Amazon has released yet another client for its superior Kindle e-book platform. But this one is for ... the web? According to the release, this client makes "it even easier for customers to discover new books and authors by sampling Kindle books directly through web browsers--no installation or downloading required." OK, that does make some sense, I guess.

The web is dead. Long live the Internet. Interesting article about a "new paradigm" based more on profit promises than need. I think we're going to face an app backlash, actually. This may be more of a blip than a true change. Here's one reason: What's easier to make than the same app that runs independently on iOS (iPhone), Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Android? Easy: One web app that runs on all of them.

Yesterday's announcement about Microsoft shutting down its Windows Live Spaces blogging platform and signing on with WordPress instead suggests to me that the software giant is getting ready to announce its Wave 4 Windows Live services. Had this deal not been announced first, there would have been questions about why Spaces wasn't updated. Or perhaps some new Wave 4 functionality relies on WordPress.

Microsoft may be turning a new page in dropping Live Spaces? Absolutely not. This has been the point of Windows Live for some time now: Work with, rather than against, popular online services. Pay attention, please: This is a fairly obvious strategy in retrospect.

Microsoft confirms Office for Mac 2011 coming October 26. In case you were wondering. One thing I'm wondering about is Windows Live/Hotmail support. Is it native? Does Office 2011 provide Connector software?

Update: It looks like Mac Office 2011 will be on TechNet in October. This is a first. Thanks to Daniel P. for the tip.

And speaking of the Mac, it's nice to see a Mac fanatic suffering from Windows envy again.