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Stanza bought by Amazon

The great Satan is at it again. While deftly not admitting any fault and/or problems with its clunky proprietary e-reading system, Kindle, Amazon has acquired Stanza, a mobile e-reader which I use and recommend.

The problems with Kindle are numerous, it doesn’t support images or graphics, doesn’t support industry standard formats, costs nearly $400 and titles are expensive and limited. Stanza, on the other hand from the Apple Apps Store, is free, supports industry formats and has hundreds of thousands of books, papers, documents at its disposal and is deployed on a full color graphics supported iPhone/iTouch. Amazon recently put out an iPhone app to try to cut into Stanza’s market share, to little success. Amazon has now decided on the “Microsoft Tactic”; when all stupidity fails, just buy them out.

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