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Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

By Chris Crum 18 hours ago

There’s no question that Amazon dominates the online shopping landscape. By getting small businesses and local contractors on board, could it also dominate local services? It’s going to try. Do you see Amazon becoming the go-to place for local services …

Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available Amazon’s First Live-Action Kids Show Now Available

Amazon has just released the first seven episodes of their first ever live-action show for kids. It’s called Annedroids, and it’s aimed at introducing scientific concepts to kids aged four through seven. According to Amazon: Annedroids is a live-action adventure …

Amazon Reports 23% Sales Increase, $126 Million Loss Amazon Reports 23% Sales Increase, $126 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the second quarter. Net sales were up 23% year over year at $19.34 billion, which is in tune with analysts’ expectations, though earnings per share were – $0.27, which is a greater loss …

Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire phone comes out on Friday, and ahead of the release, the company is showing off some new games made exclusively for the device, taking advantage of its “Dynamic Perspective” technology. Dynamic Perspective uses a set of front-facing cameras …

Amazon Reportedly Has A Self-Serve Ad Tool Amazon Reportedly Has A Self-Serve Ad Tool

Amazon reportedly has a new programmatic advertising offering, which enables agencies to buy ads on a self-serve basis. AdAge reports that Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi is signed on as the first agency to use it, and that it runs ads on …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …

Amazon Talks Developer Excitement For Fire Phone Amazon Talks Developer Excitement For Fire Phone

Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device. “As we approach the release …

Is Prime Amazon's Phone's Biggest Selling Point? Is Prime Amazon's Phone's Biggest Selling Point?

A month ago, Amazon unveiled its Fire phone, an incredibly advanced smartphone apparently aimed at getting more people buying items from their mobile devices than ever before. For than that, however, it’s a way for Amazon to suck more users …

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Earlier this week, a new Amazon product called Kindle Unlimited was spotted in the wild without any announcement from the company. Now, that announcement has come. Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month, and gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 …

Amazon Expands Mobile Ads API To iOS Developers Amazon Expands Mobile Ads API To iOS Developers

Amazon announced that it is expanding its mobile ads API to enable iOS developers to use interstitial and banner ads from the Amazon Mobile Ad Network in their apps. It already enabled developers on Android and Fire OS to do …

Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU

Noting that their delivery systems inside the EU “continue to improve,” Amazon is now offering two-day shipping to Prime customers all across the EU. Although customers in the UK have long enjoyed free one-day shipping as Prime members, shipping products …

Amazon Preps Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Amazon Preps Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service

Before it was quickly removed from Amazon’s pages, some hawk-eyed users spotted a landing page for a service called “Kindle Unlimited” floating about in the wild. According to a web cache, Kindle Unlimited will offer over 600,000 titles and “thousands …

Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada

Amazon Student, the program that allows college and university kids to receive free and then discounted Amazon Prime memberships, has just landed in Canada. Eligible college students can sign up today and receive six months of Amazon Prime for free …

Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon

Babak Parviz, the guy who once headed up Google’s experimental wing Google X and gave us Google Glass, was jumped over to Amazon. Parviz made a bit of a cryptic announcement on Google+, simply posting the Amazon logo and saying …

Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This Weekend Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This Weekend

If you’re curious about Halle Berry’s new sci-fi drama Extant and missed the premiere on CBS earlier this week, you’ll be able to stream it this weekend via Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’ll pop up on Sunday, July 13. Extant‘s …

Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

Amazon is making strides in the development of Amazon Prime Air, the company’s oft-parodied but completely serious drone delivery service. Their newest delivery drones (currently ninth-gen) can travel over 50 mph and can carry five-pound packages – which covers 86 …

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping in France Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping in France

In an attempt to help brick-and-mortar bookstores unable to offer the deep discounts and free shipping that has made Amazon so successful, France enacted a law last year disallowing the online retailer from offering a five percent discount and free …