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Topic: Amazon

Gmail for iOS updated with new look, Kindle app expands X-Ray feature

12/04/2012, 03:12 pm

Google on Tuesday released a major update to its Gmail iOS app, with a new look and several new features headlined by multiple-account support. Amazon also rolled out a new version of its Kindle app, which sports deeper integration of its touted X-Ray feature.

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Amazon boasts about Kindle's strong Cyber Monday, still withholds sales figures

11/27/2012, 12:11 pm

Amazon's Kindle platform saw its biggest sales day ever during the "Cyber Monday" shopping event, though the online retailer still refuses to disclose any actual sales data.

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IBM: Apple's iOS dominated holiday shopping, 330% greater than Android

11/25/2012, 04:11 pm

Holiday shoppers weren't just buying lots of Apple gear this year; they were buying with Apple gear, with iOS users shopping more than three times as much as mobile users on Android.

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Black Friday: Amazon now selling Apple's 13" MacBook Pro for $962.54

11/23/2012, 04:11 pm

Some of the steepest discounts for Mac shoppers this Black Friday continue to come from Amazon, which is now selling Apple's 13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro for $236.46 below retail price.

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Black Friday: Get an Apple TV for $89 at Amazon, other retailers

11/21/2012, 09:11 pm

European Union expected to accept Apple's e-book settlement

11/06/2012, 10:11 am

Regulators with the European Union are reportedly set to accept an offer made by Apple and four book publishers to settle an antitrust investigation.

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Amazon pulls anti-iPad mini ad with incorrect claim about stereo speakers

10/31/2012, 01:10 pm

Amazon has pulled an advertisement from its website slamming the iPad mini after it was discovered that Apple's 7.9-inch tablet does in fact feature stereo speakers.

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Apple sells out of all iPad mini models as Amazon pans its price

10/29/2012, 08:10 am

As Apple sold out of its launch inventory of all iPad mini models, online retailer Amazon made a direct assault on the new 7.9-inch tablet, with a large ad on its front page saying the Kindle Fire HD offers "much more for much less."

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Apple exec Phil Schiller defends $329 entry price of iPad mini

10/24/2012, 11:10 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has publicly come to the defense of the $329 entry price of the iPad mini, saying he believes customers are willing to pay for quality that rivals like Amazon and Google don't offer.

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Apple's smaller iPad forecast to become 'competition's worst nightmare'

10/19/2012, 09:10 am

Tablet makers have failed to compete with Apple in the $400-and-up market segment, and a new, smaller iPad priced below $300 is only expected to make matters worse for the competition.

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Apple hires Amazon executive to head its Siri search team

10/15/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has hired William Stasior, a former Amazon executive and "prominent search technologist," who will now run its Siri personal assistant division.

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Amazon reportedly in talks to buy TI's mobile chip division

10/15/2012, 10:10 am

Amazon is reportedly looking to bolster its mobile device division by purchasing the smartphone chip division of Texas Instruments.

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'iPad mini' mockup compared to Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD

10/01/2012, 02:10 pm

A mockup of a 7.85-inch iPad has been photographed next to a Google Nexus 7 and 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, giving a better idea of what Apple's new, smaller tablet is expected to look like.

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Google reportedly planning to launch $99 Nexus 7 by end of 2012

09/27/2012, 10:09 am

The race to offer the lowest-priced tablet on the market is rumored to reach a new level later this year, with Google reportedly planning to release a $99 Nexus 7 tablet.

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Amazon requests judge throw out Apple's claim of false advertisement

09/26/2012, 11:09 pm

Amazon on Wednesday asked a federal judge to throw out an ongoing court case Apple leveled against the online retail giant for allegedly misusing the "App Store" name, saying the term has become so widespread that it is now generic.

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Barnes & Noble introduces 9" Nook HD+ touchscreen tablet

09/26/2012, 11:09 am

Barnes & Noble has announced two new tablets in its latest Nook lineup, led by a larger 9-inch model that will compete more directly with Apple's iPad, as well as the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

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Apple tops JD Power rankings for tablet customer satisfaction

09/13/2012, 02:09 pm

The latest J.D. Power and Associates survey of tablet owners found that Apple leads the market in customer satisfaction.

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Lock & home screen ads aid Amazon's aggressive pricing of Kindle Fire HD

09/07/2012, 11:09 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD undercuts the competition by presenting advertisements to users on both the device's lock screen and home screen, helping to subsidize its low price.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD called 'ambitious,' but unlikely to dethrone Apple's iPad

09/07/2012, 08:09 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD lineup offers a variety of options at aggressive price points, but Apple's iPad particularly with the anticipated October launch of a so-called "iPad mini" is expected to remain the market leader.

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Amazon announces $499 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE with $50/year data plan

09/06/2012, 02:09 pm

Amazon took a direct shot at Apple on Thursday when it unveiled its new Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE, with the same $499 starting price as Apple's current generation iPad. But the main selling point is a new $50-per-year, 250-megabyte-per-month 4G LTE data plan.

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