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Amazon Won’t Charge Prime Members For Ultra HD

Amazon confirmed this week that it will not charge Prime members for Ultra HD content. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon announced it would make Ultra HD content available this year. The company sent us this statement from Michael Paull, VP of Amazon Digital Video: “We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident …

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Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks

Amazon told us that it was coming soon, and today is the day. You can finally share ebooks with your family on your Kindle devices. Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its Kindle line, and ‘Household and Family Library’ is one of them. This feature lets two adults (you and your partner) share your ebooks across Amazon …

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Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement

Amazon and Hachette agreed to settle their highly-publicized dispute over book pricing. The whole thing began earlier this year when Amazon dropped pre-orders for Hachette books and delayed delivery on some of them. The online retail giant wanted Hachette to price all e-books at $9.99 while giving Amazon more money. The two parties have issued a joint press release announcing …

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Walmart Is About to Start Price-Matching Amazon at All Its Locations

One of the only things consistently cheaper than Walmart is Amazon, and in order to make sure people are buying their holiday doo-dads and knick-knacks in-store instead of online, Walmart is about to start matching Amazon’s prices. Everywhere. Reuters reports that Walmart has told the managers of its roughly 5,000 stores nationwide that they are now allowed to fully match …

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Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts

It was just under a year ago that Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious project that would see the online retail giant delivering packages to customers by drones. The announcement was met with a great deal of skepticism (for a variety or reasons), but Amazon has shown no signs of backing off from the goal. “One day, Prime Air …

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Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations

Amazon announced the launch of the Cloud Drive API. This enables developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own apps for various features. With the API, Amazon customers will be able to edit their Cloud Drive photos and documents, print photos, organize cloud services, etc. with third-party app integrations. It’s already integrated with or will be soon integrated with the …

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Amazon Announces 2015’s First Set of Pilots

Amazon Studios has just announced the seven new shows that will make up its first pilot season of 2015. Set to debut early next year, the set of pilots includes hour-long shows, half-hour shows, and a docu-series. Without further ado, here are your new pilots: Hour-long pilots: Cocked Created by Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – …

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Amazon’s Echo Device Quickly Parodied

On Thursday, Amazon unveiled Echo, its new $200 cylindrical device that listens to you and tells you stuff. Okay, it does more than that, but that seems to be the gist of what most people are taking out of it. As you might expect, someone has already put out a video parody based on the promo Amazon released. Honestly it’s …

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Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries

Amazon has been doing a lot of experimenting with different ways of getting products delivered to customers, while expanding its actual services that do just that. Now, the company is even trying out delivery by taxi. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been testing this in San Francisco and Los Angeles this fall, using Flywheel, …

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Amazon Introduces Echo, A $200 Device That Serves As An Assistant And…Companion?

Amazon just unveiled a new device called Echo, a plug-in, voice-controlled hardware device that talks to you, and gives information, music, news, weather, etc. Apparently it even tells jokes. Soon, you’ll never need people again. The video below, which shows the device in action, probably sums up what we’re dealing with here better than I can. It gives you weather …

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Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities

Amazon announced the expansion of its same-day delivery offering into two more cities: Toronto and Vancouver. Customers shopping on Amazon.ca in those places will be able to receive the service on eligible items. Amazon’s same-day delivery option allows users to place orders as late as noon to receive packages ahead of 9:00 p.m. “We’re constantly working to speed up delivery …

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Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime

Amazon is extending Amazon Prime benefits to purchases made on other retail sites. At least that’s what it’s trying to do, and has succeeded with at least one retailer. Re/code reports that Amazon has been reaching out to various retailers with such a plan, which it refers to internally as Prime Pass, and that British fashion retailer AllSaints is on …

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