Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 09:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Now here's an interesting little nugget Jeff Bezos didn't want you to know about when he introduced his new Kindle tablets: the Kindle Fire HD is ad-supported, and originally, you would not have been able to remove those advertisements from the device. Over the weekend, the company reversed this policy, allowing you to permanently remove the advertisements from your Fire HD for $15.
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Ads are just the start. It's the closed ecosystems that scare me. Apple showed the way, now everyone's trying to do it. It's become culturally acceptable, whereas until now a PC owner would NOT consider it acceptable to only buy their software from one online retailer who would get a 30% cut of the software developers' income.

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