Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on four particular stories of interest today.
Kindle Fire & Kindle Touch Ship Early
Amazon has announced that it is shipping the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G Monday, well ahead of schedule. Check out our hands-on reviews of the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch 3G.
Diaspora Cofounder Dies at 22
Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the cofounder of the open-source Facebook alternative Diaspora, has died at the age of 22. The cause of death is not yet publicly known.