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Amazon Adds New Channels to the Fire TV’s Voice Search, Promises New Updates Will Add MP3, FreeTime Support

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 2 Comments

The limited AmazonFireTV-FireStandingabilities of the voice search feature on the Fire TV hasn’t kept the set top box from (briefly) selling out for a few days since it launched a couple weeks ago, and I think today’s news might make that happen again.
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Samsung, Amazon to Launch Co-Branded Kindle App

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, ebookstore news, Samsung → 2 Comments

Samsung’s samsung_kindle_appebook efforts took a turn for the confusing today.

The electronics giant announced a deal this morning with Amazon that makes a co-branded Kindle app available in the Samsung App Store in 90 countries.
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Goodreads Adds Automatic Sync with Amazon Book Purchases

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Goodreads, Social Network, Social reading → 3 Comments

GoodreadsGoodreads has just announced another reason for Amazon customers to use the site.

The online book community, which Amazon acquired last year, is now enabling readers to automatically sync their Amazon book purchases with their Goodreads account. The new feature is being slowly rolled out to Goodreads users and it is currently limited to only the US,Canada, and Australia, but Goodreads plans to expand availability in the future.
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Amazon to Retire Kindle Cloud Storage, Shift Your Docs to Amazon Cloud Drive

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Cloud Storage, Kindle, Kindle Cloud → 2 Comments

For amazoncloud[1]the past two plus years Amazon has offered Kindle users 5GB of cloud storage for their personal files. This space was in addition to and completely separate from any other storage space users might have on Amazon’s servers, and readers could use it to store the personal ebooks that they were reading on their Kindle ebook readers and apps.
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Leaked Pics Show Amazon Smartphone, Confirm Rumors of 6 Cameras

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news, Smartphone → 19 Comments

Hot on the heels of a new rumor about the Amazon smartphone’s features comes a new leak of a set of photos showing that the phone really does have 6 cameras.

Boy Genius Report got their hands on photos of what they say is an early prototype of the Amazon smartphone.  It’s wrapped in a plastic shell which disguises a lot of its details, but what little we can see has caused my heart to skip a beat:
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Why the Kindle Smartphone Might Need 6 Cameras, Part Three

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, DeBunking, Smartphone → 5 Comments

Rumors aboutamazon-phone[1] Amazon’s upcoming smartphone are dropping left and right with many rumors suggesting that the phone would have 6 cameras and use 4 cameras to do something cool, but so far none of the rumors really make any sense.
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Amazon Quietly Starts Kindle Fire Discounts for Prime Members

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 2 Comments

Amazon’s5155SyGfEgL._AA280_[1] loyalty program offers customers shipping discounts, free ebooks, and free streaming video, making it a very nice deal at $79 (or $99, which is what we will be charged next time around).

Yesterday Amazon sweetened the deal with new discounts on the Kindle Fire tablets.
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Amazon Puts the Kindle Fire Tablets on Sale

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 2 Comments

Tablet kindle fire salebuyers, rejoice; Amazon is having a sale today.

The retail leviathan quietly put their 2013 tablets on sale this morning. You can now find the Kindle Fire HD 7″, Kindle Fire HDX, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 on sale for $20 to $40 off.
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Amazon’s Deal with Bokrondellen Paves the Way for a Swedish Kindle Store

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, ebookstore news, Sweden → 2 Comments

6285961331_94006ebe61[1]Following months-long talks with Swedish firms, news is breaking today that Amazon has signed a deal with Bokrondellen, a Swedish publishing services company.

Given that Bokrondellen runs the central book database for the Swedish bookselling industry, this deal paves the way for Amazon to enter the Swedish book and ebook market. This company is owned by a consortium of publishers, and it is the primary source of information on what book titles are in print and being published in Sweden.
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Why the Amazon Smartphone Might Need 6 Cameras, Part Two

April 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news, Smartphone → 7 Comments

While thesencogi eye tracking Amazon smartphone is now expected to arrive some time this year (June-ish), rumors have been circulating for some time now that it might have unusual specs. The Wall Street Journal, industry analysts, and unnamed sources have all said that the Amazon marathoner would have this feature or that feature, but which one is right?
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