Amazon Posts is testing an e-book subscription feature

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 5.32.29 PM briefly put up a website for an unlimited e-book and audiobook subscription service called Kindle Unlimited, according to GigaOm 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 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 “The primary reason for the move is being excited about what we might accomplish at Amazon,” said Parviz in an e-mail with CNET.

Continue reading →, Inc. (AMZN) sues Google Inc (GOOG) for poaching employee

Amazon Logo, 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

Continue reading →, Inc. (AMZN) is launching a local takeout service

Amazon Logo, 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.
Continue reading →, Inc. (AMZN) launches free and ad-supported TV episodes for iOS app

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 7.45.19 PM 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.
Continue reading →, Inc. (AMZN) to pay developers up to $15,000 in Coins for Fire Phone apps

amazon-fire-phone, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) wants to build a developer ecosystem for the Fire Phone device. This is why is offering incentives to developers in the form of Amazon Coins. 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:

Continue reading →, Inc. (AMZN) forecasted to ship 2-3 million Fire Phones this year

Earlier this week,, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced the Fire Phone. 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

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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