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Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books

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While Amazon launched its own lending library on top of its Amazon Prime service, there’s still an opportunity for other competitors to create a Spotify or Netflix for books. That’s the hope of New York City-based Oyster, a new startup which announced today it has raised $3 million led by...
Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books
Amazon does 30-day free Prime: Thousands of Movies, TV shows and Kindle books now free

Briefly: Free Amazon Prime trial, Arachne iPad mini case

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Amazon has announced that it will now be offering a free one month trial of its Prime service to new customers. Amazon Prime provides access to instant streaming of thousands of different movies and TV shows through Prime Instant Videos, and entitles users to one free book from the Kindle...
Briefly: Free Amazon Prime trial, Arachne iPad mini case
Amazon Confirms It's Ended $7.99 Monthly Prime Trial Weeks After Kicking Off Testing
Amazon now shipping more items with 2-day prime shipping than Super Saver

Amazon pulls Prime pricing, confirms test of payment options

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Amazon has stopped offering its customers a monthly payment option for its Prime service. The company recently included an option for US customers to pay $8 per month instead of $80 per year for the two-day delivery and Prime Instant Video streaming service, but has since switched it back to...
Amazon pulls Prime pricing, confirms test of payment options
Amazon brings Prime membership to Canada, but without Instant Video
Amazon is building a 3M square-foot campus of towers

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AMZN, MSFT, FB, AOL, YHOO, ZNGA)

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Good morning. Remember to vote today! In the meantime, here's the news: Amazon launched a new monthly version of its Prime service, going head to head with Hulu+ and Netflix. Google cofounder Sergey Brin says we should ditch partisan politics. The Microsoft Surface RT is more profitable than the iPad,...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AMZN, MSFT, FB, AOL, YHOO, ZNGA)
Amazon Prime wants in on the original TV series front
Netflix's Reed Hastings says Amazon Prime loses $1B annually
Amazon Massively Inflates Its Streaming Library Size

NBC And Amazon Add Parks & Rec, Battlestar Galactica And More To Prime Instant Video

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Amazon and NBC have long shared a happy relationship, but today they’re stepping it up a notch. The companies have just announced that they are expanding their content licensing agreement to stream hundreds of new shows on Amazon’s Prime instant video service. Shows will include Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Friday...
NBC And Amazon Add Parks & Rec, Battlestar Galactica And More To Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime comes to Canada, but Instant Video remains US-only

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Amazon has finally launched its Prime service in Canada, making the American company’s North American neighbor the sixth market to get the service after the US, Japan, the UK, Germany and France, reports Times Colonist (via: The Verge). Amazon Prime offers ‘free’ two-day shipping on all eligible purchases for a...
Amazon Prime comes to Canada, but Instant Video remains US-only
CHART OF THE DAY: Amazon Has The Best Reputation Of Any Company In The U.S. (AMZN, AAPL, MSFT)

Amazon says more items are now shipped with Prime than free shipping, dishes a few other stats

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Amazon isn't one to provide a lot of specific numbers on the products and services it offers, but it has confirmed today that its $79 a year Prime service has crossed a fairly significant milestone. The company says that more items are now shipped with Prime's two-day shipping than...
Amazon says more items are now shipped with Prime than free shipping, dishes a few other stats

Amazon Inks A+E Networks Content Licensing Deal To Beef Up Prime Instant Video Service: Now Showing 33,000+ Movies, TV Episodes

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Amazon has inked another content licensing deal to beef up its Prime Instant Video streaming and download service for members of its pay monthly Prime service. The deal is with A+E Networks and means Amazon Prime members will be able to access prior seasons of “popular series” from the A&E, bio, HISTORY...
Amazon Inks A+E Networks Content Licensing Deal To Beef Up Prime Instant Video Service: Now Showing 33,000+ Movies, TV Episodes

Finally: Amazon Instant Video on Microsoft’s Xbox 360

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Amazon and Microsoft just announced the first native Amazon Instant Video app for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, making it possible to watch videos from the Amazon service on the Microsoft console without a cumbersome workaround. The app is particularly good news for anyone who already has a $79/year Amazon Prime service...
Finally: Amazon Instant Video on Microsoft’s Xbox 360

Amazon changes Prime pricing, adds monthly payment option

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Amazon is testing out a different payment system for its Prime service. Traditionally set at $80 per year, the unlimited free two-day delivery service has been changed to allow for a monthly payment of $8 instead of a lump sum. While easier for customers to pay, opting away from the...
Amazon changes Prime pricing, adds monthly payment option

Kindle Fire for kids: Amazon launches subscription for children's books, apps, shows

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Look out, iPad? Amazon is trying to win the hearts of parents, and their kids, with a new subscription service called FreeTime Unlimited for children’s books, shows, and apps on Kindle Fire tablets. Working in conjunction with the Free Time parental controls on the Kindle Fire devices, the service provides...
Kindle Fire for kids: Amazon launches subscription for children's books, apps, shows

O, Canada: Amazon expanding Prime service north, but without Instant Video and e-book lending

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Amazon Prime is now available in Canada but without a few key benefits. The Seattle online retail giant announced today that Prime membership is launching in Canada for 79 CAD per year. Amazon Prime shoppers in Canada can now enjoy free two-day shipping. However, the Canadian version of Prime does not...
O, Canada: Amazon expanding Prime service north, but without Instant Video and e-book lending

Interview: Bezos Won't Confirm Phone, but Says More Devices Are in the Pipeline

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Having expanded from e-readers to tablets, many people expect Amazon’s next move will be to enter the phone business. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wouldn’t confirm that, but said the company does have more devices cooking in its kitchen. “We will certainly — not any time soon — but next year,...
Interview: Bezos Won't Confirm Phone, but Says More Devices Are in the Pipeline
Amazon, Warner Bros. Licensing Deal Brings More TV Shows To Prime Instant Video

Amazon Optimus Prime

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How many Amazon customers subscribe to the company’s Prime service, a $79 yearly membership program that offers free two-day shipping on eligible orders, along with unlimited movie and TV streaming via Amazon Instant Video? The tightlipped retailer won’t say. But according to some new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners...
Amazon Optimus Prime
Amazon Prime streaming library grows again with Warner Bros. TV shows
Amazon Just Took A Big Swipe At Hulu And Netflix (AMZN, NFLX)

Amazon Offers $7.99 Monthly Subscription To Amazon Prime

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Amazon is now offering users a monthly option for its Amazon Prime service, priced at $7.99 per month, as an alternative to the $79/yearly subscription. It’s the same service as before, offering free two-day shipping, access to a free book monthly from the Amazon Lending Library for Kindle, instant streaming...
Amazon Offers $7.99 Monthly Subscription To Amazon Prime

Netflix Says Amazon Is Gaining, and HBO Is Coming

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Another earnings report, another wild swing in share price for Netflix: The stock is down double digits this afternoon, even though the company’s earnings of 11 cents a share handily beat the Street’s 4 cents consensus. The culprit for the dyspeptic reaction: The company’s Q3 domestic subscription numbers, and its...
Netflix Says Amazon Is Gaining, and HBO Is Coming
Retail: With Prime Service, Amazon Is Set to Crush Offline Retail
Amazon Instant Video adding Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and more
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