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Proposed FAA rules would restrict private drone use, potentially nix Amazon drone deliveries

02/16/2015, 03:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a set of rules that would restrict the use of drones in the sky, placing new qualifications on private enthusiasts and seemingly striking a serious blow to Amazon's airborne delivery plans.


Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to establish retail presence - report

02/03/2015, 08:02 am

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations.


Though Apple's iPad sales shrank, Amazon's Kindle Fire took 70% nosedive last quarter

02/02/2015, 12:02 pm

The worldwide tablet market saw its first-ever year-over-year decline in the holiday quarter, but the biggest losses were seen by Amazon, which saw shipments of its budget-priced Kindle Fire series plummet 70 percent.


Apple, Google & Amazon settle with Italian government over 'misleading' free apps with in-app purchases

01/30/2015, 10:01 am

Apple, along with Google and Amazon, will avoid fines from the Italian government after agreeing to revise policies regarding so-called "freemium" mobile games and applications.


Amazon expands original content program with feature films as Apple TV adds more live sports

01/19/2015, 11:01 am

With access to in-demand content an increasingly important differentiator for internet streaming services, retailing giant Amazon has announced that it will move beyond television series and produce original theatre-bound movies, while Apple has struck yet another agreement to carry a live sports channel on the Apple TV with Tennis Channel Everywhere.


Google Wallet adds Touch ID support, Amazon brings Goodreads to Kindle for iOS

12/16/2014, 12:12 pm

Two of tech's biggest names unveiled significant updates to some flagship iOS apps this week, with Google allowing Wallet users to authenticate using their fingerprint and Amazon adding Goodreads integration and unlimited reading to its Kindle app.


Leading Android fansite recommends Apple Inc iPad Air 2 as best tablet in holiday gift guide

12/08/2014, 04:12 pm

Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast."


Amazon's 'Echo' is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home

11/06/2014, 05:11 pm

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Amazon revealed a new first-party hardware product class in "Echo," an Internet-connected virtual assistant stuffed into a tubular standalone speaker.


Amazon adds unlimited cloud photo storage for Prime members

11/04/2014, 09:11 am

Subscribers to the $99-per-year Amazon Prime service can now back up their entire photo collection at full resolution, including iPhone photos via a dedicated iOS app.


Amazon exec blames lackluster Fire Phone sales on pricing, says project will continue

10/30/2014, 07:10 pm

An Amazon executive on Thursday said the Fire Phone's failure was a pricing issue and that the company plans to move forward with next-generation products, even after eating a $170 million charge largely associated with the device's poor market performance and supplier costs.


Amazon announces $39 Fire TV Stick to compete with Google Chromecast

10/27/2014, 10:10 am

Online retail behemoth Amazon on Monday unveiled the Fire TV Stick, a dongle variant of its Fire TV set-top box that eschews the separate hardware in favor of an all-in-one form factor that plugs into and is powered by a television's HDMI port.


Amazon Rewards Visa Card adds support for Apple Pay

10/24/2014, 09:10 am

Owners of the popular Amazon Rewards Visa Card, which awards 3 percent back on all purchases, can now add their card to Passbook for the newly launched Apple Pay service.


Amazon's retail experiment will also include California 'pop-up' stores for holiday season

10/14/2014, 09:10 am

In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed.


Amazon to open first retail store in Manhattan, offering same-day delivery to New Yorkers

10/09/2014, 03:10 pm

Amazon's growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season.


Amazon slashes subsidized price on Fire Phone to 99 cents ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 6' unveiling

09/08/2014, 03:09 pm

With hours to go before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, Amazon slashed the price on its first foray into the smartphone market, the Fire Phone, to just 99 cents with a new two-year service contract.


Amazon buys Twitch for $970M, pushes into video streaming market

08/25/2014, 05:08 pm

Amazon on Monday grew its digital media presence with the purchase of gaming-centric video streaming service Twitch, which agreed to a $970 million buyout that will take effect later this year.


Amazon takes on Square, PayPal with new iOS-connected 'Local Register' card reader

08/13/2014, 09:08 am

Online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday unveiled Local Register, a new mobile credit card reader and companion app-based payment processing system that allows users to accept plastic payments on their iPhone or iPad.


Authors to rebuke Amazon over Hachette dispute with full-page NYT ad

08/08/2014, 10:08 am

Nearly 1,000 authors affected by the onging e-book spat between Amazon and Hachette have signed their names to a letter -- set to run as a full-page advertisement in the Sunday New York Times later this week -- imploring the online retailer to settle the dispute and calling on readers to voice their displeasure directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.


Amazon stock dips after anaemic third quarter, tepid reception for Fire Phone

07/25/2014, 03:07 pm

On the same day that Amazon begins to ship its new, widely-panned Fire Phone to consumers, shares of the online retailing giant are trading down nearly 10 percent after the company posted a $126 million loss on nearly $20 billion in sales in its fiscal second quarter.


Review roundup: Fire Phone is good for Amazon, but doesn't stack up to competitors

07/23/2014, 11:07 am

As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device -- and the returns don't look good for Jeff Bezos's brainchild.