Remember that report last month that Amazon was going to open their first store in Manhattan, the one which I could not find any evidence of earlier this week?
Well, Amazon’s new landlord has revealed in a press release that Amazon is indeed leasing space at 7 West 34th Street, only it’s not (just) space for a retail store. Amazon is renting 470,000 square feet, which is the entire building at that address. Continue reading
I hope you haven’t maxed out your credit card yet this year, because Amazon wants to sell you stuff.
To start, Amazon is still offering that $20 off sale on the Fire HD 7 that began yesterday. This tablet sports Amazon’s latest Fire OS, a quad-core CPU, and a pair of cameras. All in all it’s a great tablet, and just about all it’s missing is Google Play and a card slot. Continue reading
Shipping delays on the Fire Stick dongle got you down? Amazon wants to make it up to you.
The retailer is running a couple specials today on their ereaders and tablets. To start, Amazon has the Fire HD 7 tablet on sale for $20 off. Buy it today and you can get it for $119. Continue reading
There’s no end to the speculation of whether one tech giant will replace another and that includes Amazon and Facebook.
As unlikely as it may sound, last week Bloomberg editor Mark Gimen floated the idea that Facebook, with its billion plus userbase, will eventually replace Amazon as the world’s biggest bookstore. Continue reading
The ugly duckling of Android web browsers got an update today which is going to make it slightly more useful. Amazon announced on the Silk developer’s blog that: Continue reading
Unconfirmed rumors circulated last month that Amazon would be opening a store in Manhattan, but with Thanksgiving only a week away that store is no where to be found. Continue reading
Much ink has been spilt over the past day on the subject of Amazon, Hachette, and their new book contract, and while we don’t know who got the better end of the deal there is strong evidence to suggest that Hachette blinked first. Continue reading
Yesterday’s news about Amazon burying the Hachette has sparked a lot of discussion about the future of the book industry, including a blue sky piece over at Bloomberg.
Mark Gimen thinks that social networks like Facebook are where you’re going to find the future bookstores. Working from the current state of the news industry, which is depending more and more on Facebook for traffic, he suggests that Facebook could be the next platform for selling books: Continue reading
When Amazon launched the new Kindle and Kindle Voyage earlier this year, they promised to release a software update which added a slew of new features.
It’s here. Continue reading
Fresh from the successful fight against Amazon, Douglas Preston took to the review section of the Kindle Store today to complain about the delayed release of Blue Labyrinth.
The ebook is available now, but as Preston explained in his review, Amazon is responsible delaying the release of the Kindle edition: Continue reading