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Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance

11/15/2017, 11:11 am

For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

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Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

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Amazon embraces Apple's ARKit, adds virtual product previews to iOS shopping app

11/02/2017, 10:11 am

Amazon has become the latest major retailer to embrace Apple's ARKit, with an update to its iOS shopping app providing its customers the ability to see how a selection of its products will look within their home using augmented reality.

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Hands-on: Kindle iOS app update is the most dramatic in years, and brings new reading tools

10/30/2017, 03:10 pm

Light mode and improvements to Page Flip are welcome but it's still the number of books available that make the latest version of Amazon's Kindle app for iPhone and iPad a must.

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Gold Box Deal of the Day: 2015 12" MacBooks (certified refurbished) for $799-$899 ($400 off)

10/29/2017, 01:10 pm

Today only, Apple's 2015 12" MacBooks (certified refurbished) are marked down to $799 during Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day. Or opt for an upgraded model with a faster 1.2GHz processor and 512GB of storage space for $899, a discount of $400 off, with free shipping and no interest if paid in full within 12 months with an Amazon.com Store Card.

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Amazon's new home delivery camera doubles as an Apple HomeKit security competitor

10/25/2017, 10:10 am

Amazon on Wednesday announced the Cloud Cam, its first entry into HomeKit-style smarthome products. In parallel it revealed "Amazon Key," an option for Prime members that will let delivery drivers leave a package inside a home.

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Apple Worldwide Video's LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

10/20/2017, 04:10 pm

Apple's increasingly aggressive moves to establish internal production of creative content now include hiring Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios.

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Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis with metal chassis

10/11/2017, 09:10 am

Online retailer Amazon continues to improve its black-and-white e-ink Kindle reader lineup, with its latest model being a new $250 Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display and a waterproof design.

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Amazon reveals new Echo devices including Echo Spot, Echo Plus & upgraded $99 standard Echo

09/27/2017, 05:09 pm

In a special event, Amazon on Wednesday unveiled several new Echo products, led by an improved $99 standard Echo, the Echo Plus, and the display-equipped Echo Spot.

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Amazon takes on Apple TV 4K with updated Fire TV featuring HDR, Dolby Atmos support

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

Shortly after the unveiling of the Apple TV 4K, Amazon has updated its own high-resolution streaming set-top box lines by upgrading the Fire TV, with the improvements including HDR and Dolby Atmos support, more power, and a physical makeover, as well as a lower price point.

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Apple not only company fighting Google over video, as YouTube is cut from Amazon Echo Show

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

On Tuesday afternoon, Google withdrew YouTube service from the Echo Show personal video device, and the two companies have issued dueling statements about the matter.

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Apple TV 4K listing appears on Amazon, after two-year absence of product line [u]

09/26/2017, 01:09 pm

A listing for the 64-gigabyte version of the Apple TV 4K on Amazon is briefly buoyed hopes for an imminent release of an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple's set-top box-- but the listing has since been removed by the e-commerce giant.

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Amazon slashes 4K video prices in apparent reaction to iTunes 4K deals

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

Amazon has dramatically reduced the costs of 4K movies on Amazon Video, undercutting prices at Apple's iTunes for streaming on the Apple TV 4K.

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Amazon looking to spend Apple Park-like $5 billion on 'second headquarters' in US

09/07/2017, 10:09 am

Following in the footsteps of Apple and Google, Amazon appears ready to start the process to build a massive headquarters in North America -- but for Amazon it will serve as a second base of operations to supplement its existing headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

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Apple allegedly making big push for $5 billion James Bond 007 movie franchise rights

09/06/2017, 11:09 am

After a 2015 expiration of the last deal for the James Bond 007 film franchise, a new report claims that Apple, Amazon, and Warner Bros. are sparring over production rights for future films.

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Amazon & Microsoft reveal plans to allow cross-access for Alexa and Cortana

08/30/2017, 11:08 am

In an industry first, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that people will soon be able to access Alexa from Cortana, and vice versa, including through iOS.

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Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app may not be ready for September launch

08/29/2017, 03:08 pm

While an Apple TV app for Amazon Prime Video isn't news, a report is now claiming that the app may not see a rumored September launch.

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Amazon expected to counter Apple's AirPlay 2 with Echo-based whole-home audio

08/08/2017, 03:08 pm

In a potential shot at Apple's AirPlay 2 as well as speaker maker Sonos, Amazon is rumored to be preparing its own multi-speaker, multi-room music technology, which could come to existing Echo devices via a software update.

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Apple could buy into Bollywood video content with Eros Group deal

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly among several companies in talks to buy up the complete film and music library of Eros Group, an Indian movie production studio with a number of famous Bollywood hits.

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Amazon Echo vulnerability allows hackers to eavesdrop with always-on microphone

08/02/2017, 08:08 pm

A security researcher has shown off the potential danger of internet connected speakers being used to listen in on private conversations by publishing details of how to hack earlier models of the Amazon Echo via a hardware-based vulnerability that cannot be fixed with a software patch.

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