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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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FAA Drone Rules Open Door for Commercial Use, but Still Too Restrictive for Amazon

The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released its long-awaited proposal for new regulations on commercial drones. The proposed rules are not as restrictive as some feared, but they do limit drone flight enough to render something like Amazon’s Prime Air delivery scheme virtually impossible. Up until now, it’s been illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes without a special exemption …

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Bosch, Amazon’s New Cop Drama, Is Now Available

All ten episodes of Amazon’s first original hour-long drama, Bosch, are now available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Bosch is based on a series of Michael Connelly novels that follow Harry Bosch, a “relentless LAPD homicide detective who pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected …

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Amazon Launches Self-Serve Giveaway Promotion Tool

Amazon just launched a new tool for hosting giveaways. It can be used by pretty much anyone, including brands, bloggers, authors, artists, non-profits, etc. This pretty much sums it up: “The idea of running giveaway promotions is easy. They are a really effective way to attract attention and build engagement, but giveaways often come with hidden costs and complexities which …

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Amazon Prime Turns 10, Celebrates ‘Tens of Millions’ of Members

Wanna feel old? Amazon Prime, the company’s premium subscription service that offers customers free two-day shipping on millions of products, is now a decade old. Amazon debuted the service in February of 2005. The company is celebrating the birthday by releasing some stats about the service. Of course, Amazon is still tight-lipped on the most important stat – exactly how …

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Amazon Prime Grew 53% Last Year Despite Price Hike

According to Amazon, membership to its premium subscription service, Amazon Prime, saw no ill-effects from the rather significant price hike it received last spring. Worldwide Prime membership grew 53% in 2014, and US membership grew 50%, said CEO Jeff Bezos in Thursday’s earnings call. Bezos wouldn’t reveal exactly how many subscribers Amazon Prime has, but did say that it was …

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You Can Watch ‘Transparent’ for Free This Weekend

If the new show Transparent just hit your radar because of its Golden Globes win and you’ve been itching to see what the fuss is about, this weekend offers you a chance. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, Transparent is off limits to you. This Saturday (1/24), for one day only, Amazon is going to let everyone stream the show …

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You Can Get Amazon Prime for Just $72 This Saturday

If you’ve been holding out on buying a subscription to Amazon Prime, the time has come. It’s probably not going to get much cheaper than it’ll be this Saturday (1/24). Amazon has announced that for one day only, new Prime members can sign up for $72. That’ll cover a year. You’ll be saving $27, as the service usually costs $99 …

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What’s on Amazon Prime but Not on Netflix? There’s a Page for That

FYI Amazon has a dedicated page called Prime Member Exclusives: Not on Netflix that lists every movie and TV show you can stream via Amazon Prime Instant Video, but not on Netflix. So, if you have both services and are looking to find something new to watch that’s not on Netflix, there you go. The page is not exactly advertised …

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