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Black Friday Ads 2014: Best of Amazon

Black Friday ads for 2014–what does Amazon offer? Quite a bit, especially if you’re shopping for electronics. In fact, they have a pretty impressive list of wares that Black Friday shoppers will likely make note of and compare to other retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Amazon has teased sales for more than a week now, with decent prices …

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FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business

The Federal Aviation Administration is poised to propose new rules for commercial drones by year’s end, and if they look anything like what the Wall Street Journal is reporting – it’s going to be a rough day for businesses and drone enthusiasts. According to the report, the FAA is planning some rather restrictive new rules for commercial drones under 55 …

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Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people to sign up for Prime, so the move does seem a bit out of character. However, The Post’s sources say …

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Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near major cities. It would be called Amazon Travel (fittingly) and feature a “curated selection of hotels within a few hours’ …

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Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Show, Now Available

Amazon’s first live-action kids series aimed at older kids (those aged six to 11) is now available to stream – the first six episodes at least. Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, the project of first-time writer David Anaxogorias, launches today. Anaxagorias is a preschool teacher and submitted his show idea to Amazon Studios through its “open-door pilot submissions process”. …

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Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which said Amazon would test this physical location concept, and if successful, could expand it to other cities. Well, it looks …

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Is Amazon Part Of Your Search Strategy?

If you sell something online, and you’re not showing up in Amazon search results, you might be missing out on a major opportunity. This is especially true as we enter the holiday season. Do you have search visibility on Amazon? Is this a priority for your business? Let us know in the comments. Compete has released some interesting numbers on …

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Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early

Amazon announced that it’s starting its Black Friday deals early. In fact, they’re starting a week early on November 21. The company will be adding new deals every ten minutes for eight straight days, so people are going to be spending a lot of time over the next week checking Amazon. They’ll introduce three “coveted” Deals of the Day starting …

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Mozart in the Jungle Hits Amazon December 23

Amazon Studios’ new comedy show, Mozart in the Jungle, has just received an official premiere date – December 23. Amazon will release all 10 episodes of the first season at once on Amazon Prime. Mozart in the Jungle was first greenlit alongside Amazon’s Transparent – which has received rave reviews since its premiere in September. Mozart in the Jungle stars …

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Nielsen To Start Measuring Netflix, Amazon [Report]

Nielsen will soon start measuring viewing on Netflix and other streaming services, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which claims to have reviewed Nielsen client documents. This, according to the report, will begin as soon as next month, and will also include Amazon Prime Instant Video. Nielsen will reportedly analyze audio components to identify what content …

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Is Now Shipping

Amazon’s Chromecast competitor, the Fire TV Stick, has now begun to ship. According to Amazon, the pre-order buzz for the new device was the most impressive the company has ever seen. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still …

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Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo

Amazon has begun sending out invitations for its new Echo smart device. The company unveiled the device on November 6th, and let interested consumers request invites. ZDNet’s James Kendrick writes that he received his invitation today, and shares a screenshot of the email, which says: Dear Amazon Customer, We’re excited to offer you an invitation to purchase Amazon Echo. We …

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