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Financial Times - US Edition [Kindle Edition]

by The Financial Times Limited
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The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business media organizations, is recognized globally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The Financial Times provides a 360-degree perspective on global business and geopolitical news by harnessing a worldwide network of award-winning journalists who deliver extensive news, comment and analysis. The Financial Times is much more than a business newspaper, it is an intelligent and stimulating read covering everything from in depth art reviews to new discoveries in food and wine and interviews with the day's luminaries.

The Financial Times has an unrivaled collection of columnists, including Tyler Brule, Anthony Bolton, Clive Crook, Niall Ferguson, John Gapper, Robin Lane-Fox, Gideon Rachman, Jancis Robinson, Merryn Somerset-Webb, Philip Stevens, Gillian Tett and Martin Wolf.

The US Kindle Edition of Financial Times contains most articles found in the US print edition, including special reports and images. Some stock tables and weather graphics may not appear. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 5:00 AM New York City local time. The Financial Times US Edition is published Monday through Saturday.


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  • Publisher: The Financial Times Limited (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001BAJA9K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! (and beware of some obsolete comments) October 25, 2011
(updated on 7/28/2012) I have been a subscriber to the paper edition of the FT for a few years now, and I have been reading it on kindle for more than a year. I love it! So far I can see (almost) only advantages:

1. it is much less expensive. I used to have a discounted academic US subscription, but now apparently it is no longer available. The regular subscription is now ~350/year, while the kindle edition is 15/month = 180/year. Obviously much better.

2. I have the smallish Kindle keyboard 3G, but reading and navigation are just great. In particular, it is really easy to navigate. You just press the 5-way button once to reach the compact table of content. Just right or left-press it to move to the next-previous article. It is actually way easier that using the newspaper with all those big pages, especially when you are in a constricted space like a plane of a crowded subway.

3. The graphs and photos ARE there. Some users complained about their absence, but that was perhaps in earlier editions. I am not sure ALL of them are on the kindle editions, but I haven't missed any I care about so far.

4. The web links also appear to work, in contrast to what other comments say. They are not ideal (you have to open the experimental browser to follow the link, obviously) but on the other hand you certainly could not follow a web link from the paper edition, could you?

5. You can store past issues without the need of any physical space. Keep in mind that old issues are, by default, deleted from your kindle after 10 days or so.

6. You do not need to get out of the house at 7AM at sub-freezing temperatures to pick up your copy! Last night I could not sleep and I downloaded the FT around 4AM, awesome!

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58 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FT now on Kindle August 21, 2008
I have had a Kindle since they came out, and love it as a reading platform. Until now the only subscription I've had is the NY Times, but as a European in the US I am delighted to see the FT here as an option - got it the second day it was available. I realize there are other non-US papers also here, but the FT beats them all - great news journalism plus financial news and insights - if you are going to read only one paper, then the FT is a good choice. I always turn to Lex first for a take on some of the top stories of the day.

The pricing is closer to the print, at a current discount available at Ft.com. I think the automagic convenience of having the paper appear on the Kindle is worth the extra $10. Plus you don't have to carry it to the cur on recycling day, and can think about all those trees you saved.

So - go get the two week trial and check it out!

(Disclosure: a close family member works at the FT).
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101 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!!!! Too expensive though. August 20, 2008
One of my favorite things about the kindle is the money that I save by buying books and magazine/newspapers cheaper than getting them in print form. For example, the NY Times is normally $250 a year for paper (discounted) and only $168 for the Kindle version.

HOWEVER, the FT paper edition is only $103 a year for paper while the Kindle version costs $113. Not a big difference, but why wouldn't I get the paper delivered to my house every morning for less money?
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95 of 113 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Content deficient of graphs & photos March 13, 2009
The Kindle 2 is not ready for prime time because their content providers are not providing the bell & whistles that makes reading a pleasure. In a specific case the Financial Times does not provide the all important graphs & charts they are most famous for nor do they provide the photos of their authors/columnists or any other photos they usually provide.

This makes the reading a laugh and a bore. When Amazon finally gets the content right with their content providers, then we have a deal. In the mean time I will be returning my Kindle for a full refund and waiting for Apple or another vendor to give me a real electronic reading pleasure, with full detail. And I am not asking for color content at this time.

Beware, you will not only be adjusting to a tactile change of reading pleasure you will be missing essential content that you previously enjoyed. The former you can soon adjust to, the latter you will always be missing. Do not be fooled by the reduced price. Demand more. The Kindle content has to be improved before this product is ready for prime time.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I subscribed to this daily paper because of good feedback and I was not disappointed. The articles are very good and it's refreshing to have a more international perspective than you typically get in a publication like the Wall Street Journal.

Compared to other Kindle newspapers & magazines that I've previewed on my Kindle, the formatting of the Financial Times is flawless. It's extremely easy to navigate not only from article to article, but also from section to section. This makes it very easy to preview and then skip an article if you're not interested.

The only reason that I cancelled my free 2-week trial was because of the cost. Although I enjoyed the content, this is not information that I am required to read for my job, and therefore, I cannot justify spending $10 a month to have access to this newspaper on my Kindle 2. For the same $10, I much prefer to download a new Kindle 2 book once a month. If you need financial articles for your job, or if you are more passionate about financial matters, then this is a well-written newspaper and well worth the monthly investment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 20 hours ago by 02139guy
5.0 out of 5 stars The one daily newspaper that is a "must read" paper.
The FT has terrific writers and great world issue coverage as well as excellent business news coverage. I feel something is missing in my daily schedule if I cannot read my FT. Read more
Published 11 days ago by HAROLD OERTELL
1.0 out of 5 stars epaper vs. print
The epaper edition is not the same edition as the paper one.
After spendong a month in England and reading both I cancelled the epaper.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars worst service ever
the ft may be a good paper but the delivery is terrible… some days i don’t get a paper. some days i get a different paper that i didnt subscribe to. Read more
Published 1 month ago by l_nyc
5.0 out of 5 stars Best newspaper
Without question, this is the best newspaper in the world. It is well written, succinct and without bias. I recommend it to anyone who thinks they have a good paper in the WSJ.
Published 1 month ago by hendlerj
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth to have
Such a fantastic opportunity to read Financial Times in my Kindle. It's been a great pleasure for to have it.
Published 1 month ago by Kadir Demirci
5.0 out of 5 stars Standard for Objective Reporting
It's the daily standard text book for news. In comparison to the other media it's the closest to objectivity in reporting.
Published 3 months ago by REGIS
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Weekend Read
I have been reading the FT Times on the weekend for years. The kindle is easy to read. The sections are divided and easy to navigate. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Gordon
3.0 out of 5 stars Functional
The electronic format works very well, with some interesting features that make easy to find a key word or an article. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kostycz
2.0 out of 5 stars My well-known FT doesn't work satisfactorily in Kindle
Articles in sequence only, can't easily go back to initial article overview. Difficult to switch from one to another article if not in immediate sequence
Published 4 months ago by Knut Meyer
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Don't know if you're still looking, but if you are, here's a clarification: the FT.com subscription and Kindle subscriptions are separate. You can access FT on the Kindle if you want to use the web browser, but I don't recommend it - the FT.com links on the Kindle editions don't get followed by... Read More
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I contacted Amazon on this, and was told I can subscribe to the US Edition and read it in Canada. Waiting for the Fire in November.
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The only time I was awake early (or late) enough to check, the Financial times was delivered at 1AM.
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