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Gift Baskets For The Music Lover

When it comes to giving someone a gift basket, the one-fits-all approach usually isn’t the best way to go. At least that’s what a lot of experts on the subject say. So why not take the time to consider who …

Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago

Update: It looks like Amazon only bought certain technologies and hired certain talent from Gopago, while Doublebeam actually acquired the rest. According to reports, Amazon has acquired Gopago, a PoS solutions company. The reports (later picked up by TechCrunch) appear …

Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800

An 1843 Christmas card reading “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” sold for roughly $6,800 on Saturday at auction. An anonymous bidder paid £4,200 for the greeting card, equal to $6,846, at British auction house Henry …

Amazon Prime Members Get Free Holiday Shipping Until Dec. 22 Amazon Prime Members Get Free Holiday Shipping Until Dec. 22
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Are you still trying to decide what to get your family and friends this Christmas? Well, your deadline to find a gift has just been extended if you happen to have an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon announced today that all …

Amazon’s Best-Selling Book of 2013 Is Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ Amazon’s Best-Selling Book of 2013 Is Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’

If you’re thinking about buying Dan Brown’s new thriller Inferno for the voracious reader in your family, you’re not alone. Amazon has just published their 2013 Best-Selling books list, and Brown’s 6th novel sits at the top. Apparently, it was …

A Friendly Reminder That You Actually Don’t Own Your Digital Content (Christmas Edition) A Friendly Reminder That You Actually Don’t Own Your Digital Content (Christmas Edition)

Here’s a scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve gathered the entire family around the TV to watch your favorite Christmas classic. You thought ahead and purchased the video through Amazon Instant Video just for this very occasion. Good thinking on …

Amazon Really Wants You To Buy A Kindle Fire HDX, Will Let You Pay It Off In Installments Amazon Really Wants You To Buy A Kindle Fire HDX, Will Let You Pay It Off In Installments
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Over the years, Amazon has used various deals and promotions to increase sales of its Kindle Fire tablet line. Those promotions seemingly work as the tablets remain the best-selling items on Amazon. Now the online retailer is trying a new …

Last Minute Gifts for the Frugal Holiday Shopper

Christmas is fast approaching and I’m sure a lot of you didn’t take advantage of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping craze. Hey, I understand that things happen and you couldn’t find the time or money to go holiday shopping. …

Amazon’s Best-Selling Album of All Time Shouldn’t Surprise You Too Much Amazon’s Best-Selling Album of All Time Shouldn’t Surprise You Too Much
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It’s hard to believe that this is the first time that Amazon has ever compiled all the data on total sales to bring us the most-purchased albums and songs of all time, but that’s what they’re saying. Today, on a …

Amazon To Target Sam’s Club, Costco With ‘Pantry’ [Report] Amazon To Target Sam’s Club, Costco With ‘Pantry’ [Report]

Amazon is really cranking out the new initiatives these days. I’m sure you heard about Amazon Prime Air. This week, the company expanded its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh into its third market. Now, we learn that Amazon is headed into …

You Can Now Gift Amazon Coins To Your Kindle-Owning Friends And Family You Can Now Gift Amazon Coins To Your Kindle-Owning Friends And Family

Earlier this year, Amazon got into the digital currency game with Amazon Coins. In essence, Kindle users can use Coins to buy games, apps and in-app purchases on mostly everything in the Amazon Appstore. Now those same Kindle users can …

While It’s Not Using Drones Yet, Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service Is Expanding While It’s Not Using Drones Yet, Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service Is Expanding

Update: AmazonFresh has now officially launched in San Francisco. You can browse here. It looks like AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, is expanding into its third city – San Francisco. The service initially launched in Seattle a few years ago, …

Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’? Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’?
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Although Amazon claims that one day unmanned delivery drones will be “as normal as mail trucks,” one high-profile CEO isn’t really buying into it yet. eBay CEO John Donahoe is skeptical, and thinks that delivery drones are a “long-term fantasy.” …

Kindle FreeTime Gets New Education Features Kindle FreeTime Gets New Education Features
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More and more kids these days are making the switch from TVs and video games to consuming everything on tablets. While tablets are great, the personal nature of the device also makes it harder for parents to make sure their …

Kindle Fire Tablets See Record Sales on Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets See Record Sales on Amazon

Amazon’s line of Kindle Fire tablets saw record-breaking sales over the weekend, as the second-generation Kindle Fire HD, and the third-generation Kindle Fire HDX 7″, were the two top-selling items this holiday season for the world’s largest online retailer. A …

Amazon Has Worked With Vendors To Eliminate 24.7 Million Pounds Of Packaging Amazon Has Worked With Vendors To Eliminate 24.7 Million Pounds Of Packaging

Back in 2008, Amazon announced its “Frustration-Free Packaging” initiative, working with nineteen manufacturers, including Fischer-Price, Mattel, Microsoft and Transcend, to make product packaging easier to get into so the whole buying-and-receiving process is less annoying. The phrase “first world problems” …

Kindle Fire HDX Was Best Selling Item On Amazon Over The Black Friday Weekend Kindle Fire HDX Was Best Selling Item On Amazon Over The Black Friday Weekend
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For the past few years, the Kindle line of eReaders and tablets have been the best selling electronic devices on Amazon during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you thought that was going to change this year, think again. Amazon …

UPS Is Reportedly Testing Drones Too UPS Is Reportedly Testing Drones Too

You’ve no doubt heard all about Amazon’s drones by now. Just in case you haven’t, the company introduced an ambitious new project called Amazon Prime Air, which delivers goods to people’s homes via drone. As soon as the FAA sets …

Buy A Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Will Donate $20 To Charity Buy A Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Will Donate $20 To Charity

In late October, Amazon announced a new charitable giving initiative called Amazon Smile. When you sign up for it, the retailer will donate 0.5 percent of your total purchase price to a charity of your choice. Now Amazon is tugging …

Will Amazon’s Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks? Will Amazon’s Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks?
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Are you ready for a future in which unmanned drones come from the sky to deliver you products you ordered less than a half hour ago? I hope so, because that future is very close. At least Amazon hopes it …

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Amazon Online Sales Tax Lawsuit Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Amazon Online Sales Tax Lawsuit
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Online sales tax – is it constitutional? That’s the question Amazon wanted an answer to when it petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its argument against New York state regarding the state’s right to collect sales tax from purchases made …