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  • Amazillions Are Streaming Music Via Amazon Prime

    Amazillions Are Streaming Music Via Amazon Prime

    Amazon today released its first numbers offering some insight into how many people are streaming music over its new Amazon Prime Music service a little over a week after its launch. Before you ask, I’ll say straight out that par for the course with Amazon, there are no specific sales numbers: “Prime members streamed tens of millions of songs—that’s millions of hours… Read More

  • The Best Amazon Fire Phone Features You Won’t Get In Any Other Phone

    The Best Amazon Fire Phone Features You Won’t Get In Any Other Phone

    Today, Amazon introduced the long-rumored Fire Phone. It has the killer 3D effects that everyone anticipated. But it also has a few neat features that you won’t see in any other phone out there… Read More

  • Amazon’s Shopping Phone Comes With Free Prime Membership For A Year

    Amazon’s Shopping Phone Comes With Free Prime Membership For A Year

    Amazon has just announced its head-tracking, shopping-focused $199 smartphone, the Fire Phone. And for those who might be wavering about shelling out top dollar (it’s $649 off contract) for a newbie smartphone, the company is currently throwing in a free year of its Amazon Prime membership service to sweeten the deal. Read More

  • Amazon Prime Music Is Actually About Selling More Physical Goods

    Amazon Prime Music Is Actually About Selling More Physical Goods

    We are entering the age of the omnibundle, where what you see isn’t what you’re paying for. Take Amazon adding a “free” music-streaming service to its $99 a year Prime club. The goal is to lure more people into Prime because its free two-day shipping encourages more impulse buying of physical packages, which is where Amazon makes real money. That’s why it… Read More

  • Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits

    Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits

    There have been a lot of murmurs that Amazon would turn on a new music-streaming service this week, and it looks like that’s just what it quietly did a little while ago. A link to Amazon Prime Music, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber that is, now takes you to a page heavy on playlists, promising over 1 million songs ready for your streaming pleasure, on top of the downloading… Read More

  • Amazon Goes Big With Sunday Delivery Expansion

    Amazon Goes Big With Sunday Delivery Expansion

    Amazon has just announced a huge expansion for Sunday deliveries with 15 new cities slated to learn the pleasures of receiving shipments on the weekend. So far, Amazon has only offered Sunday deliveries to New York, LA, and London. Amazon has partnered with the United States Postal Service to make Sunday deliveries a reality. The new cities joining the program include Indianapolis; Lexington… Read More

  • Amazon’s Smartphone May Come With A Special Data Plan Called ‘Prime Data’

    Amazon’s Smartphone May Come With A Special Data Plan Called ‘Prime Data’

    The Amazon Phone is almost certainly on its way, but the details surrounding its features and selling points are still somewhat unclear. Multiple sources have revealed to us and other news outlets that 3D effects and gesture-based features will be present on the device, but today another detail has leaked out. BGR reports that Amazon plans to launch a specialized data plan for its new… Read More

  • Amazon Stock Price Pops On News Of Prime Price Increase

    Amazon Stock Price Pops On News Of Prime Price Increase

    The street likes what it hears. This morning, prior to the market opening, Amazon announced that it was raising the price of its Prime subscription membership by $20 to $99 a year. The company’s stock followed suit and opened the day at $376, trading at up 1.63% on the day. This stock price increase puts its highest level since the dramatic crash following disappointing holiday earnings. Read More

  • Amazon Drones: As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap

    Amazon Drones: As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap

    As a drone hipster — I wrote an entire novel about a drone apocalypse a full five years ago — I watched the techosphere’s reactions to Amazon’s announcement that it was experimenting with drone delivery with a mixture of amusement and despair. Almost everybody is thinking so small. Jeff Bezos must feel like Butch Cassidy: “I got vision, and the rest of the world… Read More

  • Amazon Taps NBCUniversal To Bring Covert Affairs, Grimm, Suits, And More To Prime Instant Video

    Amazon Taps NBCUniversal To Bring Covert Affairs, Grimm, Suits, And More To Prime Instant Video

    Amazon has just announced a new content deal with NBCUniversal, bringing a host of new television series to the video streaming platform. Some of those titles include Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal, and Suits. And what’s more, the company is pulling content from NBCUniversal’s children series such as Curious George and Land Before Time, which will be available with… Read More