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Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU Amazon Offering Two-Day Delivery Inside the EU

Noting that their delivery systems inside the EU “continue to improve,” Amazon is now offering two-day shipping to Prime customers all across the EU. Although customers in the UK have long enjoyed free one-day shipping as Prime members, shipping products …

Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Spotted in the Wild Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Spotted in the Wild

Before it was quickly removed from Amazon’s pages, some hawk-eyed users spotted a landing page for a service called “Kindle Unlimited” floating about in the wild. According to a web cache, Kindle Unlimited will offer over 600,000 titles and “thousands …

Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada

Amazon Student, the program that allows college and university kids to receive free and then discounted Amazon Prime memberships, has just landed in Canada. Eligible college students can sign up today and receive six months of Amazon Prime for free …

Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon

Babak Parviz, the guy who once headed up Google’s experimental wing Google X and gave us Google Glass, was jumped over to Amazon. Parviz made a bit of a cryptic announcement on Google+, simply posting the Amazon logo and saying …

Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This Weekend Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This Weekend

If you’re curious about Halle Berry’s new sci-fi drama Extant and missed the premiere on CBS earlier this week, you’ll be able to stream it this weekend via Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’ll pop up on Sunday, July 13. Extant‘s …

Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

Amazon is making strides in the development of Amazon Prime Air, the company’s oft-parodied but completely serious drone delivery service. Their newest delivery drones (currently ninth-gen) can travel over 50 mph and can carry five-pound packages – which covers 86 …

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

In an attempt to help brick-and-mortar bookstores unable to offer the deep discounts and free shipping that has made Amazon so successful, France enacted a law last year disallowing the online retailer from offering a five percent discount and free …

FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges

The United States Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit seeking a court order requiring Amazon to refund consumers for unauthorized charges from in-app payments made by kids without parents’ knowledge. The suit alleges that Amazon billed parents and other …

Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes …

Amazon Rounds Out New Pilot Season with Soderbergh-produced ‘Red Oaks’ Amazon Rounds Out New Pilot Season with Soderbergh-produced ‘Red Oaks’

Amazon’s third round of pilots, inarguably its most promising set of original content yet, has just been finalized with the addition of a new comedy, Red Oaks. Amazon describes it as “a coming-of-age comedy set in the “go-go” 80s that …

Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2 Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2

Amazon announced the addition of new low-cost, general purpose T2 instances for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The company says they’re designed to reduce costs for apps that don’t require sustained high CPU performance, but benefit from the ability to burst …

Amazon’s New Pilot Is About an Epidemic Spreading via Social Media Amazon’s New Pilot Is About an Epidemic Spreading via Social Media

Amazon Studios has just added another drama to its third round of original pilots. This one’s called Hysteria, and it’s an “hour-long character-driven thriller.” From Amazon’s short description, Hysteria appears to center on some sort of disease or mass panic …

Amazon Kids Original ‘Creative Galaxy’ Now Available Amazon Kids Original ‘Creative Galaxy’ Now Available

Amazon’s second original kids series is now up on Prime Instant Video and available to stream. Creative Galaxy, from the creator of Blue’s Clues, was one of three original kids series greenlit during Amazon’s first round of original pilots. The …

Amazon: Prime Music Has Already ‘Exceeded Expectations’ Amazon: Prime Music Has Already ‘Exceeded Expectations’

It’s been a little over a week since Amazon launched Prime Music, the company’s new music streaming service for Amazon Prime subscribers. At first glance, Prime Music didn’t dazzle us with a vast catalog or anything else particularly shiny. It …

Amazon Adds Dramedy ‘Really’ to Next Round of Pilots Amazon Adds Dramedy ‘Really’ to Next Round of Pilots

Add another interesting pilot to Amazon Studios’ next (third) round of originals – the company has just announced Really, “a funny, extremely honest behind-the-curtain look at the psychological and emotional complexities of marriage, and the charged dynamics of a tight-knit …

Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective …

Is The Amazon Fire Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce? Is The Amazon Fire Phone A Game Changer For E-Commerce?

Leave it to the world’s leader in e-commerce to develop a mobile device that you can simply point at an object and push a button to buy it. Do you expect the Amazon Fire to have a significant impact on …

Amazon Unveils Fire, Its Long-Awaited Smartphone Amazon Unveils Fire, Its Long-Awaited Smartphone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just unveiled the company’s long-anticipated smartphone, and it’s called the Fire Phone. The device looks vaguely iPhone-esque, but should appeal to fans of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets. It uses Gorilla Glass 3 and a rubber frame …

BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS

BlackBerry announced that the Amazon Appstore will be available with the launch of the next version of its operating system BlackBerry 10.3. This will come in the fall, and will be a significant increase in availability for Amazon’s offering. “With …

Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play …

Should Yelp Be Worried About Amazon? Should Yelp Be Worried About Amazon?

This week, Reuters reported that Amazon is readying the launch of a new local services marketplace, which would not only compete with large chain stores, but also with local review sites like Yelp. Many businesses in a variety of spaces …