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Topic: Amazon

Apple sues Amazon over use of 'App Store' trademark

03/21/2011, 07:03 pm

Apple has sued rival Amazon, accusing the online retailer of violating its "App Store" trademark with the competing Amazon Appstore for Android.


Inside subscription content: Apple iPad vs Google One Pass vs Amazon Kindle

02/17/2011, 10:02 pm

Apple's iOS App Store isn't the only game in town for subscribed digital content. Here's a look at how the plans to court publishers' subscription content by Apple, Amazon's Kindle and Google's One Pass compare.


Legacy apps must comply with Apple's App Store subscription rules by June 30

02/15/2011, 11:02 am

Software currently available in the iOS App Store that does not comply with Apple's newly enforced in-app subscription rules, such as the Amazon Kindle or Hulu+ applications, have until June 30 to comply or they could be removed.


Apple denies claim that Sony Reader, Kindle in danger on iOS App Store

02/01/2011, 01:02 pm

Apple issued a surprisingly timely response to a claim made by the New York Times that suggested the company might bar iOS apps that sell content outside of Apple's software market within iTunes.


Apple's new App Store restrictions block Sony eBookstore, may lock out Amazon [u]

02/01/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.


Apple's iPad owned 87.4% of Q3 2010 "media tablet" market

01/18/2011, 06:01 pm

IDC reports that the booming "media tablet" market was "driven almost exclusively by global demand for Apple's groundbreaking iPad," while separately counting eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle and Tablet PCs running Windows. Were it to include all tablet devices globally, Apple would own 79.5 percent of the worldwide tablet market.


Amazon, Apple, LG launch new app stores, Google Chrome Web Store dries up

01/05/2011, 03:01 pm

As Apple prepares to bring its wildly successful App Store phenomenon from iOS to the Mac, Amazon is launching its own Android app store while LG and others open TV apps stores, even as existing ones, including the Chrome Web Store, flounder.


Report: Apple slows iPad production, Kindle matches shipments

12/29/2010, 03:12 pm

Shipments of Amazon's Kindle from suppliers in Taiwan reached 1.6 million units in December, matching the month's estimated iPad production, although Apple is ramping down to accommodate the coming new version, a new report says.


Amazon Kindle sales strong, but many buyers already own Apple's iPad

12/28/2010, 09:12 am

Amazon this week said the latest version of its Kindle e-reader has been its best-selling ever, while "many" buyers also own a touchscreen tablet like Apple's iPad.


NPD: Apple's iTunes Music Store climbs to 66% of digital music market

12/17/2010, 12:12 am

According to new data from NPD, the iTunes Music Store gained three percent year over year, giving Apple 66 percent of the digital music market, while Amazon's strategy of daily bargains, where it sells albums for a loss, resulted in just a 2 percent gain to 13 percent.


Google nearly ready to challenge Apple, Amazon with e-bookstore

12/01/2010, 01:12 am

Google Editions, the search giant's entry into the e-book market, is in the "final stages," and is set to debut by the end of the year, posing a threat to Apple's new iBookstore, according to a new report.


Amazon Kindle 'rapidly' losing e-reader market share to Apple's iPad

11/30/2010, 03:11 pm

As Apple's iPad continues its strong sales pace, the touchscreen tablet has narrowed the gap with Amazon's Kindle in terms of e-reader hardware market share.


Amazon offers 70-30 revenue share to magazine and newspaper publishers

11/09/2010, 02:11 am

Online retail giant Amazon announced Monday that it will begin offering magazine and newspaper publishers the same 70-30 revenue split as Apple's App Store for periodicals sold through the Kindle Store, possibly opening up an opportunity for Apple to open its own digital newspaper store.


Apple begins selling iPad direct through Amazon, Target

10/04/2010, 08:10 am

Just as the iPad went on sale at U.S. retailer Target, the device is also now available at the standard price for purchase direct through online storefront -- no longer just through the site's third-party resellers.


Amazon mocks iPad's glossy screen in new Kindle ad

09/14/2010, 02:09 am

A new ad from Amazon pokes fun at the outdoor viewing capabilities of devices like the iPad while highlighting the low price of the third-generation Kindle.


Amazon offers purchases of Fox and ABC shows for 99 cents

09/01/2010, 08:09 pm

Amazon challenged Apple by announcing 99-cent video purchases the same day Apple announced rentals.


Amazon working on streaming subscription video service

08/31/2010, 08:08 pm

Amazon has been pitching a Web-based subscription TV and movie service to content providers, a new report claims.


Amazon could build smartphones, MP3 players to compete with Apple

08/11/2010, 12:08 pm

In addition to building the Kindle e-reader, Amazon's internal hardware labs have also explored the possibility of creating other portable devices, such as a media player or smartphone.


E-book contracts from Apple, Amazon spur anticompetitive inquiry

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

A new review of e-book contracts between publishers and content providers like Apple and Amazon aims to determine whether the deals are anticompetitive.


Rather than clone Apple's iPad, Amazon sticks with e-ink for new Kindle

07/29/2010, 11:07 am

Instead of adopting a color touchscreen to compete with the Apple iPad, Amazon's newly redesigned Kindle will instead focus on price, sticking with a low-cost e-ink display and starting at just $139.