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Kindle: What about RSS?

An interesting little note on GigaOM:

“Disclosure: Our RSS feed is part of the Kindle device, and we are under NDA to comment about its features.”

Am I to take it from that that Kindle is also an RSS reader? And that certain blogs have already been “approached” to be part of the default set of feeds? That would certainly explain why Scoble is under NDA too.

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  • http://husk.org/ Paul Mison

    From the Newsweek article: “You can also subscribe to selected blogs, which cost either 99 cents or $1.99 a month per blog.”
    On the subject of DRM (I can’t be bothered commenting on both posts, sorry), from the same article: “Bezos explains that it’s only fair to charge less for e-books because you can’t give them as gifts, and due to restrictive antipiracy software, you can’t lend them out or resell them.” Not much detail there, other than, yes, there is DRM. The way I read it, it implies it’s also impossible to put your own PDFs onto Kimble; score one for Sony (how often does anyone say that these days?)
    One nice thing about the print view: you can grep the entire article. http://www.newsweek.com/id/70983/output/print

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    So, let me get this right… you pay to get content you can get on every other platform for free? And presumably, you won’t be able to comment on the posts you read, removing half the fun of blogs.
    As for the pricing, Bezos has a point – except that if you factor in Amazon Marketplace purchases (ie second hand stuff) books are still better value. :)

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