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Amazon reportedly looking into music streaming service for Prime members

02/27/2014, 07:02 pm

Amazon recently initiated discussions with major music labels in an effort to kickstart a streaming service for its paying Prime members, one report says, possibly signaling the entry of yet another service into the crowded Internet radio space.

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Amazon aiming to take on Apple TV with March launch of new set-top box

02/21/2014, 08:02 am

Internet retail giant Amazon is reportedly planning to preempt Apple's rumored springtime Apple TV refresh with an Android-powered set-top box of its own --and the device could go on sale as soon as next month.

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Amazon seeks licenses for new pay-TV service with live channels - report [u]

01/21/2014, 04:01 pm

Amazon is reportedly negotiating with major entertainment companies for the rights to rebroadcast content live over the Internet as part of a new pay TV service from the online retailer.

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Activations of Apple devices grew by 2.3 times on Christmas Day

12/27/2013, 01:12 pm

The rate of device activations for Apple more than doubled on Christmas Day this year, though the real winner was Amazon, whose low-margin Kindle devices saw a 24-fold surge in new devices for the single day.

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Black Friday software and the lowest prices ever on Dragon Dictate 3 and Micro Drone 2.0

11/29/2013, 05:11 am

Black Friday has brought an assortment of software deals from Apple's AppStore and third parties, and AppleInsider is also offering an exclusive, lowest-price ever on the No. 1 selling speech-to-text software, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3.0, as well as the R/C Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera.

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Amazon's Black Friday deals kick off today, with new bargains every 10 minutes throughout the week

11/24/2013, 10:11 am

Amazon is getting a head start on the competition by launching its Black Friday deals a full five days early, promising new bargains every 10 minutes throughout the week. Here's a quick preview of some of the sales the online retailer will be offering.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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Amazon planning 2014 smartphone with advanced 3D gesture & eye tracking input - source

10/29/2013, 04:10 pm

Amazon has partnered with a number of Asian compact camera module makers for advanced sensors that could allow 3D gesture and eye tracking input on a new smartphone launching next year, AppleInsider has been told.

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Amazon's anticipated Apple TV competitor not expected to launch until 2014

10/29/2013, 03:10 pm

Amazon is still said to be working on a competitor to the Apple TV with its own set-top box, but such a device isn't expected to be out before Christmas, with the retailer reportedly eyeing a spring 2014 launch for the rumored device.

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Amazon taunts Apple's new iPads, advertises smaller Kindle Fire HDX as 'lighter than Air'

10/23/2013, 10:10 am

In response to Apple's new iPads, Amazon took a direct shot at its competitor on the front page of its website Wednesday, saying the Kindle Fire HDX is "lighter than Air" --even though the new Kindle achieves that weight with a smaller display.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Amazon preparing Apple TV competitor to launch in coming months - report

10/03/2013, 03:10 pm

Online retailing giant Amazon is putting the finishing touches on a set-top box that may be on the company's virtual shelves in time for Christmas, according to a new report.

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Amazon announces high-resolution Kindle Fire HDX models, new Fire OS 3.0

09/25/2013, 01:09 pm

Online retail giant Amazon quietly unveiled new versions of its Kindle Fire line of devices this week, showing off a tweaked form factor and a novel on-screen helpdesk feature that could differentiate the company's lineup from Android tablets and Apple's iPad.

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Amazon extends GameCircle achievements, leaderboards to Apple's iOS

09/19/2013, 02:09 pm

Amazon continued to extend its reach across the assorted mobile platforms on Thursday, announcing that its GameCircle and Whispersync game-synching technologies were now available to developers programming for Apple's iOS.

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Amazon Instant Video for iOS adds support for Apple's AirPlay [u]

09/17/2013, 08:09 am

Amazon on Tuesday updated its Instant Video application for Apple's iOS with a number of new features, most notably supporting the AirPlay standard for wireless streaming to an Apple TV set-top box [updated].

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iPhone trade-in program roundup: Apple retail, Gazelle, Walmart

09/10/2013, 12:09 pm

Just ahead of Apple's expected reveal of the new iPhone, Walmart is looking to attract iPhone trade-ins with a new program announced on Tuesday, a move that will bring the retail giant into competition with not only established services like Gazelle, but also with Apple itself.

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Amazon reportedly wants to make first smartphone offering free

09/06/2013, 04:09 pm

Amazon may be plotting a move into the smartphone segment, and the online retail giant may have just the trick to help it make a splash in that Apple/Samsung-dominated market: offering its smartphone for free.

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Amazon MatchBook offers cheap e-books to print buyers, new Kindle Paperwhites launch

09/03/2013, 02:09 pm

Amazon has rolled out a new program that will allow customers to buy low-cost digital copies of the books they already physically own, while at the same time the retail giant is refreshing its line of dedicated Kindle e-readers with new devices that get up to two months on a single charge.

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DOJ claims Apple's changes to in-app purchase rules were aimed at Amazon

08/23/2013, 01:08 pm

The Department of Justice on Friday revised their proposal to punish Apple for iBook antitrust violations, alleging that the Cupertino company lied to the government about the manner in which the App Store operates and that changes to rules governing in-app purchases were designed to cripple Amazon's competitive Kindle app.

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Kindle Fire sales continue at Amazon as hype builds for Apple's next iPads

08/22/2013, 01:08 pm

In recent weeks, Amazon has held a number of sales on its Kindle Fire lineup, and on Thursday the company's refurbished 8.9-inch model was discounted by $60, as the online retailer continues its efforts to carve away market share from Apple's iPad.

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