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Amazon falls short in Q2, but still spending plenty

Amazon says Kindle Fire HD has comparable screen, lower price tag than iPad

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Internet shopping giant Amazon is taking the iPad head-on in a new commercial by pitting Apple's tablet against the Kindle Fire HD, suggesting the two devices have comparable screen resolutions, but vastly different price points....
Amazon says Kindle Fire HD has comparable screen, lower price tag than iPad

Amazon courting app, game developers for Kindle Fire

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Reuters today carries word that online retail giant Amazon is making a big push to attract app and game developers specifically to its Kindle Fire platform. The retailer is looking to make its current Kindle Fire -- and perhaps future iterations of its tablet -- more attractive to developers and...
Amazon courting app, game developers for Kindle Fire

Barnes & Noble working on a new Nook, finally going international

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Barnes & Noble is reportedly working on a new e-reader device that could help the book publisher take on both Amazon and the international market. Barnes & Noble’s line of Nook e-reader devices, which first debuted in 2009, are helping the company boost its digital sales of e-books. The Nook...
Barnes & Noble working on a new Nook, finally going international

Amazon reveals new Kindle Paperwhite

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At a press event in Los Angeles today, online retail giant Amazon unveiled the newest version of its Kindle e-reader, the Kindle paperwhite. In addition to the previously rumored backlight and high-resolution screen, the new e-reader sports a few other features that weren't mentioned in leaks leading up to its...
Amazon reveals new Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon tipped to launch three new Kindle tablets in 2012

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Online retail giant Amazon is set to expand its Kindle tablet range with the launch of three new models in 2012, debuting two new 7-inch devices and an 8.9-inch tablet that target low, medium and high-end markets. The three models are said to offer varying resolutions, with the low-end 7-inch...
Amazon tipped to launch three new Kindle tablets in 2012

Amazon knocks $20 off Kindle Paperwhite for sale

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E-reader giant Amazon is holding a special promotion for its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, making versions of the device available for $99 with a special promotional code. The Kindle Paperwhite can be bought for $20 off by entering the coupon code "KINDLEPW" during the ordering process. The deal applies to any...
Amazon knocks $20 off Kindle Paperwhite for sale

No profit for Amazon off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite

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E-retail giant Amazon makes no profit on the sales of its Kindle Fire HD tablet or its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed this in an interview with the BBC today, making a point to highlight the differences between Amazon's device strategy and that of tablet market leader...
No profit for Amazon off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite
From Amazon's cloud guy: 6 hiring tips for startups

Holiday sales may have left Amazon with $9B cash pile

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A solid performance this past holiday season may have left online retail giant Amazon with as much as $9 billion in cash and investments. This according to industry analysts and investors, who are forecasting larger than ever revenues for the retailer's December quarter. The financial success, though, could spell trouble...
Holiday sales may have left Amazon with $9B cash pile

Amazon noticeably (and admirably?) absent from cyber-spying reports

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The revelations about the U.S. government’s cyber-spying program this week centered on reports that the NSA and the FBI are routinely accessing data from major tech companies to feed intelligence operations, leveraging the fact that much of the world’s online traffic flows through domestic servers. The reports by the Washington...
Amazon noticeably (and admirably?) absent from cyber-spying reports

‘India’s Amazon’ Flipkart set to launch music store, become more like…Amazon

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Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart is reported to be launching a DRM-free music store in the country this month as it expands its services for Internet users there. The firm, which earlier this month acquired fellow online retailer Letsbuy, will launch ‘Flyte’ before the end of this month, according to a...
‘India’s Amazon’ Flipkart set to launch music store, become more like…Amazon

Amazon launches 'Login with Amazon' API for iOS, Android, web

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Online retail giant Amazon took a step to expand its footprint on the mobile platforms of both Apple and Google, introducing a Login with Amazon application programming interface that developers can integrate with their sites and apps in order to save time for their users.    ...
Amazon launches 'Login with Amazon' API for iOS, Android, web

LivingSocial CTO and Co-Founder Departs Company

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Aaron Batalion, chief technical officer of the social deals site LivingSocial, will leave the company, he announced Friday on his personal blog. “We built a culture I am proud of and millions of consumers around the world have experienced their local cities because of our products,” Batalion wrote. “My decision...
LivingSocial CTO and Co-Founder Departs Company

Amazon, Google warned as government panel files more than 250 objections to custom top-level domains

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Five months after Internet advisory organisation ICANN revealed a huge list of companies seeking to register custom generic top-level domains (gTLDs) — including Apple, Google and Microsoft — a government panel has filed objections against more than 250 domains, giving potential registrants the chance to address issues or withdraw their...
Amazon, Google warned as government panel files more than 250 objections to custom top-level domains

