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Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Amazon Officially Announces 6 New Series, Renews Alpha House for Second Season

Earlier reports had indicated that Amazon Studios had decided which of its new pilots would be making it to series, and now it's official. On Monday, the company announced that it is ordering six new shows, including Chris Carter's apocalyptic drama The After, the LA detective noir Bosch, Jill Soloway's comedic drama ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

If you’re still using a first-gen Kindle Paperwhite, a new update will greatly improve your reading experience. Amazon recently released an update to its original Paperwhite e-readers, bringing them up to par with their successors. The update adds Goodreads integration, meaning you’ll be able to quickly and easily share ...

How to Buy E-Books from Anywhere and Read Them in One Place

How to Buy E-Books from Anywhere and Read Them in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem. In most other areas of life, we usually do ...

WSJ: Amazon is Planning Free Music and TV Streaming Services

WSJ: Amazon is Planning Free Music and TV Streaming Services

Amazon plans a free, advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of offering video only to members of its $99-a-year Prime service, according to people familiar with the matter. The new service, which could launch in the coming months, likely will feature original series ...

Amazon Event Invites Suggest TV Streaming Device is Near

Amazon Event Invites Suggest TV Streaming Device is Near

Looks like we will finally get to see the long-rumored and at-least-once-delayed Roku competitor from Amazon next week. The company just sent out invites to a media event in New York next Wednesday that promises “an update on our video business.” The invitation doesn’t mention any hardware announcement, but at this ...

Check Your Inbox: Amazon Sends Out E-Book Credit Following Settlement

Check Your Inbox: Amazon Sends Out E-Book Credit Following Settlement

Many Amazon.com customers awoke to some good news in their e-mail box Tuesday: a partial credit for e-books they bought. Consumers nationwide who bought e-books through Amazon and other online retailers will get credited a total of $166 million stemming from price-fixing settlements with five publishers, according to the ...

Google Announces Aggressive Price Cuts for its Cloud Platform

Google Announces Aggressive Price Cuts for its Cloud Platform

Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based applications. To say that Google is getting aggressive is likely an understatement. The company on Tuesday announced huge price cuts ...

Report: Amazon’s Smartphone Will Launch This Summer

Report: Amazon’s Smartphone Will Launch This Summer

After years of rumors, Amazon will finally launch an own brand smartphone within the next three to six months. So says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose reputation for accurately revealing device vendors’ plans long before they are announced definitely precedes him. Kuo is widely known for his Apple research, ...

WSJ: Amazon’s Web TV Dongle Will Ship in April

WSJ: Amazon’s Web TV Dongle Will Ship in April

Amazon's answer to Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others will be here next month, according to a new report. Citing sources, The Wall Street Journal says Amazon will begin selling its streaming device from its site in "early" April, as well as through some retailers like Best Buy and Staples. The device will hook into ...

Amazon’s Web TV Will Be a Dongle, May Stream PC Games

Amazon’s Web TV Will Be a Dongle, May Stream PC Games

Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we’ve learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the Chromecast, or in other words it’ll be a stick or dongle as opposed to something like the Apple TV. In addition, one source ...