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Dec 19, 2015

Vice President - Amazon Devices
 
Interview starts at 18:29 and ends at 37:47
 
We spent two days in an off-site with Jeff going through the experience, setting up little scenarios of “Ok, here’s the customer. They’ve done’ this, they’ve done this.” And then we would go off in our own corners for 15 minutes and be that customer and then come back together and discuss “What did we think worked, what didn’t work.” Two full days  dedicated to that customer experience, thinking about what it’s going to be like for a customer to use Kindle. I thought it was an amazing example of us investing in what it takes to get it right for the customer. 
 
News
“A Secretive Air Cargo Operation is Running in Ohio, and Signs Point to Amazon” by Kari Paul at Motherboard - November 23, 2015
“Amazon in talks to lease Boeing jets to launch its own air-cargo business” by Jay Greene and Dominic Gates at The Seattle Times - December 17, 2015
“Amazon’s next $400 billion opportunity” by Jilian D’Onfro at Business Insider - December 18, 2015
“Amazon to Roll Out a Fleet of Branded Trailer Trucks” by Leena Rao at Fortune - December 4, 2015
“Amazon.com Inc Just Expanded an Underappreciated Prime Perk” by Sam Mattera at The Motley Fool - December 13, 2015
Photo sharing and other Amazon Household benefits
Amazon expands Fire TV selection - press release December 17, 2015
Tech Tip
"Amazon Fire OS 5.1.1 update: Does it change anything?” by Paul St John Mackintosh at TeleRead - December 15, 2015
“First Look: Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet” by Chris Meadows at TeleRead - October 2, 2015
“My $50 Fire microSD memory problem fixed - no thanks to ES File Explorer” by Paul St John Mackintosh at TeleRead - November 29, 2015
Interview with Charlie Tritschler
“Kindle hacking, iPod parallels and a chat with the Kindle director” by Brier Dudley at The Seattle Times - November 19, 2007
Amazon Kindle - Wikipedia 
Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition - $249.99
Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition press release - December 7, 2015
“Amazon updates its Fire tablet to make it better for night readers” by Micah Singleton at The Verge - December 2, 2015
Kindle Voyage
Amazon Word Runner
#wordrunner hashtag on Twitter
 The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel by Adam Johnson
The Ranger’s Apprentice Collection by John A. Flanagan
Content
Cancer Vixen: A True Story (Pantheon Graphic Novels) by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Our Cancer Year by Harvey Pekar 
American Splendor, the 2003 film based on the the life of Harvey Pekar - $14.99 at Amazon.com
Dave Slusher’s Evil Genius Chronicles podcast and blog
Comments
Garrett Riley
Outro
“Amazon Echo turns on Candy Cane Lane” (video) - December 13, 2015
Next Week’s Guest
Susan Mark of the Wyoming State Library
 
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
 
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