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Monday, 28 October 2013 20:33

Amazon doing better, but still at a loss

Amazon for the third quarter reported 24% higher revenues than in the same period last year, but they still finished with loss of $41 million.

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One of our readers sent this one in and it looks like it is a pretty nice one. It looks like Amazon is offering Bioshock Infinite for only $9.99 in digital format. This download is only for the PC and we are not sure if there is any time limit on the deal, so we recommend that you grab this one while you can.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 19:51

HTC to create smartphones for Amazon?

According to the findings of the Financial Times, Amazon and HTC are working together on development of a Kindle smartphone. There should be a total of three models that will appear on the market next year.

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 21:44

Meet the Revamped Kindle Fire family

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Amazon has officially unveiled three new models of their tablet, 7- inch Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. All models have a new design for 2013, and prices vary from $139 for a basic 7-inch Kindlea Fire HD model with 8 GB of memory and support for WiFi , up to $ 579 for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with 64 GB of memory and support for LTE mobile network.

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US District Court Judge Denise Cotes has finally come back with her recommendations for Apple’s consequences in the eBook Price Fixing case. Her recommendations have met with mixed feelings from both sides (even those that feel that Apple was guilty). Most Apple fans seem to feel that this is far too harsh a punishment and that Apple did nothing wrong by brokering contracts that changed the pricing model for the entire eBook industry. Those that agree with the guilty verdict feel that the recommendations do not go far enough to change Apple’s behavior.

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In life, there are many things that we all take for granted. These are everyday things that always just seem to be there and are only conspicuous when they are absent. In the last week two of these items have shown that they are not as enduring as many might have thought. Google and Amazon have both had major outages to their services that impacted internet traffic. These two mysterious outages have caused some concern about the reliability of both companies as well as the possibility of a larger issue (perhaps a potential attack). However, neither Google nor Amazon are coming clean about these incidents making many even more nervous.

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 16:28

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post

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Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, bought one of the world's most respected newspaper publication, the famous Washington Post, for $250 million. He will pay with his own money, not the Amazon's, which obviously points out that Amazon will not have any business relationship with the newspaper, and Bezos himself said on this occasion that the publishing policy of the Washington Post will not change - all editors and all journalists remain in their positions until further notice.

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According to data published on the website Boy Genius Report, which refer to several resources in which they have confidence, supposedly the new HD models of Kindlea Fire, whose issuance is expected later this year, will be three times faster than the currently available version.

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We have been following the Apple price fixing trial over the last few weeks and have been very interested in some of the coverage that has been coming out. One of the biggest things that we have noticed is a tendency from nay press outlets to try and skirt over the issues. In particular many news sites are more than willing to completely absolve Apple of all guilt simply because the most damning emails the DoJ is using were draft emails from Steve Jobs. What is unusual about this is that many of these same sites were not willing to do the same During the Samsung V Apple trial (and also the Intel Anti-Trust case). It begs the question; why does Apple get the free pass? Still press bias or bad reporting aside the fact that these emails are drafts is really irrelevant. They show knowledge or and/or intent to set prices and force them onto a competitor.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:21

Amazon introduced virtual currency Coins

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Amazon has marked the beginning of the use of their virtual money called Amazon Coins, dividing 500 "coins" worth $5 in the real world to owners of Kindle Fire. Mike George, VP of apps and games at Amazon said „Today we are giving Kindle Fire owners $5 worth of Coins to spend on new apps and games, or to purchase in-app items, such as recipes in iCookbook, song collections in SongPop or mighty falcon bundles in Angry Birds Star Wars. And with discounts of up to 10% when you buy Coins, this is a great way for customers to save money when they buy apps, games and in-app items“

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