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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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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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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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Amazon says 2011 was best holiday yet for Kindle family, still won't reveal sales

12/29/2011, 03:12 pm

Amazon once again on Thursday touted the success of its Kindle lineup, including the new Kindle Fire, but declined to get into specifics on sales figures.

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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 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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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 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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Major PC makers plan to concede tablet market to Apple, Amazon in 2012

11/18/2011, 08:11 am

Traditional PC makers like Dell and HP believe they have no advantages in the tablet market, and plan to phase out from competing with Apple's iPad, along with low-end tablets from content providers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in 2012.

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Citigroup: Amazon plotting smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone in 2012

11/18/2011, 03:11 am

Not content with entering just the tablet market, Amazon is planning to release a smartphone in the fourth quarter of next year, in a move that will challenge Apple and its bread-and-butter iPhone, says one analyst.

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Briefly: Chinese App Store; Kindle Fire costs; Motorola stockholders

11/18/2011, 01:11 am

Apple is now accepting local Chinese bank cards as payment for iTunes App Store purchases. Also, a new analysis claims Amazon's Kindle Fire costs $202 to build. Finally, Motorola Mobility stockholders have approved Google's acquisition of the company.

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Teardown of Amazon's Kindle Fire reveals Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chip

11/16/2011, 02:11 am

A teardown of Amazon's new Kindle Fire showed that the online retailer went with the 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor for its entry into the media tablet market.

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