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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Amazon.com -- no longer just through the site's third-party resellers.
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.
09/01/2010, 08:09 pm
Amazon challenged Apple by announcing 99-cent video purchases the same day Apple announced rentals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06/28/2010, 07:06 am
Amazon this week updated its Kindle application for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad, bringing users the ability to view audio and video with new e-books that include multimedia content.
05/31/2010, 09:05 am
An inquiry by the US Department of Justice into how Apple conducts business with the music industry is reportedly expanding to include several of the electronics maker's other dealings.
05/25/2010, 09:05 pm
The US Department of Justice is looking into Apple's negotiating tactics with music labels related to sales and marketing within the iTunes Store.
05/20/2010, 11:05 am
A pair of new surveys from ChangeWave show that demand for the iPad has grown since the device hit the market in early April, while 91 percent of those who already bought one are satisfied with their purchase.