Amazon has been very busy in an attempt to compete with Apple in public schools.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, Amazon launched Whispercast — a new service allowing an administrator to manage a large number of Kindle devices from one location. Amazon is desperately trying to compete with the iPad for market share in public schools. Kindles are sold at a break-even price, and Amazon has to recoup profits from the content sold for the Kindle.
In recent years, Amazon has been testing Kindles in public schools, in an effort to compete with Apple’s iPad. To encourage schools to buy Kindles, Amazon has been offering discounts for large quantities ordered. Two U.S. schools that have been testing Amazon Kindles are Clearwater High School in Florida, and St. Rose of Lima School in Rhode Island.
The new Whispercast service works well for businesses and organizations that want to provide uniform content to many users at once. It assists with teaching lectures, business meetings, employee training and gatherings, so that many people can access documents and materials all at the same time.
Amazon’s Whispercast website boasts the following reasons to get the Kindle and Whispercast:
- Sign up for Whispercast is free
- Wirelessly procure and distribute Kindle books
- Meet the unique needs of your users
- Share information
- Let your users read on their own devices
- Take advantage of apps
Amazon’s new Whispercast service is looking to compete with Apple’s iPad in schools, and now has the technology to prove it.
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