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Black Friday sales made Jeff Bezos worth over $100 billion, first time since Bill Gates
Black Friday sales made Jeff Bezos worth over $100 billion, first time since Bill Gates
Earlier this fall Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon, passed Bill Gates to become the richest man alive once again after ...... 26 Nov 2017
Black Friday is coming but Chinese Singles' Day spending is way bigger
Black Friday is coming but Chinese Singles' Day spending is way bigger
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the entire Thanksgiving weekend is a celebration of shopping, especially online shopping. Americans spend over ...... 13 Nov 2017 - 1 comment
Amazon deliver Prime packages inside your home, here's Amazon Key
Amazon deliver Prime packages inside your home, here's Amazon Key
Amazon is constantly trying to come up with new ways to sell and deliver you products whether its acquiring Whole Foods, trying to perfect drone ...... 25 Oct 2017 - 8 comments
EU to sue Ireland for billions in Apple taxes
EU to sue Ireland for billions in Apple taxes
European Union has decided to sue Ireland for not collecting taxes on Apple. Ireland had 12 months to recover taxes that were unfairly avoided ...... 07 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Google's Echo Show competitor plans revealed after YouTube block
Google's Echo Show competitor plans revealed after YouTube block
Earlier this week Amazon revealed a bunch of new Alexa powered smart speakers. A day before that it was also revealed that Amazon's high-end ...... 30 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Amazon answers to Apple TV 4K with the new Fire TV 4K
Amazon answers to Apple TV 4K with the new Fire TV 4K
Amazon's launch event yesterday gave us plenty of new options when it comes to Echo smart speakers but Amazon didn't forget the TV crowd. Amazon's ...... 28 Sep 2017
Amazon updates Echo lineup, now smaller and cheaper
Amazon updates Echo lineup, now smaller and cheaper
Amazon had a launch event yesterday where they updated their smart device lineups. While Alexa and Echo are still a marginal business inside ...... 28 Sep 2017
Google blocks YouTube from Amazon's new Echo
Google blocks YouTube from Amazon's new Echo
Amazon was the first company to hit the smart speaker out of the park. With their newest addition, Echo Show, it tries to elevate the smart ...... 27 Sep 2017
Amazon has a new Fire HD tablet for $150
Amazon has a new Fire HD tablet for $150
Amazon has unveiled a refreshed version of its Fire HD 10 tablet. The online retailers improved 10-inch tablet has got more storage and performance ...... 19 Sep 2017
Apple and Amazon to challenge Sony and others for James Bond rights
Apple and Amazon to challenge Sony and others for James Bond rights
Online video and internet TV is here to stay. Moreover it is here to challenge broadcast TV and it seems clear that it is the future. Netflix, ...... 08 Sep 2017
Amazon wants to challenge Facebook's messaging empire
Amazon wants to challenge Facebook's messaging empire
Two two most populous instant messaging platforms are WhatsApp and Facebook's Messenger. Well, one should say Facebook's WhatsApp and Facebook's Messenger. ...... 18 Jul 2017
Amazon buys Whole Foods, invests $14 billion into groceries
Amazon buys Whole Foods, invests $14 billion into groceries
You remember that amazing video Amazon released when announcing their new product Amazon Go? People just walking in and out of a grocery store ...... 17 Jun 2017
Amazon comes to Apple TV
Amazon comes to Apple TV
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has been opened by Tim Cook. Cook started the keynote by telling how popular the developer ...... 05 Jun 2017
Netflix original programming is destroying Amazon's and Hulu's in comparison
Netflix original programming is destroying Amazon's and Hulu's in comparison
Netflix in globally a streaming giant no one has managed to challenge. However, in the United States, there are few streaming services that ...... 02 Feb 2017 - 9 comments
Apple joins Google, Facebook, Amazon, to study and advance AI
Apple joins Google, Facebook, Amazon, to study and advance AI
It is clear that artificial intelligence is going to be a huge part of future computing. It might not mean Haley Joel Osment's David from 2001 ...... 28 Jan 2017 - 1 comment
Worldwide tablet sales fall nearly 15 percent year-over-year
Worldwide tablet sales fall nearly 15 percent year-over-year
The global tablet slump continued this quarter, showing a year-over-year decline of 14.7 percent to 43 million units. Most vendors saw significant ...... 01 Nov 2016 - 6 comments
Amazon's unlimited streaming service is now live
Amazon's unlimited streaming service is now live
Amazon's oft-rumored Music Unlimited service has gone live, available to Prime members for $79 per year, or $7.99 per month if you choose that route. ...... 14 Oct 2016
Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage plan in UK
Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage plan in UK
Amazon is now offering an unlimited storage plan for all kinds of files for 55 per year in the UK, less than 5 per month. Existing Prime ...... 25 Aug 2016 - 2 comments
