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Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor] Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor]

One of the big rumors from last year was that Google would release a $99 Nexus tablet. Those rumors never went anywhere though. Now it’s Amazon’s turn to take up the rumored cheap tablet torch. TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon …

Amazon Coins Bring Virtual Currency To Kindle Fire Apps And Games Amazon Coins Bring Virtual Currency To Kindle Fire Apps And Games
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For the past year, Amazon has been making development for its Kindle Fire tablets easier and more lucrative. Now the retail giant is ready to enter into the next phase of setting up a thriving mobile marketplace – virtual currency. …

Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students
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One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened …

Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor) Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor)

Back in July there were hushed rumors that Amazon would enter the smartphone market with a device that would compliment its existing Kindle tablet lineup. Today it appears that those rumors have been corroborated and the “Kindle Phone” may be …

Kindle Fire Developers Can Now Send Push Notifications To Users Kindle Fire Developers Can Now Send Push Notifications To Users
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One of the benefits of building apps for Android and iOS is that developers can use push notifications as a way of keeping users engaged. A game can remind players of a special in-game event, or a dining app can …

Kindle Fire Is Now Available At GameStop Kindle Fire Is Now Available At GameStop
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When you think of GameStop, you generally think of console titles lining the walls and 8,000 copies of Madden NFL 08 going for $1.99 each. The gaming retail giant has changed its image over the past year, however, to a …

Amazon Launches “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited” Kids Service Amazon Launches “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited” Kids Service
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Amazon announced the launch of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, which the company describes as “the all-you-can-eat content sercvice built from the ground up just for kids”. “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited brings together for the first time all of the types of content …

Amazon Maps API Now Available To All Amazon Maps API Now Available To All
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As Apple has proven with its iPhone 5 maps blunder, people care about having quality maps on their mobile devices. Until now, however, there’s not been a maps API built specifically for the Kindle Fire. Amazon is fixing that this …

Kindle Did Pretty Well For Itself Over The Weekend Kindle Did Pretty Well For Itself Over The Weekend

Amazon has an advantage as an online retail giant – the company can participate in both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sure, other companies do as well, but Amazon had great deals going up all the time over the weekend …

Amazon Adds Unity Plugins To Its Game Development Tools Amazon Adds Unity Plugins To Its Game Development Tools

Mark my words – Unity is going to be the next big game engine that everybody uses. Unreal Engine is still going to be the go to development suite for big budget console and PC games, but more and more …

The Bigger Kindle Fire HD Is Now Available The Bigger Kindle Fire HD Is Now Available

During Amazon’s Kindle event earlier this year, the company announced multiple Kindle Fire HD devices. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has been available for a few months now, but the larger 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is finally available. Amazon announced …

Amazon Releases New “Send to Kindle” Function For Browsers, Email Amazon Releases New “Send to Kindle” Function For Browsers, Email

Amazon has unveiled a new service that allows Kindle owners to more easily sync web content and documents from their PC or mobile devices. The new “Send to Kindle” service is now available for the Firefox and Chrome browsers, through …

Tablets Top Holiday Buying Survey, But Not the iPad Mini [Infographic] Tablets Top Holiday Buying Survey, But Not the iPad Mini [Infographic]
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The results of a new Tech Bargains survey were released today, and they show that Apple may not be the big winner in the mini-tablet market this holiday season. The survey shows that 53% of consumers will spend more than …

iPad Market Share Falling, Samsung & Amazon Rising iPad Market Share Falling, Samsung & Amazon Rising
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New shipment data from IDC shows that Apple’s share of the overall tablet market has fallen to just over 50%. Meanwhile, Samsung, Amazon, and Asus have seen their shares of the tablet market explode. The entire market for tablets grew …

Amazon Posts $274 Million Loss Thanks To LivingSocial Issues Amazon Posts $274 Million Loss Thanks To LivingSocial Issues

Amazon announced its Q3 earnings on Thursday, falling short of analysts’ estimates. Net sales increased 27% year-over-year to $13.81 billion in the third quarter, but the company also posted an operating loss of $28 million, compared to operating income of …

Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today
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The Kindle Fire HD has already been available in the US for over a month. As such, it’s easy to forget that the newest gadgets take a while to reach other parts of the world. The Kindle Paperwhite just made …

Amazon Could Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Division Amazon Could Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Division

Amazon in reportedly in talks with Texas Instruments to buy its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) mobile chip manufacturing business. According to the Israeli website calcalist.co.il, Amazon is looking to compete with other chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Samsung. …

Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing, Report Says Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing, Report Says

As popular as Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets are, it seems that customers who use the tablets are not often using them to browse the web. Onswipe, a company that specializes in creating touch-screen experiences for the web, today released the …

Amazon Details The Kindle Fire HD Emulator Amazon Details The Kindle Fire HD Emulator

It’s been a little over two weeks since Amazon launched its latest Kindle device – the Kindle Fire HD. Developers are already hard at work crafting custom experiences for the tablets updated specs. Of course, developers might not have every …

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles

Customers visiting the Amazon website will certainly see that the online retailer has new Kindle ereaders and tablets out this fall, but those perusing the electronics section of Wal-Mart might never know. According to a memo sent to store managers …

Kindle Fire Gaming Gets A Facelift Kindle Fire Gaming Gets A Facelift

The Kindle Fire, and its new HD iteration, want to be the gaming tablet of choice. For now, Apple’s iPad is the king of mobile gaming, but the Kindle Fire HD can easily catch up. To that end, Amazon is …