If you’re still using a Kindle Fire and haven’t gotten an iPad, you’re about to get another reason to just cough off a bit more cash for a better experience, ads are coming to the welcome. Ad Age reports that Amazon is about to whore out the Kindle Fire welcome screen for about $600,000.
It further states:
The ad campaigns would run for two months and also include inventory from Amazon’s “Special Offers” product. For $1 million, advertisers would get more ad inventory and be included in Amazon’s public-relations push, according to this executive and an exec at another ad agency.”
Sounds like the low profit margins Amazon is making on sales is going to be attempted to be made up in ad revenue. Sounds like it is going to be worse than “the netbook of tablets“.