Hacker releases Amazon Kindle user data after company fails to respond
Hacker releases Amazon Kindle user data after company fails to respond
A hacker going by the name Ox2Taylor released sensitive information about 80,000 Amazon Kindle users earlier this week after Amazon did not ...... 14 Jul 2016 - 3 comments
Audible launches 'Channels' premium podcasts for $4.95 per month
Audible launches 'Channels' premium podcasts for $4.95 per month
Amazon-owned Audible has launched a new service, 'Channels,' premium podcasts for $4.95 per month or free if you are an existing, paying Audible member. ...... 10 Jul 2016
Amazon Prime Video now available as monthly subscription service
Amazon Prime Video now available as monthly subscription service
Amazon Prime Video will be available as a stand-alone monthly subscription service in a bid to capture more of the streaming video market. ...... 19 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Amazon's free shipping minimum order is now up to $49
Amazon's free shipping minimum order is now up to $49
Amazon has announced today that it is raising the free shipping minimum on its orders from non-Prime members to $49. When Amazon first launched, ...... 23 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Report: Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer'
Report: Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer'
According to the New York Post, Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer' although the plan is still in its early stages. The sources claim ...... 28 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Amazon devices double during record-breaking holiday season
Amazon devices double during record-breaking holiday season
As people celebrated Christmas et al., Amazon celebrated record-setting holiday season for Prime. The company also doubled the number of Amazon devices. ...... 28 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Amazon expands one-hour delivery to 4,000 new items
Amazon expands one-hour delivery to 4,000 new items
Amazon announced today that it has expanded the one-hour delivery provided by Prime Now to another 4,000 items. Amazon says the expansion includes ...... 11 Dec 2015
Amazon sells millions of its tablets, set-top boxes over holiday weekend
Amazon sells millions of its tablets, set-top boxes over holiday weekend
Amazon has boasted today that the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Amazon devices, with the e-tailer giant selling ...... 03 Dec 2015
Is Amazon Prime Instant Video turning into a cable alternative?
Is Amazon Prime Instant Video turning into a cable alternative?
According to a new report, Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers will soon be able to add TV and movie channels to their existing catalog of ...... 26 Nov 2015 - 4 comments
Amazon finally adds two-factor authentication
Amazon finally adds two-factor authentication
Amazon has finally moved ahead in securing your account, adding two-factor authentication. Other giants like Google, Microsoft and Apple ...... 19 Nov 2015
Amazon Prime Music now allows offline playback and supports SD card saves
Amazon Prime Music now allows offline playback and supports SD card saves
Amazon has updated their Prime Music service this week, adding some highly requested features. The company will now allow desktop and mobile ...... 01 Nov 2015
Amazon removes all listings for Chromecast and Apple TV
Amazon removes all listings for Chromecast and Apple TV
Amazon has removed all listings for the Google Chromecast and the Apple TV, taking down direct competitors to its own Amazon set-tops and streaming sticks. ...... 01 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Amazon gets out of the daily deal business
Amazon gets out of the daily deal business
Amazon has announced that it is exiting the daily deals business, effective December 18th. On that date, Amazon will stop selling the deals ...... 31 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Amazon sues over 1000 Fiverr users who were offering to write fake product reviews
Amazon sues over 1000 Fiverr users who were offering to write fake product reviews
Amazon has sued 1114 John Doe defendants who are offering to write fake reviews via Fiverr, the site that allows you to purchase services for as low as $5. ...... 18 Oct 2015 - 7 comments
Is Amazon building a $50 tablet?
Is Amazon building a $50 tablet?
According to the WSJ, Amazon is preparing a $50 tablet for the holidays, a device that would be even cheaper than the company's basic Kindle e-reader. ...... 08 Sep 2015
E-book sales get crushed after prices go up on Amazon
E-book sales get crushed after prices go up on Amazon
Over the past few months, e-book distributors have been signing new deals with e-commerce giant Amazon, and you've likely noticed that the prices ...... 05 Sep 2015 - 3 comments
Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games now available for download via Amazon
Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games now available for download via Amazon
Nintendo has begun selling digital downloads of their Wii U and 3DS games through Amazon, starting with 61 popular titles. In addition, the ...... 02 Sep 2015
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