September 28, 2011: Amazon Kindle Fire Debut
2011 – Jeff Bezos announces a new line of Kindle products including the Kindle Fire. This 10 inch tablet was Amazon’s rival to the iPad. It ran a version of Android that connected with Amazon store. The Fire would cost $199 and came with 30 days of Amazon Prime.
2008 – British Secret Service admitted they have been looking for the next agents. They mention that they have been looking far and wide for spies. That is why they went to Facebook. MI6 placed 3 ads on Facebook to look for people seeking career change.. ability to shake a good martini is preferred.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 28
- eDonkey shuts down
- IE overtakes Netscape as the #1 browser
- Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Kay Nishi accept new IBM contract