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Amazon to launch at least three new Kindle Fire models this fall, report says

07/06/2012, 09:07 pm

A new report claims that Amazon will begin production of follow-up models to its Kindle Fire in late summer ahead of a possible fall rollout that is expected to bring new screen resolutions and 4G wireless compatibility to the 7-inch tablet.

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Amazon reportedly planning smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone

07/05/2012, 11:07 pm

A new report claims Amazon is working on a handset that will compete directly with Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones.

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New Amazon Kindle Fire will push price of current model to $149 - report

06/15/2012, 10:06 am

Amazon is expected to release a new 7-inch Kindle Fire with a higher resolution screen for $199, which would push the current model to an even lower price of $149, according to a new report.

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Kindle for iPad adds children's books, comics, graphic novels

06/14/2012, 11:06 am

Amazon on Thursday updated its Kindle application for iPad, adding support for children's books, comic books and graphic novels purchased for the Kindle platform.

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Amazon launches Cloud Player app on iOS App Store

06/12/2012, 10:06 pm

A year after launching its Cloud Player music tool, Amazon has released an iOS app for it, bringing functionality that will compete with Apple's own iCloud and iTunes.

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Demand for Kindle Fire collapses as Apple's iPad continues to dominate

06/05/2012, 08:06 am

A new survey of potential tablet buyers has found that the Amazon Kindle Fire is "floundering," while Apple's iPad remains the most popular and satisfying choice for consumers.

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Apple iPad accounts for nearly two out of every three tablet shipments

06/04/2012, 05:06 pm

Apple owned the lion's share of the worldwide tablet market in the first quarter of 2012 after shipping 11.8 million units, 11 times more than second place Samsung managed over the same period.

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Apple remains most valuable global brand with 19% growth to $183 billion

05/22/2012, 04:05 am

A new survey again placed Apple as the world's most valuable brand, even as nearly half of the top 100 global brands, including rivals Google and Microsoft, lost value over the past year.

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Amazon planning to sell ads on Kindle Fire welcome screen

05/18/2012, 02:05 pm

Amazon has reportedly begun pitching to advertising agencies the opportunity to advertise on the welcome screen of its Kindle Fire tablet for a price of $600,000.

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Briefly: Simon & Schuster settles; 9M Galaxy S III preorders; 10.1" Kindle Fire

05/18/2012, 01:05 am

Publisher Simon & Schuster has settled an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 29 states in the U.S., while a new report claims Samsung achieved nine million preorders for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Also, a rumor claims Amazon is suspending plans for an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in favor of a 10.1-inch model due out later this year.

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Apple iPad takes 95% of all tablet web traffic

05/04/2012, 07:05 pm

A new study released on Friday claims that the combined users of the three generations of Apple's iPad account for an overwhelming amount of all tablet-based internet traffic.

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Kindle Fire shipments drop sharply as Apple's iPad takes 68% tablet share

05/03/2012, 11:05 am

Shipments of Android-based tablets including Amazon's Kindle Fire saw a "steep drop" in the first quarter of 2012, allowing Apple's iPad to grow to 68 percent of tablets shipped worldwide.

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Target to stop selling Amazon Kindle products in favor of iPad, Nook

05/02/2012, 01:05 pm

Target said it will stop carrying Amazon's Kindle product line, including the Kindle Fire, which is estimated to make up more than half of all US tablets using Android.

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Citibank creates Android tablet app exclusively for Kindle Fire

04/27/2012, 03:04 pm

Citibank has released a new banking app for tablets, but chose to support only Apple's iPad and the Amazon Kindle Fire with an "exclusive launch for Amazon Appstore for Android," a blow to Google's own efforts to deliver a modern Android tablet experience.

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Greenpeace slams Apple's iCloud for relying 'heavily on dirty energy'

04/17/2012, 10:04 am

A new report from Greenpeace accuses Apple of lagging behind other technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, in utilizing environmentally friendly power for its cloud-based services.

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Amazon drastically inflates streaming library numbers [u]

04/13/2012, 07:04 pm

The methods with which Amazon advertises its streaming offerings may be misrepresentative of how many shows are available through the company's for-pay online service, igniting scrutiny of how online streaming services quantify their libraries.

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Apple denies DoJ allegations of collusion, says it broke up Amazon monopoly

04/12/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple has spoken out against the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit filed against the company earlier this week, noting that the launch of its iBookstore actually broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."

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DoJ seen as unlikely to win antitrust e-book suit against Apple

04/12/2012, 12:04 pm

Experts who have reviewed the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust case against Apple over alleged price fixing of e-books believe that the government will likely lose.

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DoJ: Apple considered 'illegally dividing the digital content world with Amazon'

04/11/2012, 01:04 pm

In its newly filed lawsuit against Apple, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that the iPad maker considered a content partnership with Amazon that would have allowed Apple to "own" digital delivery of audio and video.

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DoJ suit against Apple over e-book pricing may arrive this week

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is readying an antitrust suit against Apple over alleged e-book price fixing and could launch the complaint as early as Wednesday, a new report claims.

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