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Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’ Adds Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris, and Wanda Sykes Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’ Adds Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris, and Wanda Sykes

Amazon’s new original series Alpha House has just added a handful of notable names to its cast. The company announced that Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), comedian Wanda Sykes, and Julie White will join …

Amazonian Butterflies Flock to Turtle Tears for Salt

Nature never fails to amaze. Currently attracting attention are butterflies of the Amazon that are sipping up the tears of Yellow-spotted Side-necked turtles (Podocnemis unifilus). Experts believe the attraction to the tears is to the salt contained therein. Sodium is …

Amazon Announces A New Kindle Paperwhite Amazon Announces A New Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Fire may be Amazon’s major focus these days, but the retailer hasn’t forgotten its incredibly successful line of e-readers. In fact, it announced a brand new Kindle last year with the Paperwhite, and the retailer decided today that …

Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books

Early this year, Amazon announced a new service called AutoRip that would give customers the mp3 version of any physical album bought through the retailer. It was only a matter of time before a similar initiative came to its book …

Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year In The EU With Free Apps Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year In The EU With Free Apps

One year ago today, the Amazon Appstore officially launched in the EU. It brought with it all the advantages of Amazon’s Android storefront, including the Free App of the Day, to European owners of Android and Kindle Fire devices. Now …

Amazon And Hulu Have New Original Shows In The Works Amazon And Hulu Have New Original Shows In The Works

While Netflix has received a lot of attention for its original shows throughout the year (including fourteen Emmy nominations and a much talked-about speech from Kevin Spacey last week), don’t forget, it’s online streaming competitors are gearing up to offer …

Amazon’s Mobile Associates API Brings Retail Shopping To Your Mobile App Amazon’s Mobile Associates API Brings Retail Shopping To Your Mobile App

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and it sells just about everything. It’s also host to one of the world’s largest mobile platforms with its Kindle Fire devices and Amazon Appstore for Android. Now the retailer is combining the …

The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post
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As you’ve more than likely learned by now, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. The news was announced Monday afternoon, and the Internet (at least the business end of it) just about …

This Year’s Tablet War Will Begin in September This Year’s Tablet War Will Begin in September

As shown by nearly every analyst’s estimates, tablet shipments slowed during the second quarter of 2013. It turns out, though, that this past quarter was the calm before the storm, with this September slated to be, quite possibly, the biggest …

Amazon Options New Sci-Fi Thriller “Orbit” Amazon Options New Sci-Fi Thriller “Orbit”

Aliens are coming to Earth. The fate of the world depends on a small band of people who must fight the battle of their lives. At least, that’s what the first draft says anyway. Amazon has optioned a new science-fiction …

Amazon Developing an Android Video Game Console [RUMOR] Amazon Developing an Android Video Game Console [RUMOR]

The success of video games on mobile devices has begun to drastically affect the video game industry. Free-to-play game pricing has begun to invade both PC gaming and console gaming, and nearly every large game publisher is now putting out …

Jeff Bezos Buying The Washington Post Gets The NMA Treatment Jeff Bezos Buying The Washington Post Gets The NMA Treatment

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post for $250 million. The ramifications of the purchase have yet to be felt, but Bezos claims that business will continue as usual at the …

Amazon Appstore Now Accepting HTML5 App Submissions Amazon Appstore Now Accepting HTML5 App Submissions
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Do you go native or HTML5? It’s a question that’s becoming increasingly harder to answer as HTML5 flourishes into a mature platform. There are still a lot of advantages to going native, but HTML5 requires you build an app only …

Amazon Art Launches As a New Fine Art Marketplace Amazon Art Launches As a New Fine Art Marketplace

Amazon has partnered with a bunch of fine art galleries and dealers to sell quality art via a new portal – Amazon Art. According to the company, Amazon Art will showcase over 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists. These …

Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post
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The Washington Post Company just announced that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying its publishing business, including The Washington Post newspaper for $250 million. I bet you didn’t see that coming. To be clear, Bezos is buying it. …

Amazon Gets Emmy Nod For Instant Video Technology Amazon Gets Emmy Nod For Instant Video Technology

Netflix got a lot of attention when three of its original shows earned a total of fourteen Emmy nominations, but it turns out that its competitor in online video is also getting some Emmy recognition. No, Amazon isn’t up for …

Amazon Kicks Off a Round of Pilots with 5 New Kids Shows Amazon Kicks Off a Round of Pilots with 5 New Kids Shows

Back in April, Amazon debuted 14 new pilots – a mix of kids shows and adult shows. They opened up all the pilots for users to watch, for free, in order to provide feedback on which pilots should be developed …

Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War
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Amazon has slashed the prices on a bunch of hardcover books in what appears to be a response to a recent promotion from Overstock.com to undersell the online retail giant on hundreds of thousands of titles. Over the weekend, Amazon …

Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree For U.S. Fulfillment Centers, Creates 5,000 Jobs Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree For U.S. Fulfillment Centers, Creates 5,000 Jobs
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Amazon announced on Monday that it is creating over 5,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. across its fulfillment network, and it is starting the hiring process now. According to the company, its median pay is 30% higher than that …

Amazon Q2 Sales Up 22 Percent, Made $15.7 Billion Amazon Q2 Sales Up 22 Percent, Made $15.7 Billion
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Amazon usually posts generally favorable earnings results. Its latest quarterly earnings report continues that trend. Amazon announced today that it made $15.7 billion in net sales in its second quarter. The retailer says that today’s results represent a 22 percent …

Amazon Options Movie About Comet The Non-Red-Nosed Reindeer Amazon Options Movie About Comet The Non-Red-Nosed Reindeer

Amazon Studios, Amazon’s original content production arm, announced today that it has optioned a film project called Comet, a movie about one of Santa’s reindeer not named Rudolph. Yes, it’s been done before. Kind of: But that doesn’t mean it …