All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon’

Woody Allen Heads to Amazon for First-Ever TV Series

Amazon Studios and Woody Allen have just announced a partnership that will see the acclaimed filmmaker write and direct his first-ever TV series. It doesn’t have a name at this point – it’s simply Untitled Woody Allen Project – but we do know that it’ll be a half-hour series and Amazon has already ordered a full series run. The series …

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Transparent Wins a Golden Globe, Amazon’s First Major Award

Over the past couple years, Netflix has consistently netted award show nominations (and some wins) for its original content like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. And though the Emmys, Golden Globes, and the like have smiled upon Netflix – they hadn’t yet shown any love for Amazon and its original Prime Instant Video offerings. Until Sunday …

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Amazon Apparently Working On Secret Startup Platform

Amazon is reportedly working on some kind of new “platform for inventors”. Details about just what this might entail are far from plentiful, but there are some job listings Amazon has, which hint at the project. Re/code’s Jason Del Rey came across said listings, and spoke to some unidentified people about Amazon’s plans. He writes: But sources say it could …

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Amazon Fire Phone Gets Even Cheaper, Somehow, for One-Day Promotion

Amazon continues to find new and innovative ways to attempt to give away its safe-to-say-failed foray into the world of smartphones. The company is currently offering the Fire Phone, unlocked, for just $189. As you’re well aware, that’s cheaper than what most top-tier smartphones will run you if you agree to a two-year contract with a carrier. The price drop …

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Amazon’s New Pilots Will Debut on January 15

Amazon has just announced that its new season of pilots, which includes 13 new shows, will debut on January 15. The new set of hopefuls was first announced back in November. Here are the seven pilots you’ll be able to stream next week: Cocked Created by Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – TV series), Cocked stars …

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Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014

Amazon just announced that sellers reached a new record in 2014, selling over 2 billion items worldwide. The company is sharing a whole bunch of stats. For example, over 2 million sellers account for over 40% of the total units sold on Amazon. China and Hong Kong-based sellers saw significant international sales growth at 80% year-over-year. “It’s been a record-setting …

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Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps

Last week, Amazon made $220 worth of Android apps available for free through the Amazon Appstore. Now, they’re giving away more apps, which will typically cost you. There are 33 paid apps available for today only, so act fast if any of the following titles sound appealing to you. Monopoly Angry Birds Star Wars Stack the States Fruit Ninja Riptide …

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Amazon: Prime And Free Shipping Saved People Over $2 Billion Over The Holidays

This has been Amazon’s 20th holiday shopping season, if you can believe that. The company announced that it also saw record growth for Amazon Prime memberships. Over 10 million new members tried Prime for the first time, and Amazon’s Prime and Free Shipping offerings saved customers over $2 billion in shipping fees this holiday season, according to the company. “We …

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It May Be A While Before Amazon Releases Another Fire Phone

Back in June, Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire phone. While the actual unveiling was somewhat impressive, as it showed off some interesting features that we hadn’t seen on other phones, the reviews weren’t very kind once people actually got the device in their hands. It’s no secret that the Fire phone hasn’t been a hot seller, and …

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Amazon Updates Fire Phone With A Bunch Of Features

Amazon launched a software update for its Fire Phone, bringing a bunch of new features to the device, which it’s been having a pretty hard time selling. The Firefly feature will now translate text and identify famous artwork, not unlike Google Goggles. Specifically, it can translate to and from English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. As far as artwork, it …

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content

Amazon announced the addition of some new content to its Amazon FreeTime Unlimited kids offering (previously known as Kindle FreeTime Unlimited). The service is available on Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle e-readers. All in all, FreeTime Unlimited now has over 4,000 “common core aligned” books from National Geographic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone Press, Lerner Publishing, Child’s World, Cherry …

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Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY

Amazon announced the launch of a new delivery service called Prime Now. It’s launching in New York City (specifically select areas of Manhattan) for now, and offers one-hour delivery on items through a mobile app. Actually, Prime members will still have to pay $7.99 for one-hour (or less) delivery, but it also offers two-hour delivery for free. The Prime Now …

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