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RUMOR: The Next Kindle Will Let You Read In The Dark (AMZN)

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Amazon has acquired Oy Modilis, a world leader in light-guide technology, and will be implementing its tech in the next generation of e-Ink Kindles, reports TechCrunch. Currently your Kindle's screen mimics paper and can only be read in the light. But Oy Modilis has several patents that could be...
RUMOR: The Next Kindle Will Let You Read In The Dark (AMZN)

Amazon's Cloud Can Handle 1 Million Transactions Per Second (AMZN)

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Amazon's cloud is so popular, it now routinely handles more than 500,000 transactions every second, and peaks above 1 million. That's according to a letter to shareholders today from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos was talking about S3, the storage service used by many startups, including Instagram and  BandCamp (which...
Amazon's Cloud Can Handle 1 Million Transactions Per Second (AMZN)

9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying The New Kindle Fire HD (AMZN)

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Amazon introduced its new Kindle Fire HD tablet at an event in Santa Monica, CA yesterday. It's clearly a huge step forward from its Kindle Fire tablet last year, boasting plenty of new features and a very attractive price point. (The 7-inch model starts at $199). But is it for...
9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying The New Kindle Fire HD (AMZN)

Eye-Popping Images Of Amazon's New Kindle Gadgets (GOOG, AMZN)

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Amazon just unveiled a completely new 9-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire HD, that looks like it could finally compete with Apple's iPad. And the device only costs around $300, if you don't want to pay for a wireless network connection. In addition, Amazon released a bunch of updates to its...
Eye-Popping Images Of Amazon's New Kindle Gadgets (GOOG, AMZN)

Amazon Is Going To Release 'Five Or Six Tablet SKUs', Says Staples President (AMZN)

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Amazon is about to release new tablets, Alistair Barr at Reuters reports. Demos Parneros, president of U.S. retail for Staples, tells Barr Amazon is releasing "five or six tablet SKUs" of the Kindle Fire. An SKU is short for stock keeping unit. It doesn't mean Amazon is releasing five or...
Amazon Is Going To Release 'Five Or Six Tablet SKUs', Says Staples President (AMZN)

Amazon to develop original programming

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Amazon on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Amazon Studios division, which will soon develop original content. The retail giant is currently accepting proposals for comedy and children’s programming to be distributed through its Instant Video service, the company said on Wednesday. “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and...
Amazon to develop original programming

Here's Why Amazon Stopped Selling The iPad In China (AAPL, AMZN)

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Amazon China has yanked iPads from its inventory at Apple's request, reports Apple Insider. It turns out this has nothing to do with that legal battle with Proview in China. Apple is the one seeking to stop sales in this instance -- the Chinese division of Amazon is simply...
Here's Why Amazon Stopped Selling The iPad In China (AAPL, AMZN)

10 Shopping Tricks To Make You An Amazon Ninja (AMZN)

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Amazon is the definitive e-commerce monster and the go-to destination for buying anything you could want over the Internet. Here are the tips and tricks we use to make our Amazon shopping easy, painless, and incredibly convenient.Get an Amazon Prime subscription $80 a year will pay for unlimited 2-day shipping...
10 Shopping Tricks To Make You An Amazon Ninja (AMZN)

How The iPad Kicks Kindle's Butt When It Comes To Ad Traffic (AAPL, AMZN)

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Amazon just kicked off a new TV campaign for the Kindle Fire, which it doubtless hopes will further dent sales of Apple's iPad. But Kindle has a long way to go before it starts threatening the iPad as a device for serving online ads to consumers. Data from Rimm-Kaufmann...
How The iPad Kicks Kindle's Butt When It Comes To Ad Traffic (AAPL, AMZN)
Amazon Will Acquire Goodreads, The Leading Book Recommendation Site (AMZN)

Amazon.com Is Down! (AMZN)

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Amazon.com is down. The site isn't loading for us here. And we're hearing others can't connect either. We'll provide more information as we have it. Stay tuned... Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Amazon.com Is Down! (AMZN)
AMAZON: We Doubled Kindle Sales--No, We're Not Telling You What That Really Means (AMZN)

Amazon Just Bought Liquavista, Samsung's Touchscreen Company (AMZN)

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Amazon has bought Liquavista, Samsung's screen technology company. The news has been officially confirmed via Amazon in an emailed statement, but we first heard about it via The Digital Reader. There are no public details on how much Amazon paid for the company, but the immediate speculation is that the...
Amazon Just Bought Liquavista, Samsung's Touchscreen Company (AMZN)

It Turns Out The Kindle Fire Isn't Sold Out After All (AMZN)

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Amazon recently announced that the Kindle Fire was sold out, but Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman dug around and found out that this isn't actually the case. Plenty of retail stores still have units to sell. See his report below:   Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about...
It Turns Out The Kindle Fire Isn't Sold Out After All (AMZN)
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Amazon Might Start Selling Used E-Books (AMZN)

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Amazon was awarded a patent for a system to sell previously owned digital objects like e-books and audio downloads, reports Publisher's Weekly. Amazon already has a long-standing secondhand market for physical books, so despite the weird concept of "owning" someone's used ones and zeroes, this is actually quite possible with...
Amazon Might Start Selling Used E-Books (AMZN)

