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Amazon pokes fun at Apple as they launch ‘deluxe’ version of U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album

Amazon pokes fun at Apple as they launch ‘deluxe’ version of U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album

After Apple announced the new iPhones, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay, they also announced a new, free album from U2 called “Songs of Innocence.” For a lot of people, that ended up not being the best news ever, and now Amazon is taking advantage of the ordeal.

Amazon unveils ‘Local Register’ credit card reader for iOS and Android

Amazon unveils ‘Local Register’ credit card reader for iOS and Android

Amazon on Wednesday announced a new product called Local Register, a credit card reader designed for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire tablets and select Android smartphones. A free companion app is available through the App Store, Amazon Appstore and Google Play Store.

Review Roundup: Fire Phone doesn’t top iPhone or other smartphones

Review Roundup: Fire Phone doesn’t top iPhone or other smartphones

Amazon makes a late entrance into the highly competitive smartphone market with the Fire Phone, but early reviews of the device suggest that most users are better off sticking with a competing device. The general consensus among reviewers is that the Fire Phone does not have enough differentiating features over an iPhone or Android-based smartphone. 

Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited subscription service for $9.99 per month, works with iPhone and iPad

Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited subscription service for $9.99 per month, works with iPhone and iPad

Amazon on Friday announced its new Kindle Unlimited subscription service for unlimited reading and listening of over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of Audible audiobooks, at a cost of $9.99 per month. Eligible titles will have a Kindle Unlimited logo on them, including best sellers like The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Rings. 

Amazon testing $9.99/month ‘Kindle Unlimited’ ebook subscription service

Amazon testing $9.99/month ‘Kindle Unlimited’ ebook subscription service

Amazon is testing a monthly subscription payment model for Kindle ebooks called “Kindle Unlimited” that lets users pay $9.99 monthly to access any of Amazon’s 600,000 titles and audiobooks.

Amazon Instant Video adds ad-supported video streaming in 2.7 update

Amazon Instant Video adds ad-supported video streaming in 2.7 update

Amazon has released the newest update for their Instant Video streaming app for iOS, and it brings plenty of changes along for the ride.

Amazon’s Fire phone is the company’s first smartphone

Amazon’s Fire phone is the company’s first smartphone

One of the most common rumors in the smartphone industry has been revolving constantly around Amazon, and whether or not their first smartphone was coming soon. For years it’s been the one device that’s almost certainly been right around the corner, and yet never officially announced. For the fans of Amazon’s services and products, though, the wait has finally come to an end, as the company has officially announced their very first smartphone.

Amazon launches free ‘Prime Music’ streaming service for Prime members

Amazon launches free ‘Prime Music’ streaming service for Prime members

Amazon on Thursday launched its rumored Prime Music streaming music service, providing Amazon Prime members with unlimited, ad-free streaming of over one million songs for free. Amazon Prime members can add Prime Music to their existing libraries, with personalized recommendations, hundreds of expert-programmed playlists, offline playback and more at no additional cost. 

Amazon announces June 18 press event for possible smartphone unveiling

Amazon announces June 18 press event for possible smartphone unveiling

Amazon announced today that it is holding a press event on June 18th to unveil a new device. Obviously, Amazon isn’t spilling the beans on the device, only teasing the device in a promotional video on the company’s website that show people looking at a product that they find amazing.

Leaked renderings allegedly show Amazon’s entry into the smartphone market

Leaked renderings allegedly show Amazon’s entry into the smartphone market

Renderings leaked by BGR purportedly show Amazon’s rumored entry into the smartphone market. The image allegedly was designed for internal use by graphic designers working for Amazon.