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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 …

James Gandolfini’s Death Prompted This Questionable Facebook Post from Amazon James Gandolfini’s Death Prompted This Questionable Facebook Post from Amazon
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Good intentions gone horribly wrong? A callous attempt to generate sales from the death of an icon? Or a simple mistake by some social media guy? Whatever the case, some people aren’t very happy with Amazon right now. As you …

Amazon Says No to Binge Watching with Its Original Series Amazon Says No to Binge Watching with Its Original Series

As far as subscription-based streaming video providers go, Netflix got out ahead of the rest of the pack when it comes to high-quality original content. And since they’re the trendsetters, it’s their release style and structure that most people have …

Amazon Launches New Facebook-Integrated Crowdsourced Gifting Product Amazon Launches New Facebook-Integrated Crowdsourced Gifting Product

Amazon is looking to move in on Facebook’s gifting turf with a new product that lets friends crowdsource each other’s gifts using the power of the social network’s graph. Amazon has just announced Amazon Birthday Gift, a “new way for …

1984 Book Sales Spike Due To NSA Scandal
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Nearly everyone knows what the phrase “Big Brother” means in a political discussion – a government that keeps a close eye on its people’s comings and goings, a surveillance state. Surprisingly few people these days know that the phrase comes …

AmazonFresh, Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service, Launches in L.A. AmazonFresh, Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service, Launches in L.A.

Last week, we told you that Amazon was about to get more serious about groceries by expanding their AmazonFresh grocery delivery service outside of Seattle – the only place where it has been offered for the past few years. Today, …

Amazon Fires Have Destroyed Almost 3 Percent Of The Rainforest

Amazon fires are a major threat to the world’s largest rainforest, but we’re only just beginning to understand how fire spreads there. NASA recently released a study that looked at understory fires burning in the Amazon rainforest between 1999 and …

Amazon’s Indie Games Store Is Open For Business

Indie gaming is becoming increasingly more important as AAA titles become less frequent. Valve, Sony and Nintendo have all jumped on board the indie gaming bandwagon, and now Amazon has thrown its support behind it as well. Amazon announced today …

Amazon Brings The Kindle DX Back For An Encore Performance Amazon Brings The Kindle DX Back For An Encore Performance
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Last year, Amazon killed a number of its Kindle products in anticipation of the Kindle Fire HD launch. One of those killed products was the Kindle DX – a large-format text e-reader. Now it has appeared once again on Amazon’s …

Amazon May Be Getting More Serious About Groceries, Expanding AmazonFresh Outside Seattle Amazon May Be Getting More Serious About Groceries, Expanding AmazonFresh Outside Seattle

Amazon may be looking to make a significant dive into the grocery business, as the company is looking to expand its small grocery program AmazonFresh to other cities in the upcoming months. In fact, the first expansion could be as …

Netflix Loses Ground to Other Streaming Services – But Not Much Netflix Loses Ground to Other Streaming Services – But Not Much

Subscription-based streaming is on the rise, Netflix still leads the pack – but it’s lost just a bit of its stranglehold. That’s the word from NPD, who just published their VideoWatch VOD report for Q1 2013. According to NPD, the …

Amazon/Viacom Deal Adds Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows to Prime Instant Video Amazon/Viacom Deal Adds Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows to Prime Instant Video

Amazon has just snatched up a bunch of new content for its Prime Instant Video streaming service – most of it in the form of kids shows from the Viacom family of networks. The Amazon/Viacom deal is being touted as …

Amazon Greenlights First 5 Shows: Alpha House, Betas, Annebots, Creative Galaxy, Tumbleaf Amazon Greenlights First 5 Shows: Alpha House, Betas, Annebots, Creative Galaxy, Tumbleaf
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In April, Amazon debuted 14 pilots for shows that could become its first originals. Five of them made the cut: Alpha House, Betas, Annebots, Creative Galaxy, and Tumbleaf. They will begin production, and air later this year, and in early …

Amazon Launches ‘Login With Amazon’ For Websites And Apps Amazon Launches ‘Login With Amazon’ For Websites And Apps
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Amazon announced a new Login with Amazon service for websites, apps and games, which lets users login using their Amazon accounts. The company says it reduces sign-in friction and can drive higher customer engagement and conversions. Obviously the feature would …

Amazon Set To Take Over The World With Kindle In June Amazon Set To Take Over The World With Kindle In June
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Amazon hasn’t been able to effectively compete with Apple just yet as its Kindle Fire devices are only available in a select few countries. That’s all going to change next month. Amazon announced today that the Kindle Fire HD and …

Kindle Worlds Will Pay You To Write Fan Fiction Kindle Worlds Will Pay You To Write Fan Fiction

Fan Fiction is awesome, right? It’s a way for fans to better engage with their favorite brands, and some franchises actually gain new fans thanks to fan fiction. Amazon wants to capitalize on it while paying authors for their trouble. …

Zombieland Series Gets the Ax, Creator Says Fans ‘Hated It Out of Existence’
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It appears that the fans have spoken – Amazon Studio’s Zombieland series will not be receiving a full run. The news was tweeted out by series writer/producer Rhett Reese, who went on to say that viewers “hated it out of …