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Amazon planning 2014 smartphone with advanced 3D gesture & eye tracking input - source

10/29/2013, 04:10 pm

Amazon has partnered with a number of Asian compact camera module makers for advanced sensors that could allow 3D gesture and eye tracking input on a new smartphone launching next year, AppleInsider has been told.

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Amazon's anticipated Apple TV competitor not expected to launch until 2014

10/29/2013, 03:10 pm

Amazon is still said to be working on a competitor to the Apple TV with its own set-top box, but such a device isn't expected to be out before Christmas, with the retailer reportedly eyeing a spring 2014 launch for the rumored device.

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Amazon taunts Apple's new iPads, advertises smaller Kindle Fire HDX as 'lighter than Air'

10/23/2013, 10:10 am

In response to Apple's new iPads, Amazon took a direct shot at its competitor on the front page of its website Wednesday, saying the Kindle Fire HDX is "lighter than Air" --even though the new Kindle achieves that weight with a smaller display.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Amazon preparing Apple TV competitor to launch in coming months - report

10/03/2013, 03:10 pm

Online retailing giant Amazon is putting the finishing touches on a set-top box that may be on the company's virtual shelves in time for Christmas, according to a new report.

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Amazon announces high-resolution Kindle Fire HDX models, new Fire OS 3.0

09/25/2013, 01:09 pm

Online retail giant Amazon quietly unveiled new versions of its Kindle Fire line of devices this week, showing off a tweaked form factor and a novel on-screen helpdesk feature that could differentiate the company's lineup from Android tablets and Apple's iPad.

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Amazon extends GameCircle achievements, leaderboards to Apple's iOS

09/19/2013, 02:09 pm

Amazon continued to extend its reach across the assorted mobile platforms on Thursday, announcing that its GameCircle and Whispersync game-synching technologies were now available to developers programming for Apple's iOS.

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Amazon Instant Video for iOS adds support for Apple's AirPlay [u]

09/17/2013, 08:09 am

Amazon on Tuesday updated its Instant Video application for Apple's iOS with a number of new features, most notably supporting the AirPlay standard for wireless streaming to an Apple TV set-top box [updated].

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iPhone trade-in program roundup: Apple retail, Gazelle, Walmart

09/10/2013, 12:09 pm

Just ahead of Apple's expected reveal of the new iPhone, Walmart is looking to attract iPhone trade-ins with a new program announced on Tuesday, a move that will bring the retail giant into competition with not only established services like Gazelle, but also with Apple itself.

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Amazon reportedly wants to make first smartphone offering free

09/06/2013, 04:09 pm

Amazon may be plotting a move into the smartphone segment, and the online retail giant may have just the trick to help it make a splash in that Apple/Samsung-dominated market: offering its smartphone for free.

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Amazon MatchBook offers cheap e-books to print buyers, new Kindle Paperwhites launch

09/03/2013, 02:09 pm

Amazon has rolled out a new program that will allow customers to buy low-cost digital copies of the books they already physically own, while at the same time the retail giant is refreshing its line of dedicated Kindle e-readers with new devices that get up to two months on a single charge.

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DOJ claims Apple's changes to in-app purchase rules were aimed at Amazon

08/23/2013, 01:08 pm

The Department of Justice on Friday revised their proposal to punish Apple for iBook antitrust violations, alleging that the Cupertino company lied to the government about the manner in which the App Store operates and that changes to rules governing in-app purchases were designed to cripple Amazon's competitive Kindle app.

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Kindle Fire sales continue at Amazon as hype builds for Apple's next iPads

08/22/2013, 01:08 pm

In recent weeks, Amazon has held a number of sales on its Kindle Fire lineup, and on Thursday the company's refurbished 8.9-inch model was discounted by $60, as the online retailer continues its efforts to carve away market share from Apple's iPad.

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Best Buy & Amazon holding Back To School sale on MacBook Airs through midnight

08/17/2013, 10:08 am

In addition to its recently-announced iPhone trade-in incentives, Best Buy this weekend is among a handful of resellers offering notable discounts on Apple's MacBook Airs, with prices for 2012 and current 2013 models starting at $799 and $899, respectively.

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Apple, Inc. iPad is obliterating Samsung, Google's Android in tablet profits

08/03/2013, 01:08 am

While market research firms publicly report that Apple's iPad is "losing market share" in tablet shipments, their data also says something else: Apple continues to obliterate Samsung, Google's Android, Microsoft, Amazon and the rest of the industry in tablet profits.

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DOJ settlement would require Apple to allow links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble e-book stores

08/02/2013, 10:08 am

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are not currently allowed to link from their native iOS apps to outside e-book stores. But the U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a settlement that would require Apple to allow such links for a two-year period.

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Best Buy, Amazon and others host first sales on Apple's all-day power MacBook Airs

07/14/2013, 10:07 am

Having caught up with initial demand for its all-day power MacBook Airs, Apple this week is teaming with Best Buy to host the first official sale on the new notebooks. The move has triggered copy-cat sales at other top resellers, which now yield the lowest prices yet on some models.

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Apple's loss in e-book antitrust case likely to give advantage to Amazon

07/11/2013, 09:07 am

The big winner in the U.S. government's antitrust victory over Apple is Amazon, experts say, as the online retailer will now be able to price e-books however it wants.

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Apple to appeal e-book decision, maintains company did 'nothing wrong'

07/10/2013, 11:07 am

Apple will appeal a federal judge's decision that the iPad maker conspired with publishers to raise the prices of electronic books, with a spokesperson for the Cupertino company saying it has done nothing wrong in its dealings with publishers.

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Apple drops 'App Store' lawsuit against Amazon, says no need to pursue case

07/09/2013, 02:07 pm

A two-year saga surrounding the use of the term "App Store" has come to an end with Apple dropping its lawsuit against e-retail giant Amazon a development that will allow both companies to use the term for their respective digital markets.

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