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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 …

Amazon Reports 20% Sales Increase, $544 Million Loss Amazon Reports 20% Sales Increase, $544 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Net sales were up 20% year-over-year at $20.58 Billion, which is a bit under analysts’ expectations. Earnings per share came in at – $0.95, which is significantly less than expected. …

Amazon Ships Kindle Voyage Device Amazon Ships Kindle Voyage Device

Amazon announced that its new Kindle Voyage device is now shipping. The company unveiled it last month along with a handful of other Kindle and tablet devices. Amazon considers it its most advanced Kindle to date. It has a new …

AmazonFresh Heads To New York City AmazonFresh Heads To New York City

Amazon is launching its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in New York on Friday, according to a report from Re/code, which previously reported that the launch was coming this month. Amazon first introduced the service in Seattle last year, before expanding …

Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays

Amazon announced that it is creating 80,000 seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment and sortation center network for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand. The company adds tens of thousands of seasonal jobs for the holidays ever year, …

Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor? Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor?

There was a time when Google considered Bing its biggest competitor in search, which probably makes sense to most people, as it’s more of a direct competitor in terms of being a web search engine. It’s actually Amazon, however, that …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014 Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014

Each year around this time, Amazon releases its annual Holiday Toy List, which it describes as a “curated list of the hottest new products for kids,” and includes top-rated toys, games, electronics, books, movies, sporting goods, etc. “There are more …

Amazon Instant Video App Adds Personal Photo, Video Access Amazon Instant Video App Adds Personal Photo, Video Access

Amazon announced that Amazon Cloud Drive users can now access their personal photos and videos through the Amazon Instant Video App on PS3, PS4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. “The Amazon Instant …

Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals

Amazon announced that it is giving Prime members early access to holiday deals. Members will get access to select “Lightning Deals” on Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.com thirty minutes earlier than other customers. Lightning Deals are limited promotions, …

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals

Amazon is apparently looking to throw the checkbook at promising new shows – and the company is focusing on comedy. That’s the word from Variety, who quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, Amazon Studios …

Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store

The biggest shopping site on the web has its sights set on the physical world, and while that might not have a major impact on smaller businesses in the immediate future, it could have a major impact down the road. …

Transparent Season Two Gets the Go-ahead As Amazon Touts Record Viewing Transparent Season Two Gets the Go-ahead As Amazon Touts Record Viewing

Have you watched Amazon’s newest original series Transparent? According to Amazon, a lot of people have. The show, a half-hour “novelistic” series that explores the lives of a family and its transgender patriarch (played by Jeffrey Tambor), debuted last week …

Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global

Last year, Amazon gave Marketplace sellers a chance to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season. This year, the company is opening up such opportunities to more sellers around the world. Deals …

Amazon’s ‘Hand of God’, ‘Red Oaks’ Get Full Seasons Amazon’s ‘Hand of God’, ‘Red Oaks’ Get Full Seasons

In late August, Amazon debuted five new pilots for Amazon Prime users’ viewing pleasure: The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria, Hand of God, and Red Oaks. Today, Amazon is announcing that two of those shows have survived the pilot round and have …

Alpha House Season 2 Premieres October 24 Alpha House Season 2 Premieres October 24

Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House has just received a premiere date for its second season. According to Amazon, its first original series will return for season two on October 24. The show, which stars John Goodman as a …

Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition

Last month, Amazon announced its intent to acquire Twitch, the popular live video platform for gamers. That acquisition was completed on Thursday, records show. You can see the SEC filing here (via ZDnet), which says: “On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, …

Transparent, Amazon’s New Series, Is Now Available Transparent, Amazon’s New Series, Is Now Available

Amazon’s newest original series – one that’s been receiving a good amount of buzz – has landed on Amazon Prime Instant Video for your streaming pleasure. Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, is a half-hour “novelistic” series that explores the lives of …

Fire TV Price Cut to Just $84 by Amazon

Amazon this week cut the price of its Fire TV streaming media player by $15. The device now costs just $84 and will remain at that price for a limited time. The Fire TV is Amazon’s entry into the streaming …