Readers can use so-called “pinch view” browsing to swipe through news items, as if flipping through pages on a magazine. Two editions will be released, one at 5:00 a.m and another at 5:00 p.m New York time, with breaking news and other updates added during the day.

The Post is offering the service following Amazon’s release of five new Kindle tablet models in September, including the $99 Kindle Fire HD and the Seattle-based company plans a series of temporary pop-up stores in select cities to win over consumers. Bezos agreed to acquire the Post for $250 million in August 2013 in a move that vaulted the ecommerce executive into the world of struggling newspapers.

Kindle fire users can access the Post app as part of a free over-the-air software update, according to the statement.


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The Washington Post, the newspaper acquired by Amazon.Com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, today unveiled a new all-tablet news application available only to users of Amazon's expanded range of Kindle Fire devices.The app will offer a curated selection of news and photographs from...
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