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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 …

Amazon Shares Elevator Pitches For Original Movie Projects ‘Orange Curtain’ And ‘Her F’ing Sisters’ Amazon Shares Elevator Pitches For Original Movie Projects ‘Orange Curtain’ And ‘Her F’ing Sisters’

Amazon Studios, Amazon’s original video content creation arm, has released a couple of “elevator pitch” videos for projects it has on its movie development slate. The first one is for a movie called Orange Curtain, which takes place in ’92 …

ICANN Says Amazon Can’t Own .Amazon Domain Name ICANN Says Amazon Can’t Own .Amazon Domain Name
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ICANN finally wrapped up the application process for new generic top level domain names last year. The results of which are still far from over, however, as the nonprofit now has to sort through all the applications and decide who …

Most-Pirated Show Game of Thrones Is Also Amazon’s Best-Selling Show of the Year Most-Pirated Show Game of Thrones Is Also Amazon’s Best-Selling Show of the Year
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In another blow to the “piracy kills sales” talking point, it appears that people are buying a lot of Game of Thrones DVDs. Why is this significant? Well, it’s because the hit HBO series has gained a reputation as of …

Amazon Is Sold Out Of PS4, Xbox One Launch Units
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Just yesterday, GameStop announced that it had completely sold out of its initial allotment of PS4 units. Now another retailer has announced the same. Amazon announced today via its Video Games Facebook page that it has completely sold out of …

Amazon Inks Deal with Miramax, Adds New Titles to Prime Instant Video Amazon Inks Deal with Miramax, Adds New Titles to Prime Instant Video

Amazon has reportedly inked a deal with Miramax pictures that will bring hundreds of new movies to the Amazon Prime Instant Video Catalog. Some of the classic titles include: Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Life Is Beautiful, The English Patient, …

‘App Store’ Drama Is Finally Over as Apple, Amazon Stop Fighting Over It ‘App Store’ Drama Is Finally Over as Apple, Amazon Stop Fighting Over It

In mommy and daddy have stopped fighting news, Apple and Amazon have both requested that a lawsuit over the use of the term “app store” be dismissed. More specifically, Apple has agreed not to sue Amazon over their use of …

Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Fires This Year [Rumor] Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Fires This Year [Rumor]

It’s another year and that means another Kindle Fire. It doesn’t look like Amazon will be introducing any new models this year, but it will be substantially upgrading all three of its current models though. BGR reports that it has …

Amazon Launches Jet City Comics, Will Reprint George R. R. Martin’s Comics Amazon Launches Jet City Comics, Will Reprint George R. R. Martin’s Comics

You’re never spoiled for choice when it comes to comic publishers, but it is pretty hard to compete on the level of DC and Marvel. Amazon thinks it has what it takes, however, with its new imprint. Amazon Publishing announced …

Miss Under the Dome? Remember, You Can Watch It Now on Amazon Prime Instant Video

If you happened to miss the series premiere of the new CBS show Under the Dome, this is just a friendly reminder that it’s now available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. And this is not a one-time thing. …

Amazon’s Fan Fiction Store Is Officially Open Amazon’s Fan Fiction Store Is Officially Open

Remember when Amazon announced Kindle Worlds back in May? The service would allow writers to create and sell fan fiction based on a number of licensed properties, like Vampire Diaries. It’s an incredibly innovative approach to fan fiction, and now …

Amazon Adds PBS Shows to Prime Instant Video: NOVA, Masterpiece, and a Handful of Kids Shows Amazon Adds PBS Shows to Prime Instant Video: NOVA, Masterpiece, and a Handful of Kids Shows

Amazon and PBS have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will see a bunch of past episodes of popular PBS shows hit the Prime Instant Video catalog. On the adult side of things, the deal brings over NOVA, Masterpiece, …

Amazon Is Not Above Suggesting Users Watch A Netflix Original Amazon Is Not Above Suggesting Users Watch A Netflix Original
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Amazon and Netflix have become direct competitors in the online streaming video content space. Netflix is on a roll with its original shows, and Amazon is following suit (though it won’t be releasing entire seasons of shows all at once …

Miami Tops Amazon’s List of Top Music-Buying Cities in America Miami Tops Amazon’s List of Top Music-Buying Cities in America
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Amazon, known for its various lists charting the most well-read cities and such, has a new list comprised using its massive sales data – “Cities That Rock.” The company is charting the American cities with the most music sales per …

Dexter, Star Trek Coming to Amazon’s LoveFilm Streaming Dexter, Star Trek Coming to Amazon’s LoveFilm Streaming

LoveFilm, a streaming service owned by Amazon, today announced that members from the U.K. and Germany can now stream a variety of CBS programming, including some Showtime original series. “We’re excited to partner with LoveFilm and their terrific subscription service …