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Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’ Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’

On Thursday Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. At its core, Goodreads functioned as a social network for ardent readers. With this acquisition, Amazon has snatched up an independent network that …

Zombieland, Amazon’s Just-Greenlit Pilot, Gets a Poster Zombieland, Amazon’s Just-Greenlit Pilot, Gets a Poster

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that they had ordered up a pilot for Zombieland, a TV series based on the incredibly popular movie of the same name. When the pilot makes its way to Prime Instant Video, user feedback will …

Amazon Acquires Book Recommendations Site and Social Network Goodreads Amazon Acquires Book Recommendations Site and Social Network Goodreads
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Amazon has just announced that they are acquiring Goodreads, “the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.” Good reads launched in 2007 and since then has built up a user base of 16 million members, who have added 525 …

Amazon Now Delivers Health And Beauty Products To Canadians Amazon Now Delivers Health And Beauty Products To Canadians
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Canadians have lived for far too long without the security of being able to buy their health and beauty goods from Amazon. The online retailer, after finally extending its Kindle store to our Northern neighbors, is finally delivering all the …

Amazon Announces Original Comedy Series ‘Betas’ Amazon Announces Original Comedy Series ‘Betas’

Amazon Studios announced that it has greenlit a new original comedy series called Betas for Amazon Prime Instant Video. The company describes the show: Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups where the right algorithm can make you king, …

Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor] Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor]

We can probably expect a new Kindle tablet or eReader this year, but we can’t be so sure about a Kindle Phone. A few rumors have pointed to the company working on such a device, but there’s been nothing concrete …

Amazon Instant Video Brings X-Ray To TV Shows On Kindle Fire Devices, Wii U Amazon Instant Video Brings X-Ray To TV Shows On Kindle Fire Devices, Wii U

When the Kindle Fire HD was announced last year, Amazon introduced X-Ray for movies along with it. The software, powered by IMDb, brought up the names of all the actors currently onscreen along with each actor’s filmography. Now that same …

‘Zombieland’ Pilot Gets Official Nod from Amazon ‘Zombieland’ Pilot Gets Official Nod from Amazon

We’ve known this was coming since reports emerged that Amazon had snatched up the rights back in January, but today the company officially announced that the new Zombieland TV series will land on Prime Instant Video. Zombieland is the 7th …

Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps

Today, we wish Amazon’s Appstore a happy 2nd birthday. And Amazon is celebrating with a giveaway. Today, you can grab 18 “app of the day” apps for free. The apps that Amazon is offering for free range from $0.99 to …

Kindle Is Now Available On BlackBerry 10 Kindle Is Now Available On BlackBerry 10

Amazon Kindle was one of the first high-profile apps to launch on Windows 8 late last year. Now the app has made its way to BlackBerry World a day before BlackBerry 10′s launch in the U.S. BlackBerry announced that Amazon …

Amazon Is Working With Record Labels On Subscription-Based Music Service [Rumor] Amazon Is Working With Record Labels On Subscription-Based Music Service [Rumor]

Despite earlier attempts to bring streaming music to the masses, Spotify really nailed the concept when it launched in 2008. Now its the service every company in the business of selling music is trying to copy, including Amazon. The Verge …

Amazon Gives Publishers ‘Send To Kindle’ Button For Those Who Want To Read Content Later Amazon Gives Publishers ‘Send To Kindle’ Button For Those Who Want To Read Content Later

Amazon has launched a new “Send To Kindle” button for websites, so content can be sent to Kindle devices and the free Kindle apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. “Adding the Send to Kindle Button opens a …

Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor] Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor]

One of the big rumors from last year was that Google would release a $99 Nexus tablet. Those rumors never went anywhere though. Now it’s Amazon’s turn to take up the rumored cheap tablet torch. TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon …

eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers

eBay announced that it is launching free listings for all sellers (well, almost all sellers) this spring, along with some new fee structures. Here’s a look: “As an eBay seller, you’re in prime position to reach the growing millions of …

Amazon Fee Hikes Could Spark More Interest In Google From Sellers Amazon Fee Hikes Could Spark More Interest In Google From Sellers
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Third-party merchants selling goods on Amazon aren’t thrilled with recent fee hikes from the company that have been happening over the course of the past year or so. Nothing new there, but Reuters has an interesting report out today about …

The Walking Dead Soundtrack Hits iTunes, Amazon The Walking Dead Soundtrack Hits iTunes, Amazon

AMC and Republic Records announced that the soundtrack to the hit television show The Walking Dead is now available for download at iTunes and Amazon. Actually, this is only the first volume, indicating that more will be on the way. …

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Launches In Europe And Japan Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Launches In Europe And Japan

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ launched late last year for a rather affordable $300. To perhaps undercut the competition even more, Amazon has decided to make its flagship tablet even cheaper. Amazon announced today that the 16GB Kindle Fire HD …

Amazon Studios Working on a New Kids Show, One of 12 Pilots Currently in the Works Amazon Studios Working on a New Kids Show, One of 12 Pilots Currently in the Works

Amazon today announced a new kids show in development from Amazon Studios. Prime Instant Video has greenlit the pilot for interactive math-based puzzle show Sara Solves It. Here’s Amazon’s official synopsis of the show: Viewers follow brother and sister duo …

Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows
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Amazon has just announced a new content licensing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive that brings a ton of popular cooking, travel, and do-it-yourself programming to Prime Instant Video. The deal will bring shows from five different Scripps networks: HGTV, DIY …

Amazon Cloud Player Updated And Optimized For iPad Amazon Cloud Player Updated And Optimized For iPad

Just because somebody owns an iPad doesn’t mean they use iTunes. There’s a wealth of options available to the iPad owner looking for an app to store their music collection. Amazon’s Cloud Player could be a strong competitor, but the …

Amazon Nabs Exclusive Rights to FX’s Justified Amazon Nabs Exclusive Rights to FX’s Justified

Another day in February, another exclusive content grab from Amazon. Today, the company announced that their Prime Instant Video service will be the exclusive online streaming home to the FX hit Justified. Also part of this new deal is the …