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Alpha House Season 2 Premieres October 24 Alpha House Season 2 Premieres October 24

Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House has just received a premiere date for its second season. According to Amazon, its first original series will return for season two on October 24. The show, which stars John Goodman as a …

Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition

Last month, Amazon announced its intent to acquire Twitch, the popular live video platform for gamers. That acquisition was completed on Thursday, records show. You can see the SEC filing here (via ZDnet), which says: “On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, …

Transparent, Amazon’s New Series, Is Now Available 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 …

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 …

Amazon To Expand Hardware Unit, Get Into Home Devices 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 …

Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag 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 …

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Service Hits The UK 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 …

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?” …

Amazon Buys .Buy Domain for $4.6 Million 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 …

Amazon Announces A Bunch Of New Kindle Devices 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, …

Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps 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 …

Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’

Amazon launched “Login and Pay with Amazon” nearly a year ago to let websites enable users to use their Amazon accounts to make purchases. Such a product had been long-anticipated. Login and Pay with Amazon was initially only available in …

Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android 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 …

Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents 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 …

Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak To Retire 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, …

Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo 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 …

Amazon’s Newest Original Pilots Now Available 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 …

Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th 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 …

Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated] Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today …

Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon …

Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense

Amazon is looking to move further in on Google’s turf with an expanded ad network, which would aim to rival AdSense. This is something that consistently disappointed investors would relish. Amazon invests a lot of money on future growth, and …