[caption id="attachment_50684" align="alignleft" width="150"] Whispercast will help Amazon reach the education market more efficiently, a Forrester Research analyst said.[/caption]

Amazon.com Inc. has launched a service to help schools and workplaces manage Kindles used by students and employees—by sending out eBooks or blocking certain types of activities, for example.

Called Whispercast, the free service lets businesses and schools buy and distribute books and documents to Kindles over a wireless internet connection.

This means instructors can send out books to students in their class, and businesses can send out training materials, schedules, and...

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