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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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Amazon Kindle Fire aims to undercut Apple's iPad with $199 price

09/28/2011, 10:09 am

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its new Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet, an Android-powered device with a 7-inch display that will sell for just $199, or less than half of Apple's entry-level $499 iPad.

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Hearst says paid downloads top 300k per month; tablet e-commerce conversion rates higher

09/28/2011, 01:09 am

Hearst Corp., a big-name magazine and newspaper publisher, has announced that paid digital downloads of its titles have topped 300,000 per month, while a new study shows that tablet users have a higher e-commerce conversion rate than shoppers using a PC.

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Amazon signs magazine publishers, Fox ahead of tablet launch

09/27/2011, 01:09 am

Amazon has reached agreements with three large publishing houses to provide digital magazine content for the company's upcoming iPad competitor, according to a new report, while also adding Fox movies and TV shows to its Amazon Prime streaming video service.

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Amazon to build 12M 'Tequila' and 'Whitney' Kindles, 3M 7-inch 'Hollywood' tablets

09/26/2011, 08:09 pm

Amazon is set to release two new Kindle black-and-white e-ink models in addition to an aggressively-priced 7-inch tablet with a color LCD screen on Wednesday, with the company considering expanding to larger 10.1-inch and 8.9-inch tablets next year to compete with Apple's iPad.

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New Amazon Kindle Fire tablet said to be slower version of RIM's PlayBook

09/26/2011, 06:09 pm

Amazon's new Android-based tablet, apparently named the Kindle Fire, is said to be based on the same basic design as RIM's PlayBook, built by the same maker, apart from having a slower processor intended to make it cheaper.

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Amazon expected to unveil iPad competitor at Sept. 28 media event

09/23/2011, 03:09 pm

Amazon on Friday sent out invitations to members of the press for a media event scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 28, where the retailer is expected to debut a new touchscreen tablet that aims to compete with Apple's iPad.

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Doubts cast on success of Amazon tablet, Android Ice Cream Sandwich vs. iPad

09/22/2011, 09:09 am

The likelihood of success for both the impending Amazon tablet and Google's forthcoming Android update, dubbed "Ice Cream Sandwich," against the iPad has reportedly been called into question by industry insiders.

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Apple seen in 'no rush' to release iPad 3 as competitors struggle

09/16/2011, 08:09 am

Apple reportedly has prototypes for its third-generation iPad already circling in its supply chain, but no new model is expected to arrive this year as a true second-place tablet has yet to emerge.

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JP Morgan increases 2011 tablet forecast to 51.9M as iPad dominates

09/08/2011, 02:09 am

Investment bank J.P. Morgan raised its estimates for tablet shipments in 2011 to 51.9 million units, citing the strength of Apple's iPad, while slightly lowering 2012 estimates because a "formidable number two tablet maker" has yet to arrive.

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Rumor: Apple's iCloud to be powered by Microsoft, Amazon servers

09/03/2011, 02:09 am

Apple's upcoming iCloud service is rumored to rely on both Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS for hosting, as the company has played to its strength of building a consumer-facing experience rather than becoming a cloud provider.

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New Android Amazon Kindle to abandon eInk and take on iPad with customized Android build

09/02/2011, 06:09 pm

Amazon's next Kindle will abandon the efficient, easy to read eInk display of existing models and morph into a $250, 7 inch color touchscreen model based on Android, but incapable of accessing Google's app market or benefiting from future Android releases.

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MP3tunes ruling seen as victory for cloud-based music services

08/23/2011, 01:08 am

A partial victory by defendant MP3tunes in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major record companies may set a precedent for the legal validity of cloud-based digital music "lockers" from other companies, including Apple, Google and Amazon.

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Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader uses Safari to bypass Apple's App Store rules

08/10/2011, 08:08 am

After changes to Apple's App Store policies prompted Amazon to remove a link from its Kindle application to buy new books, the online retailer has launched a new browser-based "Cloud Reader."

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Amazon said to be lining up Taiwanese component suppliers for Q3 tablet launch

07/27/2011, 02:07 am

Reports from the Asian supply chain regarding upcoming tablets from online retailer Amazon have continued to emerge, with industry sources claiming the company is tapping Taiwanese vendors for a launch in the third quarter of this year.

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WSJ, Amazon, Google, B&N iOS apps affected by Apple's direct sales rules

07/25/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple's newly enforced policy banning links to out-of-app purchases has forced The Wall Street Journal, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo to remove purchasing options from their iOS applications, while the Google Books application has been completely removed.

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Amazon to take on Apple with own 9-inch Android tablet by holidays

07/13/2011, 06:07 pm

Amazon.com plans to introduce its own brand of tablet computer ahead of the holiday shopping season, a move which is sure to intensify competition with new-found rival Apple.

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Judge denies Apple motion for preliminary injunction against Amazon Appstore

07/06/2011, 10:07 pm

A federal judge has rejected Apple's request for a preliminary injunction that would have blocked Amazon from using the "App Store" name.

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Amazon Cloud Drive challenging Apple's iCloud with unlimited music storage

07/06/2011, 09:07 pm

Amazon announced Wednesday a promotion offering unlimited music storage to users who purchase a Cloud Drive storage plan, heating up competition before Apple's fall launch of its iCloud and iTunes Match services.

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