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Report: Amazon is Devices to Easily Fill Your Connected Home

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Amazon will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected “smart” home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies. The plans, detailed in a little-known government document and by people familiar with the matter, signal Chief Executive Officer […]

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AT&T is Bundling Internet, HBO Go and Amazon Prime for $40/Month

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It’s still nearly impossible to get HBO, or any other pay-TV channel, without subscribing to a pay-TV package that gives you a bundle of channels, whether you want them or not. But the people who sell you TV are starting to tinker with the model, at least at the margins. Several pay-TV providers, for instance, […]

Amazon Studios

How Amazon Aims to Upend the TV Creation Process

On January 26, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard” television show premiered on CBS on the East Coast. The show was poorly reviewed and, worse still, the TV ratings were just okay. As the legend goes, the president of CBS, who was in New York that night, saw the show for the first time and was […]

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition

Amazon Unveils $99 Kindle Fire and Fire Tablet for Kids

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Amazon overhauled its line of Fire tablets late on Wednesday. The new tablets have updated screens, processors, and are running the latest version of Amazon’s mobile operating system, Fire OS 4, codenamed “Sangria.” Amazon is also introducing a new, unusually sized 6-inch Fire that will cost $99. And the company rolled out new Kindle e-readers. […]

Touch ID

You Can Now Buy Stuff on Amazon With Your iPhone’s Touch ID

The latest update to the Amazon app on iOS includes TouchID support for logging in to your Amazon account. Other apps, like Mint and 1Password, also gained Touch ID support on Wednesday, but Amazon’s commerce-focused app most closely fulfills the promise of biometric payments many imagined when Apple first introduced its secure fingerprint scanner. Just […]