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Bezos synergy

7 October 2014

New Washington Post digital magazine app coming to Kindle Fire

From Tom Cheredar at Venturebeat

The Washington Post, the paper of record for political happenings in the US and beyond, has decided to launch a news application that will appear on the next generation of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.
The move marks the first time that the Washington Post and Amazon have directly interacted since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the newspaper for $25 million in cash last year. The application, which is part of a new “Project Rainbow” initiative at the Post, is expected to appear first on the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire, according to Bloomberg who first reported the news.

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It’ll be interesting to see if people respond to reading the Post on this new format, especially when there are so many other options available for getting a daily dose of political news. Not only is there a plethora of news organizations willing to offer up their news coverage for free, but also there are plenty of digital magazine apps vying for consumer attention (Pulse, Flipboard, Zite, and News360, to name a few).

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7 Comments to “Bezos synergy”

  1. He bought it for 250 million not 25.

  2. I was really hoping that “Like a Boss” would put an end to “synergy.”

    Only Jem should ever speak of “synergy.”

    • Truly outrageous!

    • Waiting patiently for the new movie. *sigh* IMDB had a tentative release date of March 2016, but it’s been changed to TBA. I hope that doesn’t mean it’s been canned.

      • I did not know about this! I just checked on IMDB. I see a rumor posted that Christy Marx was not informed about the movie, which makes me worry about it a bit, too. Her writing made the show what it was.

        I noticed the synopsis entry is written by … wait for it … Synergy 🙂

        • LOL Yeah, I saw that!

          I’m surprised you hadn’t heard about the movie. There’s been a lot of flack on the internet about the white-washing of Shana.

          I’m a little nervous. No Misfits and Eric Raymond is now Erica. (Not that Juliette Lewis isn’t a terrific actress, but part of Eric’s villainy was his creepy attempts to seduce Jerrica at the beginning of the series.)

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