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Amazon Now Lets You Gift Kindle Books

Coming just in time for the holidays, Amazon is now letting you gift Kindle e-books. Starting today you can send anyone with an email address an e-book as a gift instead of sending them an Amazon gift card.

When you gift an e-book, the person on the receiving end will be able to read their book on a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 device. Of course, if they own a Kindle reader they will be able to read the book on that, too.

“We are thrilled to make it easier than ever for our customers to give their favorite Kindle book to a friend or family member as a gift,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.  “We’re making this functionality available in time for the holidays to offer an easy, stress free holiday shopping option for anyone – not just Kindle owners.”

To give a Kindle Book as a gift, you simply need to choose a book in the Kindle Store, then select the “Give as a Gift” option. Notifications of Kindle Books gifts are delivered instantly via e-mail and the recipient redeems the gift in the Kindle Store to read on any Kindle or free Kindle app.

You can read more about giving Kindle books on the Amazon website.


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Fuze Meeting Lets You Host Meetings from Your iPad


Fuze Meeting is a new application for the iPad, created by Fuze Box, that lets you create and host meetings right from your device. While other conference/meeting tools like WebEx and Go to Meeting have existed on the iPad for a while now, many have lacked the ability to host a meeting on the device.

Fuze Meeting on the iPad allows you to host meetings and access presentation files from Keynote on your iPad or through presentations stored on your Dropbox account. In the meeting, you can also bring up Word documents, PDFs, movies, images; and, you can use a faux laser dot on the screen to show audience members exactly what you’re talking about in a document, PDF, or other material that can be presented with Fuze Meeting. Using the iPad you can join in on the conference call, or you can use in-meeting chat or instant messages to talk to your audience.

Fuze Meeting is available now on the App Store [iTunes link] with a 30-day free trial of the Fuze Meeting service. More information can be found on the Fuze Meeting website, or in the Fuze Meeting for iPad introduction video below.

via VentureBeat


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