Today in Connected Consumer

The once crowded field of e-book readers increasingly looks like a two-horse race, with Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad leading the pack and Sony’s Reader and Barnes & Noble’s Nook trailing well off the pace. Earlier this month, would-be contender iRex filed for bankruptcy protection. Now, Plastic Logic has cancelled pre-orders for its Que e-reader, which now may never ship. So why is Amazon adding functionality to its Kindle iPad app that is not available on the Kindle?