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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 …

Amazon Gives Some Great Ideas on How to Abuse Mayday Amazon Gives Some Great Ideas on How to Abuse Mayday

Last year, Amazon launched their Mayday button – a 24/7/365 customer support hotline that allows Fire tablet users to contact a ‘tech advisor’ and speak to them, live. You know, like a real person. It’s a pretty novel idea, and …

Amazon’s Music Streaming Service Could Hit Prime This Week Amazon’s Music Streaming Service Could Hit Prime This Week

After many, many months of speculation, Amazon is gearing up to launch its new music streaming service for Prime customers. According to a report in The New York Times, the launch could come as early as this week. Though the …

Amazon Reportedly Readying Local Services Marketplace Amazon Reportedly Readying Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly going to launch a new local services marketplace later in the year, which would simultaneously compete with review sites like Yelp and home improvement chains like Lowe’s and Home Depot. This is according to Reuters, which cites …

Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service

Amazon is reportedly launching a new service to let users pay for third-party subscriptions (like phone bills, digital music subscriptions, etc.) as early as today. According to Reuters, the service would let members use credit card details stored on Amazon …

Half Of US Streaming Netflix, Other Services On TVs Half Of US Streaming Netflix, Other Services On TVs

According to a new report from Leichtman Research Group, 49% of all households in the U.S. have at least one TV connected to the Internet via a video game system, Blu-ray player, smart TV set, and/or stand-alone device like Roku, …

Amazon Gets Fireman Sam Exclusively Amazon Gets Fireman Sam Exclusively

Amazon announced that it has made a deal with HIT Entertainment to make Amazon the exclusive home in the U.S. for the kids show Fireman Sam. It will feature TV episodes on Amazon Instant Video, Prime Instant Video, and FreeTime …

Amazon Prime May Soon Add (Slightly Old) Streaming Music to Its Offerings Amazon Prime May Soon Add (Slightly Old) Streaming Music to Its Offerings

Free two-day shipping, on-demand movies and TV shows, and now streaming music? According to a new report, Amazon is gearing up to offer older and relatively new tracks for free to its Prime members. Buzzfeed reports that multiple sources have …

Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins

Amazon just launched a new store for Collectible Coins at amazon.com/collectiblecoins. It claims to offer direct access to over 10,000 unique U.S. coins from over 75 dealers. According to the company, shoppers will be able to peruse a “wide variety …