Come November, Amazon's Kindle Fire Android tablet will be a year old, which means that its successor is shortly on the way.
Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.
Virginia is for lovers, so the slogan goes -- but more specifically, it seems to be the state many book-lovers call home.
Start-ups often keep the "beta test phase" label on their products for a time after the official launch to stress that the product is not finished so much as ready for the next batch of improvements.
May begins next week. Or, as I like to call it, the 17th month of 2011.
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos hopes to raise from the sea floor at least one of the engines from the Apollo 11 mission.
Amazon's fourth-quarter sales results weren't awful, but investors went ahead and punished the stock severely anyway.
Amazon.com, the world's largest online retailer, said its series of Kindle e-readers and tablets were the top three most-popular purchases in December.
It's one of the tech industry's greatest guessing games: How many Kindles has Amazon sold? The company has always refused to say -- but on Thursday, it offered its first-ever glimpse into actual sales numbers.
Kindle Fire, the stripped-down tablet computer that is emerging as perhaps the most popular rival to Apple's iPad, will be getting an update soon to address some early user complaints, Amazon said.
Amazon and eBay had it out in a public brawl in Washington on Wednesday during a congressional hearing about allowing states to collect sales tax on Internet purchases.
Hot-selling gadgets by Apple and Amazon appeared to drive tech sales on what, by all accounts, was a massive Black Friday.
If you view a tablet as a guilty pleasure, like I do, then buying the Kindle Fire should make you feel a little less guilty.
Amazon is rumored to be making a phone.
Amazon's Kindle Fire launched Tuesday with only six weeks left in the year, but analysts still think 5 million of the tablets could sell by the end of 2011.
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Barnes & Noble is charging into the cut-price tablet wars with the Nook Tablet, a $249 lightweight tablet optimzed for reading e-books, streaming movies and browsing the Web.
Ever since Amazon unveiled its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet in September, a lingering phrase has been attached to the low-cost, high-profile device: "the iPad's first true Android competitor."
Amazon unveils its iPad competitor tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Amazon's third-quarter earnings sharply missed Wall Street estimates, sending shares 17% lower in after-hours trading on Tuesday.
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Amazon has clarified that the next generation of its 3G Kindle, the Kindle Touch 3G, will not be able to browse the Internet without a WiFi connection. Users will still be able to use 3G to sync book and document purchases, but anything beyond Wikipedia will be off-limits.
CNN's Nina dos Santos talks to Sarah Shearman on Amazon's release of the Kindle Fire.
Steve Jobs made it clear what he thought of 7-inch tablets in October 2010. They're "too small," and as good as "dead on arrival." But the announcement of and anticipation surrounding Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet may soon have Jobs eating his words.
When Amazon launched the first ad-supported Kindle in May, it was something of an afterthought -- a cheaper alternative. But last week, Amazon made clear that ad-supported Kindles are the new standard.
How did Amazon.com manage to build a tablet computer for less than the $199 price tag?
Facebook and Google's privacy issues are well-known.
Let the price cuts begin. A few hours after Amazon unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet for $199, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was slashed by $200 by a major retailer.
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos borrowed from Dr. Evil's master plan for the technology behind his newly announced Kindle Touch e-reader: It uses frickin' laser beams.
After months of speculation, it's here: Amazon's tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, was unveiled Wednesday.
All eyes are looking at Amazon after the online retail giant announced the debut of its tablet.
Amazon's low-priced bestsellers and Kindle e-reader are famous for changing the book industry. What's not so well known is how deeply Amazon's tentacles reach into all parts of the industry, including its growing interest in inking deals with authors to publish some of the hit books Amazon sells.
It pays to be a content provider these days. This morning, both Netflix and Amazon announced new digital video streaming deals.
Two of the key players in the battle for online streaming market, Netflix and Amazon, announced Monday that they've acquired new weapons for their content arsenals.
We've been nearing the end of the late-fees era for years -- and, thanks to technology, we're one step closer this week. Amazon just launched a no-fees library loan program for digital books.
It's an e-book perk that often flies under the radar: Many bricks-and-mortar libraries are now lending out electronic editions.
Amazon is considering a Netflix-like service that would let people pay an annual fee to get book "rentals," according to a published report.
A court ruling this week clears up some gray areas in cloud music.
The disk drives powering Dropbox, Amazon's Cloud Drive, and Google Music likely issued a small sigh of relief Monday, after a federal court judge found that the MP3tunes cloud music service didn't violate copyright laws when it used only a single copy of a MP3 on its servers, rather than storing 50 copies for 50 users.
Amazon is sidestepping Apple's strict new in-app purchasing rules for the App Store with three simple words: to the cloud.
Aluminum bats, police nightsticks and other weapons dominated the "movers and shakers" list of hot-selling items in Amazon.uk's Sports shop on Tuesday as riots spread across Britain for the third day.
Media activist Rebecca MacKinnon talks about the struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace.
Amazon's stock jumped more than 6% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company reported second-quarter results that topped analyst forecasts.
Amazon on Monday temporarily suspended sales of the Nintendo 3DS, the 3-D handheld video game console, on its popular marketplace website.
Nearly one month after Apple's strict new App Store rules kicked in, Amazon and other publishers have finally rolled over.
Amazon, the online retailer that ignited demand for electronic readers with its Kindle, might be entering the increasingly crowded tablet computer market.
Amazon.com made waves in March when it announced Cloud Player, a new "cloud music" service that allows users to upload their music collections for personal use.
Amazon's recent ad-supported Kindle isn't just the future of e-readers. It may also be a look at the future of how people buy electronic gadgets: with a reduced price, subsidized by advertising.
A Florida high school is outfitting its students with Kindles instead of traditional textbooks.
