The more Fires Amazon lights, the more its flame flickers

Amazon made waves when it released the Kindle back in 2007, but its newer efforts, like the Fire TV and Fire Phone, are bringing in diminishing returns for the Web's top retailer.

Amazon sets its sights on Square with Local Register card reader

Amazon takes aim at purchases made on the real world with Local Register, a card reader and app combo for businesses. Local Register is a lot like Square and PayPal Here, but it only works on some devices.

Amazon halts pre-orders of some Disney movies in apparent Hachette-like dispute

Amazon is restricting pre-orders of some Disney movies in an apparent effort to score a better pricing deal. The move comes as it employs a similar tactic against book publisher Hachette in an ongoing dispute over e-book pricing.

E-book pricing spat: Hachette CEO calls on Amazon to end ‘punitive actions’

Hachette boss Michael Pietsch has put his side of the argument in the US publishing giant's ongoing spat with Amazon over e-book pricing, and calls on the e-commerce company to end "punitive actions" against its authors.

E-book pricing: Amazon urges readers to help solve ongoing dispute with Hachette

As Amazon's dispute with US publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing continues to rumble on, the Web company is now urging readers to contact the company's CEO directly to ask for lower prices.

Google, Barnes & Noble collaborate to take on Amazon

Looking for a way to win back online book sales from Amazon, Barnes & Noble have partnered with Google in order to provide same-day delivery service through the Google Shopping Express Web portal.

Amazon expands same-day delivery service to NYC, DC, and four more cities

Amazon ramped up the pressure on US brick-and-mortar stores on Wednesday, announcing the immediate launch of its same-day delivery service in six more cities, including New York City, Dallas, and Washington, DC.
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Amazon doubles down on FireTV apps with new games and live TV apps

After scoring a coup with the re-emergence of Flappy Bird, exclusive to the FireTV, Amazon today announced a host of new gaming and live TV apps, doubling the system's collection. New additions include Disney apps, MLB.TV, and even Grand…
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NFL Now coming to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and more [Update]

The NFL announced Apple TV will add to the partnerships and sponsors for its digital video service, NFL Now, which is slated for release in late August. The digital video service will offer news, highlights, and more, but no live games.

5 clever apps and games that leverage the 3D screen in Amazon’s Fire Phone

Receptions to the Fire Phone have been mixed, but what do app and game makers think about it? We interviewed half a dozen developers to get their take on Amazon's new phone.

Amazon offering Prime members $1 video credit if they opt for slower deliveries

Sure, it's not exactly deal of the year, but Amazon's offer of a $1 Instant Video credit for Prime members happy to wait a little longer for their ordered items could help take the pressure off the company's costly logistics and…