All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon’

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Service Hits The UK

Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in the United States in July. It’s basically like a Netflix for reading. Subscribers pay $9.99 a month for unlimited access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audio books, which can be read or listened to on any device. The service is now available in the United Kingdom: We haven’t seen an official announcement from …

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Kindle Voyage, Kindle For Kids, Kindle With More Storage: Ready For October Release

Amazon is unleashing a litany of new and improved models of its Kindle tablet and e-reader line. For those interested in some pre-Black Friday holiday deals, the models are set to go on sale in October. “Are phablets killing tablets?” wrote Anna Attkisson of Tom’s Guide, “Amazon is definitely not jumping on that bandwagon.” The amount of updates corresponds with …

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Amazon Buys .Buy Domain for $4.6 Million

In yeah that makes a lot of sense news, Amazon has reportedly purchased the highly-coveted new .buy top level domain, and apparently the company beat out Google in the process. Domain Name Wire reports that Amazon bought the .buy domain for $4,588,888. Other companies in the running in ICANN’s auction were Google and Famous Four Media. Google also lost out …

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Amazon Announces A Bunch Of New Kindle Devices

Amazon made a whole bunch of Kindle-related announcements late on Wednesday, including some new devices and a new OS. New Kindles First off, Amazon unveiled its seventh-generation Kindle, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon calls this its “most advanced Kindle ever”. Well, I would hope so. “Not as advanced as the last one” doesn’t sound nearly as appealing. The display is brighter, …

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Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps

Google announced a handful of apps that have added Chromecast support, including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, WATCH Disney XD, Twitch, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever. The Disney apps will give users access to titles like Girl Meets World, Doc McStuffins, and Star Wars Rebels. They do, however, require a login from a supported TV provider, and there are some (like Time …

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Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping capabilities. “Tens of millions of our customers have installed the Amazon app on their Android phones in order to enjoy …

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Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

Earlier this summer, Amazon made a big splash when it unveiled its first smartphone – the Fire Phone. It revealed some truly interesting features that don’t exist on other phones. When the reviews came out, however, people were left far from impressed, and sales haven’t been very good based on various estimates. That’s probably why Amazon just announced that the …

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Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak To Retire

Amazon announced on Wednesday that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Szkutak will retire from the company next June. He has been CFO since joining Amazon in 2002. Szkutak currently oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, internal audit and facilities functions at Amazon, in addition to the financial management of its business units. VP of Finance …

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Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability. Amazon previously described Zocalo as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.” Here’s a look: Zocalo lets customers store, …

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Amazon’s Newest Original Pilots Now Available

Need something to watch? Amazon has just released its five newest pilots – three comedies and two dramas. Here’s a quick rundown of the five new pilots: The Cosmopolitans is a comedy starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny as part of “a group of young American expatriates in contemporary Paris searching for love and friendship.” Really comes to us from …

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Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th

Amazon’s next original series, Transparent, will premiere on September 26th. Part of a trio of comedy pilots greenlit last October (alongside Mozart in the Jungle and The Outlaws), Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor as the transgender patriarch of a family filled with secrets. “The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort—the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she …

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