Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) released the Fire TV device around a week ago. The Amazon Fire TV has voice search, a quad-core processor, 2GB of memory, dedicated GPU, 1080p HD video, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, and the ability to play games.
Amazon has announced that it will be acquiring digital comic book service Comixology. Founded in 2007, Comixology sells comic books and graphic novels from dozens of publishers. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
The Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) app store now has 200,000 apps, said Jeff Bezos in a letter to investors. The Amazon app store nearly tripled in size over the last year. The service is now available in nearly 200 countries.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos recently released an annual letter to shareholders. In the letter, he discussed where Amazon has been and where the company is going.
Amazon’s $99 Fire TV streaming device is now sitting at the top of Amazon.com’s Best Sellers List for electronics. This title was previously held by the Google Chromecast. Now 5 out of the 10 best selling electronics on Amazon are media streaming devices, including the Chromecast, two Roku devices, and the Apple TV. One of the reasons why the Fire TV surged is because of Amazon’s promotion of the device on its homepage.
Amazon is launching a new barcode scanner that is called Amazon Dash. The Amazon Dash device is a 6-inch stick that lets you scan item barcodes or speak an order. It connects directly through WiFi.
On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal claimed that Amazon.com is going to launch a free streaming media service. However, Amazon.com denied that it is working on the service.