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Amazon introduces 'send to Kindle' button for websites

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by Chloe Albanesius, 21 Mar 2013News
Amazon introduces 'send to Kindle' button for websites

Amazon has released a "Send to Kindle" button for websites, which will allow visitors to send links directly to their Kindle device.

A few sites have already activated the button, including The Washington Post, Time, and Boing Boing.

"Have you ever encountered news, blogs, articles and other content on the Web that you want to read but don't have time to do so immediately? The Send to Kindle Button lets you easily send that content to your Kindle to read later, at your convenience," Amazon said in a blog post.

Content that is sent to Kindle will sync across all Kindle devices and apps, so you can start reading an article on your Kindle Fire and pick it up on your smartphone app, for example.

"No more hunting around for that website or blog that caught your eye - just open your Kindle and all the content you sent is right there," Amazon said. "The Send to Kindle Button is also great for those who want to collect content from the web to use in work projects, school assignments, or hobbies."

The button will join other options currently found on most news sites, like sharing to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, or emailing.

Website owners can download the button on Amazon.com, while WordPress bloggers can find it at Wordpress.org.

Several apps currently tackle the web-based information overload, including Flipboard and Zite. Those apps present a more visually appealing catalogue of interesting news from around the web, and don't put the onus of finding content on the owner. But for those who have a particular essay or article in mind, sending it directly to a Kindle device can cut down on emailing yourself links or saving to favourites on a browser.

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