Amazon moves into India’s e-commerce market with the launch of Junglee

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Online retail giant Amazon has taken its first step into India’s e-commerce market with the launch of its Junglee shopping service which went live in the country today. India’s online retail space is dominated by home grown firms, including Flipkart and travel specialist Makemytrip, but now Amazon is set to...
Amazon moves into India’s e-commerce market with the launch of Junglee

Amazon is creating a very large silo you can’t escape from, say book industry chiefs

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Internet giant Amazon is creating a ‘locked’ silo which users can’t escape, according to a panel of publishing industry heads. Amazon was apparently invited to join this particular panel discussion at the Financial Times’ (FT) Digital Media Conference today, according to the FT’s West Coast Editor Richard Waters who was...
Amazon is creating a very large silo you can’t escape from, say book industry chiefs
Amazon begins selling its own 'Basics' Lightning cables then mysteriously pulls them in the US
Hey Netflix, Amazon Instant Video's new iPad app is eating your lunch

Up Against Retail Giant Amazon, BufferBox Aims to Jumpstart Parcel Delivery

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Ontario, Canada-based start-up BufferBox was probably not happy when Amazon, the mammoth online retailer responsible for sending scores of packages out every day, announced it was soft-launching Amazon Locker. Both the small start-up and Amazon are working on what amounts to the same thing. The companies install lockers in a...
Up Against Retail Giant Amazon, BufferBox Aims to Jumpstart Parcel Delivery

Governments raise objections to web domain names

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Web domain names such as .islam and .movie hit by setback as panel of governments raise more than 250 objectionsPlans to introduce a string of new web domains - including .islam and .movie - have been hit by a setback after a panel of governments raised more than 250 objections.A...
Governments raise objections to web domain names

Amazon extends its free Super Saver shipping by two days, now ends December 18

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In the build up to the festive period, online retail giant Amazon had already announced free Super Saver shipping for those looking to procure some last-minute gifts. While the original date had been set at December 16, this has now been extended by a further two days, which will see...
Amazon extends its free Super Saver shipping by two days, now ends December 18
Amazon testing in-app purchases, enters app store battle with Google & Apple

Laggard Rackspace growth sparks concern: is there enough cloud biz to go around?

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Here’s the narrative that cloud vendors would like us to believe: there are infinite workloads flowing to clouds of infinite capacity. There’s enough business for all, keep moving. But there is nagging worry, sparked anew by Rackspace’s laggard Q1 cloud growth, that the appetite for cloud services may not be unlimited...
Laggard Rackspace growth sparks concern: is there enough cloud biz to go around?

As netbooks crash and burn, Amazon's best-selling laptop is a Chromebook

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Netbooks may be on the way out as companies like Acer and Asus cease production, but it is becoming increasingly clear that there is still a market for low-cost laptops in a world where tablets are taking over. Microsoft’s (MSFT) new Windows 8 operating system has been eating up most...
As netbooks crash and burn, Amazon's best-selling laptop is a Chromebook

Microsoft buying Nook? Reported $1B deal would escalate Amazon rivalry

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TechCrunch reports tonight that Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the “digital assets” of Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary in which the Redmond company already has a 17 percent stake. The site says it has obtained internal documents detailing the potential acquisition. Nook Media...
Microsoft buying Nook? Reported $1B deal would escalate Amazon rivalry

Best Buy releases list of stores to close this year

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Pummeled by e-commerce giant Amazon, the big-box retailer said last month that it would shut down 50 stores in the U.S. this year. Here's the list. [Read more]...
Best Buy releases list of stores to close this year

Labor group projects giant Amazon protest on exterior walls of Seattle Art Museum

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The labor group Working Washington was behind a public protest on the Seattle Art Museum Tuesday night The Seattle Art Museum is known for its 48-foot tall Hammering Man, an outdoor sculpture that greets visitors and — in the words of the artist — is meant to portray the “worker...
Labor group projects giant Amazon protest on exterior walls of Seattle Art Museum

Walmart to Test In-Store Locker Service

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Walmart will soon install lockers for in-store item pickup in a number of its physical locations, the company said, joining a number of major companies in combining online shopping with brick-and-mortar establishments. The initiative, announced at a small event at its San Bruno, California offices on Tuesday, will begin to...
Walmart to Test In-Store Locker Service

Ex-Jobster founder Jason Goldberg pivoting Fab, this time challenging Amazon

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Jason Goldberg Those in the Seattle startup community may remember Jason Goldberg. The former T-Mobile manager and White House aide was one of the more colorful characters in this community and co-founded the online recruiting startup Jobster in 2003, which eventually tanked. Now, though, Goldberg is making moves with his New...
Ex-Jobster founder Jason Goldberg pivoting Fab, this time challenging Amazon
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