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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 …

Amazon Prime Adds NBC Universal Shows: Hannibal, Grimm, Suits, and More Amazon Prime Adds NBC Universal Shows: Hannibal, Grimm, Suits, and More

Good news for Amazon Prime Instant Video customers today, as Amazon has just announced an expanded licensing agreement with NBCUniversal that will bring a handful of NBC, USA, and SyFy shows to the streaming video service. Starting today, subscribers will …

Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency

Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available. Customers can now start using the …

Amazon 3D Smartphone In The Works [Report] Amazon 3D Smartphone In The Works [Report]

A report is out from the Wall Street Journal today, indicating that Amazon is working on a new line of hardware products, which includes a smartphone with 3D display capability, an additional smartphone, and an audio-only streaming device. These are …

Kindle For Android Gets Design Update Kindle For Android Gets Design Update

Amazon has released a new update for its Kindle for Android app, which has tens of millions of users, according to the company. The update includes a new design and interface, and easy access to samples. “Customers have told us …

Amazon Sales Up 22% To $16.07 Billion For Q1, Profit Down Amazon Sales Up 22% To $16.07 Billion For Q1, Profit Down
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Amazon reported its Q1 earnings today with sales up 22% to $16.07 billion. Operating cash flow was up 39% year-over-year to $4.25 billion for the trailing twelve months. Free cash flow was down 85% to $177 million for the trailing …

Amazon To Launch ‘Kindle TV’ Set-Top Box This Fall [REPORT] Amazon To Launch ‘Kindle TV’ Set-Top Box This Fall [REPORT]

Is Amazon about to jump into the set-top box game? That’s the word from Bloomberg Businessweek, who quotes three sources familiar with the matter. According to the sources, the ‘Kindle TV’ (name uncertain) will be available this Fall. Amazon’s new …

Amazon: These Are The Most Well-Read American Cities

Amazon put out its annual list of the top twenty most well-read cities in America today. While number one is the same as it was last year, there are some differences. Cambridge, for example, fell from number 2 to number …