All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amazon’

Amazon Announces 2015’s First Set of Pilots

Amazon Studios has just announced the seven new shows that will make up its first pilot season of 2015. Set to debut early next year, the set of pilots includes hour-long shows, half-hour shows, and a docu-series. Without further ado, here are your new pilots: Hour-long pilots: Cocked Created by Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – …

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Amazon’s Echo Device Quickly Parodied

On Thursday, Amazon unveiled Echo, its new $200 cylindrical device that listens to you and tells you stuff. Okay, it does more than that, but that seems to be the gist of what most people are taking out of it. As you might expect, someone has already put out a video parody based on the promo Amazon released. Honestly it’s …

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Amazon Tries Taxis For Same-Day Deliveries

Amazon has been doing a lot of experimenting with different ways of getting products delivered to customers, while expanding its actual services that do just that. Now, the company is even trying out delivery by taxi. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been testing this in San Francisco and Los Angeles this fall, using Flywheel, …

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Amazon Introduces Echo, A $200 Device That Serves As An Assistant And…Companion?

Amazon just unveiled a new device called Echo, a plug-in, voice-controlled hardware device that talks to you, and gives information, music, news, weather, etc. Apparently it even tells jokes. Soon, you’ll never need people again. The video below, which shows the device in action, probably sums up what we’re dealing with here better than I can. It gives you weather …

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Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities

Amazon announced the expansion of its same-day delivery offering into two more cities: Toronto and Vancouver. Customers shopping on Amazon.ca in those places will be able to receive the service on eligible items. Amazon’s same-day delivery option allows users to place orders as late as noon to receive packages ahead of 9:00 p.m. “We’re constantly working to speed up delivery …

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Amazon Wants To Get Other Sites’ Customers On Prime

Amazon is extending Amazon Prime benefits to purchases made on other retail sites. At least that’s what it’s trying to do, and has succeeded with at least one retailer. Re/code reports that Amazon has been reaching out to various retailers with such a plan, which it refers to internally as Prime Pass, and that British fashion retailer AllSaints is on …

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Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is calling it Prime Photos, and it extends the free, unlimited storage offering previously available to Fire Phone owners to any Prime customer. “This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of …

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Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals On November 1

Amazon announced that it’s officially starting its holiday shopping madness on November 1, with its countdown to Black Friday Deals Week, which will involve over 15,000 “Lightning Deals” and early access to them for Prime members. Amazon will offer deals every day. “Starting in November, millions of holiday shoppers come to Amazon hunting for the best deals and that one …

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Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site selection activities, and plans to open its first facility in the state in 2015. It also plans to begin creating …

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Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Shows Debuts Nov 21

Amazon’s newest live-action kids series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, will land on Amazon Prime Instant Video on November 21. The series follows Gortimer, “a kid fiercely loyal to his best friends and family, as he embarks with Ranger and Mel on magical exploits triggered by their thirst for adventure.” According to Amazon Studios, “the upcoming season will bring …

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Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting

Amazon announced its new reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout can now be visited by users, who can find excerpts from unreleased books, and vote on what should get published. The reader previews excerpts from books that haven’t been published, and nominates up to three at a time. At the end of 30 days, the Kindle Scout team reviews popular books, …

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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 HDMI port on an HDTV just like the Chromecast. While it’s only $19 for Prime members for two days only, …

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