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Topic: Amazon

iPad & MacBooks combine to give Apple 27% share of all mobile PC shipments

02/23/2012, 12:02 pm

The combined total of iPad and MacBook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 gave Apple a whopping 26.6 percent share of the mobile PC market, nearly tripling the share held by second-place HP.

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Apple signs on to mobile app privacy policy

02/22/2012, 08:02 pm

The California Attorney General announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with six companies, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to mandate individual privacy policies for apps that collect personal information that will allow users to read policies before downloading an app.

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Amazon gearing up to launch 10-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012 - report

02/20/2012, 04:02 pm

Amazon plans to expand its Kindle lineup and more directly take on Apple's iPad with a new 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet set to launch in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report.

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Amazon China pulled iPad because it was not authorized to sell it

02/16/2012, 03:02 am

A new report claims Amazon removed the iPad from its Chinese website at Apple's request because it is not an authorized reseller, not because of pressure from a high-profile ongoing trademark dispute between Apple and Proview.

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Apple asks Amazon China to pull iPads from sale in midst of trademark dispute

02/15/2012, 04:02 pm

At the request of Apple, iPads have been removed from sale at retailer Amazon's Chinese website, as Apple finds itself involved in a trademark dispute with a Chinese company over the "iPad" name.

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Apple takes top spot in Harris corporate reputation score

02/13/2012, 02:02 pm

Apple has taken the top spot in a ranking of consumers' opinions of corporate reputation in the US, scoring higher than any other company has in the last 13 years.

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Amazon gets creative with focus on original video content

02/10/2012, 11:02 pm

A set of job postings by Amazon for creative executives to oversee the production of original video series reflects the online retailer's interest in challenging the industry film and television studios with exclusive video content.

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Viacom deal brings MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon shows to Amazon Prime

02/08/2012, 11:02 am

Amazon on Wednesday confirmed that it has inked a deal with another major content provider Viacom to bring shows from networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land VH1 to its Prime Instant Video subscription service.

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Amazon nears deal with Viacom as it readies standalone video subscriptions

02/07/2012, 11:02 pm

Amazon is reportedly close to finalizing a Web video licensing agreement with Viacom and is nearly ready to launch a standalone video subscription service that would challenge Netflix.

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Third-gen iPad's 'window of opportunity' expected to drive Apple market share gains

02/06/2012, 08:02 am

Apple's third-generation iPad is expected by one market watcher to soon arrive during an advantageous "window of opportunity," in which competitors have nothing significant to offer, that will further increase the company's lead in the mobile computing market.

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29% of Kindle Fire owners plan to spend more at Amazon, but only 54% very satisfied

02/03/2012, 01:02 am

A new survey has revealed that 29 percent of Kindle Fire owners plan to spend more money at online retailer Amazon, but only 54 percent of them said they were very satisfied with the device.

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Amazon earnings miss Street estimates, Kindle sales nearly triple

01/31/2012, 06:01 pm

Amazon misses Wall Street expectations with a 57 percent decline in net income despite tripling Kindle sales during the holiday season.

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Amazon "defined and dominated" low-end tablet market with 6 million Kindle Fires

01/30/2012, 10:01 am

While Amazon isn't selling half as many Kindle Fires as iPads, investment bank Stifel Nicolaus said Monday that first quarter shipments of the new tablet rose to 6 million, placing the Fire's ramp-up on par with that of the original iPad while carving out a strong-hold on the low end of the market this past holiday season.

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Apple maintains dominance of global tablet market with 58% share in Q4 2011

01/26/2012, 03:01 am

Shipments of 15.4 million iPads in the fourth quarter of calendar 2011 gave Apple a commanding 58 percent of the market, while Amazon's Kindle Fire helped heat up Android tablet shipments to a record 39 percent, according to one analysis.

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US tablet ownership nearly doubles to 19% over holidays

01/23/2012, 08:01 am

With Apple's iPad continuing to dominate the tablet market, total tablet sales in the U.S. nearly doubled to 19 percent ownership among adults after the holiday shopping season, according to a new report.

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Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price-fixing conspiracy'

01/20/2012, 10:01 pm

Even as Apple unveiled new partnerships with publishers focusing on ebooks and digital textbooks earlier this week, lawyers have amended a class-action lawsuit against Apple and five of the six big publishers accusing them of "deep antagonism" toward Amazon and its pricing scheme.

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Amazon expected to cut Kindle Fire orders in half as new iPad looms

01/20/2012, 09:01 am

Orders for Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet will reportedly be cut in half to 3 million units in the first quarter of 2012, with slower post-holiday sales and the anticipated launch of Apple's third-generation iPad.

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Apple jumps 9 spots to become 8th most valuable brand in the world

01/16/2012, 08:01 am

Apple was ranked the eighth most valuable brand of the world in 2011, with an estimated total value of $33.49 billion, making it bigger than Disney, Mercedes-Benz and Budweiser.

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Comcast launches live TV on iPad, Amazon optimizes Kindle store for iPad

01/10/2012, 12:01 pm

Comcast on Tuesday began to roll out its new "AnyPlay" functionality for iPad, allowing subscribers to stream live TV to Apple's tablet. Also, Amazon launched a new Kindle storefront designed to take advantage of the touchscreen interface of the iPad.

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Apple projected to reach 116M iPhone, 55M iPad sales in 2012

01/06/2012, 02:01 pm

Combined iPhone and iPad sales in calendar 2012 are expected in one new forecast to reach more than 170 million in another record breaking 12-month span.

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