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Op-Ed: Want to be an author? Beware Amazon's 'Kindle unlimited'

Amazon.com may soon offer a new "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service for $9.99 per month that gives subscribers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles. What does this mean for new authors?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 2 comments

Amazon charges customers a penny per order to negate French law

After French authorities placed a number of restrictions on Amazon to protect in-country suppliers the company has fired back with a one-penny solution.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Amazon sued by U.S. regulators over kids apps

Washington - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Amazon. The FTC says that Amazon allowed millions of dollars of unauthorized purchases by children to take place in its mobile app store.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: BlackBerry turns a profit, now what?

BlackBerry's first quarter $23 million profit appears to be a sign that the corporate restructuring is working, but with such a far way to go to regain relevance it appears that BlackBerry still has a long road ahead.
In the Media by Daniel Edwards

Amazon and Warner Bros resolve dispute, restore movies

New evidence suggests that Amazon and Warner Brothers have come to an agreement on the distribution of several movies. This is good news for those who can once again pre-order some major titles.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Blackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.
In the Media by Milton Este

Amazon announces Fire Phone

Following months of speculation, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos officially announced today the Fire Phone, the online-shopping giant's first foray into the smartphone market.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 3 comments

Amazon halts Lego movie pre-orders

Online retailer Amazon has halted pre-orders of some Warner Bros films in the U.S., including 'The Lego Movie'. This is due to a pricing dispute.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Amazon launches a music streaming service

Amazon is adding a new sector to their latest list of offerings. Amazon is offering a music service that will compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora and will expand over the course of the next few months.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Extant’ arrives in the UK this July

British viewers will be able to watch CBS’s brand-new high-concept science-fiction thriller, “Extant”, within 24 hours of its US premiere, it has been announced.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Titus Welliver's 'Bosch' gets the green light from Amazon Special

"Bosch," a drama starring Titus Welliver, based on Michael Connolly’s novel series, has been given the green light by Amazon to become a full-fledged series for their Prime members . The fans spoke and Amazon listened.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 2 comments

Amazon fungus can eat polyurethane

Polyurethane has long been considered non-biodegradable. However, a fungus has been found that can eat and digest the plastic. The fungus was found in the Amazon.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Alibaba files for IPO; could be largest tech debut ever

Washington - Chinese tech giant Alibaba Holdings Inc. moved closer to becoming a public company in the United States on Tuesday when it filed its IPO prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 4 comments

Consumer interest in wearable tech continues to broaden

Just how big is the nascent market for wearable tech? It's so big - and growing bigger by the day - that Amazon is positioning itself front and center to become the ultimate eCommerce hub for buyers of wearable technology.
In the Media by Tech News

Amazon 'to release smartphone later this year'

Washington - Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, The Wall Street Journal reported.
In the Media by AFP

Amazon willing to pay you up to $5,000 to quit your job

Although it may sound counter-intuitive, Amazon is proposing a policy that no other company dares try. This probably isn't surprising coming from Amazon though, a company known for its wacky parcel delivery drone idea.
In the Media by Milton Este - 5 comments

Amazon launches new device for streaming video

New York - Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge in online video to rivals such as Netflix.
In the Media by Sophie Estienne (AFP)

Amazon snags streaming rights to action series '24'

New York - Amazon announced Tuesday it had secured the online streaming rights for the US action hit "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland.
In the Media by AFP

'Bosch' among six new original Amazon TV shows

New York - US online giant Amazon announced plans Monday for its own science fiction TV series and detective program based on writings of best-selling crime writer Michael Connelly for its streaming video service.
In the Media by AFP

Amazon hit by strikes in Germany

Frankfurt - One of Amazon's key sites in Germany was the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Monday in an long-running wage dispute. The services sector union Verdi has called for morning stoppages at Amazon's logistics centre in Leipzig.
In the Media by AFP

