Amazon Tests a Physical Channel With Kindle Kiosks
Online retail behemoth Amazon.com has begun invading the physical retail world with standalone, automated "Kindle Kiosks." The company chose a soft launch of these experimental kiosks for its e-reader, tablets and accessories, which began in November. GeekWire writers Todd Bishop and Taylor Soper report running into one in the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, where the kiosk had been installed right before the International Consumer Electronics show. A spokesperson for Amazon told GeekWire that the kiosks will be available in malls, airports and at various events to give consumers an additional way to purchase Kindle e-readers and tablets.