Audible (store)

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Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.wikipedia
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Newark, New Jersey

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The company is based in Newark, NJ and is expanding its presence in the city with the creation of a new technology center.
Several leading companies have their headquarters in Newark, including Prudential, PSEG, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Audible.com, IDT Corporation, and Manischewitz.

Don Katz

Audible's success began to increase interest in the profile of Audible's founder, Don Katz.
Donald Katz (born January 30, 1952 ) is the founder and CEO of Audible, Inc. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Newark, NJ.

Amazon (company)

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On January 31, 2008 Amazon.com announced it would buy Audible for about $300 million.
Amazon.com was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994, and started as an online bookstore but later diversified to sell video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.

Audiobook

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Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers.
In 1997, Audible.com pioneered the world's first mass-market digital media player, named "The Audible Player", it retailed for $200, held 2 hours of audio and was touted as being "smaller and lighter than a Walkman", the popular cassette player used at the time.

IPod

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In January 1995, Audible introduced the first production-volume digital audio player almost four years before the introduction of the iPod.
The iPod line can play several audio file formats including MP3, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible audiobook, and Apple Lossless.

Audiobook Creation Exchange

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Audible continued its publishing endeavors in May 2011, when it launched Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), an online rights marketplace and production platform that connects narrators, producers and rights holders in order to create new audiobooks.
ACX was launched by Audible on May 12, 2011.

Claire Danes

In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
In 2012, Danes's audiobook recording of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was released at Audible.com.

Anne Hathaway

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In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
In 2012, Hathaway's audiobook recording of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was released at Audible.com and garnered her a nomination for an Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Female.

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Development proceeded, however, leading to Audible licensing the ACELP codec for its level 3 quality downloads in 2000.
Audible Inc. use a modified version for their speaking books.

Nicole Kidman

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In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
In 2012, Kidman's audiobook recording of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse was released at Audible.com.

Amazon Kindle

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Technical innovation returned to center-state for the company in September 2012 when Audible launched Whispersync for Voice, an innovation that enables readers to switch seamlessly between reading a Kindle book and listening to the corresponding audiobook without losing their place.
It supports playback of Audible audiobooks by pairing with A2DP supported external Bluetooth 4.2 speakers or headphones; the device can store up to 35 audiobooks with 8 GB or 160 audiobooks with the 32 GB model.

Colin Firth

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In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
In 2012, Firth's audiobook recording of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair was released at Audible.com.

Diane Keaton

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In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
In 2012, Keaton's audiobook recording of Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem was released at Audible.com.

Dustin Hoffman

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In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
In 2012, Hoffman's audiobook recording of Jerzy Kosinski's Being There was released at Audible.com.

The End of the Affair

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Firth's performance of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair was named Audiobook of the Year at the Audie Awards in 2013.
In 2012, an audio edition performed by Colin Firth and produced by Audible.com was released; the recording was recognized as Audiobook of the Year at the Audies Gala in May 2013.

Samuel L. Jackson

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In March 2012, Audible launched the A-List Collection, a series showcasing Hollywood stars including Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Winslet performing great works of literature.
He also recorded the Audible.com audiobook of Go the Fuck to Sleep.

Esther Perel

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The series is hosted by Esther Perel.
The first episode aired on Audible in May 2017, and became publicly available on iTunes on October 9, 2017.

RBMedia

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It would sell or distribute titles directly to customers through Audiobooks.com, libraries, and resellers such as Audible.

June Cohen

The series is hosted by June Cohen, created by Deron Triff, and executive produced by Deron Triff and Colin Campbell.
The series is created as a co-production between TED and Audible.

Proprietary software

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Audible's content is only accessible through special proprietary closed software, including unauthorized-playback prevention by means of an Amazon user name and password.

United States dollar

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On January 31, 2008 Amazon.com announced it would buy Audible for about $300 million.

MP3 player

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In January 1995, Audible introduced the first production-volume digital audio player almost four years before the introduction of the iPod.

Proprietary format

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It only supported playback of digital audio in Audible's proprietary, low-bitrate .aa format that could be downloaded from Audible.com.

Apple Inc.

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Audible scored a coup in 2003 when it made an exclusive deal with Apple to provide their catalog of books on the iTunes Music Store.

ITunes Store

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Audible scored a coup in 2003 when it made an exclusive deal with Apple to provide their catalog of books on the iTunes Music Store.