Amazon may be looking to release a new music streaming service that the company will attach to its Prime delivery service. These rumors surrounding Amazon have been floating around for a while, but industry sources tell Re/code the retailer now is talking seriously with major music labels. Apple recently entered the streaming music marketplace with its iTunes Radio service, which debuted alongside iOS 7 last fall.Â
Amazon recently updated its mobile shopping app with a new tool called Flow that allows customers to identify products by holding the items in front of their iPhone camera. Flow was developed in 2011 by Amazon’s A9 division, and the technology has been kicking around in a standalone app released by the A9 team.
Amazon is sending out invitations to an event in Boston that’ll unveil a new product. The topic should be interesting as Amazon claims it is something that will be bigger than the Kindle. As noted by ZatzNotFunny, the event will be held in the early evening of Thursday, January 30th at Mead Hall in Kendall Square. Update: It is interesting to note that the date on the invitation says December 30, Â but most believe this to be an unfortunate typo as December 30th landed on a Monday.
Amazon today released a new commercial for theÂ 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX that pits the device against the iPad Air. Appleâ€™s no stranger to commercials that try to mock its products, but this one is different â€” along with the product, it also takes a dig at Appleâ€™s SVP of design Jony Ive.
Amazon released a promotional video on its Kindle YouTube channel that takes aim at the iPad and other similar tablets. Though the Kindle Paperwhite comparison is new, this is not Amazon’s first attempt to target the iPad. In an earlier video, the online retail giant pitted the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch againstÂ the iPad with Retina display.
iPad Air comes with a more power-efficient, brighter and less reflective Retina Display compared to the iPad 4, but Kindle Fire HDX still grabbed the top spot in a display shootout with the new iPad and Nexus 10, according to display experts at DisplayMate.
If you’ve bought an eBook published byÂ Macmillan,Â Penguin,Â Hachette,Â HarperCollins orÂ Simon & Schuster between April 1 2010 and May 21 2012 from a U.S. based digital store like iBooks Store, Kindle etc., then you’re likely to receive a $3 refund per eBook as a part of these publishers’ settlement in the eBook price fixing antitrust case.