All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon’

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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Amazon Extends Free Shipping Deadline for XMas Delivery

If you’re a procrastinating holiday shopper (and most of us are), you’ll be happy to know that Amazon has extended its deadline for free shipping to arrive before Christmas. You’ll need to place your order by December 19 to get your stuff by Dec 24. This gives customers an extra day as compared to last year. If you’re an Amazon …

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HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn’t support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don’t include the latest episodes of all the shows. Today, Amazon announced that the device finally has the service. “Since launch …

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Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App

Amazon just launched an update to its Kindle for iOS app, introducing a bunch of new features, including a book browser for iPad, a new welcome experience, Goodreads integration, “Next in Series” info, book detail pages in the library, and Audible Progressive Play. With the browser feature, Kindle Unlimited subscribers can now browse over 700,000 books, and start reading them …

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Software Glitch Causes Major Problems On Amazon

Over the weekend, a lot of Amazon sellers got screwed by a software glitch, according to multiple reports. The glitch was in Amazon repricing software RepricerExpress, which reduced the price of millions of items from various sellers to just a penny. According to a report from Business Insider, as many as 75 million items were affected. As a result, customers …

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Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year

Amazon has become such a giant in online retail that it’s easy to forget sometimes that it used to be all about books. Even its line of hardware started with the Kindle, which was simply a new way to read books. While Amazon has a whole lot more going for it these days, book sales are still a major component, …

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Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country. “We’re continuously working to introduce new programs and shipping options that make our customers’ lives easier,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “We know the holidays get …

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Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report]

A few months ago, Amazon started including access to its Appstore in its main Android app, essentially enabling users to purchase Amazon apps (which would typically be used on the company’s Fire devices), and use them on Android devices. In other words, this provided Android users with a place to get apps other than Google Play, which of course hosts …

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Golden Globe Nominations See Netflix and Amazon Battling It Out for the First Time

The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards – where lovers of the big and the small screen alike can see their favorite stars/productions honored – are here. In an early morning ceremony, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Piven announced who will vie for the coveted statutes next month. As has been the case with other award shows …

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Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content

Amazon announced that it has added 4K Ultra HD video to Amazon Instant Video. And guess what. It’s not only for Prime members! I’ll bet you didn’t see that coming. Of course Prime members do still get the perk of not having to pay extra for the quality. Amazon’s Ultra HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon …

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Is Amazon’s New Feature A Game-Changer?

Amazon has a new feature that it’s calling a game-changer, and could really make selling Amazon all the more attractive to people looking to unload items. This could have an effect sellers listing on eBay and other auction sites. It’s not an auction feature, but it enables price negotiation, and that means consumers can get lower prices, and sellers can …

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Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery

This probably doesn’t surprise anyone, but Amazon is now trying out bicycle messengers for package delivery, because why wouldn’t it? MarketWatch reports: In its latest attempt to take on brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is testing plans to offer deliveries within an hour in New York City by using bike messengers. The new service is being referred to as Amazon Prime …

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