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Target Expands Online Subscriptions Program to Take on Amazon

Target Expands Online Subscriptions Program to Take on Amazon

  Target has significantly expanded its subscription-based e-commerce service, first launched last fall as a response to Amazon’s popular “Subscribe and Save” program, by increasing the number of online items available for subscription purchase from just 200 to now 1,500. While the company’s original ...

Amazon Signs Deal With HBO to Add Old Shows to Prime Streaming

Amazon Signs Deal With HBO to Add Old Shows to Prime Streaming

You still can’t get new HBO shows, like this season’s “Game of Thrones,” without paying for TV. But starting in May, you’ll be able to get some of the premium cable channel’s older stuff online — via an Amazon Prime subscription. That means Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to see shows that have already ...

Report: Amazon’s Smartphone Will Have Unique Gesture Controls

Report: Amazon’s Smartphone Will Have Unique Gesture Controls

BGR has exclusively learned several additional details about the heavily customized Android software that powers Amazon’s smartphone. Multiple trusted sources tell us that Amazon’s upcoming handset will utilize a unique combination of cameras, sensors and software to dramatically change the way users interact with a ...

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced Thursday morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the service (starting with ...

Amazon’s Smartphone: Take a Look at the Leaked Pictures

Amazon’s Smartphone: Take a Look at the Leaked Pictures

After years of development, Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones. At a distance, Amazon’s upcoming flagship phone looks much like any other touchscreen phone on the market. But the company has spent years creating a unique and, at times, novel user experience that has two main ...

Amazon Has No Plans to Accept Bitcoin

Amazon Has No Plans to Accept Bitcoin

Like bitcoin? Like Amazon? Want to use bitcoin to buy stuff from Amazon? I have some bad news for you. Not going to happen anytime soon. “Obviously it gets a lot of press and we have considered it,” Amazon payments head Tom Taylor told Re/code in a recent interview, “but we’re not hearing from customers that it’s ...

WSJ: Amazon to Unveil Glasses-Free 3D Smartphone by June

WSJ: Amazon to Unveil Glasses-Free 3D Smartphone by June

Amazon will announce its own smartphone by June, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The device is expected to begin shipping a few months later in September. Amazon has reportedly been showcasing early prototypes to developers in San Francisco and Seattle in recent weeks. The Journal also corroborates ...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms AmazonFresh is Expanding This Year

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms AmazonFresh is Expanding This Year

Grocery delivery fans outside of Seattle and California, rejoice: Amazon plans to expand its AmazonFresh offering beyond its current three markets, CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed in his 2013 letter to shareholders published on Thursday. “We’ll continue our methodical approach – measuring and refining AmazonFresh – with ...

Amazon Greenlights Two Pilots for Next Round of Original Series

Amazon Greenlights Two Pilots for Next Round of Original Series

Amazon has lined up two more original shows that could end up as full series with a thumbs-up from viewers. Debuting later this year as part of Amazon Prime Video's third pilot season are a half-hour dramatic comedy called "The Cosmopolitans" and an hour-long drama named "Hand of God," the company announced Wednesday. Set ...

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

I have an iPad 2. I don’t use it very much, but it’s there for me whenever a new game comes out … or whenever my Macbook is just out of reach. The iPad 2 came out on March 11, 2011. In the grand scheme of things (and I’m not talking about the “cosmic calendar” from “Cosmos”), three years is nothing. But ...