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Old 02-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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The release of the Kindle and the Kindle2 by Amazon brought their own surges. We are just at the start of the Kindle2 surge. Alex's breaking of the Kindle2 pre-release photos, our expanded Kindle coverage through dedicated forums, and the win a Kindle contest have all contributed to this growth.

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Old 02-23-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:06 AM   #4
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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Isn't there an "active members" list somewhere, for a day/week/month or am I confusing this place with another?
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:39 AM   #7
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #9
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:12 PM   #11
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