All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon’

Silicon Valley Premieres Four Days Early on Twitch

April 12th is going to be a good day, as both Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley return to HBO’s lineup. And if you’re really impatient, you can watch the season premiere of the latter a few days early. On April 8th at 3pm EST Amazon’s live-streaming gaming platform Twitch will host a Q&A with the cast and then show …

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Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, the company has announced an extension of Dash with the Amazon Dash Button. Given the timing of the announcement and …

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Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Amazon Might Buy Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter in What Could Be Its Largest Acquisition Ever

If Amazon is truly serious about getting into the world of high fashion, an acquisition like this would be a very strong move. According to a report from Women’s Wear Daily, Amazon is eyeing online fashion retailer Net-a–Porter. The price could be somewhere just under two billion euros. Net-a-Porter is owned by Richemont, a Swiss luxury good holding company. According …

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YouTube Is Going After Twitch with New Game Streaming Focus: Report

YouTube has been experimenting with live streaming for many years, finally letting any channel in good standing participate in live streaming in December of 2013, and the YouTube Live channel currently features livestreams of sporting events, music, news, and more. But if you take a look through the offerings you might come back uninspired. YouTube Live hasn’t really taken off …

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Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express

Amazon has a new service called Amazon Vendor Express aimed at letting businesses sell their products directly to the company, who will resell them to customers. Amazon takes care of promoting, selling, and shipping the products, utilizing its network of fulfillment centers. Membership is free. Products become eligible for free two-day shipping for Prime members and free shipping on orders …

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Amazon Drones Get FAA Go-ahead for Testing, but Don’t Get Too Excited

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon an “experimental airworthiness certificate” that allows the company to begin research and training on its fleet of delivery drones, what the company calls Amazon Prime Air. Unfortunately for Amazon, the certificate comes with some of the same restrictions the FAA proposed in its comprehensive drone regulations back in February. “The Federal Aviation Administration …

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‘Bosch’ Season 2 Is a Go After Strong Performance

Bosch, Amazon’s first original hour-long drama, has already been greenlit for a second season. That means it’s also the first drama series to be renewed at Amazon. The show, which premiered ten episodes back in February, is based on a series of Michael Connelly novels that follow LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch – played by Titus Welliver, who you may …

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Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon CloudFront now gives users CloudFront signed HTTP cookies to secure private content. Whereas before, you’d control who could access CloudFront content using a custom signature for each objectURL, you can now include the signature in an HTTP cookie. According to the company, this enables you to restrict access to multiple objects (such as whole …

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Amazon Launches New Store for Shark Tank Stuff

Ok, not just Shark Tank stuff – Amazon wants to sell you all the hot new gadgets and gizmos. The company has just launched a new storefront called Amazon Exclusives, which “gives customers direct access to innovative new products from popular up-and-coming brands [including] electronics accessories, toys, sporting equipment and much more.” Amazon’s “exclusives” are products from companies that have …

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Jay Carney Is Amazon’s New VP of Corporate Affairs

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has spent the last year as a contributor to CNN, but now he’s stepping back into the realm of PR. Politico reports that Amazon has tapped Carney to be the new Senior Vice President for Worldwide Corporate Affairs. It’s a new position – one that will put the company’s public relations and public …

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Target Takes a Swipe at Amazon, Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

Target saw record online sales during Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, and it looks like that strong performance made the company think about how to increase its online presence even more. Dropping free shipping thresholds to $25, $10 below online retail king Amazon, is a pretty good start. Target has just cut its minimum order price to qualify for free shipping …

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