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Amazon's new Kindles now available in Canada, Paperwhite starting at CAD $139

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Despite being our neighbors to the north, Canadians have had to sit patiently and wait for Amazon's refreshed line of e-readers to make their way to retail -- even the UK's had access to the E Ink slates. Now, just over five months later, the Paperwhite and latest generation...
Amazon's new Kindles now available in Canada, Paperwhite starting at CAD $139
Amazon Finally Reclaims Its Namesake, Launches In Brazil With Kindle Store

Google CEO Larry Page: Google Glass 'gives me chills'

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Larry Page is excited about the potential of Google Glass — so much so that he gets the chills when wearing them. On the first quarter earnings call today, Google’s CEO touched on several different aspects of his company, including Google’s high-tech augmented reality spectacles. He said he gets...
Google CEO Larry Page: Google Glass 'gives me chills'
AMAZON: We Doubled Kindle Sales--No, We're Not Telling You What That Really Means (AMZN)

Seattle bar bans Google Glass, still loves beer goggles

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Seattle's 5 Point Cafe, whose webpage boasts of "alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929," has issued a zero-tolerance ban for Google Glass. The announcement was made via Facebook last week and read: "For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings...
Seattle bar bans Google Glass, still loves beer goggles

Amazon Pursues The Feds and the Potential Billions in Cloud Computing Services

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Amazon is quietly pursuing the multi-billion dollar federal cloud computing market, intensifying an already fast accelerating sales and marketing effort by Google, Microsoft and a host of others. According to the Seattle Business Journal, Amazon is making progress with federal agencies and is being included in a host of proposals....
Amazon Pursues The Feds and the Potential Billions in Cloud Computing Services

Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

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Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Viacom to provide a larger selection of television content to its Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime customers. Under the deal, Amazon’s customers will have access to episodes of The Real World, Chapelle’s Show and the The...
Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

Google Glass: Orwellian Surveillance with Fluffier Branding

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Recently a Seattle bar has pre-emptively banned Google Glass from its premises, generating mixed reactions online, but also raising questions about whether they will present a privacy concern when used in public spaces. The 5 Point Café made its intentions clear with a post on its Facebook page that stated:...
Google Glass: Orwellian Surveillance with Fluffier Branding

How Cool Is This: Amazon To Hire 50,000 People For The Holiday Season (AMZN)

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Amazon is going to hire 50,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. Pretty awesome. The press release: Amazon is Hiring for 50,000 Seasonal Positions in the U.S. This Holiday SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2012-- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday...
How Cool Is This: Amazon To Hire 50,000 People For The Holiday Season (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

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

Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone finally lands in App Store

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Almost a year after first debuting its cloud-based music service, Amazon today released an iPhone version of the app that provides access to most of the features offered in the Android and desktop versions. Not surprisingly, missing is the ability to purchase music from directly within the app. Otherwise...
Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone finally lands in App Store

Put some search into your apps for $0.12 per hour with new Amazon CloudSearch service

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Amazon subsidiary Amazon Web Services this morning unveiled a new product called CloudSearch, which basically lets clients integrate search functionality into their applications. Press release is below, we’re adding more details in updates to this post: A fully managed and highly scalable search service that businesses can easily integrate into...
Put some search into your apps for $0.12 per hour with new Amazon CloudSearch service
Amazon Q4 2012 results: $21.3B in net sales, $97M in net income, and Kindle Fire HD continues best-selling run
Seattle Bar Bans Google Glasses, Threatens "[Rear] Kickings" For Violators (GOOG)
Amazon expands in-app purchasing to Mac, PC, And Web platforms

Amazon Acquires Online Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash

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Amazon has just announced that it will acquire order fulfillment company Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. We’ve embedded the release below. Kiva Systems’ interconnected hardware and software package is designed to streamline the process of picking, packing and shipping e-commerce products for delivery. SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today...
Amazon Acquires Online Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash
Amazon’s Android app store celebrates one year and 31,000 apps

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 adds in-app purchasing to Mac, PC and browser-based games

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Have you been itching to open your wallet in the middle of some thrilling Forsaken Planet gameplay? Soon you'll be able to build your collection of "loot coins" on the fly with a few more platforms, thanks to Amazon's new in-app purchasing tool. Think of it as 1-Click ordering...
Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Mac, PC and browser-based games

No Google Glasses allowed, declares Seattle dive bar

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Google’s high-tech augmented reality “Project Glass” glasses are still in development, and not available for purchase. But Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe is getting ahead of the game — and fueling the debate over privacy — by banning the devices from the bar in advance. The 5 Point posted this message...
No Google Glasses allowed, declares Seattle dive bar
Amazon Prime customers will soon gain access to Paramount films
Amazon adds 'Parks and Recreation' to Prime Instant Video, with more popular NBCUniversal content

Amazon beats profit expectations, tops 90,000 employees for first time

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Amazon this afternoon reported first-quarter profits of $82 million, or 18 cents a share, a decline of 37 percent from the same quarter a year ago but more than enough to exceed Wall Street’s expectations. That was despite the fact that the company’s sales were just a bit lighter than Wall...
Amazon beats profit expectations, tops 90,000 employees for first time

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
The Startup File: LogicMatter, SmartPlug, Pepper Networks, Semble and others raising cash
Xbox 360 gets Amazon Instant Video

Tech Moves: Tableau taps new board member; Flux Drive names CEO; and more

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Brooke Seawell Tableau Software, a Seattle business intelligence company whose visualization tools are used by more than 7,000 customers, has named software executive Brooke Seawell to the board. Seawell — who serves on the boards of Informatica Corporation and NVIDIA — previously worked at NetDynamics and Synopsys in financing and accounting...
Tech Moves: Tableau taps new board member; Flux Drive names CEO; and more
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Who needs people? Amazon just bought robotics firm Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash

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Amazon likes to call itself a technology company that sells things, but it’s also a company that has massive supply chain chops. Today, it was announced that Amazon has purchased Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. Kiva, in case you haven’t heard, makes fantastically important robots that scuttle through warehouses and...
Who needs people? Amazon just bought robotics firm Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash
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