Staples offers 2013 Nexus 7 for $99 with clearance coupon

By Chris Meadows
August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you’re in the USA, you have a Staples in your area, and they still have 2013 Nexuses in stock, you might be able to get a really good deal. Android Authority has the details on a coupon good for $100 off the 16 GB and 32 GB Nexus 7 tablets. This would cut their price down to $99 and $159, [...]

Reading words per minute test: How do you score?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 5, 2014 // 3 Comments

Staples has posted a fun little reading words per minute test. It gives you snippet of a popular book and then asks three questions to ensure you retained what you read. Then it will tell you how many words per minute you read. I got 541 words per minute, which put me someplace between [...]

Staples, Radio Shack part ways with Amazon delivery lockers

By libertyc
November 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

Not sure how I missed seeing this when it came out a couple of weeks ago, but it turns out that a couple of the store chains where Amazon had experimented with placing its order pickup lockers decided to end the experiment and yank the lockers from their stores. Staples (which I knew about) and [...]

Does Amazon Have an Acquisition Hit List?

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

There’s been a lot of speculation lately around Amazon’s long-term strategic intentions and its overall modus operandi. David Streitfeld’s New York Times blog opined that, “it has made the future of bookselling seem as if it will inevitably be owned by Amazon.” Others [...]

Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Now Available for Pre-Orders via Amazon and Staples

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

The world’s first ever Windows 8-powered tablet to sport an 8-inch display has been the star of numerous “leaks” over the past couple of months, plus one or two (more or less) official intros, but it’s only now available for pre-orders. The name is W3, Acer Iconia W3, and Amazon and [...]

Kobo in Canada: A Triumph in Marketing?

By libertyc
December 3, 2012 // 4 Comments

There is a great thread going on at Mobile Read on the Kobo series and their success in Canada. The poster, Scrapking, points out that Kobo was not the first reader available in Canada—that honor goes to Sony—but it has now become by far the dominant. The evidence? A glance at the flyers the [...]

On Black Friday, Kindle Fire comes with a free gift card

By libertyc
November 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Jon Cog of the Me and My Kindle blog gave us a very convenient heads-up yesterday about Amazon’s Black Friday plans for the Kindle Fire. As he reports on his site: Amazon’s retail-store partners, like Best Buy, OfficeMax, Staples, or Office Depot, [are] reportedly not allowed to lower [...]

Five or six new Kindle Fires, or only one or two?

By libertyc
July 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Reuters had an interview today from Demos Paneros, president of U.S. Retail for office chain Staples, Inc., in which he said that Amazon is providing Staples “up to five or six tablet SKUs”. A number of news sources, including our own sister blog Gadgetell, have seized on this to suggest that [...]

Staples to offer Nook Color and email coming to the the unit

By libertyc
April 15, 2011 // 3 Comments

From the press release.  The “full featured e-mail” statement is in the last paragraph: Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced that Staples will be selling the NOOK Color(TM), the first full-color touch Reader’s Tablet by Barnes [...]

Staples to sell Kindles

By libertyc
August 31, 2010 // 4 Comments

From the Staples press release: [Staples] announced today plans to offer customers Kindle, Amazon’s #1 best-selling, most-wished-for and most-gifted product for two years running. Staples is the only office superstore to carry the wireless reading device in all of its stores nationwide [...]

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