Amazon Prime Vs. Spotify

It sounds like Spotify has nothing to fear from Amazon’s music streaming service

By on June 11, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

It sounds like Spotify has nothing to fear from Amazon’s music streaming service

Remember when some of us thought that Apple’s iTunes Radio might be a significant competitor with Pandora when it was announced last year? Well, we were definitely laughably wrong about that but we do feel confident in saying that Amazon’s new music streaming service won’t pose much of a threat to Spotify. The New York Times reports that Amazon’s new music streaming service will launch as soon as next week but it won’t feature any new releases and it won’t have any albums from the Universal Music Group, which just happens to be the world’s largest music company. More →

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Amazon Smartphone Launch Event

Amazon will finally unveil its 3D smartphone on June 18th

By on June 4, 2014 at 4:17 PM.

Amazon will finally unveil its 3D smartphone on June 18th

We’ve played our part in spoiling the surprise, but it looks like Amazon is finally ready to unveil its 3D smartphone at a launch event on June 18th in Seattle. The news comes from a video Amazon published this afternoon on its YouTube account, and although the phone doesn’t get any screen time, we can’t think of any other upcoming Amazon devices that would elicit the responses shown in the video.

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Preventing The Next Heartbleed

Google, Amazon among tech companies trying to prevent the next Heartbleed

By on May 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Google, Amazon among tech companies trying to prevent the next Heartbleed

If there’s one thing that can make the competitive tech industry band together, it’s security. Last month, the Heartbleed bug affected nearly everyone in the industry, requiring millions of customers to change their passwords and rethink the safety that their services provide them. The Wall Street Journal reports that several of the biggest tech firms on the planet are doing what they can to prevent the next Heartbleed by helping to pay the salaries of full-time employees and funding an audit for the OpenSSL Project. More →

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Free Android Apps

Amazon will pay you $10 to download these 5 free Android apps

By on May 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Amazon will pay you $10 to download these 5 free Android apps

What’s better than a nice paid Android app? A nice free Android app. And what’s better than a nice free Android app? Getting paid to download a free Android app. Amazon on Thursday announced a special Memorial Day promotion unlike like any we’ve seen in the past. Rather than simply offering a few nice paid apps for free like most app sales do, Amazon is offering to pay customers to download five specific free apps from the Amazon Appstore. More →

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Free Android Apps

These 9 awesome Android photo apps are free for one day only

By on May 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

These 9 awesome Android photo apps are free for one day only

What’s the only thing better than an awesome Android app? That’s right — an awesome paid Android app that becomes available for free. Amazon’s Google Play store rival, the Amazon Appstore, is perhaps best known for providing users with one paid app for free each day. For one day only, however, Amazon is apparently feeling particularly generous. Instead of offering just one paid app for free on Friday, the company has made 9 awesome photo editing apps completely free for 24 hours. More →

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Amazon Photography Background Patent

The silliest patent ever awarded may already be infringed by millions of people

By on May 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

The silliest patent ever awarded may already be infringed by millions of people

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Amazon what appears to be the silliest patent yet – detailed by Photography Bay, the patent describes ways of taking pictures of subjects or products on a white background – which could turn the company into the a giant patent troll, assuming it ever finds a way to enforce it. Titled “Studio arrangement,” the patent was awarded to Amazon on March 18. More →

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Mediabridge Amazon Selling License Revoked

Amazon bans seller that threatened to sue customer over negative review

By on May 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Amazon bans seller that threatened to sue customer over negative review

Remember the Amazon shopper that was suddenly faced with the threat of a lawsuit after posting a negative review for a router? That shopper was vindicated on Thursday, shortly after the story of his predicament began to spread, as Amazon removed all Mediabridge products from their online store in response to the company’s explosive reaction to the review. Ars Technica updated its story, pointing to a lengthy Facebook post from Mediabridge defending the company’s actions. The post has since been deleted, but Ars Technica managed to gather some of the highlights beforehand. More →

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Amazon Sunday Delivery Expansion

Amazon expands Sunday delivery service to 15 more cities

By on May 8, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Amazon expands Sunday delivery service to 15 more cities

Amazon pleasantly surprised its customers late last year when the company announced it would begin delivering packages on Sundays. Partnering with the United States Postal Service, Amazon brought Sunday deliveries to New York and Los Angeles last November, but on Thursday the biggest online retailer in the world revealed that the service would be expanding to 15 more cities. More →

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Featured
Best Android Phone 2014

Here are all the most exciting unreleased Android phones coming in 2014

By on May 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Here are all the most exciting unreleased Android phones coming in 2014

HTC’s One (M8) and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 are two of the best Android smartphones that will launch in 2014. In fact, they’re two of the best smartphones that have ever existed, period. But there are plenty of other fantastic phones set to debut this year and people in the market for a new handset might want to think twice before rushing into a new contract right now. More →

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Negative Amazon Products Reviews

Criticizing products in Amazon reviews might get you sued

By on May 8, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Criticizing products in Amazon reviews might get you sued

Amazon shoppers who like to review the products they purchase from the giant retailer should know that the companies that sell those products can go as far as to threaten serious legal action against them for negative reviews. Redditor trevely that had criticized a router on Amazon received such a threat from Mediabridge Products lawyers, Ars Technica reports, with the company asking him to remove his negative review of one of the products. Apparently, that review quickly became the “most helpful” negative review on Amazon for the Medialink Wireless Router. More →

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Amazon #AmazonCart Twitter Shopping

Video: New deal lets you add products to your Amazon shopping cart from Twitter

By on May 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Video: New deal lets you add products to your Amazon shopping cart from Twitter

Amazon is ready to offer shoppers an interesting new way to purchase various goods by letting them connect their Amazon and Twitter accounts in order to add new products to their Amazon shopping carts with a simple hashtag. By adding #AmazonCart in replies to tweets that have Amazon product links in them, users will be able to add those products to their carts, The Next Web reports. More →

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Amazon Same Day Delivery Expansion

Amazon’s same-day delivery service expands to three more cities

By on May 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Amazon’s same-day delivery service expands to three more cities

Amazon’s push to get packages to your doorstep as quickly as possible continues as Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles have been added to the list of cities offering same day delivery. The Wall Street Journal reports that along with the service’s expansion into three new metropolitan areas, several of the cities which had already featured same day delivery have been given even later cut-off times before their orders will be pushed to the next day. More →

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Exclusive
Amazon Smartphone Photos

Unmasked: The world’s first clear look at Amazon’s smartphone

By on May 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

Unmasked: The world’s first clear look at Amazon’s smartphone

Amazon is still more than a month away from unveiling its first own-brand smartphone, but there isn’t much mystery that remains. BGR gave the world its first look at the unannounced handset in mid-April, and we followed up with exclusive details surrounding the phone’s unique 3D interface and gesture-based controls. Then, we revealed that “Prime Data” will be one of the device’s key weapons in the crowded U.S. smartphone market.

Now, BGR has exclusively obtained a new image of Amazon’s smartphone that reveals the handset’s design for the first time ever. More →

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