Consumer technology giants are battling to provide the place where you store your files, and Apple is not about to be left out.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble are duking it out over the respective battery lives of the Kindle and the new touch-screen Nook.
Lady Gaga fans were delighted Monday to learn that they could download her new album, Born This Way, from Amazon for a mere $0.99 -- until, of course, technical difficulties set in.
After years of restrictions, AT&T will now allow Android smartphone customers to install applications downloaded outside the official Android Market.
As further proof of how digital media dominate today's entertainment, Amazon announced Thursday that its customers now buy more e-books for its Kindle device than all print books -- hardcover and paperback -- combined.
When you buy a video game from Best Buy, you don't give the retailer the right to barge into your house whenever it wants. So why do we give that permission to software companies?
Amazon's stock fell 5.7% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company reported first-quarter earnings that fell by one-third compared to a year earlier -- and sharply missed Wall Street forecasts.
Lots of normal people would pay $23 for a book.
This was never supposed to happen.
Want to check out e-books from the library and read them on your Kindle? That will be possible later this year as Amazon announced Wednesday that it would join a library loan program for electronic books.
We wrote a story on Tuesday about a new version of the Kindle that will be $25 cheaper because it's supported by ads.
A group of security researchers say software flaws in the ways major merchants have implemented payment systems from PayPal, Amazon Payments and Google Checkout allowed them to buy products online for free or at a deep discount.
Seeing ads on portable devices is nothing new. Open a smartphone app, and you're likely to get hit with ads on the screen. Same for mobile browsers.
Amazon has sold loads of cheap Kindles ever since it decided to introduce a WiFi-only model and drop the price to just $139.
Would you buy a Kindle with on-screen ads in order to knock $25 off the price? Amazon hopes so.
In the technology world, a form of breaking bread can involve sharing hardware schematics.
Amazon this week became the first big internet company to offer something called "cloud music." To the unfamiliar, that term may seem off-putting, like a new soft-rock genre that leans heavily on harp solos. But it's possible many of us will be using cloud music systems in the not-far-off future.
U.S. stocks finished near session highs Tuesday, thanks to solid gains in telecommunication and retail stocks, and as investors shrugged off ongoing global concerns.
Amazon on Tuesday launched the Amazon Cloud Drive, an Internet service that lets customers store music and other digital files on the company's servers and access them on computers, smartphones and other devices.
Amazon has just entered the streaming music business with the launch of Cloud Player, a music player that lets anyone upload their music to Amazon's servers and play them via the web or Android.
The giants of the tech world have worked themselves into a tizzy over the term "app store."
Amazon just revealed its own specially curated version of the Android Marketplace, but has chosen to label it the "Appstore."
Kindle users who dislike the popular e-reader's lack of page numbers are getting some relief.
E-books are revolutionizing the publishing industry and reader preferences, and Amazon might be in a unique position to hasten that change -- if they decide to start giving away their popular Kindle e-reader for free.
What do your 2010 online holiday shopping purchases have to do with the budget gaps many states are struggling to fill right now? In the eyes of some state and federal legislators, the sales tax that is not being collected by many online merchants is revenue that could help stem the bleeding of state treasuries.
Amazon edged into Netflix territory on Tuesday when it unveiled a free, instant movie and TV show streaming option for those who pay for its Amazon Prime service.
On Tuesday, Amazon launched Instant Video, a streaming movie and TV service that features more than 5,000 titles.
For more than a decade, Amazon has been one of the tech industry's marquee buyers of innovative startups. In the past year alone, it's snapped up at least half a dozen companies.
OK, bookworms, now you can declare Armageddon: Kindle e-books have overtaken paperback books as the bestselling type of content in Amazon's bookstore.
Watch your backs, Apple and Google: Amazon is getting into the app store game.
This holiday season, many people received e-book readers as gifts -- but what about the books?
Amazon.com has patented a way for you to exchange Aunt Mildred's horrible Christmas gifts before they even get to your door.
While your 8-year-old might not be coding websites or whizzing through Excel spreadsheets just yet, it's not too soon to get him or her a tech-driven gift this holiday season.
The website-attacking group "Anonymous" tried and failed to take down Amazon.com on Thursday. The group's vengeance horde quickly found out something techies have known for years: Amazon, which has built one of the world's most invincible websites, is almost impossible to crash.
Supporters of WikiLeaks were criticizing Amazon.com on Thursday for refusing to host the controversial site while apparently profiting from a book about it.
Australia's Seven Network sat down with Julian Assange's stepfather for an exclusive interview.
Google on Monday launched what it says is the largest digital bookstore on the internet -- a site called the Google eBookstore.
Amazon Web Services denied Thursday that a government inquiry -- or even a massive denial-of-service attack -- prompted it to kick WikiLeaks off its servers.
Get ready for a clash of titans. As Google negotiates to buy daily-deal website Groupon in what is likely to be its most expensive acquisition ever, Amazon.com swooped in Thursday with a $175 million investment in LivingSocial, Groupon's most successful competitor.
One of our Twitter followers put it best:
CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at the controversy surrounding Amazon.com and books defending pedophilia.
"The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct" was pulled from Amazon.com, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, after thousands of users posted angry comments and threats to boycott the site.
An e-book that was for sale on Amazon.com that appeared to defend pedophilia has sparked hundreds of angry user comments and threats to boycott the online retailer unless it pulled the title.
Newspaper publishers no doubt long for the days of black-and-white packages on most doorsteps and corporate earnings "in the black," as they say.
Amazon is still keeping mum about how many Kindles it has sold, but the online retailer's business boomed last quarter.
Freeing yourself of plastic is a great way to keep track of your spending and stay on a budget.
Amazon.com's new Kindle is outselling previous versions in the first month of its launch, the company said Wednesday. But Amazon still won't reveal sales figures for its popular e-book reader.
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