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Amazon Prime Air building drones to cope with different environments, may launch overseas

01/19/2016, 11:01 am

Amazon's drone-based Prime Air delivery service will have an array of craft to deal with different climates and environments, though the company is still devising solutions to other problems and could end up launching outside the U.S. first, according to a new interview.

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Amazon's top home audio product this holiday was a turntable, besting an Apple AirPlay-compatible receiver

12/28/2015, 03:12 pm

While streaming services like Apple Music and digital downloads from storefronts like iTunes rule the music industry, listener appreciation for analog vinyl audio remains high, as evidenced by new holiday sales data released by retailer Amazon.

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Apple Price Guide: Last minute holiday shipping cutoffs and shipping upgrades

12/18/2015, 02:12 pm

With Christmas Eve just one week away, AppleInsider's Price Guide partners have set firm deadlines for when online shoppers can order and still expect their gifts to arrive on time for friends and family. Here's a quick guide to shipping cutoffs and last-minute shipping upgrades.

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Apple among possible partners for streaming Thursday NFL games

12/16/2015, 05:12 pm

The National Football League is considering Apple among several potential partners for streaming Thursday matches, a report said on Wednesday.

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Amazon announces integrated add-on subscriptions for Prime Video viewers

12/08/2015, 05:12 pm

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the Streaming Partners Program, which -- at extra cost -- will allow Prime Video subscribers to add streaming services that are normally hosted separately.

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Authors Guild, Barnes & Noble, others file brief supporting Apple in Supreme Court appeal of e-book antitrust case

12/03/2015, 11:12 am

Several organizations -- the Authors Guild, Authors United, Barnes & Noble, and the American Booksellers Association -- have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, backing Apple in its attempt to appeal a 2013 antitrust case over e-book deals.

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Amazon says Fire TV was top streaming device at US retailers, but only before new Apple TV launched

12/01/2015, 09:12 am

Amazon on Tuesday touted the performance of its first-party product lineup -- particularly the Fire TV, which the retailer said was the best-selling streaming media player in the U.S. across all retailers. But the cited data only covers the months leading up to the debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Amazon teases new details of planned Prime Air drone delivery service

11/30/2015, 02:11 pm

Online retailer Amazon has released a new two-minute video hinting at more of its plans for Prime Air, a drone-based shipping service which -- if legalized by the U.S. government -- would allow deliveries in 30 minutes or less.

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Amazon says Instant Video app for tvOS could launch 'within a few weeks'

11/28/2015, 11:11 pm

Amazon Instant Video was notably absent from Apple's tvOS App Store launch lineup in October, and while the e-commerce giant remains mum on future plans, a support team representative let slip that the streaming movie service could hit fourth-generation Apple TVs in a few weeks.

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Amazon Video, Microsoft OneDrive & Google Drive for iOS update with 3D Touch [u]

11/24/2015, 03:11 pm

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft on Tuesday updated key iOS apps with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, simultaneously adding a number of other features. [Updated with Google Drive info]

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German government probes Apple's audiobook deal with Amazon

11/16/2015, 10:11 am

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is investigating the details of Apple's deal for purchasing audiobooks from Amazon, given the companies' market leading positions, a report said on Monday.

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Amazon to halt sales of Apple TV, Google Chromecast in bid to push Fire TV & Prime Video

10/01/2015, 03:10 pm

Amazon will halt all sales of the Apple TV and Google Chromecast beginning on Oct. 29, the company said in an email to marketplace vendors, claiming that its Prime Video service doesn't run well on some devices outside of the Fire TV line.

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Amazon updates Fire tablets & TV products, introduces $50 tablet & $100 4K Fire TV

09/17/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon on Thursday announced seven new hardware products from its Fire lineup of tablets and streaming TV accessories, including an entry-level tablet that costs just $49.99, and a new $99.99 Fire TV with support for 4K video content.

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Amazon buys mobile video services firm Elemental Technologies for a reported $500M

09/03/2015, 06:09 pm

Amazon on Thursday announced the acquisition of Elemental Technologies, a firm that provides video processing services for encoding and transcoding traditional media content for consumption smartphones, tablets and PCs.

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Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

09/01/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.

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Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone's dismal showing.

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off with $49 Kindle, $79 Kindle Fire HD 7, $24 Fire TV Stick

07/15/2015, 09:07 am

As a part of Prime Day, an attempt to spur Black Friday-level sales from Prime subscribers, Amazon on Wednesday discounted a number of electronics, including several Kindle readers and Kindle Fire touchscreen tablets.

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With Apple's annual back to school sale playing hooky, Amazon Prime Day could fill the void

07/13/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple appears to have mothballed its long-running back to school promotion -- which traditionally paired hardware discounts with iTunes or Apple Store gift cards -- but parents and students will have another option for Apple deals this week in Amazon's first-ever Prime Day.

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Amazon brings Cloud Drive media, document access to iPhone & iPad

07/06/2015, 01:07 pm

Amazon on Monday released an official iOS client for Cloud Drive, allowing people to access content from the file storage service on their iPhone or iPad.

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Amazon Echo now available for all US customers to purchase, ships July 14

06/23/2015, 09:06 am

Amazon on Tuesday officially opened up orders to the general public for its Echo accessory, a Siri-like, always-on virtual assistant that exists in a standalone tubular speaker.

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