Tagged with: Amazon

Study: The Amazon Fire Phone’s Slow Launch is Due to AT&T Exclusivity

Study: The Amazon Fire Phone’s Slow Launch is Due to AT&T Exclusivity

Based on Amazon's selective PR history, the company isn't likely to reveal exact sales for its recent Fire Phone any time soon—unless the company's first-ever smartphone goes gangbusters. A recent study appears to put any hopes for a record-smashing debut in serious doubt. Rather than wait for the official word, online ...

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience. The study, presented in Italy at a conference last month and ...

Amazon Takes On (and Undercuts) Square with ‘Amazon Local Register’

Amazon Takes On (and Undercuts) Square with ‘Amazon Local Register’

Amazon is diving deeper into the payment processing business. The online retailer announced Amazon Local Register, a mobile point-of-sale service combining a mobile app with a secure card reader -- similar to Square -- that lets small businesses process digital transactions. The big draw for businesses would be Amazon's ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Amazon may be the biggest name in the world of e-books, especially with its new Kindle Unlimited service, but it’s far from the only game in town. Oyster and Scribd offer similar – and arguably better – services for about the same price. But another company is silently making a push to challenge Amazon: Apple. Apple ...

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS is working on shows that you won’t see on CBS. Instead, the plan is for you to see them on the Internet, via video services like Netflix or Amazon’s Prime Instant Video. If that happens, it means CBS will have opened up a new revenue source: In addition to selling its reruns to Netflix and its competitors, it will ...

Amazon Fights Back Against Authors’ Letter, Wants Readers to Email Hachette

Amazon Fights Back Against Authors’ Letter, Wants Readers to Email Hachette

On Sunday, a letter denouncing Amazon’s tactics in the ongoing negotiations between it and book publisher Hachette ran as a paid, full-page advertisement in the New York Times. Signed by more than 900 authors, the “Authors United” letter calls Amazon out for blocking sales of Hachette titles, singling out authors ...

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

Out here in the woods, at the end of not one but two dirt roads, in a shack equipped with a picture of the Dalai Lama, a high-speed data line and a copy of Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience,” Amazon’s dream of dominating the publishing world has run into some trouble. Douglas Preston, who summers in this coastal hamlet, ...

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local ...

Amazon’s Same Day Delivery Expands to 6 New Cities, Including NYC

Amazon’s Same Day Delivery Expands to 6 New Cities, Including NYC

Amazon has expanded its same day delivery service to six new cities in the US — Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York , Philadelphia and the Washington DC metro area. The company’s ‘Get It Today‘ service allows customers to have orders delivered to their door the same day if they are placed before midday. It ...

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

Amazon is finally providing some explanation for its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette, explaining that it's taken issue over Hachette's insistence on pricing ebooks above $9.99. In a note on Tuesday, Amazon explained that it's not actually looking for a particularly large share of the revenue on ebook sales: it's ...