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Amazon Appstore Celebrates Halloween With A Sale On 22 Apps

Halloween has always seemed like one of the lesser holidays compared to the likes of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure, it’s a fun time, but it just doesn’t really feel all that special. Apparently I’m in the minority as the Amazon …

Amazon Appstore Is Giving Away 6 Apps For Free Today

One of the best parts about the Amazon Appstore is its Free App of the Day program. Every day of the year, Amazon takes a popular app that regularly costs anywhere from $.99 to $5 and offers it for free …

Amazon Announces Q3 2013 Results, Sales Up 24% Amazon Announces Q3 2013 Results, Sales Up 24%

Back in June, Amazon announced that its quarterly sales were up 22 percent. That growth has now been confirmed to have continued into its third quarter this year. Amazon announced this afternoon that its net sales for Q3 2013 increased …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the …

Amazon Ups Free Shipping Threshold to $35 Amazon Ups Free Shipping Threshold to $35
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Amazon has just increased the threshold for orders to qualify for free shipping – the first time the company has made a change to this policy in over 10 years. Starting now, orders must hit $35 to qualify for free …

Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video Amazon Snags ‘Vikings’ Series, MGM Movies for Prime Instant Video

Amazon and MGM have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will bring a bunch of new content – both TV and movies – to Prime Instant Video. The deal makes MGM Television’s historical series Vikings, which premiered on the …

Amazon Marketplace Sellers Get Access To High-Traffic Amazon Holiday Deal Pages Amazon Marketplace Sellers Get Access To High-Traffic Amazon Holiday Deal Pages

Thousands of Amazon Marketplace sellers are getting the opportunity to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season, opening up the possibility for a big increase in traffic and sales. Amazon announced on …

Kindle Fire HDX Ships Today, 16/32GB Models Already Backordered Kindle Fire HDX Ships Today, 16/32GB Models Already Backordered

Late last month, Amazon announced its next generation of Kindle Fire tablets – the Kindle Fire HDX. Much like the new Nexus 7, the new Kindle Fire HDX sports a higher resolution than its predecessor and some blazing fast specs. …

Amazon Suggests That A New Apple TV Is Coming Next Week Amazon Suggests That A New Apple TV Is Coming Next Week

Apple confirmed earlier this week that it will be holding a media event on October 22. The company is expected to reveal a new iPad and iPad Mini at the event, but a recent Amazon listing suggests we’ll see a …

Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA Amazon Now Shipping Wine to NY, MI, AZ, & LA

Shipping alcohol across state lines is a tricky business, so you would expect that Amazon’s Wine Marketplace venture would continually be adding new, eligible locations – little by little. And that’s exactly what’s happening. Today, Amazon has announced that they …

That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor] That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor]

For the past two years, one of the most consistent rumors in tech was that Amazon would launch a Kindle smartphone. Over those last two years, we’ve only ever heard more rumors as each suggested release date comes and goes. …

Candy Crush Saga Brings Its Addictive Gameplay To Kindle Fire Devices

Candy Crush Saga has become a poster child of the mobile gaming explosion that’s been taking place since 2009. Unlike other games that were simply fads, Candy Crush Saga has enjoyed a nearly limitless amount of popularity since launching early …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List, Kindle Fire HDX Takes Top Spot In Tech Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List, Kindle Fire HDX Takes Top Spot In Tech

Christmas shopping is hard. Kids and adults alike never actually know what they want, but kids are especially difficult to shop for. Toys “R” Us already released its hot toy list to help parents out, and now Amazon is following …

Amazon Is Buying TenMarks Amazon Is Buying TenMarks

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire parent/teacher math resource company TenMarks. TenMarks provides personalized online math instructions and videos at the K-12 levels. “Amazon and TenMarks share the same passion for student learning. TenMarks’s …

Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with …

Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles
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Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. …

‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Now Available To Ecommerce Sites ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Now Available To Ecommerce Sites

Amazon revealed a new payments product today called Login And Pay With Amazon, which lets websites allow people to do exactly what you would think (use their Amazon accounts to make purchases). This is a product that many have been …

Amazon’s Appstore Developer Select Promises Better Discoverability Amazon’s Appstore Developer Select Promises Better Discoverability

Discoverability on mobile is a major hurdle that any new mobile developer will have to overcome if they want to make it in an increasingly crowded industry. There usually isn’t a lot a new developer can do to overcome this, …

Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas

The fact that Amazon is developing its own set-top streaming device shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Not only does Amazon have its own content library to promote (Amazon Instant Video), but the company’s also been stepping its toes …

Amazon Greenlights a Trio of Comedy Pilots: Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, and The Outlaws Amazon Greenlights a Trio of Comedy Pilots: Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, and The Outlaws

Amazon has some more original pilots on the way, and they’re coming from some pretty big names. First up, Mozart in the Jungle comes to us from writers Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited) and actor Jason Schwartzman. Amazon …

Amazon To Hire 70,000 Seasonal Employees Amazon To Hire 70,000 Seasonal Employees

It’s now officially the holiday shopping season, and retailers are preparing themselves for the onslaught of shoppers by hiring on seasonal employees. Those looking for that kind of work will have plenty of options this holiday season, but one online …