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Apr 28, 2018

Longtime Kindle Chronicles listener

Interview starts at 18:14 and ends at 43:00

“It was very clear what was missing [in Seattle’s Amazon Go store]. There was no Kindle, no Fires, no place to scan and order one. Maybe that’s because you can just walk out, and they figure if they’re going to lose inventory they want it to be five dollars or under. What was distinctly absent was any Amazon products that you identify with the Amazon brand.”

News

“Inside Jeff Bezos’s DC Life” by Ben Wofford at The Washingtonian - April 22, 2018

“Amazon will raise the price of Prime from $99 to $119 in the U.S.” by Jason Del Rey at Recode - April 26, 2018

“Total Recall? Amazon’s giving Alexa a better memory” by Ry Crist at CNET - April 26, 2018

“Amazon’s Next Secret Project Could be Robots That Follow You Around” by Brad Stone and Mark Gurman at Bloomberg - April 23, 2018

Amazon Key deliveries to your car!

“Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a colorful case and parental controls” by Dan Seifert at The Verge - April 25, 2018

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition - $80 available for pre-order with delivery May

“New Kindle Paperwhite 4 will have all new comfortlight system” by Michael Kozlowski at Good e-Reader - April 27, 2018

Tech Tip

Share Your Amazon Prime Benefits including Prime Music

Interview with Brett McNeill

Reformation Presbyterian Church

Brett’s video of a Fire Phone demonstration on June 18, 2014, in Seattle

“The Circle” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson (Included with Prime Video)

Next Week’s Guest

Blogger and journalist Séamus Bellamy

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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