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Topic: Amazon

Apple's web traffic rivals New York Times, bests eBay, Walmart

12/22/2011, 10:12 pm

A new analysis has ranked Apple as the No. 13 most-visited website in the U.S., besting retailers eBay and Walmart and falling just behind traffic to The New York Times.

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7" panel orders reportedly overtake 9.7" shipments as iPad 2 production draws down

12/21/2011, 11:12 pm

Growing interest in 7-inch tablets from Amazon and Barnes & Noble has led to a spike in panel shipments even as Apple is believed to be drawing down production of the iPad 2 in preparation for its next-generation tablet, resulting in reports that 7-inch orders have briefly surpassed those of 9.7-inch panels.

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Kindle iPad app adds Amazon Newsstand, Google Voice for iPhone gains group texts

12/21/2011, 11:12 am

Amazon has updated its Kindle application for iOS, adding the ability to read magazines on the iPad. And Google Voice for iPhone has also been updated, gaining compatibility with Sprint and support for group texting.

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Amazon issues Kindle Fire update to address input lag

12/21/2011, 09:12 am

Amazon this week updated its newly released Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet, with the latest software version aiming to address some performance issues with the device.

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IDC: Kindle Fire to push iPad below 60% market share in Q4

12/16/2011, 01:12 am

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet will take share away from Apple this quarter, cutting the iPad's share of the market to 59 percent, a new analysis claims.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire has sold 'millions,' but won't get specific

12/15/2011, 02:12 pm

Amazon issued a press release on Thursday to reveal that its newly launched Kindle Fire tablet has sold "millions of units," but declined to give any specific sales figures.

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Amazon readying Kindle Fire update to address criticisms

12/12/2011, 02:12 am

With Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet drawing criticisms from consumers and reviewers alike, the online retailer has revealed a software update will arrive in a couple weeks to address some user complaints.

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Parents complain Amazon's Kindle Fire gives kids access to porn, accounts

12/09/2011, 05:12 pm

Amazon delivered its low cost Kindle Fire tablet primarily as a way for users to browse and buy digital content, but it omitted parental controls that can block access to pornography, explicit content or allow unattended kids to "charge up a storm" on their parents' account.

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Kindle Fire's erosion of iPad market share offset by global iPhone demand

12/06/2011, 05:12 pm

Sales estimates for Apple's iPad were slashed by 1 million units for 4Q11 due to a strong Kindle Fire launch, but iPhone sales pick up slack with domestic and international demand driving a 1.5 million increase on previous figures.

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Kindle Fire usability study finds 'disappointing' user experience

12/06/2011, 01:12 am

A small usability study on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet has found the device offers a "disappointingly poor user experience," especially with respect to web browsing and magazine reading.

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Asus aiming for tablet sales to eclipse netbooks in 2012

12/05/2011, 11:12 pm

Asus announced that it expects tablet shipments, which will reach 1.8 million units this year, to grow significantly next year, possibly even eclipsing the PC maker's shipments of netbooks in 2012.

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US judge says Samsung tablets unlikely to attract Apple's customers

12/05/2011, 07:12 pm

In her decision not to grant Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung, US judge Lucy Koh stated that her decision was grounded in part on the fact that Samsung's sales were unlikely to tempt Apple's customers and instead come at the expense of other Android makers.

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Apple may build data center near Facebook, Google operations in Oregon

12/03/2011, 04:12 pm

Apple may join Amazon, Facebook and Google in having a large data center operating in Prineville, Oregon, if it follows through on plans to build the new facility.

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Apple executives say iPhone 3GS, Kindle Fire will expand interest in iOS devices

12/02/2011, 08:12 pm

JP Morgan analysts who met with top Apple executives note that the company's leadership views both its own iPhone 3GS and Amazon's Kindle Fire as devices that will attract customers to iOS as they "gravitate to more feature-rich experiences."

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Amazon Kindle Fire takes #2 tablet spot after shipping 3.9 million units

12/02/2011, 07:12 pm

Amazon is expected to "surpass all other iPad rivals" in the final quarter of 2012, with expected shipments reaching 3.9 million units, compared to an estimated 18.6 million iPad sales.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire is its best-selling product, but won't reveal numbers

11/28/2011, 03:11 pm

Amazon on Monday touted the success of its newly launched Kindle Fire, revealing it is the retailer's best-selling product, though it still won't disclose any actual sales figures.

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Tablet demand soars 130% on back of Apple's iPad, new Amazon Kindle Fire

11/21/2011, 08:11 am

Between Apple's iPad and the newly launched Amazon Kindle Fire, tablet sales in North America are set to reach record heights, rising 130 percent during the holidays of 2011.

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Amazon rumored to launch 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012

11/21/2011, 03:11 am

Amazon is prepping an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire model for launch by the end of the second quarter of 2012, a new report claims.

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet: an in depth review

11/20/2011, 11:11 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire represents the company's first device to move beyond black and white ebook readers and into the realm of apps, music, videos and magazines, delivered using a color touchscreen.

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Amazon's Silk does little to accelerate Kindle Fire, HTML5

11/19/2011, 03:11 pm

An assessment of the new Amazon Kindle Fire's capabilities a web app client found it a "competent but minimal HTML5 platform" but reports that a key feature, its Silk server-side accelerated browsing is "not very noticeable."

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