It is sometimes difficult to find the right time to make a purchase. If you have a budget for instance, you may want to make sure that the purchase is within its limits. You may also set upper limits for certain items even if your budget would allow you to pay a higher price for […]
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Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer as of January 2013. The multinational ecommerce company operates in the US and offers localized online stores in select countries such as Germany, the UK, Spain or Canada. The company recently launched its own line of consumer products, the Kindle e-book reader and tablet PC product line, that is complementing its business and binding customers to the store and the company’s offerings.
Amazon has acquired several Internet companies in the past years, notable acquisitions include the Internet Movie Database IMDB, the shopping sites Zappos, Woot or Zalando, and the audiobook provider Audible.
Amazon started as an online book store but branched out into other product categories soon thereafter. It now sells a variety of goods online include software, video games, electronics as well as media, apparel and even food.
Amazon Chime is a new communication service by Amazon that supports video conferencing, calls, chat, and the sharing of content. The product is available for devices running Windows and Mac OS X, and for the mobile operating systems Android and iOS, and as an online version that you can use device-independent. Data is automatically synced […]
Amazon Music Unlimited is a new music streaming service by Amazon that the company pits against established services such as Spotify and Apple Music. While it shares similarities with those services, it is offering something unique as well. For instance, instead of offering just one tiered pricing, Amazon Music Unlimited is available in three different […]
Amazon Video is an add-on service for Prime members that works in many regards just like Netflix. Amazon produces original series such as Bosch, Jean-Claude von Johnson or The Man in the High Castle that you may watch on the site, and third-party content that it licensed. Shows and movies may be offered in multiple […]
Amazon Assistant is a service by Amazon that is offered as a browser extension or mobile application designed to improve the Internet shopping experience. Its main features are product comparison, access to Amazon's wishlist from any website, the highlighting of daily deals on Amazon, and a search. Amazon Assistant is a controversial product. First, it […]
Firefox users will soon be able to play Amazon Prime Video without requiring the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to do so. Mozilla, just like Google and Microsoft, plans to remove support for so-called NPAPI plugins in Firefox. Google actually blocked these types of plugins already in Chrome, and Microsoft did the same for them in the […]
Amazon Prime started out as a membership service for Amazon customers to save on shipping costs as Amazon would not charge Prime members for shipping. The company expanded the service in recent years by adding new features to it. Amazon Prime grants you access to Amazon's movie and TV show offerings, music streaming, ebooks, and […]
Amazon Studios released Storywriter today, a free cloud-based screenwriting application that anyone with an Amazon account can use. Internet companies like Amazon or Netflix started the production of original series and movies years ago in an effort to reach a certain level of independence from networks and film studios but also to break away from […]
Two-Step Verification is a popular method to improve the security of accounts by adding another verification step to the authentication process. It blocks attackers from accessing the account with the password alone, as they need the second code as well for that once Two-Step Verification is enabled. Companies like Google, Twitter or PayPal use two-factor […]
Amazon's Cloud Drive has been a contender in the cloud storage and file synchronizing vertical for some time now. Today, Amazon announced the launch of two new plans that simplify Cloud Drive significantly for all users. Unlimited Photos gives 5 Gigabyte of general storage space and unlimited photo storage to Cloud Drive users for $11.99 […]
Amazon has been pushing its Prime subscription service quite a bit in recent time. Prime started as a service for Amazon customers to pay a flat fee for the shipping and handling of select goods bought on the shopping site but has been expanded to include TV and movie streaming as well. In the US, […]
Amazon Prime has evolved a lot in recent time. Designed in the beginning as a yearly-paid subscription service to cover all shipping and handling costs for Amazon purchases, it is now offering additional benefits such as TV streaming to customers. The price of Prime has gone up as well. If you are in the US, […]
Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick today. It is on first glance similar to Google's Chromecast and other streaming sticks and solutions. You connect the stick to your TV's HDMI port and to the Internet to watch all kinds of clips, shows and movies as well as apps and games on the television. It costs […]
Ah, the global economy. When you compare the price of a game in select countries, you may notice huge differences. A game may cost half the money in the USA for instance than it costs in Australia or many countries in Europe. The move to digital content has not changed that a whole lot. If […]