Amazon.com is working on developing an original series based on the movie Zombieland starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson. Previously it was rumored that CBS was going to develop a Zombieland series, but that opportunity fell through. It will take some time for the series to show up on Amazon Instant Video because the casting sheets and scripts are just getting started. Given that Netflix is working on a few original series of their own like House of Cards in February and the new season of Arrested Development, Amazon.com will need to step it up in terms of rivalry.
Amazon.com announced that they have built a new tool for Android developers to integrate their Amazon APIs into their projects. The tool is called the Amazon Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin. This tool is currently in beta and is free for developers to distribute apps on Amazon. Eclipse is a cross-platform development software that is used for building Java-based programs like Android apps. You can install the SDK plugin by reading the setup instructions. Amazon said that this will help speed up development and cut down on project setup time. The plugin generates config entries for the APIs that you select and copies the relevant API jar files. The plugin can also under API integration without affect the way that your original Eclipse project is setup. You can read more about the SDK plugin here. [Source: TNW]
The concept of cloud storage is nice, but consumers need to stay vigilant if they want to completely protect their data. There are plenty of ways that a cloud storage provider can fail, and that could leave you without your critical data if you do not take the proper precautions.
Apple filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com over the trademark “App Store.” Amazon.com’s application store is called the “Appstore for Android.” U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton had rejected Apple’s claim of false advertising against Amazon.com. “Apple has failed to establish that Amazon made any false statement of fact that actually deceived or had the tendency to deceive a substantial segment of its audience,” stated Judge Hamilton.
Amazon Web Services has announced a new Console App for Android devices. The AWS Console App for Android is expected to be a “companion to the full web experience.” The AWS Console App for Android lets you view and manage Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and CloudWatch alarms.
The Amazon.com Kindle Fire HD was the leading product that was sold by Amazon.com through the holiday season. The 8.9-inch tablet went for sale earlier last month. Fortunately Amazon.com is offering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to students at $50 off all month long. Amazon Student Members that have a Prime account are the only ones eligible for the deal.
Amazon has issued a press release highlighting some of their greatest milestones over the holiday season. The press release does not reveal anything about the company’s earnings. This past year, Amazon.com sold around 27 million items on Cyber Monday (around 306 items per second).
The Amazon Appstore has recently announced that “app downloads in the Appstore have grown more than 500 percent over the previous year.” This is quite impressive considering that Amazon.com does not have a platform of their own for apps. They have essentially created a marketplace of Android apps called it the Amazon Appstore. A lot of that growth came from strong sales of the Amazon Kindle Fire line of tablets.