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No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

July 23rd, 2014

When Amazon first announced the price increase from $79 to $99 for Prime memberships, everyone was up in arms. Looking back at the reaction of Amazon customers following the announcement, you might have thought we’d be in the middle of a worldwide boycott of Amazon Prime about now, but it appears that the fallout was much less eventful than many had predicted. On …

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Here are all the HBO shows you’re now able to watch on Amazon Prime

May 21st, 2014

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service won’t give you everything you can get on HBO… but it will still give you a lot. Amazon on Wednesday announced the first batch of shows that its Prime Instant Video and it includes every season of The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Rome, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened and Flight of …

Amazon Prime Price Increase

Amazon faces a surprisingly strong backlash against Prime price hikes

March 18th, 2014

Amazon is about to raise the price of its Prime subscription service from $79 to $99 per year, and although the increase is likely worth it, Amazon has been trying to prepare its customers for the price hike for the past couple months. In January, Amazon hinted that it may increase the Prime subscription price …

Amazon Prime Price Increase

Here’s the real reason Amazon is jacking up Prime prices

March 13th, 2014

To the surprise of almost no one, Amazon finally announced that it was raising prices on annual Amazon Prime subscriptions by 25%, going from $79 to $99 a year. Although Amazon is officially saying that it had to increase its Prime prices due to increased shipping costs, Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson isn’t buying it. …

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Amazon is reportedly in talks to bring a music streaming service to Prime

February 28th, 2014

Ever since Amazon announced it was considering raising the price of Prime subscriptions, customers of the gargantuan online marketplace have been very vocal about their disapproval. Increasing the price of a service without adding any value is typically grounds for outrage on the Internet, but Amazon might be looking into a solution to appease its …

Amazon Prime Price Increase

Jacking up Amazon Prime prices could be a huge mistake

February 12th, 2014

People may love Amazon Prime, but Amazon shouldn’t take that love for granted anytime soon. The Wall Street Journal points us to a new survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners showing that while most Amazon Prime customers plan on renewing their subscriptions right now, that number would drop significantly if it meant paying between …

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This is the best way to beat the Amazon Prime price increase blues

February 4th, 2014

If you’re already dreading the Amazon Prime price increase and you want to vent your frustration — but maybe also accomplish something productive in the process — we’ve got the social media campaign for you. Eric Neuman over at Simple Actually was tired of waiting for Instant Video streaming to come to his Android devices, …

Amazon Prime said to be huge success with more than 10 million members

March 12th, 2013

Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime service is one of the Internet’s hidden gems. For $79 a year, the company offers Prime members free two-day shipping and access to thousands of streaming TV shows and movies. For frequent online shoppers, Prime is a no-brainer. While Amazon has never disclosed how many people have signed up for Prime, recent …

EPIX deal beefs up Amazon’s Prime streaming service ahead of new Kindle Fire launch

September 4th, 2012

Before Amazon (AMZN) gets ready to unleash its new Kindle Fire tablet, the retail giant on Tuesday announced a new partnership with EPIX that looks to beef up the company’s Prime streaming service. The multi-year licensing agreement between the two companies will deliver 25,000 new movies and TV episodes such as “The Avengers” and “The Hunger Games” …