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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Doesn't Believe In Shiny Things

By Kat Hannaford on at

In a landmark interview with Wired, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos had what looks like his hour's worth of fame. Buried amongst his thoughts on Steve Jobs, Google and Facebook, Bezos talks about what he calls "shiny things," that is, products with all gloss and no substance. The opposite of what his team at Amazon is doing, of course.

Kindle Fire or iPad 2?

By Brian Barrett on at

Since the launch of the original iPad, Apple's had effectively zero competition. But wait! With the sleek, cheap Kindle Fire on sale this month in the US (a UK launch date hasn't been confirmed yet), we've suddenly got a legitimate contender. Choice is great. But, um, which choice should you make?