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Topic: Amazon

Amazon buys voice recognition startup Yap to counter Apple's Siri

11/09/2011, 04:11 pm

As competition between Amazon and Apple in the mobile devices market continues to grow, the online retailer has purchased a voice-to-text company called Yap.

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26% of Amazon Kindle Fire buyers delaying purchase of Apple's iPad

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of customers who plan to buy Amazon's Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet found that 26 percent of those said the product has prompted them to delay or put on hold a purchase of Apple's iPad.

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Barnes & Noble to take on Kindle Fire, iPad with new $250 Nook Tablet

11/07/2011, 12:11 pm

Barnes & Noble on Monday unveiled its next-generation Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch touchscreen device with a color screen that's a direct competitor to Amazon's new Kindle Fire.

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Amazon reportedly planning switch to 8.9" display for next-gen Kindle Fire

11/03/2011, 11:11 pm

Amazon is rumored to be changing its product roadmap for its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet, with plans to make the second-generation model with an 8.9-inch display.

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Apple says Amazon Kindle Fire will further fragment Android

11/03/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer recently indicated they are not concerned by Amazon's forthcoming $199 Kindle Fire tablet, as they believe it will only serve to fragment the Google Android platform.

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Legal issues prompt Apple to remove Amazon Cloud music player from App Store

11/01/2011, 08:11 am

A third-party iOS application that streamed music from Amazon's Cloud Drive service has been removed from the App Store due to legal complications with the music industry.

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Barnes & Noble expected to launch new Nook tablet on Nov. 7

11/01/2011, 01:11 am

Book seller Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil a new tablet to compete with Amazon's Kindle line and Apple's iPad through a "very special announcement" at an event on Monday, Nov. 7.

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Amazon income drops as Kindle Fire burns margins

10/26/2011, 02:10 am

Online retailer Amazon announced on Tuesday lower than expected third quarter earnings and guided for potential losses in the fourth quarter, as its low-margin strategy with the Kindle Fire could pose a threat to future profits.

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Steve Jobs biography arrives early on iBooks, Amazon's Kindle [u]

10/23/2011, 10:10 pm

The much-anticipated authorized biography on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has arrived a few hours early for customers who purchased the book through Amazon's Kindle ebook platform or the iBookstore [updated].

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Amazon introduces new HTML5-based eBook format

10/21/2011, 07:10 pm

Amazon on Friday announced a new HTML5-based e-book format called Kindle Format 8 (KF8), that will allow publishers to create content with rich formatting and advanced design elements tailored to the company’s tablet and e-reader lines.

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LG, AU Optronics allegedly supplying 7.85" iPad screens to Apple

10/18/2011, 11:10 am

Rumors of a "mini" iPad continue to persist, with a new report out of Taiwan claiming that Apple has purchased 7.85-inch displays for a smaller version of its touchscreen tablet.

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Apple rumored to counter Amazon Kindle Fire with 'iPad mini' in 2012

10/12/2011, 09:10 am

Spurred by the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire and its $199 price, Apple is rumored to be exploring a new low-cost iPad for release in the first few months of 2012.

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Apple rivals, partners & press pay tribute to Steve Jobs

10/06/2011, 12:10 pm

For the first time in at least 30 years, Time magazine stopped its presses when news of Steve Jobs's death broke. The publication's latest issue with Jobs on the cover will hit newsstands Friday, and will join numerous other tributes to the late Apple co-founder.

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Rumor: Amazon eyeing purchase of HP's Palm division for webOS Kindles

09/30/2011, 09:09 am

Amazon is said to be considering a purchase of Palm, the smartphone maker now owned by Hewlett-Packard, and its webOS mobile operating system.

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Foxconn may produce Amazon 10.1" tablet after having passed on Kindle Fire

09/29/2011, 11:09 pm

After passing on orders for the new Kindle Fire from Amazon, Foxconn Electronics is believed to have won the contract to produce the Internet retailer's rumored 10.1-inch tablet and could begin shipping the device from factories by the end of the year, according to a new report.

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JP Morgan: Kindle Fire is 'noise,' won't compete with Apple's iPad 2

09/29/2011, 06:09 pm

Amazon's new Kindle Fire won't compete with Apple's iPad 2, and isn't even a lock to become the second-most-popular tablet on the market, one Wall Street analyst believes.

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Amazon estimated to lose $50 per Kindle Fire sold

09/28/2011, 02:09 pm

A note by Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, says Amazon's Kindle Fire is "not a true competitor, but more competitive than expected," while noting the Internet retailer "is likely losing about $50" on each unit it sells.

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Kindle Fire targets different market than Apple's iPad 2

09/28/2011, 12:09 pm

A note issued Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities says there is a market for Amazon's new Android based color Kindle Fire model, but that it is "not the market that Apple is addressing."

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Kindle Fire features Amazon's 'cloud-accelerated' Silk Web browser

09/28/2011, 12:09 pm

As part of the Kindle Fire unveiling on Wednesday, Amazon announced its new browser architecture, dubbed Silk, which does some processing and rendering in the cloud to speed up Web browsing.

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Amazon's new $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch stick with e-ink display

09/28/2011, 10:09 am

Achieving an attractive sub-$100 price point, Amazon's new $79 Kindle and $99 Kindle Touch still sport e-ink displays for reading books and other content, while ditching the physical keyboard found on previous models.

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