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Mar 4, 2016

English Translator of Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold
 
Interview starts at 20:10 and ends at 41:14
I like the fact that I can tell an editor there [at AmazonCrossing] that this book is something that you should really look for, and they listen. And in this case, from start to finish, I suggested this book, and it became a reality and now I’m sitting with it right here on my desk.
 
News
Amazon Tap - pre-order available at Amazon.com for $129.99, with delivery march 31, 2016
Echo Dot - Order from your Alexa or the Amazon app on your Android or iOS smartphone
“Amazon Tap puts Alexa into a portable Bluetooth speaker” (with video demo) by Lauren Goode and Dieter Bohn at The Verge - March 3, 2016
“Amazon’s Echo Dot lets you put Alexa inside any speaker” by Lauren Good and Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge - March 3, 2016
“Amazon’s smartphone flop was the best thing that happened to Alexa” by Lauren Goode at The Verge - March 3, 2016
“Amazon Fights for a bigger share of the AI Assistant Pie with Echo Dot and Amazon Tap” by Anthony Karcz at Forbes - March 3, 2016
“Amazon Introduces 2 Alexa Voice-Controlled Devices” by Farhad Manjoo at The New York Times - March 3, 2016
“Amazon’s Alexa will be able to control Nest and Honeywell thermostats this month” by Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge - March 3, 2016
“Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility” by Michele Molnar at Edweek - March 2, 2016
“Amazon Will Partner With Advocacy Group to Make Its E-Readers More Accessible to The Blind” by Ashley Gross at KPLU.org - March 2, 2016
“Amazon Decrypts Fire Tablets in Latest Update, Invites the FBI and NSA to Come On In” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader - March 3, 2016
“Amazon stops encryption on Fire tablets, leaving data vulnerable to attack” by Nathanial Mott at The Guardian - March 3, 2016
“Amazon quietly disabled encryption in the latest version of Fire OS” by Ashley Carmen at The Verge - March 3, 2016
Full Disk Encryption explained (yeah, right) at source.android.com
“Recall on CHARGER for two Amazon-UK Fire Tablets - possible risk of electric shock” by Andrys Basten at A Kindle World blog - March 2, 2016
“ALERT: Amazon recalls Kindle charger over electrical shock fears - is YOUR child at risk?” by Katie Mansfield at The Express - March 2, 2016
 
Tech Tip
“The Benefits of an Amazon Giveaway for Kindle” by Chris McMullen at Digital Book World - March 2, 2016
Amazon Giveaway - How it Works
 
Interview with K. E. Semmel
Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold, translated into English by K. E. Semmel (Free download available with Kindle Unlimited)
“How Amazon came to dominate fiction in translation” by Allison Flood at The Guardian - December 9, 2015
The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur, translated by K. E. Semmel
“Writing While Translating” by Idra Novey at Literary Hub - February 25, 2016
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
 
Content
Technically Literate, short stories published exclusively on CNET.com
“Reading Literature in the Digital Age” - a free online course via University of Basel
Pry
 
Comment by Eolake Stobblehouse
 
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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