If you are like me, you are spending more time this holiday season shopping from the warmth and comfort of your couch than trekking out to the mall. Amazon Prime is the chief reason I buy most of my gifts online, and yet I didn't know about Amazon's policy of extending my Prime membership if it delivers a package late.Reddit user jeffnnc read the fine print about Amazon's Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery, where it says (in large print, ironically) that you may be eligible for a free one-month extension of Amazon Prime if your delivery date is … Read more
Time Warner Cable added Kindle Fire to the list of devices that can access its TWC TV app, which enables subscribers to stream live channels and watch videos on demand.
Last week, Time Warner Cable's incoming Chief Executive Rob Marcus said the company would add another platform to its TWC TV app, after support for Apple TV had been rumored all year.
Marcus, speaking on December 9, also teased that the platform addition would be coming "in the next several days," which furrowed some brows when no announcement was made last week.
Wednesday, Time Warner Cable also … Read more
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Remember when a Kindle was a big, bulky thing that cost $399, and you couldn't even get one? That was a scant six years ago. It's amazing the difference a few years can make.
To wit: In a move that will undoubtedly satisfy legions of near-last-minute gift shoppers, Amazon just served up the Kindle deal of the year.
Today only, and while supplies last, you can get the Kindle with Special Offers e-reader for $49 shipped. That's a $20 savings and the lowest price ever on a new Kindle direct from Amazon.
Make no mistake, this is … Read more
In 1999, an online grocery-shipping company caught my attention. As a kid who had absolutely no say in what made the pantry cut, I shouldn't have cared so much. But the idea of summoning a pile of food through a few mouse clicks was simply magical.
My plan to get Mom onboard -- hours of adding items to a virtual grocery cart to await her quick credit card swipe -- didn't quite pay off, however; online grocers never made it into her circle of Internet trust. Besides, she said, "it's too expensive." WebVan came and … Read more
Word has it Amazon is eyeing payments business GoPago, which could give it a leg up in the mobile payments business. According to reports in Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera, GoPago CTO Vincenzo di Nicola said that Amazon has acquired the startup.
However, there appears to be some confusion over whether the acquisition happened or is going to happen. According to The Wall Street Journal, Nicola later said his comments were only "partly accurate." CNET contacted Amazon and GoPago for comment and we'll update the story when we get more information.
If Amazon does … Read more
As the world moves into higher and higher digital resolution, production companies have to keep up. Amazon Studios appears to be looking to one such company to lead the charge in shooting its television series with 4K technology.
The company announced Monday that it plans to shoot all of its 2014 full-length original series, as well as any new pilots, in 4K ultra HD.
"As a premium original content creator, we're excited about 4K and the future of Ultra HD technology, particularly as we move into drama series next year," Amazon Studios director Roy Price said in … Read more
Amazon may soon have a demonstration on its hands at its Seattle headquarters, according to a new report.
Employees who have been on strike and demonstrating at two fulfillment centers in Germany plan to host a rally outside the company's headquarters in Seattle at 10 a.m. PT today, The New York Times reported, citing people involved in the rally.
The rally will be an offshoot of the ongoing dispute between Amazon and employees in Germany, where workers at two fulfillment centers have demonstrated against the company, arguing that they're not being treated properly.
"The workers are … Read more
Amazon is apparently hoping to get a last-minute holiday shopping push for some of its new Kindle Fire HDX tablets by offering an interest-free payment plan.
After temporarily dropping the price of the 7-inch model earlier this week, the online retailer is now offering buyers of its Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 the option to pay for the tablets in four installments over the course of nine months.