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Amazon’s answer to Chromecast is called Fling, and it’s available now

Amazon's Fling SDK allows developers to build in casting support for iOS and Android apps. It's in many ways the online retailer's answer to Google's popular Chromecast dongle.

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Amazon’s new Prime Day celebration promises ‘more deals than Black Friday’

Amazon's celebrating its 20th birthday with a special day of sales that promises "more deals than Black Friday." In truth, it looks like a shrewd move to boost its Prime membership numbers, though existing members may well find an attractive bargain or two.

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Amazon now peddling physical wares in Mexico in addition to Kindle ebooks

Amazon has sold Kindle ebooks in Mexico since 2013, but now the company has launched a full store for Mexico, with the largest selection of products available at launch in the company's history.

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Amazon’s Prime Now heads out of the U.S., offering one-hour deliveries in London

After launching its Prime Now one-hour delivery service in December 2014, Amazon has slowly but steadily increasing the cities in which the service is available. Now Prime Now has expanded out of the U.S., bringing one-hour deliveries to London.

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Amazon’s new Instant Preview feature shares the perfect quote and a preview of the Kindle ebook

Users of the Amazon Kindle app for Android will notice a bevy of new sharing options have been added. Amazon's new feature called Instant Previews will allow those you share with to read a portion of the book for free without needing to sign up.

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Ready, set, download! Amazon puts $50 worth of Android apps and games up for sale

Amazon is at it again with another bundle of free apps. This deal includes 23 apps and games for a total savings of $50. Titles include Mirroring360 - AirPlay Receiver, Weather Live, and so much more.

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Amazon orders up a third season of critical darling Transparent

Even before the thrusters spark on Season 2, Amazon Instant Video has greenlit a full third season of the streaming platform's critically-acclaimed dark comedy, Transparent. The show will be available exclusively to Prime members in 2016.

Amazon’s voice assistant doesn’t just power Echo, she’s ready to take over other devices

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is poised to take over every connected device and app with a new SDK for developers and device makers. Alexa also powers the Amazon Echo speaker, which is now available for purchase.

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Amazon beats Netflix to the punch: HDR streaming now available to Prime members

The latest big thing in video may not be 4K UHD resolution, but High Dynamic Range (HDR) which offers more realistic color, and better contrast. Now Amazon has become the first service to stream HDR content with its original series Mozart in the Jungle.

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In the wake of Charleston shooting, major online and physical retailers will no longer sell the Confederate flag

In the wake of the Charleston shooting that left nine black churchgoers dead, several online and physical retailers have announced they will no longer sell the Confederate flag or anything related to it through their marketplaces.

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100 best free books for Kindle (and other ebook stores)

You shouldn't always have to pay for a good read. Here are our picks for the best free books for Kindle so you tap into the thousands upon thousands of free Amazon and Google Play offerings that have fallen into public domain or temporary promotion.

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Amazon to start paying some authors based on how many pages you read

From next month Amazon's going to start paying authors whose books are "borrowed" via its subscription-based Amazon Lending Library or on Kindle Unlimited services on a per-page-turn basis instead of per download.

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Amazon is updating its ratings system to make it more useful

From now on the reviews and star ratings you see next to products on Amazon should be more useful and relevant, as the company is adding more weight to newer reviews and ones upvoted by users.

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New deal with Amazon brings over 12,000 Marvel comics to the Kindle store

Marvel comics have been available in digital form for some time now, but as part of renewing its deal with comiXology, Marvel is also bringing its comics to comiXology parent company Amazon's Kindle store.

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FedEx isn’t worried about competition from companies like Amazon and Uber

FedEx knows a thing or two about the business of delivering packages, and company vice president Mike Glenn says that this experience -- combined with uniforms -- will ensure that Amazon and Uber won't offer much in the way of competition.

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