Amazon Earnings Q1 2015

Amazon’s roadmap for 2015: Move fast, launch as much as possible

By on April 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Amazon’s roadmap for 2015: Move fast, launch as much as possible

From the expansion of its one-hour delivery service to new cities to the testing of product deliveries directly to customer car trunks and the expansion of its ecosystem of apps and streaming content, the first quarter found Amazon on a typically productive footing.

The scope of that activity – which included things like the company’s studio arm greenlighting new seasons of original shows like “Mozart in the Jungle” and launching new features around some of the company’s hardware offerings – also sheds light on how the e-commerce behemoth plans to spend the rest of 2015. Based on its at times dizzying operational pace during the just-ended three-month period for which Amazon reported earnings Thursday, which included revealing for the first time the size of its $5 billion cloud business, 2015 looks to be another year of big bets, occasional misfires and breakneck expansion for the company. More →

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Galaxy S6 Battery Case Amazon

Double your Galaxy S6’s battery life with this cheap case from Amazon

By on April 23, 2015 at 2:45 PM.

Double your Galaxy S6’s battery life with this cheap case from Amazon

When we reviewed the Galaxy S6 last month, we found the battery life to be about on par with most of the other flagship devices that have launched this generation. The fast-charging adapter certainly helps alleviate this issue if you happen to be near a wall outlet, but what if you’re on the move all day and need your phone to last, no matter how much stress you put it through?

For those days, you probably wouldn’t mind having a battery case to back you up, and as luck would have it, Amazon has a great one on sale right now. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Download 26 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

By on April 16, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

Download 26 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

Amazon’s own Android phone may have been an absolute bust, but the company’s Android app store is an entirely different story. The Amazon Appstore is accessible on all Android smartphones and tablets, and it offers a solid alternative to Google’s Play store. In fact, we recently called it the one app every Android device owner needs to install immediately thanks to Amazon’s promotions that offer one new paid app for free every day.

But why give away one paid app each day when you can give away 26? More →

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Netflix Streaming Guide

Free app shows you everywhere you can stream your favorite TV series and movies

By on April 14, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Free app shows you everywhere you can stream your favorite TV series and movies

Cord cutting was once a distant dream, but now it’s a reality for an increasing number of consumers tired of overpaying for a pay TV package. Thanks to the growing number of streaming movie and TV services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more, it’s getting easier each day to cut the cord without missing too much.

The problem, however, is that it can often be difficult to find what you’re looking for on all of these streaming services. Thankfully, one nifty web app is looking to simplify the searching process. More →

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Cheap Galaxy S6 Cases Amazon

Check out these great new Galaxy S6, S6 edge cases on Amazon for under $5

By on April 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Check out these great new Galaxy S6, S6 edge cases on Amazon for under $5

Both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge have been out for a few days now, which means many of you are probably in the market for a case. Of course, having just bought a new phone, you probably don’t want to break the bank on some fancy case, which is why you definitely need to check out these killer savings from Slickdeals. More →

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iPad Air 2 Cheap Case Amazon

One of the toughest iPad Air 2 cases is on sale for $5 on Amazon

By on April 10, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

One of the toughest iPad Air 2 cases is on sale for $5 on Amazon

The iPad Air 2 has been out for months now, but it’s still hard to find the right case. I know that I spent hours scouring the shelves of every Best Buy in the area before I finally settled on the one I own now, but I wish I had seen the CaseCrown Bold Standby Pro Case before I spent $60 on this one. More →

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Oyster Netflix for Books eBook Sales

Oyster, the ‘Netflix for books,’ is bringing the fight to Amazon’s front door

By on April 8, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Oyster, the ‘Netflix for books,’ is bringing the fight to Amazon’s front door

If you haven’t heard of Oyster, the most apt way to describe it is as “the Netflix for books,” allowing users to pay a monthly subscription fee for access to its catalog of over 1 million digital titles. On Wednesday, the company launched what it is calling Oyster 2.0, which includes a full eBook store that might stand a chance of rivaling Amazon’s ubiquitous storefront. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Cheap Case Amazon

One of the coolest iPhone 6 Plus cases we’ve ever seen costs just $0.99 on Amazon

By on April 6, 2015 at 2:23 PM.

One of the coolest iPhone 6 Plus cases we’ve ever seen costs just $0.99 on Amazon

The hunt for the perfect phone case is never over. You might have seen the list of every iPhone 6 case we’ve ever recommended last week, but no matter how long that list gets, we’re going to continue to add to it as long as we keep discovering new cases that deserve your attention. More →

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Best Android Apps

The one app every single Android user needs to install immediately

By on April 3, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

The one app every single Android user needs to install immediately

BGR has a long and winding relationship with Amazon, mostly because we have exclusively leaked every single piece of hardware the company announced from the first Kindle straight through to the Fire phone. Amazon refuses to work with us as a result, and we suppose that’s understandable. Of course, we’re still big fans of many of the services Amazon provides, and we use several of them ourselves regularly.

This brings us to the one app every single Android user should have installed on his or her phone. More →

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Amazon Dash

It can’t be promising when Amazon has to confirm that Amazon Dash isn’t a joke

By on April 1, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

It can’t be promising when Amazon has to confirm that Amazon Dash isn’t a joke

Amazon, always one to push the envelope, took the wraps off of Amazon Dash yesterday. In case you missed it, the latest addition to Amazon’s growing product lineup is a series of oval buttons stamped with the logo of a particular household item that tends to need replenishing on a frequent basis.

For instance, say you’re running low on Tide. Instead of making a mental note to buy more detergent, you can simply press the button on your Tide Amazon Dash widget whereupon it will send a message, via Wi-Fi, to your Amazon mobile shopping app confirming that  an order has been placed. Of course, users can pre-determine the quantities they want delivered.

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Cheap PS4 Xbox One Deals Amazon

3 of the best video game console deals on Amazon this week

By on March 31, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

3 of the best video game console deals on Amazon this week

After a slow start to the year, there are already enough games out in 2015 to last you for the next six months. Of course, you’ll need the latest and greatest consoles in order to play them, but consoles are expensive. That’s not going to change any time soon, which is why we thought it might be worth pointing you in the direction of a few great deals on Amazon. More →

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Amazon Sale

Amazon’s deal of the day: Up to 50% off hard drives and networking gear

By on March 31, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

Amazon’s deal of the day: Up to 50% off hard drives and networking gear

Amazon’s deals of the day aren’t always aimed at tech fans, though we can all appreciate an affordable sweater and some nice gardening tools every now and then. On Tuesday, however, Amazon’s biggest deals are aimed squarely at tech savvy shoppers.

Looking to expand your storage at home, at work or on the go? Shopping around for a new wireless router or powerline networking gear? For one day only, Amazon is offering up to 50% off select hard drives, routers and more. More →

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Amazon Deals

4 apps that will help you save money on products from Amazon and elsewhere

By on March 31, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

4 apps that will help you save money on products from Amazon and elsewhere

There is nothing worse than buying something new only to find it listed at a cheaper price elsewhere a few days later. Ok, there are many, many things worse than that, but the desire or even need to save money is a common thread that runs through most people. The Internet has made it easier than ever before to comparison shop, but it has also introduced a new problem: With all of the shopping websites out there, how do you know if you’re getting the best price?

Luckily, there’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that, and in this post we’ll discuss four of them. More →

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