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Amazon relents, agrees to ditch Kindle Fire adds for an extra fee

Nook Tablet coming to Walmart with less storage and lower price tag?

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One of the things that has kept the Nook Tablet from hitting Kindle Fire-like heights has been the price tag. Sure, $250 is super cheap for a rather well specced slate, but when the Amazon's entry is a full $50 cheaper it spells trouble. Now it looks like B&N...
Nook Tablet coming to Walmart with less storage and lower price tag?

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

LivingSocial Weighs Down Amazon Earnings, but That Doesn't Tell the Whole Story (Memo)

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Amazon reported a wider net loss than it expected, largely because of a massive write-down it made in conjunction with its investment in LivingSocial. The losses not only make the retail giant look bad, but it also makes the Groupon competitor appear like it is in a real slump. But in a memo,...
LivingSocial Weighs Down Amazon Earnings, but That Doesn't Tell the Whole Story (Memo)
Retail: Walmart Wants Facebook Sales for Christmas

Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue

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Consumers will watch more movies online than on DVDs in 2012 for the first time, but will spend far less doing so, according to a new report. The number of movies rented or bought online from outlets like Netflix and iTunes will grow 135% this year to 3.4 billion, according...
Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue

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
Samsung and Amazon may team up for Galaxy Stellar on Verizon

Amazon embarrassed after sending premature congratulatory emails to Alabama, Notre Dame fans

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For at least a few moments on Monday, it appeared Amazon could predict the future. Fans with purchasing connections to Notre Dame and Alabama, the two teams fighting it out right now for the college football national championship, received odd emails Monday morning from the Seattle retail giant. Hoping to...
Amazon embarrassed after sending premature congratulatory emails to Alabama, Notre Dame fans

The return of 1970s kitchen gadgets

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Sales of teasmades, SodaStreams, stand mixers and hostess trollies are all on the increase. Have you bought a modern version of a kitchen classic?If you're a fan of the modern arsenal of blinging espresso-makers and food processors, you might want to cast a glance backwards. Flying off the shelves of...
The return of 1970s kitchen gadgets

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

Amazon buys Samsung's color e-ink company

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The online retail giant acquires screen tech company Liquavista. [Read more]...
Amazon buys Samsung's color e-ink company

Amazon targets Apple's Game Center with GameCircle

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The retail giant's new offering offers tracking for achievements and leaderboards, and saves in-game progress to the cloud. [Read more]...
Amazon targets Apple's Game Center with GameCircle

Indian fashion e-tailer Myntra tipped to raise $25m to scale up its operations

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Indian fashion e-tailer service Myntra is reportedly set to gain an additional $25 million in investment to help it scale up and increase its reach among young Internet savvy consumers among the country’s 1.2 billion population. According to a Times of India report, existing Myntra investors Accel (which owns a...
Indian fashion e-tailer Myntra tipped to raise $25m to scale up its operations

Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

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And Amazon’s pre-announcement PR onslaught continues. While the recent Kindle Fire leak may have ruined Amazon’s big surprise, the online retail giant is still working to position itself as a hotspot for Android developers, and has just released some new stats about the growth of its Android Appstore to back...
Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement
Best Buy tops expectations in Q1, online revenue and mobile sales up

Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

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Amazon announced its first quarter financial performance and it has $16.07 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.18 . It’s sales were up 22 percent from last year. Wall Street analysts had expected the online retail company to bring in $16.2 billion in revenue this quarter with $0.08...
Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

Former Windows Phone GM reportedly joins Amazon

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Charlie Kindel, who worked to build developer support for Microsoft's smartphone business, isn't saying what his new role will be with the online retail giant. [Read more]...
Former Windows Phone GM reportedly joins Amazon

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

Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon

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People here in the US of A have been able to pre-order Nintendo's latest gaming console since shortly after the Japanese company wrapped up its NYC event yesterday, and now it's time for UK folks to do the same -- at least through Amazon. The online retail giant's now...
Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon

Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Is Leaving Dell, Facebook, Walmart

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Legendary Silicon Valley VC Jim Breyer is leaving a whole bunch of big-name boards: He's not standing for re-election at Dell, Walmart and Facebook, according to SEC filings. It's interesting that he's leaving all three at once. These are the boards that he's most famous for. He's leaving to dedicate...
Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Is Leaving Dell, Facebook, Walmart
Amazon Appstore now allows Android users to Test Drive apps
Walmart's Black Friday strike could be Amazon's gain

Last week Zalando, this week Dafiti: JP Morgan backs Rocket Internet by additional $45m

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US-based financial firm JP Morgan is to invest $45 million in Dafiti, built with the backing of Berlin incubator Rocket Internet and now the largest online fashion retailer in Brazil. The investors will take a holding in the e-commerce site, which offers customers a variety of products, including clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and...
Last week Zalando, this week Dafiti: JP Morgan backs Rocket Internet by additional $45m

Amazon's Cloud Player Crackdown Punishes Cheapskates

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You knew it had to happen, but it still stings. With Amazon's complicated update of its Cloud Player digital music service, the company has made its cloud-based music-locker service much less friendly to users who don't want to pay for a subscription. Amazon's announcement Tuesday made it sound like the...
Amazon's Cloud Player Crackdown Punishes Cheapskates
Amazon reportedly prepping a smartphone – will it cost more than the Kindle Fire tablet?
Best Buy names new CEO with buyout bid still on the table

Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

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Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will soon be able to use their iPhones to scan items and pay at self-checkout counters, as the retail giant has announced an expansion of its Scan & Go pilot program....
Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

Best Buy has become a soap opera

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The electronics retail giant once watched on proudly as competitors failed. Now, it appears that internal chaos -- as much as tough competition -- is tearing it apart. By Don Reisinger, contributor FORTUNE -- Over the years, countless technology retailers have groaned their way toward death. Companies like Circuit City...
Best Buy has become a soap opera

New estimate pegs Amazon's cloud at nearly half a million servers

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It's no secret that Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) cluster is big. It powers massive services such as Netflix, Instagram, and Reddit. But just how big is anyone's guess. The retail giant won't say. So, dissatisfied with the company's silence, one man decided to find out. Huan Liu, a...
New estimate pegs Amazon's cloud at nearly half a million servers
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