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Topic: Amazon

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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Best Buy & Amazon holding Back To School sale on MacBook Airs through midnight

08/17/2013, 10:08 am

In addition to its recently-announced iPhone trade-in incentives, Best Buy this weekend is among a handful of resellers offering notable discounts on Apple's MacBook Airs, with prices for 2012 and current 2013 models starting at $799 and $899, respectively.

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Apple, Inc. iPad is obliterating Samsung, Google's Android in tablet profits

08/03/2013, 01:08 am

While market research firms publicly report that Apple's iPad is "losing market share" in tablet shipments, their data also says something else: Apple continues to obliterate Samsung, Google's Android, Microsoft, Amazon and the rest of the industry in tablet profits.

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DOJ settlement would require Apple to allow links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble e-book stores

08/02/2013, 10:08 am

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are not currently allowed to link from their native iOS apps to outside e-book stores. But the U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a settlement that would require Apple to allow such links for a two-year period.

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Best Buy, Amazon and others host first sales on Apple's all-day power MacBook Airs

07/14/2013, 10:07 am

Having caught up with initial demand for its all-day power MacBook Airs, Apple this week is teaming with Best Buy to host the first official sale on the new notebooks. The move has triggered copy-cat sales at other top resellers, which now yield the lowest prices yet on some models.

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Apple's loss in e-book antitrust case likely to give advantage to Amazon

07/11/2013, 09:07 am

The big winner in the U.S. government's antitrust victory over Apple is Amazon, experts say, as the online retailer will now be able to price e-books however it wants.

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Apple to appeal e-book decision, maintains company did 'nothing wrong'

07/10/2013, 11:07 am

Apple will appeal a federal judge's decision that the iPad maker conspired with publishers to raise the prices of electronic books, with a spokesperson for the Cupertino company saying it has done nothing wrong in its dealings with publishers.

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Apple drops 'App Store' lawsuit against Amazon, says no need to pursue case

07/09/2013, 02:07 pm

A two-year saga surrounding the use of the term "App Store" has come to an end with Apple dropping its lawsuit against e-retail giant Amazon — a development that will allow both companies to use the term for their respective digital markets.

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iPhone apps need to earn $47K per day to crack App Store's top 10 grossing

06/28/2013, 11:06 am

To be listed among the top 10 paid applications on the iOS App Store, software must average around 4,000 downloads per day, while a top grossing app must earn $47,000 per day, a new study has revealed.

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Barnes & Noble to exit cutthroat tablet hardware business, let partners build Nooks

06/25/2013, 11:06 am

While Barnes & Noble hoped its custom-built Nook tablet could compete with the likes of Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire, continued losses for the bookseller have forced it to exit the hardware manufacturing business, leaving third-party partners to build future Nook devices.

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Apple, Amazon can't settle 'Appstore' issue as August trial looms

06/20/2013, 10:06 am

Discussions between Apple and Amazon have so far failed to resolve the two companies' dispute over Amazon's use of the term "Appstore," and the tech giants appear more likely than ever to face each other in court come August.

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Amazon exec says Apple's agency model was designed to hinder Kindle

06/05/2013, 09:06 pm

During the third day of the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust suit against Apple, a high ranking Amazon executive said the agency model used by Apple and five major book publishers was meant to slow down the success of online retailer's popular e-book reader.

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Amazon launches 'Login with Amazon' API for iOS, Android, web

05/29/2013, 04:05 pm

Online retail giant Amazon took a step to expand its footprint on the mobile platforms of both Apple and Google, introducing a Login with Amazon application programming interface that developers can integrate with their sites and apps in order to save time for their users.

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Half of Apple's MacBook Air lineup now sold out at Amazon ahead of WWDC

05/23/2013, 11:05 am

MacBook Air models, including Apple's popular 11.6-inch, sub-$1,000 offering, continue to go out of stock at Amazon ahead of an anticipated product refresh that's expected to add Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors.

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Apple's iPad dominates online shopping traffic & revenue generation

05/22/2013, 01:05 pm

Despite growing competition from other tablets, Apple's iPad still accounts for a whopping 89.28 percent of e-commerce website traffic, and also rakes in more money on a per-user basis than any other platform.

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Netflix accounts for 1/3 of nightly home Internet traffic, Apple's iTunes takes 2%

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Data sent from iTunes represents 1.9 percent of North American Internet traffic every night, a share beyond all other competing digital storefronts, but also well behind the bandwidth served up by Netflix.

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Amazon launches, gives away millions in Amazon Coins to spur app downloads on Kindle Fire

05/13/2013, 10:05 am

Amazon on Monday celebrated the launch of its new Amazon Coins by giving “tens of millions of dollars” of the virtual currency to Kindle Fire users as part of its latest bit to attract customers to its own Kindle platform, and away from incumbents like Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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