News tagged ‘amazon’

Thursday, 25 Apr 2013

Rumor: Amazon Poised to Launch Own TV Set-Top Box

Rumor: Amazon Poised to Launch Own TV Set-Top Box

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Amazon is planning to launch its own television set-top box. This TV-based device can be viewed as a natural extension to Amazon Instant Video that is an video-on-demand service currently only available in the United States.

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013

Kindle Fire King of the Android Tablets in the US

Kindle Fire King of the Android Tablets in the US

According to app analytics company Localytics for Android devices, the US accounts for 59 percent of Google's tablet market. Furthermore, one out of three Android tablets in the US is a Kindle Fire from Amazon.

Friday, 11 Jan 2013

Amazon Launches AutoRip Service

Amazon Launches AutoRip Service

Online retailer Amazon has launched an auto-ripping service which stores free digital copies of selected CDs purchased from its store. Customers can access the music via Amazon's Cloud Player or mobile apps.

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012

Amazon Smartphone Set for Mid-2013 Launch?

Amazon Smartphone Set for Mid-2013 Launch?

According to Taiwan Economic News, the online retail giant has allegedly contracted Foxconn to built its Kindle smartphone and will have therm ready for a mid-2013 launch.

Amazon CEO Awarded Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices

Amazon CEO Awarded Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Gregory Hart have been awarded a patent that outlines a number of innovative solutions to protect portable devices from hard impacts.

Monday, 3 Dec 2012

Amazon and Google Fight to be Cheaper on the Cloud

Amazon and Google Fight to be Cheaper on the Cloud

In an attempt to compete with Amazon's discount on cloud based services, Google slashes its cloud pricing by over 30 percent.

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012

Amazon Raises US$3 Billion in Sold Bonds

Amazon Raises US$3 Billion in Sold Bonds

Amazon.com raised US$3 billion on Monday by selling its bonds after a hiatus of more than decade.

Friday, 12 Oct 2012

Amazon: Zero Profits from Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite Sales

Amazon: Zero Profits from Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite Sales

Amazon's Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos, has confirmed that the online retailer is not making a profit from sales of its latest Kindle tablet and e-reader devices.

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012

The Cheapest E-Book Reader Ever?

The Cheapest E-Book Reader Ever?

German firm, Txtr, has unveiled the highly affordable Beagle e-book reader, as they wade into the budget e-reader market. Read on to find out just how little this nifty reading companion costs.

Monday, 10 Sep 2012

New Revelations About Upcoming Kindle Fire

New Revelations About Upcoming Kindle Fire

Even though the Kindle Fire has not yet shipped, Amazon has let a few key developments for the device be known. Apparently the default search engine for the product will be Microsoft's Bing. Customers will also have the option to remove the advertisements on the lock screen.

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