Why Amazon Is Borrowing $3 Billion (AMZN)

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Amazon is seeking to raise $3 billion in debt, the Wall Street Journal reports. And why not? It's paying 0.38 to 0.93 percentage points more than comparable Treasury rates in interest for the bonds, which mature in 3, 5, or 10 years. As of the last quarter, Amazon had $5.25...
Why Amazon Is Borrowing $3 Billion (AMZN)

Amazon Is Going To Sell The Kindle Fire For $150, Says DigiTimes (AMZN)

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Amazon is expected to chop $50 off the price of the seven-inch Kindle Fire, DigiTimes reports, citing supply chain sources. If a price cut comes, expect it during the third quarter, says DigiTimes. It hears Amazon is going to release new tablets and new e-readers at the start of the...
Amazon Is Going To Sell The Kindle Fire For $150, Says DigiTimes (AMZN)

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, 4G variant model next week

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Amazon just issued a press release confirming the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD officially ships starting today with the 4G model, as expected, arriving sometime next week. Amazon previously said the 4G model would be landing on November 20th. The $299 Wifi model is available now through www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd and will also...
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, 4G variant model next week

Here's How The Kindle Fire HD Stacks Up Against The iPad (AAPL, AMZN)

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Amazon recently unveiled its Kindle Fire HD tablet. It's a huge step forward from last year's Kindle Fire. It more closely matched Apple's iPad in size and features. So which one should you buy? In an effort to help you answer that question, here's a feature-by-feature breakdown of how it...
Here's How The Kindle Fire HD Stacks Up Against The iPad (AAPL, AMZN)

Watch: Here's The Full Video Of Jeff Bezos Unveiling The Kindle Fire HD Yesterday (AMZN)

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Amazon posted Jeff Bezos' full keynote from the Kindle event yesterday.  The company unveiled a slew of new Kindle products including a new tablet called the Kindle Fire HD, a new backlit e-reader called Kindle Paperwhite, an updated version of last year's Kindle Fire model, and an updated version of...
Watch: Here's The Full Video Of Jeff Bezos Unveiling The Kindle Fire HD Yesterday (AMZN)

Amazon Is Planning To Release A Set-Top Box Like Apple TV (AMZN)

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Amazon is planning a set top box for video streaming, Brad Stone at Bloomberg reports. The set-top box is going to used to push Amazon's streaming services. It sounds like a rival to Apple's current Apple TV, or the Roku box. More to come ... Please follow SAI on Twitter...
Amazon Is Planning To Release A Set-Top Box Like Apple TV (AMZN)

Amazon Takes Its Android Appstore Global, Adding 200 More Countries

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Amazon today took a big step forward in its strategy to take its app distribution business — and its Kindle Fire hardware business — global: it announced that its Android-based Appstore today will expand to cover 200 more countries, including Australia, Latin American countries like Brazil and Mexico, Canada, South...
Amazon Takes Its Android Appstore Global, Adding 200 More Countries

Amazon Buys 3D-Mapping Startup UpNext (AMZN)

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Amazon purchased 3D mapping startup UpNext for an undisclosed sum, GigaOm reports. Amazon doesn't have its own proprietary mapping app, and it looks like it is taking a page out of Apple's playbook by buying up a 3D mapping startup. The maps aren't quite as sophisticated as you'll see on...
Amazon Buys 3D-Mapping Startup UpNext (AMZN)

Kindle sales reach new record, whatever that means

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>Amazon announced this morning that Cyber Monday was the biggest day on record for Kindle sales, and sales of the devices over the holiday shopping weekend were more than double the record set during the same weekend last year. However, the company is sticking to its tradition of not disclosing...
Kindle sales reach new record, whatever that means

Amazon Is Selling Its 9-Inch Kindle Fire HD For Just $250 (AMZN)

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Amazon is offering a $50 discount on the 8.9-inch model of the Kindle Fire HD for a limited time.  If you want the discount, enter the promotional code FIREHD89 when you check out from Amazon.  The tablet usually starts at $299, so now you can snag one for just $249....
Amazon Is Selling Its 9-Inch Kindle Fire HD For Just $250 (AMZN)

Amazon launches Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch

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Amazon on Tuesday launched a new Cloud Player application for Apple’s iOS devices. Like Google Play music, Amazon’s Cloud Player allows users to upload music to a cloud locker and then stream songs to any computer, tablet or Android smartphone. Now, userscan also stream their music collections to an...
Amazon launches Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch
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Analyst: Amazon's Cloud Is Really A $19 Billion Business ... And Growing (AMZN)

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Amazon is notoriously tight-lipped about how much money it really makes on its cloud business, Amazon Web Services. But it could be sitting on a unit that will generate nearly $4 billion of high-margin revenues this year, writes Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter in a research note issued today. He...
Analyst: Amazon's Cloud Is Really A $19 Billion Business ... And Growing (AMZN)

Amazon Announces A New Dirt Cheap Cloud For Storage (AMZN)

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Amazon has expanded its cloud offerings once again -- this time offering to store a company's data for the low price of 1 penny per gigabyte per month. The new service is called Amazon Glacier and it's intended for backup and archival data. The kind of data a company needs...
Amazon Announces A New Dirt Cheap Cloud For Storage (AMZN)
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