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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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Amazon launches, gives away millions in Amazon Coins to spur app downloads on Kindle Fire

05/13/2013, 10:05 am

Amazon on Monday celebrated the launch of its new Amazon Coins by giving “tens of millions of dollars” of the virtual currency to Kindle Fire users as part of its latest bit to attract customers to its own Kindle platform, and away from incumbents like Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Kindle for iOS gets VoiceOver capabilities; AT&T U-Verse customers gain WatchESPN, Fox Now

05/01/2013, 01:05 pm

Amazon updated the iOS version of its Kindle reading app on Wednesday, adding features that leverage Apple's VoiceOver technology to make Kindle content more accessible to the visually impaired. AT&T, meanwhile, added WatchESPN and Fox Now support for U-Verse subscribers.

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Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

04/18/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple was reportedly interested in integrating book recommendations from the service Goodreads into the iBookstore, but those plans were tossed after Amazon bought the social networking site.

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Rumor: Amazon smartphone to sport 4.7-inch display, launch this year

03/27/2013, 11:03 am

Amazon is allegedly working on its own smartphone, which could launch as soon as the second quarter of2013 with a 4.7-inch display.

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Latest Kindle for iOS update has 'known issue,' users advised to not update

02/27/2013, 10:02 am

Amazon has updated the description for its latest Kindle for iOS update, warning users not to install the new software because of a "known issue."

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Amazon's Kindle Fire gains marketshare at expense of iPad over holidays, research shows

01/02/2013, 06:01 pm

A study of web usage over the holidays in North America saw Apple's iPad marketshare fall 7.14 percent, while competing devices from Amazon, Samsung and Google gained a total of 5.5 percent over the same period.

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Gmail for iOS updated with new look, Kindle app expands X-Ray feature

12/04/2012, 03:12 pm

Google on Tuesday released a major update to its Gmail iOS app, with a new look and several new features headlined by multiple-account support. Amazon also rolled out a new version of its Kindle app, which sports deeper integration of its touted X-Ray feature.

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Amazon boasts about Kindle's strong Cyber Monday, still withholds sales figures

11/27/2012, 12:11 pm

Amazon's Kindle platform saw its biggest sales day ever during the "Cyber Monday" shopping event, though the online retailer still refuses to disclose any actual sales data.

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Barnes & Noble introduces 9" Nook HD+ touchscreen tablet

09/26/2012, 11:09 am

Barnes & Noble has announced two new tablets in its latest Nook lineup, led by a larger 9-inch model that will compete more directly with Apple's iPad, as well as the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

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Lock & home screen ads aid Amazon's aggressive pricing of Kindle Fire HD

09/07/2012, 11:09 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD undercuts the competition by presenting advertisements to users on both the device's lock screen and home screen, helping to subsidize its low price.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD called 'ambitious,' but unlikely to dethrone Apple's iPad

09/07/2012, 08:09 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD lineup offers a variety of options at aggressive price points, but Apple's iPad — particularly with the anticipated October launch of a so-called "iPad mini" — is expected to remain the market leader.

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Amazon debuts $299 8.9" Kindle Fire HD, $119 e-ink Kindle Paperwhite

09/06/2012, 02:09 pm

Amazon on Thursday announced its new Kindle lineup, led by a 16-gigabyte 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD priced at $299, along with a $199 7-inch model, an updated $159 Kindle Fire with a faster processor, and a new e-ink frontlit Kindle Paperwhite starting at $119.

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Amazon expected to unveil new Kindles at Sept. 6 media event

08/24/2012, 09:08 am

Amazon has announced that it will hold a media event on Sept. 6, prompting speculation that the company plans to unveil a new lineup of Kindle tablets and e-readers.

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WSJ: Amazon testing smartphones with 4-5" displays

07/11/2012, 02:07 am

On the heels of last week's report that Amazon is working on a smartphone, another mainstream media outlet claims the retailer is already testing handsets sized between four and five inches and could begin mass production of a device as early as late 2012.

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Amazon reportedly planning smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone

07/05/2012, 11:07 pm

A new report claims Amazon is working on a handset that will compete directly with Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones.

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Kindle for iPad adds children's books, comics, graphic novels

06/14/2012, 11:06 am

Amazon on Thursday updated its Kindle application for iPad, adding support for children's books, comic books and graphic novels purchased for the Kindle platform.

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Briefly: Simon & Schuster settles; 9M Galaxy S III preorders; 10.1" Kindle Fire

05/18/2012, 01:05 am

Publisher Simon & Schuster has settled an e-book antitrust lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 29 states in the U.S., while a new report claims Samsung achieved nine million preorders for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Also, a rumor claims Amazon is suspending plans for an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in favor of a 10.1-inch model due out later this year.

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Target to stop selling Amazon Kindle products in favor of iPad, Nook

05/02/2012, 01:05 pm

Target said it will stop carrying Amazon's Kindle product line, including the Kindle Fire, which is estimated to make up more than half of all US tablets using Android.

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Apple denies DoJ allegations of collusion, says it broke up Amazon monopoly

04/12/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple has spoken out against the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit filed against the company earlier this week, noting that the launch of its iBookstore actually broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."

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