Tagged with: Amazon

Is Amazon Planning an AppleCare-like “KindleCare” Program?

Is Amazon Planning an AppleCare-like “KindleCare” Program?

Amazon may be considering extended warranty and repair services similar to Apple’s AppleCare, according to two trademark application the company filed earlier this month. The applications also suggest that the company may expand its Kindle brand far beyond the current segment of tablets and ebook readers. On December 13, ...

Amazon Has 6 Original Sitcom Pilots Lined Up to Produce

Amazon Has 6 Original Sitcom Pilots Lined Up to Produce

Amazon Studios, the online retailer’s department responsible for sourcing scripts and developing original video content, announced on Thursday the development of six original comedy series pilots. When production is completed, the series will air on Amazon’s Instant Video platform, which delivers video content like TV ...

Amazon Reportedly Set for Smartphone Release in 2013

Amazon Reportedly Set for Smartphone Release in 2013

Amazon has reportedly contracted Foxconn to build its long-rumored “Kindle smartphone” according to the Taiwan Economic News. The news corroborates Digitimes’ report late last month that Foxconn will have the smartphones ready for a mid-2013 launch. The site claims Amazon has ordered 5 million smartphones with each ...

Are E-Readers Still Worth Buying?

Are E-Readers Still Worth Buying?

I've been an e-book fan for as long as I can remember. Ever since I found myself stuck on a slow-moving mountain train with nothing but my PalmPilot and an e-book, I've been hooked on digital reading. Flash-forward some 15 years and e-books are everywhere, thanks in no small part to the Amazon Kindle -- a dedicated e-reader ...

Amazon Integrates With Facebook to Add Gifting Feature

Amazon Integrates With Facebook to Add Gifting Feature

Amazon just got a little more social. The e-commerce giant launched a new gift feature Wednesday that lets your connect your Facebook account to Amazon in order to keep track of your friends' birthdays and anniversaries, as well as their shopping wish lists. Amazon is billing the new Friends and Family Gifting feature as a ...

5 Ways Tablets Are Furthering Small Businesses

5 Ways Tablets Are Furthering Small Businesses

Tablets are an important resource for small businesses. Not only do tablets provide today's small businesses with tools to enhance productivity and efficiency, they also provide an additional way to market their products and services to consumers. Tablets play a critical role in today's modern world and, within a few years, ...

Amazon launches $3 Per Month Kid-Friendly Media Service

Amazon launches $3 Per Month Kid-Friendly Media Service

Amazon's just launched Free Time Unlimited for its range of Kindle Fire tablets. It offers unlimited access to age-restricted movies, games and books for kids, for $3 a month. Essentially a subscription service for children, the service lets you tell Amazon your offspring's gender and age, and then a custom library of ...

Why I Was Wrong About Hating E-Books

Why I Was Wrong About Hating E-Books

I railed against e-books about a month ago. My biggest issues were their cost and use of DRM. In the interest of doing my best to see the other side of things, I committed to reading only e-books for the rest of the month. And you know what? I loved it. I used the the Kindle and Stanza apps on my iPad to read e-books from ...

How to Spread Your Music Across the Web

How to Spread Your Music Across the Web

Cloud storage has transformed the way digital music collectors access their media. But with so many competing hosting services, which should you choose? How about: All of them. Here's how to sync your music collection throughout the cloud. iTunes: Apple's supplemented its ubiquitous media management program in 2011 with ...

Microsoft and Amazon will reportedly each launch smartphones next year

Microsoft and Amazon will reportedly each launch smartphones next year

Despite the “slow start” for its Surface with Windows RT tablet, Microsoft is definitely interested in working on more hardware. BGR exclusively reported last month that the Redmond, Washington-based company is developing its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone, possibly with Surface branding. The Wall Street Journal ...