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Amazon’s new smart speaker is like Siri crossed with a jukebox

Amazon came out of nowhere today to drop a new smart speaker, Echo, which uses the cloud and voice operation to move beyond a wireless speaker into the realm of personal digital assistant.

Amazon’s same-day delivery service launches in Canada

Amazon has been offering its same-day delivery service in a number of US cities for some time, and now it's launching it in Canada. Starting off for addresses in Toronto and Vancouver, it's expected to expand to more Canadian cities over…
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To keep TV shows alive, viewing is voting. But what’s the best way to watch?

Watching your favorite show on Netflix and buying an episode from iTunes are not created equal. Which will help keep the best shows on TV around for another season? We ranked eight different ways to watch.

Prime subscribers, Amazon now gives you unlimited photo backup

Amazon announced Prime Photos, a new photo backup service exclusively for members of its Prime service. It features unlimited storage.
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Amazon’s Fire TV blazes ahead, adds Spotify, NFL Now, and more

As the Fire phone continues to sink, Amazon's Fire TV claws for more space in the streaming marketplace, announcing it's app count has tripled since launching in April, and piled on new apps including Spotify, NFL Now, and more.
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Fire Phone flop – Amazon takes $170 million charge on its smartphone

Amazon revealed Thursday it's taken a $170 million write-down on its Fire Phone, a handset that has failed to attract buyers following a slew of lukewarm reviews since its launch in July.

AT&T tries to sweeten the Fire Phone, offers buyers a Kindle Fire HDX for $50

AT&T will start stocking the Kindle Fire HDX this month and is offering the tablet on a variety of different deals, including one where it costs $50 when purchased with an Amazon Fire Phone.
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None of your favorite shows would have existed in an a la carte cable world

Mad Men? Breaking Bad? Sons of Anarchy? You might not like to admit it, but our current system of bundled, overpriced cable packages helped birth some of television’s best shows.

Amazon to hire 80,000 temps this holiday season, 10,000 up on last year

Amazon plans to hire an additional 80,000 workers for its fulfillment centers this holiday season, a big increase on the 70,000 it took on last year and significantly more than the 50,000 extra workers that joined the company's ranks…

Surprise! Amazon to open pop up stores in San Francisco, Sacramento, and New York City

A report is floating around that Amazon is set to open its first physical store in New York City in time for the holidays. The store will allow for same-day deliveries, as well as a showcase for Amazon products.
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Amazon orders second season for wildly popular original series ‘Transparent’

In the wake of the seemingly overnight explosion in popularity of Prime Instant Video-exclusive Transparent, Amazon Studios has greenlit the show for a second season. New episodes of the series, which stars Arrested Development alum Jeffrey…

Amazon is recruiting developers for a secretive smart home project

After successfully dipping its toes into the smartphone and tablet business, it appears that Amazon is ready to jump into the smart home arena -- and maybe even bring some new hardware to the table