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Amazon updates first-generation Kindle Paperwhite with Goodreads

03/11, 8:58am

Second-generation Kindle Paperwhite features reach first generation

Amazon has updated the software for the first generation of the Kindle Paperwhite, bringing it in line with features already available to the newer model. The free update, available both as a wireless download or a manual transfer over USB, introduces the Goodreads community rating and note sharing scheme to the e-reader, among other new additions to the device.

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Amazon brings Goodreads to new Kindle Paperwhite

11/19, 1:30pm

Newest Amazon e-reader gets Goodreads compatibility

Amazon has added Goodreads compatibility to its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader device. The feature addition will allow Paperwhite owners to rate books and share quoted passages directly to the Goodreads community. Users will also be able to import both print and digital books bought from Amazon into their Goodreads accounts.

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Amazon adds Goodreads integration to Fire OS in Kindle Fire HD, HDX

11/18, 1:06pm

Streaming to TV and second-screen functionality added in Fire OS update

Amazon has released the latest version of its Android implementation, Kindle Fire OS 3.1. The free update for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets adds a number of updates, with the integration of Goodreads adding book rating and quote sharing through the community, friend update feeds, and the option to import both print and digital books bought from Amazon into the Goodreads account.

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Amazon-Goodreads deal quashed Apple iBookstore plans, say sources

04/18, 5:06pm

Buyout offer nixed Goodreads integration into iBookstore

Amazon's buyout of Goodreads in late March also had the effect of derailing Apple plans for the iBookstore, say Wall Street Journal sources. During the past year, Apple and Goodreads reportedly discussed integrating Goodreads content into the iBookstore, namely in the form of displaying user reviews and ratings. The scheme would've echoed the way Rotten Tomatoes ratings are presented alongside movies on iTunes.

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Amazon buys book review site Goodreads, terms not disclosed

03/28, 4:57pm

Service brings 300,000 book clubs, 16 million users plus reviews

To bolster its already-large inventory of user reviews, Amazon has reportedly acquired Goodreads, a Web site indexing user-provided book reviews. The purchase comes at a time when rumors swirled that the review site might start selling both physical and e-books.

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