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Transparent, Amazon’s New Series, Is Now Available

Amazon’s newest original series – one that’s been receiving a good amount of buzz – has landed on Amazon Prime Instant Video for your streaming pleasure. Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, is a half-hour “novelistic” series that explores the lives of a family and its transgender patriarch. It’s written, directed, and produced by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, Afternoon Delight). “I …

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Fire TV Price Cut to Just $84 by Amazon

Amazon this week cut the price of its Fire TV streaming media player by $15. The device now costs just $84 and will remain at that price for a limited time. The Fire TV is Amazon’s entry into the streaming video market. It is the online retailer’s effort to be the gateway into living rooms for video and music streaming …

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Amazon To Expand Hardware Unit, Get Into Home Devices

Amazon will reportedly invest $55 million in its Lab126 hardware unit’s operations in Sunnyvale and Cupertino, and expand its staff by 3,757 people or 27 percent by 2019. That is according to a report from Reuters, which cites a “little-known government document” and people familiar with the matter, indicating that by doing so, Amazon will get $1.2 million in tax …

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Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag

Amazon announced #AmazonWishList, which enables users to add items to their Amazon Wish List right from Twitter. If you see a Tweet with an Amazon product link in it, you can just add that hashtag to a reply, and the product will automatically be added to your Wish List. “Twitter offers Amazon customers a great environment for inspiration and discovery,” …

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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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