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Amazon.com is testing an e-book subscription feature

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Amazon.com briefly put up a website for an unlimited e-book and audiobook subscription service called Kindle Unlimited, according to GigaOm
Amazon.com is planning to offer users with unlimited access to 600,000 digital books for $9.99 per month. The pricing of the service is comparable to Oyster and Scribd, which charges $9.95 and $8.99 per month, respectively. Some of the titles that Amazon.com will offer through the Kindle Unlimited subscription includes The Hunger Games, 1984, Flash Boys and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Google Glass creator now works for Amazon

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Babak Parviz is a former Google executive that led the development of Google Glass. Parviz also led some of the efforts of the smart contact lens project while at Google. He has now been hired by Amazon.com. “The primary reason for the move is being excited about what we might accomplish at Amazon,” said Parviz in an e-mail with CNET.

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) sues Google Inc (GOOG) for poaching employee

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has filed a lawsuit again Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) for hiring one of its former cloud computing employees after he took a job with Google’s cloud computing division, according to GeekWire. Amazon said that the employee’s new job violates a noncompete clause. Amazon believes that this should have prevented the employee from working for a competitor for 18 months after leaving Amazon.com.

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is launching a local takeout service

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is planning to launch a marketplace for local services this year to compete against companies like Angie’s List and Yelp. According to
TechCrunch, part of that launch will include a food takeout service, which would rival companies like DeliveryHero, GrubHub, and Seamless.
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) launches free and ad-supported TV episodes for iOS app

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Amazon.com has launched free and ad-supported TV episodes along with a music video service for its iOS app. The Amazon Instant Video app on iOS now has free episodes for certain TV shows, which are supported by ads. As part of this update, Amazon also added HBO content.
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) to pay developers up to $15,000 in Coins for Fire Phone apps

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) wants to build a developer ecosystem for the Fire Phone device. This is why Amazon.com is offering incentives to developers in the form of Amazon Coins. Amazon.com is offering developers up to $15,000 in Amazon Coins to give away to users if they develop apps for the device. Amazon is not paying $15,000 for a single app — it is paying 500,000 Coins per app ($5,000) and you can do this with up to 3 apps per developer account. Here are some of the other requirements:

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) forecasted to ship 2-3 million Fire Phones this year

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Earlier this week, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced the Fire Phone. Amazon.com did not report how many phones they were expecting to sell nor do they disclose how many Kindles are sold every year.

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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) to integrate Amazon Appstore

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) announced today that it will integrate the Amazon Appstore into its devices. The Amazon Appstore will be added to the BlackBerry 10.3 software update later this year.
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