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  • NBC Runs From iTunes Into The Arms Of Amazon

    NBC Runs From iTunes Into The Arms Of Amazon

    Last week a lot of drama developed between Apple and NBC over who broke up with who. All we really know is that the pair allegedly split over conflicts around DRM and pricing control. It was quite a hit for Apple, with NBC making up 40% or iTune’s digital video downloads. Today NBC found a friend in Amazon, announcing a deal to sell the network’s digital TV content. Amazon… Read More

  • Anorexic PSPs On Amazon

    Anorexic PSPs On Amazon

    If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the slimmed down PSPs to hit stores then hold on just a little while longer. All three versions (piano black, ice silver and ceramic white) have appeared on Amazon with launch dates. The piano black version won’t be pre-packaged with anything fun, but it ships September 10 for $169.99. The ice silver unit is apart of the Daxter Entertainment… Read More

  • Amazon Fresh Shopping Bag Spotted In The Wild

    Amazon Fresh Shopping Bag Spotted In The Wild

    Finally, pictures are starting to come in of Amazon Fresh, the new Webvan-like grocery delivery service that launched in Seattle last month. What I’d really like to see is a review of the service by someone who lives in Seattle. And a picture of the delivery van everyone keeps spotting. Or even better, just video the whole delivery experience. I have very fond memories of Webvan and… Read More

  • Sorta Worth It, Xbox 360 HD DVD Bundle

    Sorta Worth It, Xbox 360 HD DVD Bundle

    One of these days I’ll decide on a next-gen gaming console, but in the mean time I thought I’d pass along this great deal over at Amazon. The HD Bundle gets you the Elite system, HD DVD player and copies of King Kong and 300 plus five HD DVDs for free (mail-in BS). That’s a pretty damn good deal for $599 or you could spend over $800 if you purchased everything… Read More

  • Oops: Pre-prod HTC Units Possibly Sent To Retailers

    Oops: Pre-prod HTC Units Possibly Sent To Retailers

    Uh oh. It seems as though the new HTC Advantage has been shipped to CompUSA, Amazon.com, and possibly elsewhere as pre-production units. Users are being greeted with the message “test only, not for sale” when the device is booted up for the first time. The glitch can easily be fixed by updating the software via a PC but if these devices aren’t yet ready for production from… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 Premium, $329.99

    CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 Premium, $329.99

    That price drop the Xbox 360 had this week? Amazon thought it wasn’t enough, so it’s dropping it some more. Right now, you can get an Xbox 360 Premium for $329.99, new. That’s about how much they were going for used on Craigslist just a few days ago. I know, because I’m fruitlessly trying to get a good deal on one. This price is good enough I’m very tempted to just… Read More

  • Amazon Flexible Payments Service Launches

    As predicted, Amazon launched a new payments web service today called Amazon Flexible Payments Service, or FPS. It will compete with Paypal and Google Checkout. FPS, Amazon says, “is the first payments service designed from the ground up specifically for developers” and “unmatched flexibility in how they can structure payment instructions.” Payments can be made by… Read More

  • Remember Webvan? So Does Amazon

    Remember Webvan? So Does Amazon

    Check out Amazon Fresh – a new invite only service from Amazon that looks eerily similar to the quintessential 90’s Internet flameout, Webvan. The new service promises speedy at-home delivery of groceries, including fresh produce, at “competitive everyday prices.” It’s available only in Seattle currently, and has not been officially announced. But at least one… Read More

  • Amazon To Launch Payments Services; Will Compete With PayPal and Google Checkout

    Look for a launch announcement by Amazon this week or next of a new web service around payments, adding to their S3 (storage), EC2 (virtual server) and other services. They’ve been quietly testing the service, which will compete with PayPal and Google Checkout, for a few weeks. It is an extension of the existing Amazon Payments, which allows third parties selling items on… Read More

  • 40 Terabytes More Data For Amazon S3

    40 Terabytes More Data For Amazon S3

    Startup Phanfare, which stores a lot of user generated media, announced today that they are in the process of moving all of their backups of stored user data – 40 terabytes – to Amazon’s S3 storage service. Amazon S3 has been on a bit of a roll lately, recently surpassing 5 billion stored objects and growing fast. It’s also racking up a number of passionate users who… Read More

