Kindle App Gets Video, Audio

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The Kindle eReader may not be able to play video embedded in eBooks, but the Kindle app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch can now do just that.

Amazon announced an update to its Kindle apps that adds capability for audio and video clips embedded in an eBook. The first books to take advantage of the technology are Rick Steves’ London by Rick Steves and Together We Cannot Fail by Terry Golway.

Separately, the Kindle will become available at airport shops through HMSHost, which operates airport shops and which will sell the Kindle in bookstores in six airports, said the AP.

The Kindle will be available at Simply Books stores in the following airports: Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta; John Wayne in Orange County, California; Charlotte/Douglas in Charlotte, N.C.; Salt Lake City; Dallas Fort Worth; San Diego; George Bush airport in Houston; Miami; Tampa, Fla.; and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Source: Amazon, AP

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