Afternoon Coffee: Nike drops Lance Armstrong; New Kindle Tool from Amazon; Target to Match Prices

Armstrong Is Dropped by Nike as He Quits Role With His Charity --
A week after the United States Anti-Doping Agency made public its evidence in a doping case against Lance Armstrong, saying he was at the center of an organized doping program on his Tour de France winning teams, Armstrong on Wednesday stepped down as chairman of Livestrong, his cancer foundation, the organization that inspired millions fighting the disease. The fallout from the antidoping agency's report also prompted Nike, the company that stood by Armstrong through more than a decade's worth of doping allegations, to terminate his contract on Wednesday...

A cool new tool for schools (had to).
Amazon Unveils Kindle Tool For Schools, Businesses --
Amazon (AMZN) said Wednesday it's launched "Whispercast for Kindle," an online tool that lets schools, businesses and high-volume buyers deploy Kindle devices and Kindle content. The tool provides a single online access point for such buyers to purchase and distribute Kindle books and documents for educational, marketing and employee incentive programs across Kindle devices. It also works for free Kindle reading applications for Apple (AAPL) iPad, iPhone, Google (GOOG) Android phones and tablets, PCs and Macs...

Target is gearing up for Christmas
Target to match some online prices this holiday season --
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp will match certain online retailers' prices this holiday season as the discount chain tries to stand out during what could be a fierce fight for shoppers, Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel said on Tuesday. Target will let customers match prices from online retailers including , , , and between November 1 and December 16, the company told reporters at a meeting in New York....

Tour Google!
Explore Google's Private Data Centers on Street View --
Behind-the-scenes tours are usually relegated to Hollywood sets and the White House. But Google today launched a new website that features high-resolution photos of the company's server floor, an area to which only a small set of employees have been granted access. Where the Internet Lives is a new site featuring the photography of Connie Zhou, who takes viewers on a never-before-seen ride through the technology, people, and places that keep the search engine running...

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  1. Joe Wikert:

    It seemed like yet another Amazon press release at first but I’m convinced this one’s pretty important. Here’s why:

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