Why Apple’s ‘Aikido’ Move on E-books Raised the Feds’ Ire + MORE Kindle News 04/12/2012

Some more news on the Kindle e-reader for you right here. The e-reader market is evolving rapidly, so here are the latest developments.
Illuminated Kindle e-readers could arrive this year, also, might not Rumors relating to a new Kindle, or three, land in our inbox with surprising frequency, but when they come from our brethren at TechCrunch, we’ll definitely give it a listen. Devin Coldewey reports how he was lucky enough to snatch a glance at an in-development Kindle, which sports an illuminated screen. Amazon’s purchase of Finnish firm Oy Modilis, which has a quiver of patents pertaining to lighting technology, adds credence to the idea that an e-reader with some form of lighting could be in the works, and Coldewey thinks he’s seen it…

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I doubt it will become a bestseller, but the U.S. Department of Justice’s 49-page civil suit against is a really interesting read. You’ve got big names �” and , Amazon, prominent publishers including HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. And of course, there’s the drama �” publishers dreaming up [...]

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Amazon launches Kindle eBook store en Español, over 33,000 libros to choose from Buenas noticias para todos los amantes de los libros que viven en Estados Unidos. Amazon acaba de anunciar una nueva tienda llamada eBooks Kindle en Español. El nuevo servicio dará acceso a más de 33,000 libros que se podrán leer en los diferentes dispositivos Kindle. Esta biblioteca virtual incluirá una lista con los títulos más vendidos de Nielsen, autores mexicanos como José Emilio Pacheco y Sergio Pitol, libros para niños como Dora la Exploradora y Go Diego Go, mientras que también habrá traducciones de Hunger Games, The Help y la biografía de Steve Jobs…

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Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Appstore for Android devices, Kindle Fire Amazon’s Appstore has offered a typical application acquisition experience, save for one important detail: in-app purchasing. Beginning today, devs can now take advantage of the familiar revenue booster already available in the iOS App Store and Google Play, through the use of the Amazon Appstore In-App Purchasing API. The service will enable Android device and Kindle Fire users to pick up expansion packs, virtual gaming currency or manage subscriptions from within individual applications, with the same one-click purchase experience available in Amazon’s online store…

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Software update version 5.1 for Amazon’s Kindle Touch includes a landscape reading option, support for more languages, and a new instant translation feature. Originally posted at Crave

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