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Amazon Prime Instant Video Hits Japan Next Month

Amazon Prime Instant Video Hits Japan Next Month

Not to be outdone, Amazon is also expanding its streaming video services to Japan. Netflix recently confirmed that it will officially launch in Japan – its first Asian country – on September 2nd. Now, Amazon has announced that it will also launch its Prime Instant Video offering in Japan in September. This will be only the fourth country in which …

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Amazon Dash Buttons, Still Not a Joke, Go on Sale for Prime Members

Amazon Dash Buttons, Still Not a Joke, Go on Sale for Prime Members

In what could still be the the longest-running April Fools joke of all time, Amazon has just made those press-to-order Dash buttons available to all Prime customers Here’s how Amazon describes its Dash button: “Amazon Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi and select the product …

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Amazon Has a Credit Card That Gives Prime Members 5% Cash Back

Amazon Has a Credit Card That Gives Prime Members 5% Cash Back

Did you know that Amazon has a credit card that gives Prime members an extra little something for every purchase? Probably not, as Amazon has not really advertised it or even put out a press release or anything. Re/code just spotted it last week. Amazon has offered its Amazon.com Store Card since March, but recently the company added an additional …

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Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon may be gearing up to make another sizable investment in India. The India Times reports that the company is preparing to launch its Prime service in the country, including Amazon Instant Video within the year. Apparently, Amazon is already in talks with content producers. According to the report, this move will cost Amazon more than $5 billion, much of …

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Looks Like Amazon Gets The Last Laugh With Prime Day

Looks Like Amazon Gets The Last Laugh With Prime Day

Chances are you heard little but negative reactions and jokes when it comes to Amazon’s Prime Day sale, but the company announced on Thursday that it broke global records with sales exceeding Black Friday. Apparently more than a few people got something out of it. Amazon certainly did. The company says it sold more units than it did on Black …

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Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

As you may have heard, Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday on by throwing a big deals party on Wednesday it’s calling Prime Day. Amazon says that there will be deals throughout the day that give Black Friday a run for its money. Well, we have a sneak peek at some of those deals, and some are pretty substantial. If …

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Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday with New “Prime Day” Shopping Event

Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday with New “Prime Day” Shopping Event

If you’re thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime, it might be a decent idea to do it by July 15th. Amazon has just announced Prime Day, an online shopping “holiday” for Prime members that it says will trump Black Friday in terms of deals offered. According to the company, Prime Day will take place on July 15th and is …

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Amazon Begins HDR Streaming for Prime Members

Amazon Begins HDR Streaming for Prime Members

Amazon has announced that it’s going to start streaming some shows in High Dynamic Range (HDR), just as it promised earlier this year. HDR basically improves image quality by enhancing shadows and highlights and brightening colors. With HDR, Amazon’s streaming video will appear more lifelike. This sounds nice, obviously, but there’s one catch to this – it’s very, very limited …

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Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Amazon May Crowdsource Package Delivery

Is Amazon developing the Uber for package delivery? Amazon’s shipping costs have been rising for a while now (that’s why you now pay more for Amazon Prime, for instance). Now, it appears that in an effort to reign in these swelling costs, Amazon is thinking about crowdsourcing the delivery process. The Wall Street Journal is citing the omnipresent “sources familiar …

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Amazon Is Dropping Crappy Reality Shows from Prime Instant Video

It could be because it wants to really go after Netflix in the original content game. It could be because it just thinks that type of TV sucks. Either way, Amazon has reportedly decided to ditch some reality programming. Bloomberg quotes the ubiquitous “people with knowledge on the matter” who say that Amazon is working to drop shows like Teen …

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Walmart Is Going After Amazon Prime

Walmart is planning to take a run at Amazon Prime by offering a fast delivery program that’s half the price. The news, first reported by The Information, was confirmed by a Walmart spokesperson. The program will roll out this summer, and will cost subscribers $50 per year. It will offer speedy shipping on over a million products – three days …

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Amazon Prime Turns 10, Celebrates ‘Tens of Millions’ of Members

Wanna feel old? Amazon Prime, the company’s premium subscription service that offers customers free two-day shipping on millions of products, is now a decade old. Amazon debuted the service in February of 2005. The company is celebrating the birthday by releasing some stats about the service. Of course, Amazon is still tight-lipped on the most important stat – exactly how …

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