Amazon has announced its Black Friday 2014 sale plans, joining the many other retailers competing fiercely for customers’ business on the most important shopping day of the upcoming holiday season. The giant retailer said in a press release that it plans to offer users eight days of Black Friday deals, with a new deal being listed every ten minutes starting with November 21st. More →
There are sure to be plenty of great gaming deals over the holidays, but not even the best of Black Friday is going to be able to compete with this ridiculous scam. Earlier this month, Walmart announced that it would match the prices of certain online retailers, including Amazon.
“We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything,” Walmart says on its website. “So if you find a current lower online price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.”
Amazon is back with a special Android apps bundle that offers users free access to 17 premium apps that are worth more than $80 combined. The free app promotion is valid on Friday and Saturday, and users have to install Amazon’s Appstore on their Android smartphones and tablets to get the apps. The free applications are available to Amazon customers in various countries, and the list of included apps follows below: More →
It hasn’t taken long for creative YouTubers to come up with ways to make fun of Echo, Amazon’s new talking cylinder personal assistant that it unveiled earlier this week. YouTube user Barry Mannifold posted a video on Friday that takes the original introduction video that Amazon made for Echo and overdubs his own… interesting responses to the family’s questions. More →
The unending torrent of Amazon Prime perks continues unabated as Amazon opens up unlimited photo storage to all of its Prime customers. Unlimited storage on Prime Photos was previously only available to Fire device owners, but CNET notes that as of this week, anyone with a Prime subscription is eligible for the service. In order to access Prime Photos, simply log into your Amazon Cloud Drive account and start uploading. More →
When it comes to the Fire Phone, Amazon made several huge mistakes that were easy to spot at the time of the phone’s release. Now Fortune reports that Amazon is owning up to one of them, as Amazon exec David Limp tells the publication that the device’s initial $200 on-contract price was way too high, especially for a company like Amazon that is known for offering killer deals. More →
Apple is edging closer to declaring an all-out war against mega retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and CVS with its payment system. The big shopping chains do not want Apple butting into their customer relationship and have already rejected the use of Apple Pay. Yet despite the stringent opposition from the leading bricks and mortar players, Apple Pay is already more popular than all other NFC solutions combined after only one week of availability. More →
Amazon’s $99 Fire TV was the company’s first streaming media player meant to compete against the Apple TV, Roku or Chromecast, but the company has finally figured out how to make an actual Chromecast-like device that might be more popular with consumers. Announced on Monday, the Fire TV Stick costs just $39, $4 more than Google’s popular streaming dongle, though Amazon Prime subscribers can preorder it for just $19 over the next two days.
Apple Pay rolled out on Monday to a great deal of fanfare, but launching the service was only half the battle. Now Apple is faced with the enormous challenge of gradually adding support for every credit, debit and gift card in the United States in the coming months. It appears that Apple isn’t wasting any time either as reports began to spread on Friday that Apple Pay is now compatible with Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. More →
We’ve known for a while that Amazon’s Fire Phone is this year’s version of the Microsoft Kin or the Facebook-centric HTC First — that is, it’s a phone that is destined to go down as one of the biggest bombs in smartphone history. CNET takes a look at Amazon’s earnings report released on Thursday and brings us some new numbers that show us just how big of a flop the Fire Phone has really been. More →