  • Amazon Unbox Users Just Got Lazier

    Amazon Unbox Users Just Got Lazier

    TiVo users now have the power to download movies from Amazon via their TV rather than placing orders from a PC. The “Buy on TV’ feature does exactly what it claims to do. TiVo subscribers can rent or purchase movies from the comfort of their couch by using the TiVo remote control. As long as you have a Series2 or Series3 TiVo that has a broadband connection then you’ll never… Read More

  • TiVo Users Get Amazon Movies Direct From Box

    TiVo Users Get Amazon Movies Direct From Box

    TiVo users will be able to purchase and download movies from Amazon via their set top boxes starting today. TiVo users have been able to purchase or rent movies from Amazon Unbox since March. Previously this required users to make the purchase on the Amazon website. From today, TiVo Series 2 and 3 users will now be able to browse and buy movies without having to use a computer. The NY Times… Read More

  • Get A Blackberry Curve For $49 Without Hassle

    Get A Blackberry Curve For $49 Without Hassle

    If you’re in the market for a new phone and the Blackberry Curve has caught your eye, don’t go walking into an AT&T store just yet. Amazon is offering the device for a cheap-as-hell $49 without any rebates whatsoever. Yup, just plug in your credit card, place an order, and you’ve got yourself a Curve for under fifty bucks. One slight issue. If you break AT&T’s… Read More

  • Leopard Available for Pre-order On Amazon

    Leopard Available for Pre-order On Amazon

    Ever since Macworld I’ve been frothing over Leopard and WWDC definitely didn’t help my obsession either. I daydream about Stacks, Spaces and Time Machine. My behavior is quite strange, but I just can’t help it. Anyways, October is a long ways away, but Amazon is willing to help out your cravings with pre-orders for the greatest OS EVER. Are you excited yet? Amazon Read More

  • Amazon May Be Looking To Acquire Netflix

    Netflix stock jumped up 5.66% today on rumors that the company may be in acquisition talks with by Amazon. The funny thing about public company rumors: when they affect stock prices, it becomes AP-reported news. Netflix has been under attack from Blockbuster and others in recent years, although membership growth has remained steady and the company is profitable. A whole new class of… Read More

  • Zlio Banned From Amazon

    Interesting post in the TechCrunch Forums this morning about Zlio, a startup that lets people create their own shops and sell goods from Amazon and other ecommerce services. Jeremie Berrebi, the CEO of Zlio, emailed users to let them know that Amazon will no longer allow them to promote Amazon products on Zlio shops. It also seems that Amazon stopped paying affiliate fees on sales a week ago. Read More

  • Amazon To Open DRM-free Music Store

    Amazon To Open DRM-free Music Store

    Oh boy. Apple and Amazon are about to have a huge showdown. Bezos and Crew are set to debut an MP3 downloading store that will feature DRM-free tracks. No word yet on what bit-rate songs will be encoded in, but if it’s anything less than 256kbps, Amazon stands no chance against Apple. As you might have suspected, EMI is backing up Amazon on this move and will be offering millions of… Read More

  • Another Break In The Wall: Amazon.com to Sell DRM-Free Music

    Another Break In The Wall: Amazon.com to Sell DRM-Free Music

    Amazon.com have announced that they will be launching a digital music store later this year with one particular feature that is sure to bring a smile to many: the store will only sell DRM-free MP3 music files. As with Apple in April, EMI Music’s digital catalog will be key to the new Amazon DRM-Free offering. It’s a great step forward for consumers. Having every song and album… Read More

  • Amazon Scoops Up dpreview

    Amazon Scoops Up dpreview


    Every photographer’s favorite digital camera review site has been acquired by Amazon and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. DPReview is known for its uncompromising reviews of the latest digital cameras. What does this mean for dpreview and should we be expecting a major overhaul? I sure hope there aren’t any changes, but dpreview founder Phil Askey hopes this will… Read More

  • Amazon Acquires dpreview.com

    Amazon Acquires dpreview.com

    Amazon have announced the acquisition of the digital camera information and review site dpreview.com. UK based dpreview.com was founded in 1998 by Phil Askey as a site that publishes “unbiased reviews and original content regarding the latest in digital cameras, and offers a host of features and forums designed to make it easy for consumers to find the camera that’s right for… Read More