No Kindle Down Under?

Plans to extend the Kindle’s reach to Australia have hit a snag. Two large newspaper groups–including Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation–have declined to make their publications available on the e-reader. The Sydney Morning Herald, another of the hesitant papers, reports that Apple’s rumored entry into the market means publishers don’t want to commit to the Kindle, lest it become the Betamax of digital readers.

Details are here.–David E