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November 15, 2017
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Amazon reportedly cancels plans for ‘skinny bundle’ TV service, echoing Apple’s rumored TV attempts

Amazon has seemingly cancelled plans to launch an unbundled a la carte internet TV service, featuring top channels. Reuters says Amazon was unable to convince networks to sign on and struggled to find profitable business arrangements. It has been widely … Continue reading

November 13, 2017
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Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video

Raising a potential threat to Apple’s TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon’s movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $ 99 per year. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 25, 2017
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Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system to take in-home deliveries for Prime members, with iPhone app alerts

Amazon has today announced its latest expansion into smart home ecosystem, with a new Alexa Cloud Cam security camera ($ 120) and a new Amazon Key service, which works with some smart locks to allow Amazon couriers to unlock your front … Continue reading

October 21, 2017
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Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role

Apple is expanding its original content team with a new hire from Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Morgan Wandell is joining Apple to develop original content for international audiences after serving a similar role at Amazon. more… 9to5Mac

October 19, 2017
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Comments Off on Ultimate Ears brings Amazon Alexa to its speaker lineup w/ new Blast & Megablast

Ultimate Ears brings Amazon Alexa to its speaker lineup w/ new Blast & Megablast

Available for pre-order today, Ultimate Ears is bringing Amazon’s Alexa to its product roster with a new speaker lineup. Introducing the Blast and Megablast, the portable speakers incorporate Alexa to bring the virtual assistant wherever your music goes. Drawing on … Continue reading

July 15, 2017
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Review: Amazon Echo Show is ‘good enough’

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon’s latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple’s competing HomePod arrives in December. It’s also Amazon’s most expensive model at $ 229.99, compared to … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films

Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films

Despite its increasing focuses on Services revenue, Apple is struggling to draw users to the iTunes Store for movie purchases and rentals. According to a new in-depth report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s market share for renting and purchasing … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
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Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show, allowing Alexa to ‘show you things’

Amazon’s voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer’s new high-end Echo Show, a $ 230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 13, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon looks to continue Alexa’s growth with hardware & software dev kit

Amazon looks to continue Alexa’s growth with hardware & software dev kit

The high-performance far-field microphones found in Amazon Echo products may soon find their way to other hardware companies as Amazon has announced that the technology will be available to those who want to integrate into the Alexa Experience. more… Filed … Continue reading

March 4, 2017
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Amazon in India advertising 32GB Space Gray iPhone 6 for a limited time

Just yesterday we heard reports about Apple quietly reviving the iPhone 6 with 32GB of storage in Gold for certain Asian carriers. Today the Indian Amazon website is advertising a 32GB iPhone 6 in Space Gray on its homepage as … Continue reading

March 3, 2017
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Amazon says human error caused outage that affected iCloud, other Internet services

Earlier this week, Amazon’s Web Services suffered from a significant outage, bringing down a number of online services and plaguing Apple’s own iCloud platform. While not much was known about what caused the lengthy outage at the time, Amazon has published a … Continue reading

February 21, 2017
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Brother AirPrint Inkjet Printer $40, 1-yr. Amazon Unlimited Cloud Storage $48, Parallels 11 for Mac $15, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Daily Deals: Brother All-In-One Inkjet Printer w/ AirPrint … Continue reading

October 12, 2016
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Amazon Music Unlimited Launches With $3.99 Echo-Only Subscription Option

Amazon today launched Amazon Music Unlimited, its new standalone, on-demand streaming service. Amazon Music Unlimited is distinct from the company’s Prime-only music library, which offers access to “over a million songs.” By contrast, the new service promises access to “tens … Continue reading

August 30, 2016
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Sonos is bringing voice control to the speaker system through Amazon Echo, integrating with Spotify app

Earlier this month we mentioned that Sonos is hosting a media event in NYC today, and now we’re hearing what the speaker company is announcing. It turns out it does have something to do with voice as I suspected: starting … Continue reading

May 2, 2016
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Comments Off on Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the ‘very bad’ Q2

Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the ‘very bad’ Q2

Apple’s fiscal Q2 earnings were the company’s "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and … Continue reading