Articles tagged amazon

16 Oct 2014 // 11:26 AM

Amazon Bets on Bold Programming to Woo TV Viewers

Amazon has made its fortune offering consumers a safe way to spend their money. When it comes to television production, though, the company is making a name for itself by taking on some of the riskiest projects coming out of Hollywood.

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9 Oct 2014 // 1:00 PM

Amazon, Google, and Sony Fight for the Smallest Spot in Your Living Room

Sleek, tiny boxes that can deliver a near-endless stream of music, television, movies and games are starting to nose their way into the multi-billion dollar video game industry.

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In Defense of Cutting the Cord on Conventional Cable Television

With websites developing original programming and cable companies raising prices each year, there has never been a better time to turn away from your television and toward your computer.

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27 Sep 2011 // 6:15 AM

LOS ANGELES — Amazon.com is set to host a media event on Wednesday morning in New York City, and the expectation is that the world’

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10 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Return of 120 Minutes

120 Minutes returns to guide us through the alternative/indie/hip-hop/whatever-else universe. But what's a show to do when nothing's as hard to find as it used to be?

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What’s the Value of Ownership in the Age of Cloud Computing?

My fiancée and I will soon move across the country with whatever will fit in our Honda Civic. This has brought up some discussions about which possessions are truly worth keeping.

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Google Prepares to Eat Apple’s Dust (Cloud)

Apple has finished building their super-secret cloud based music monster.

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31 Mar 2011 // 7:07 AM

Music labels lash out at Amazon’s cloud service

LOS ANGELES — Amazon is in a battle royale with music labels over its digital music locker service. Launched on Monday, Amazon’s Cloud Player is

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12 Aug 2010 // 2:00 AM

The Odyssey of Andrew Wylie

As traditional print media is being slowly but irresistibly subsumed by electronic competitors, powerhouse agent Andrew Wylie argues that writers should get a larger cut of e-book sales. But is Wylie, in reality, seeking to destroy paper-based publishing houses?

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23 Jun 2010 // 3:43 AM

WASHINGTON — Amazon.com on Monday slashed the price of the Kindle to $189 from $259 just hours after Barnes & Noble cut the cost of its competing

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We Are Fueled by the Fat of Their Land

The "monstrous steel molochs" of industrialized civilization are fueled by petroleum and not literally by the "fat of the natives", though for the Achuar people, the subject of this classic narrative, that might be a distinction without a difference.

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Should free electronic books count in sales ratings?

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Penguin & the iPad: Taking Books to the Next Level, or Leaving Them in the Dust?

Apple's latest gadget, the iPad, hits shelves this weekend. There's been a lot of chatter on the interwebs and in the publishing world about how the shiny new tech may change the way we think of books.

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1 Feb 2010 // 3:05 AM

The Cult of Kindle and the Myth of Digital Utopia

If I could read more with a Kindle, it stood to reason that I wasn’t reading enough without one. Getting and consuming increasingly MORE information is an end in of itself these days.

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21 Jan 2010 // 5:07 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it has raised the royalty rate for authors and publishers on books published for its Kindle e-reader,

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In an effort dubbed internally as “Project Impact,” Wal-Mart has redesigned its store layouts in order to make all departments visible from

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8 Oct 2009 // 4:11 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com Inc. cut the price of its Kindle electronic-book reader for the second time this year, as competition continues to grow in

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26 Aug 2009 // 6:13 AM

WASHINGTON — Sony Corp. on Tuesday said the first wireless version of its electronic book reader will go on sale before Christmas, a move that will

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5 Aug 2009 // 8:00 AM

Recently Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was asked whether he still reads books on paper, what the techies call “physical books.” “I kind of am grumpy

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22 Apr 2009 // 4:28 AM

It has been a year since Apple Inc. became the No. 1 music retailer in the country. To those of us who miss flipping through record

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