Review: Peter Goodman’s 'Buzzkill' — Bipolar disorder in the raw Special

Sydney - Bipolar disorder affects millions of people. It’s a little understood condition, and books from the frontline perspective of those having a bipolar condition are few. Peter Goodman’s Buzzkill is a look at the facts.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Girl's escape from Shining Path in Tomlinson's 'Lethal Dispatch' Special

San Francisco - Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch".
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Amazon boosts price of 'Prime' membership to $99 in US

New York - Amazon is boosting the price of its "Prime" membership to $99 a year, a 25 percent jump for US customers seeking free delivery and access to the streaming video service.The price hike unveiled Thursday is the first since Amazon launched the program in ...
In the Media by AFP

Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath

Amazon.com Inc plans to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by 25 percent to $99 starting next week, a move announced on Thursday that risks losing customers for a feature that ...
In the Media by Phil Wahba and Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters)

Flipkart, India's reply to Amazon, sees $1 bln sales

New Delhi - Flipkart, India's answer to US online giant Amazon, said Saturday its sales would cross the milestone $1 billion-mark this year, ahead of schedule, in the country's exploding e-commerce market.Founded in 2007 by two ex-Amazon.com employees and universi...
In the Media by Penelope Macrae (AFP)

UK court ruling may prompt more scrutiny of Amazon tax plans

Amazon's tax affairs could come under more scrutiny in Britain, tax experts said, after a judge questioned whether it really was organized in the tax efficient way it said it was.
In the Media by Tom Bergin (Reuters)

Video: 'Plague of Angels' — Interview with John Patrick Kennedy Special

John Patrick Kennedy is an author who dares to push the boundaries of writing. His latest book 'Plague of Angels' is one that may intrigue or offend.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Amazon to resurrect cancelled BBC drama 'Ripper Street'

“Ripper Street” — the Victorian-set crime drama series previously cancelled by the BBC — has been picked up by Amazon for a third season, it has emerged.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Amazon accused of not policing knockoffs, faulty products

While Amazon has in the past faced criticisms for hiring neo-Nazis and selling books promoting pedophilia, among other things, the company is facing fresh allegations of not doing enough to protect customers from faulty and counterfeit goods.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

With ad budgets growing, new video advertising association formed

With Social Media Week in full swing, the formation of a new advertising organization was announced — with the intention of bringing more marketing dollars to digital video outlets on YouTube.
In the Media by Michael Krebs
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A member of staff pushes a trolley as she collects orders at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough, central England
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An Achuar man in the Amazon jungle.
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An Achuar man in the Amazon jungle.
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Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader
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Brazil s Amazon rainforest and deforestation.
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest and deforestation.
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In One Person  a new book by John Irving
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In One Person, a new book by John Irving
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The Amazon Rainforest
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The Pirahã tribe will be affected by the Madeira river dams.
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The Pirahã tribe will be affected by the Madeira river dams. © Clive W. Dennis/Survival
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A general view of the storage hall at the 70,000 square metre warehouse floor in Amazon's new distribution center in Brieselang, near Berlin
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians in the region where Repsol-YPF is working.
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians in the region where Repsol-YPF is working. © Marek Wolodzko/Survival
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Water buffalo on the Amazon floodplain in Brazil
Water buffalo on the Amazon floodplain in Brazil
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View of Amazon basin forest
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View of Amazon basin forest
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline © Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
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Uncontacted Indians have left crossed spears across paths in northern Peru to warn outsiders to stay out. © Marek Wolodzko/Survival
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A general view of the storage hall at the 70 000 square metre warehouse floor in Amazon s new distri...
With permission by Reuters / Tobias Schwarz
A general view of the storage hall at the 70,000 square metre warehouse floor in Amazon's new distribution center in Brieselang, near Berlin
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Soya farmer Luis Pereira Machado
Soya farmer Luis Pereira Machado
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In a landmark judgement, a New York judge upheld a US Department of Justice penalty against publishers for ebook price fixing. Sept 2012.
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A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya  Brazil.
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A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya, Brazil.
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The Amazon floodplain, Brazil
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