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Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is calling it Prime Photos, and it extends the free, unlimited storage offering previously available to Fire Phone owners to any Prime customer. “This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of …

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Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals On November 1

Amazon announced that it’s officially starting its holiday shopping madness on November 1, with its countdown to Black Friday Deals Week, which will involve over 15,000 “Lightning Deals” and early access to them for Prime members. Amazon will offer deals every day. “Starting in November, millions of holiday shoppers come to Amazon hunting for the best deals and that one …

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Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site selection activities, and plans to open its first facility in the state in 2015. It also plans to begin creating …

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Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Shows Debuts Nov 21

Amazon’s newest live-action kids series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, will land on Amazon Prime Instant Video on November 21. The series follows Gortimer, “a kid fiercely loyal to his best friends and family, as he embarks with Ranger and Mel on magical exploits triggered by their thirst for adventure.” According to Amazon Studios, “the upcoming season will bring …

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Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting

Amazon announced its new reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout can now be visited by users, who can find excerpts from unreleased books, and vote on what should get published. The reader previews excerpts from books that haven’t been published, and nominates up to three at a time. At the end of 30 days, the Kindle Scout team reviews popular books, …

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Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast

Amazon just announced its own competitor to Google’s Chromecast, which is more expensive and includes a separate remote. It’s called the Fire TV Stick, maintaining the brand of its previously released streaming device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the HDMI port on an HDTV just like the Chromecast. While it’s only $19 for Prime members for two days only, …

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Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon unveiled its long-anticipated streaming device Fire TV. While the company has made a number of other hardware announcements since then (including a new phone and new tablet and Kindle device), we we haven’t really heard that much about Fire TV from the company since Gary Busey was being weird in the ad earlier this year. Today, …

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Alpha House Season 2 Now Available

As promised, Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House‘s second season is now available in its entirety The Amazon original series stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy. Alpha House was the first original series from Amazon Studios – premiering last April. “Delivering hilarious insider insights from the master of political satire, the new season of Alpha …

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Amazon Reports 20% Sales Increase, $544 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Net sales were up 20% year-over-year at $20.58 Billion, which is a bit under analysts’ expectations. Earnings per share came in at – $0.95, which is significantly less than expected. Investors weren’t thrilled with Q2, and Q3 appears to be an even bigger disappointment. CEO Jeff Bezos had this to …

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Amazon Ships Kindle Voyage Device

Amazon announced that its new Kindle Voyage device is now shipping. The company unveiled it last month along with a handful of other Kindle and tablet devices. Amazon considers it its most advanced Kindle to date. It has a new design, and the brightest, highest-resolution display for a Kindle so far. It’s $199. “Kindle Voyage is designed to disappear so …

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AmazonFresh Heads To New York City

Amazon is launching its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in New York on Friday, according to a report from Re/code, which previously reported that the launch was coming this month. Amazon first introduced the service in Seattle last year, before expanding it into California areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco. This would be the first the East Coast has seen …

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Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays

Amazon announced that it is creating 80,000 seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment and sortation center network for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand. The company adds tens of thousands of seasonal jobs for the holidays ever year, but the number of jobs keeps going up each year. In 2012, the number was 50,000. Last year, it was …

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