Amazon to Make Kindle eBooks Available on the Web
December 8, 2010
(ChattahBox Technology News)—In an announcement that moves the company into direct competition with Google, Amazon revealed yesterday that it has an Internet-based application in the works for its Kindle e-reader, the L.A. Times reports.
Amazon expects to be able to offer the Web-based e-reader app to consumers “in the coming months,” the L.A. Times notes. This news comes immediately on the heels of Google’s Monday launch of its eBooks division, in which consumers can download books onto any device, including phones, tablets, and Web browsers.
Amazon’s books can already be viewed on many smart phones, tablets, and PCs, and when the company launches the new Web-viewing option, it will have “just about caught up to Google in terms of the spectrum of devices with which it works,” the L.A. Times reports.