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Thursday 17 April, 2014 Samsung Electronics and Amazon today announced a partnership to launch Kindle for Samsung, a custom-built eBook service. The app will debut in April starting with the Galaxy S5 along with existing Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that have Android 4.0 or above. As part of the service, Amazon and Samsung will launch Samsung Book Deals, available to everyone using Kindle for Samsung. Samsung Book Deals will provide up to 12 free eBooks a year to all referred Galaxy device customers who use the service. People can choose a free book from a selection of four different titles every month. Each book is chosen specifically for Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners from a wide selection of prominent titles. “We’re delighted to be able to deepen our long-standing relationship with Amazon and offer Kindle for Samsung as the perfect app for reading on... (more)

Life's too short to drink bad wine

Thursday 17 April, 2014 Your Sommelier, a new independent online wine retailer that offers the finest French wines and Champagnes at affordable prices, has launched in the UK. This means UK wine lovers can now access a personalised and handpicked selection of both wine and Champagne, always sourced directly from the producer’s cellar and usually not yet available in the UK. Your Sommelier hosts weekly sales offering customers the chance to buy the finest wines sourced that week. The two founders are UK-based young French wine enthusiasts and professionals, who were desperate to find ... (more)

100 Free WOMAD Festival Tickets In Songlines Magazine

Thursday 17 April, 2014 100 free WOMAD Festival tickets in Songlines magazine. Songlines magazine announces Golden Tickets promotion for Peter Gabriel's WOMAD festival as part of its 100th issue celebrations. Songlines, the magazine that looks at the world through music, is publishing its 100th edition on April 25 and has teamed up with WOMAD festival to offer 100 lucky winners a free ticket to this year's festival at Charlton Park, July 24-27. One hundred golden tickets will be randomly inserted in copies of the 100th edition, which will be on sale in the UK from April 25 to June... (more)

Leading contemporary photographers donate major works to help save the fox talbot archive

Thursday 17 April, 2014 Group To Open Sotheby’s London Photographs Sale Photographs, dating from the early 19th century to the current decade, will make a welcome return to Sotheby's in London when the Company stages a 148-lot sale on 7 May 2014. Simone Klein, Sotheby’s Head of Photographs, Europe, commented: “Featuring works by established names and shooting stars, and with estimates starting at £2,000, the auction will appeal to collectors looking for exceptional examples of photography, specifically images that beguile and seduce the viewer for all the reasons that have made thi... (more)

The Simple, Drug-Free Spray That Can Help Allergy-Proof Your Nose This Spring

Thursday 17 April, 2014 Spring is just around the corner but, sadly, so is the hay fever season which can mean months of misery, sniffles and watery eyes for millions of the population. Whilst many people's response is to reach for an antihistamine tablet, there's now a faster acting drug-free solution to help beat the pollen blues - a highly effective nasal barrier spray that blocks the path of pollen and other airborne allergens almost instantly to prevent the onset of symptoms. It will be available at Boots and www.boots.com in March 2014. An estimated 21 million adults in the U... (more)