Kindle Breaks Into Browsers

Amazon on Tuesday cracked the cover of its new book-in-a-browser service designed to make it easier for readers to discover new reads. “Kindle for the Web,” as the service is called, doesn’t allow customers of Amazon’s e-bookstore to read their purchases within a browser window — Amazon already has a software download for that purpose. Instead, readers will be able to sample the first chapters of books via the Web before making a purchase decision, and without downloading any special software, Amazon said.

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