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Topic: Amazon

Rumor: Amazon eyeing purchase of HP's Palm division for webOS Kindles

09/30/2011, 09:09 am

Amazon is said to be considering a purchase of Palm, the smartphone maker now owned by Hewlett-Packard, and its webOS mobile operating system.

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Foxconn may produce Amazon 10.1" tablet after having passed on Kindle Fire

09/29/2011, 11:09 pm

After passing on orders for the new Kindle Fire from Amazon, Foxconn Electronics is believed to have won the contract to produce the Internet retailer's rumored 10.1-inch tablet and could begin shipping the device from factories by the end of the year, according to a new report.

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JP Morgan: Kindle Fire is 'noise,' won't compete with Apple's iPad 2

09/29/2011, 06:09 pm

Amazon's new Kindle Fire won't compete with Apple's iPad 2, and isn't even a lock to become the second-most-popular tablet on the market, one Wall Street analyst believes.

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Amazon estimated to lose $50 per Kindle Fire sold

09/28/2011, 02:09 pm

A note by Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, says Amazon's Kindle Fire is "not a true competitor, but more competitive than expected," while noting the Internet retailer "is likely losing about $50" on each unit it sells.

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Kindle Fire targets different market than Apple's iPad 2

09/28/2011, 12:09 pm

A note issued Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities says there is a market for Amazon's new Android based color Kindle Fire model, but that it is "not the market that Apple is addressing."

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Kindle Fire features Amazon's 'cloud-accelerated' Silk Web browser

09/28/2011, 12:09 pm

As part of the Kindle Fire unveiling on Wednesday, Amazon announced its new browser architecture, dubbed Silk, which does some processing and rendering in the cloud to speed up Web browsing.

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Amazon's new $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch stick with e-ink display

09/28/2011, 10:09 am

Achieving an attractive sub-$100 price point, Amazon's new $79 Kindle and $99 Kindle Touch still sport e-ink displays for reading books and other content, while ditching the physical keyboard found on previous models.

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Amazon Kindle Fire aims to undercut Apple's iPad with $199 price

09/28/2011, 10:09 am

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its new Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet, an Android-powered device with a 7-inch display that will sell for just $199, or less than half of Apple's entry-level $499 iPad.

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Hearst says paid downloads top 300k per month; tablet e-commerce conversion rates higher

09/28/2011, 01:09 am

Hearst Corp., a big-name magazine and newspaper publisher, has announced that paid digital downloads of its titles have topped 300,000 per month, while a new study shows that tablet users have a higher e-commerce conversion rate than shoppers using a PC.

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Amazon signs magazine publishers, Fox ahead of tablet launch

09/27/2011, 01:09 am

Amazon has reached agreements with three large publishing houses to provide digital magazine content for the company's upcoming iPad competitor, according to a new report, while also adding Fox movies and TV shows to its Amazon Prime streaming video service.

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Amazon to build 12M 'Tequila' and 'Whitney' Kindles, 3M 7-inch 'Hollywood' tablets

09/26/2011, 08:09 pm

Amazon is set to release two new Kindle black-and-white e-ink models in addition to an aggressively-priced 7-inch tablet with a color LCD screen on Wednesday, with the company considering expanding to larger 10.1-inch and 8.9-inch tablets next year to compete with Apple's iPad.

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New Amazon Kindle Fire tablet said to be slower version of RIM's PlayBook

09/26/2011, 06:09 pm

Amazon's new Android-based tablet, apparently named the Kindle Fire, is said to be based on the same basic design as RIM's PlayBook, built by the same maker, apart from having a slower processor intended to make it cheaper.

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Amazon expected to unveil iPad competitor at Sept. 28 media event

09/23/2011, 03:09 pm

Amazon on Friday sent out invitations to members of the press for a media event scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 28, where the retailer is expected to debut a new touchscreen tablet that aims to compete with Apple's iPad.

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Doubts cast on success of Amazon tablet, Android Ice Cream Sandwich vs. iPad

09/22/2011, 09:09 am

The likelihood of success for both the impending Amazon tablet and Google's forthcoming Android update, dubbed "Ice Cream Sandwich," against the iPad has reportedly been called into question by industry insiders.

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Apple seen in 'no rush' to release iPad 3 as competitors struggle

09/16/2011, 08:09 am

Apple reportedly has prototypes for its third-generation iPad already circling in its supply chain, but no new model is expected to arrive this year as a true second-place tablet has yet to emerge.

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JP Morgan increases 2011 tablet forecast to 51.9M as iPad dominates

09/08/2011, 02:09 am

Investment bank J.P. Morgan raised its estimates for tablet shipments in 2011 to 51.9 million units, citing the strength of Apple's iPad, while slightly lowering 2012 estimates because a "formidable number two tablet maker" has yet to arrive.

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Rumor: Apple's iCloud to be powered by Microsoft, Amazon servers

09/03/2011, 02:09 am

Apple's upcoming iCloud service is rumored to rely on both Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS for hosting, as the company has played to its strength of building a consumer-facing experience rather than becoming a cloud provider.

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New Android Amazon Kindle to abandon eInk and take on iPad with customized Android build

09/02/2011, 06:09 pm

Amazon's next Kindle will abandon the efficient, easy to read eInk display of existing models and morph into a $250, 7 inch color touchscreen model based on Android, but incapable of accessing Google's app market or benefiting from future Android releases.

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MP3tunes ruling seen as victory for cloud-based music services

08/23/2011, 01:08 am

A partial victory by defendant MP3tunes in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major record companies may set a precedent for the legal validity of cloud-based digital music "lockers" from other companies, including Apple, Google and Amazon.

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Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader uses Safari to bypass Apple's App Store rules

08/10/2011, 08:08 am

After changes to Apple's App Store policies prompted Amazon to remove a link from its Kindle application to buy new books, the online retailer has launched a new browser-based "Cloud Reader."

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