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Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo

Amazon has begun sending out invitations for its new Echo smart device. The company unveiled the device on November 6th, and let interested consumers request invites. ZDNet’s James Kendrick writes that he received his invitation today, and shares a screenshot …

Amazon Won’t Charge Prime Members For Ultra HD Amazon Won’t Charge Prime Members For Ultra HD

Amazon confirmed this week that it will not charge Prime members for Ultra HD content. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon announced it would make Ultra HD content available this year. The company sent us this statement …

Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks

Amazon told us that it was coming soon, and today is the day. You can finally share ebooks with your family on your Kindle devices. Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its Kindle line, and ‘Household and …

Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement

Amazon and Hachette agreed to settle their highly-publicized dispute over book pricing. The whole thing began earlier this year when Amazon dropped pre-orders for Hachette books and delayed delivery on some of them. The online retail giant wanted Hachette to …

Walmart Is About to Start Price-Matching Amazon at All Its Locations Walmart Is About to Start Price-Matching Amazon at All Its Locations

One of the only things consistently cheaper than Walmart is Amazon, and in order to make sure people are buying their holiday doo-dads and knick-knacks in-store instead of online, Walmart is about to start matching Amazon’s prices. Everywhere. Reuters reports …

Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts

It was just under a year ago that Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious project that would see the online retail giant delivering packages to customers by drones. The announcement was met with a great deal of skepticism (for …

Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations

Amazon announced the launch of the Cloud Drive API. This enables developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own apps for various features. With the API, Amazon customers will be able to edit their Cloud Drive photos and documents, print …

Amazon Announces 2015′s First Set of Pilots Amazon Announces 2015′s First Set of Pilots

Amazon Studios has just announced the seven new shows that will make up its first pilot season of 2015. Set to debut early next year, the set of pilots includes hour-long shows, half-hour shows, and a docu-series. Without further ado, …

Amazon’s Echo Device Quickly Parodied Amazon’s Echo Device Quickly Parodied

On Thursday, Amazon unveiled Echo, its new $200 cylindrical device that listens to you and tells you stuff. Okay, it does more than that, but that seems to be the gist of what most people are taking out of it. …

Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries

Amazon has been doing a lot of experimenting with different ways of getting products delivered to customers, while expanding its actual services that do just that. Now, the company is even trying out delivery by taxi. According to a report …

Amazon Introduces Echo, A $200 Device That Serves As An Assistant And…Companion? Amazon Introduces Echo, A $200 Device That Serves As An Assistant And…Companion?

Amazon just unveiled a new device called Echo, a plug-in, voice-controlled hardware device that talks to you, and gives information, music, news, weather, etc. Apparently it even tells jokes. Soon, you’ll never need people again. The video below, which shows …

Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities

Amazon announced the expansion of its same-day delivery offering into two more cities: Toronto and Vancouver. Customers shopping on Amazon.ca in those places will be able to receive the service on eligible items. Amazon’s same-day delivery option allows users to …

Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime

Amazon is extending Amazon Prime benefits to purchases made on other retail sites. At least that’s what it’s trying to do, and has succeeded with at least one retailer. Re/code reports that Amazon has been reaching out to various retailers …

Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is calling it Prime Photos, and it extends the free, unlimited storage offering previously available to …

Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals On November 1 Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals On November 1

Amazon announced that it’s officially starting its holiday shopping madness on November 1, with its countdown to Black Friday Deals Week, which will involve over 15,000 “Lightning Deals” and early access to them for Prime members. Amazon will offer deals …

Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site …

Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Shows Debuts Nov 21 Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Shows Debuts Nov 21

Amazon’s newest live-action kids series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, will land on Amazon Prime Instant Video on November 21. The series follows Gortimer, “a kid fiercely loyal to his best friends and family, as he embarks with Ranger …

Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting

Amazon announced its new reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout can now be visited by users, who can find excerpts from unreleased books, and vote on what should get published. The reader previews excerpts from books that haven’t been published, and …

Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast

Amazon just announced its own competitor to Google’s Chromecast, which is more expensive and includes a separate remote. It’s called the Fire TV Stick, maintaining the brand of its previously released streaming device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the …

Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon unveiled its long-anticipated streaming device Fire TV. While the company has made a number of other hardware announcements since then (including a new phone and new tablet and Kindle device), we we haven’t really heard that …

Alpha House Season 2 Now Available Alpha House Season 2 Now Available

As promised, Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House‘s second season is now available in its entirety The Amazon original series stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy. Alpha House was the first original series from Amazon …