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Topic: Amazon

Amazon, Samsung tablets inch up, but Apple's iPad still ahead by a mile

03/07/2013, 03:03 pm

The launch of Apple's iPad mini appears to have slowed the rate at which competitors have been able to eat into the company's overwhelming lead in the tablet sector, according to a new study out Thursday, even as Amazon and Samsung tablets continue to carve out their own share.

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Apple ranked No. 1 'Most Admired' company for the sixth year in a row

02/28/2013, 02:02 pm

For the sixth consecutive year, Apple has earned the top ranking in Fortune's annual polling of corporate admiration among executives, topping competitors such as Google and Amazon not only in terms of performance, but also innovation.

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Amazon rolls out Cloud Player app update, brings iPad compatibility

02/27/2013, 03:02 pm

Amazon on Wednesday released an updated version of its Amazon Cloud Player app for iOS, with an updated look and new compatibility with Apple's iPad.

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Latest Kindle for iOS update has 'known issue,' users advised to not update

02/27/2013, 10:02 am

Amazon has updated the description for its latest Kindle for iOS update, warning users not to install the new software because of a "known issue."

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Apple reduced federal lobbying to $2M in 2012

02/18/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. were scaled back 13 percent in 2012 to $2 million, a sum below many of the iPhone maker's peers.

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Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.

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Amazon beats out Apple and Google as most trusted U.S. company

02/12/2013, 07:02 pm

Online retailer Amazon grabbed the top spot for corporate reputation in the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, beating out firms like Disney and Coca-Cola, but also besting tech rivals Google and Apple.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire HD has comparable screen, lower price tag than iPad

02/06/2013, 12:02 am

Internet shopping giant Amazon is taking the iPad head-on in a new commercial by pitting Apple's tablet against the Kindle Fire HD, suggesting the two devices have comparable screen resolutions, but vastly different price points.

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Apple's iOS mobile web share calls into question reports touting Android sales supremacy

02/01/2013, 07:02 pm

An uptick in mobile web usage by iOS devices, matched by an even greater decline in Android web traffic since November, is calling into question figures from IDC that reported an apparent, significant slippage by Apple in global tablet market share.

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Apple's record profits contrasted with Amazon's hopes to turn a profit

01/24/2013, 06:01 pm

Apple's profits for fiscal 2012 reached above $40 billion, making it the only tech company to ever reach that benchmark. In fact, it's a feat only ever matched by oil giant Exxon Mobil.

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Amazon's MP3 Web store now optimized for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch

01/17/2013, 10:01 am

Amazon's browser-based MP3 store has been optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch, allowing users to more easily purchase songs through their mobile Safari browser.

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Judge orders Apple, Amazon to talk settlement in 'app store' trademark fight

01/16/2013, 10:01 am

Apple and Amazon will hold settlement negotiations over use of the term "app store," after a San Francisco judge ordered the talks.

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Court dismisses Apple false advertising claim over Amazon Appstore name

01/02/2013, 12:01 pm

Amazon on Wednesday was awarded the dismissal of an Apple claim that accused the online retailer of false advertising over the use of the term "appstore."

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Apple resellers post last minute shipping deals for Mac and iPad deliveries by Christmas

12/21/2012, 03:12 pm

Last minute shoppers in the market discounted Macs ands iPads have less than 24 hours to place orders through a pair of Apple's largest resellers, one of which is offering Free Overnight Shipping on all orders over $399.

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Kodak sells $525M patent portfolio to consortiums led by Apple & Google

12/19/2012, 09:12 am

Kodak on Wednesday announced it has sold its collection of digital imaging patents for $525 million to two groups led separately by Apple and Google.

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21-inch iMacs sold out at Amazon, inventory still available at B&H [u]

12/17/2012, 09:12 am

Update: Amazon has now sold out of the 21.5-inch iMac, but AppleInsider partner B&H does still have the $1,499 model in stock, as can be seen in the Mac Price Guide below. We'll update readers if more inventory becomes available.

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Need a new 21" iMac before Christmas? Find out where to buy here [updated]

12/16/2012, 01:12 pm

With Apple still reflecting backlog of 7-10 business days on new 21-inch iMacs, readers looking to purchase one of the super slim desktops for guaranteed delivery ahead Christmas can place orders through some retailers to receive their shipment before Christmas.

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Amazon Instant Video comes to iPhone & iPod touch

12/13/2012, 01:12 pm

Amazon on Thursday launched its Instant Video streaming application for the iPhone and iPod touch, expanding support in the previously iPad-only application.

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EU ends antitrust probe after Apple, publishers agree to let retailers set e-book prices

12/13/2012, 08:12 am

A European Union antitrust probe into Apple and major publishers was officially ended on Thursday, after regulators accepted a deal from those being investigated.

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Google CEO Larry Page says rivalries with Apple & Amazon hurt users

12/11/2012, 11:12 am

Google Chief Executive Larry Page has lamented the "island-like approach" companies have taken in commercializing the Internet, as services from Google, Apple and Amazon do not integrate well with one another.

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