The New York Times’ Brad Stone ventures:
As early as this week, according to people briefed on the online retailer’s plans, Amazon will introduce a larger version of its Kindle wireless device tailored for displaying newspapers, magazines and perhaps textbooks.
And who are these people briefed on the online retailer’s plans? Why, his own colleagues at the Times:
An Amazon spokesman would not comment, but some news organizations, including The New York Times, are expected to be involved in the introduction of the device, according to people briefed on the plans. A spokeswoman for The Times, Catherine J. Mathis, said she could not comment on the company’s relationship with Amazon.
I love how this hamfisted, parsing disclaimer comes across as Stone screaming at the top of his lungs: “HINT, HINT!”