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Amazon Launches Second Batch of Ten Original Pilots

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Last year Amazon Studios joined the original content game with its first two series, the comedies Betas and Alpha House. Both programs received generally favorable reviews, but they didn’t exactly turn into cultural juggernauts — and meanwhile Netflix was taking victory laps at the Emmys and Golden Globes. For better or worse, prestige has always […]

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Amazon Adds ‘Shop-by-Camera’ Functionality to iOS App

People already use their mobile devices for comparative shopping when paying visits to brick-and-mortar retailers – but it’s about to get a lot worse. Amazon has integrated shopping-by-camera functionality into its main iOS application, which is even easier than the previous barcode scanning feature it used to let shoppers compare prices. The image recognition feature […]

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Newgg Premiere is a $50 Competitor to Amazon Prime

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Meet Premier, Newegg’s $49 answer to Amazon Prime. With free three-day shipping, discounted expedited shipping, and free returns, it’s a legitimate competitor to Amazon’s proven customer loyalty program. Premier of course lacks the video streaming library found on Prime. Newegg is the second largest e-retailer in the U.S., with 25 million registered users. Second only […]

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How Amazon Prime Can Avoid a 50 Percent Price Increase

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Few things give me more “bang for my buck” than Amazon Prime. For $79 a year, I can one-click shop to my heart’s content, and never worry about hitting a Super Saver Shipping minimum or wonder when my stuff will arrive. Free two-day shipping, $4/item overnight shipping, no minimums … it’s hard to complain about […]

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Report: Amazon May Raise the Price of Prime to $119

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Amazon may increase its US Amazon Prime membership fee by $40 dollars more, the company’s chief financial officer announced Thursday during an earnings call. CFO Tom Szkutak said growing transportation costs may cause the online retail giant to add between $20 to $40 to the subscription fee. Prime — which offers free, two-shipping on certain […]