We're seeing quite a few eye-popping Black Friday deals circulating the Web today. Here's one you won't have to leave home for: At 12:00 p.m. ET Amazon.com is selling its second-generation Kindle for a mere $89. That's right, no camping out in Best Buy parking lots, no standing in endless lines and, best of all, no bruising stampedes.
- Could (Potentially) Be a Good Gift, writes David Carnoy at CNET:
- This Doesn't Bode Well for Amazon, writes Kit Eaton at Fast Company:
Proof that the e-reader as a stand-alone device is doomed to have a brief moment in the sun? ...Commoditization like that isn't a good sign for a nascent high-tech industry. Just ask Apple's competitors in the MP3 player market."