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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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Amazon debuts next-gen Kindle Paperwhite with 300ppi display for $119

06/17/2015, 03:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday launched preorders for a new edition of the Kindle Paperwhite, upgraded with a sharper e-ink display rated at 300 pixels per inch, matching the display resolution of its high-end Kindle Voyage.

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European Commission probes Amazon over e-book publishing contracts

06/11/2015, 05:06 pm

The European Commission on Thursday began an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business, addressing concerns the company is unfairly using publisher deals to undercut competition -- mirroring earlier cases brought against Apple.

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Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

05/27/2015, 12:05 pm

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.

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EU to probe market control of Facebook, Google, other tech firms

05/05/2015, 04:05 pm

The European Commission is beginning a probe into how major technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google exploit their market power, a move that could potentially lead to new regulations, a report said on Tuesday.

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Amazon Instant Video gets HD, cellular streaming on iOS, Waze launches 'Unusual Traffic' Twitter feeds

04/30/2015, 05:04 pm

Amazon on Thursday released a major update to its Instant Video iOS client, while Waze launched Unusual Traffic, a series of city-based Twitter accounts hooked into data from its mobile navigation apps.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

04/22/2015, 07:04 am

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

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Amazon Dash Buttons bring consumerism to Internet of Things

03/31/2015, 05:03 pm

Amazon on Tuesday announced a new single-purpose Internet-connected device that lets customers quickly reorder commonly depleted goods like coffee pods and razor blades at the push of a button.

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Amazon debuts new unlimited Cloud Drive plans, Beatport comes to iOS

03/26/2015, 11:03 am

Amazon today launched two unlimited tiers for its Cloud Drive storage service, while prominent dance music service Beatport has revealed it will be debuting on Apple's iOS.

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Amazon Music for iOS gets ad-free Prime Stations, Instagram launches Layout for iPhone

03/23/2015, 03:03 pm

Amazon has launched a major overhaul of its Music app for iOS, including support for radio stations, while Facebook-owned Instagram has published Layout, a new iPhone app that lets users build collages out of their photos.

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Amazon creating Apple Watch app, Stitcher updates to fit larger iPhone displays

03/13/2015, 05:03 pm

Amazon is developing an app for the Apple Watch, AppleInsider has learned, while Stitcher has updated its eponymous podcasting app with better support for the displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Amazon Game Studios announces plans to bring four games to Apple's iOS

03/06/2015, 01:03 pm

Amazon Game Studios has revealed plans to publish four more games for iOS, including two new titles -- Lost Within and Til Morning's Light -- along with two older ones, To-Fu Fury and Tales From Deep Space.

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Proposed FAA rules would restrict private drone use, potentially nix Amazon drone deliveries

02/16/2015, 03:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a set of rules that would restrict the use of drones in the sky, placing new qualifications on private enthusiasts and seemingly striking a serious blow to Amazon's airborne delivery plans.

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Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to establish retail presence - report

02/03/2015, 08:02 am

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations.

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Though Apple's iPad sales shrank, Amazon's Kindle Fire took 70% nosedive last quarter

02/02/2015, 12:02 pm

The worldwide tablet market saw its first-ever year-over-year decline in the holiday quarter, but the biggest losses were seen by Amazon, which saw shipments of its budget-priced Kindle Fire series plummet 70 percent.

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Apple, Google & Amazon settle with Italian government over 'misleading' free apps with in-app purchases

01/30/2015, 10:01 am

Apple, along with Google and Amazon, will avoid fines from the Italian government after agreeing to revise policies regarding so-called "freemium" mobile games and applications.

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Amazon expands original content program with feature films as Apple TV adds more live sports

01/19/2015, 11:01 am

With access to in-demand content an increasingly important differentiator for internet streaming services, retailing giant Amazon has announced that it will move beyond television series and produce original theatre-bound movies, while Apple has struck yet another agreement to carry a live sports channel on the Apple TV with Tennis Channel Everywhere.

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