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Cloud Computing

AWS Launches Amazon DynamoDB – A New NoSQL Database Service

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Fully managed database service removes administrative burden of operating distributed databases and provides seamless scalability

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News

Amazon: 2011 is the Best Holiday Ever for Kindle

Amazon.com has announced that 2011 was the best holiday ever for the Kindle family as customers purchased millions of Kindle Fires and millions of Kindle e-readers. Authors also continue to benefit from the success of Kindle — the #1 and #4 best-selling Kindle books released in 2011 were both published independently by their authors using Kindle Direct […]

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Mobile

Amazon Releases Over-the-Air Software Update for Kindle Fire

Amazon Releases Over-the-Air Software Update for Kindle Fire

Amazon has released an over-the-air software update for Kindle Fire to improve the tablet’s performance and address issues with the touchscreen. Kindle Software Update Version 6.2.1 is available now and will be automatically delivered to connected tablets.

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Mobile

Amazon Sells Over 1 Million Kindle Devices Per Week

Amazon Sells Over 1 Million Kindle Devices per Week

Online retailer Amazon released a statement Thursday saying that customers are buying more than one million Kindle devices per week for the third week in a row. Amazon revealed the staggering sales numbers and attributed the increase in sales to its new tablet, Kindle Fire.

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Mobile

Thousands of Apps Coming to Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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The release of Amazon’s first tablet Kindle Fire is set for next week, and the online retail giant has announced that it will come with thousands of popular Android apps, including Twitter, Netflix, Facebook, Pandora, Rhapsody, The Weather Channel, Comics by comiXology, and popular games by Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap and Rovio.

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Amazon Introduces The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Amazon.com, Inc. has announced the launch of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. With an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle owners can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for free – including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. No other e-reader […]

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Mobile

Amazon Releases Four New Kindles

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced four new kindle devices during an event in New York on Wednesday. Three of those devices are new Kindle e-readers that the company describes as “smaller, lighter, and more affordable than ever before,” and the fourth device is much anticipated Kindle Fire, Amazon’s Android-based color tablet. The latest Kindle e-reader […]

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Software as a Service

Silk with Kindle Fire: Amazon’s Cloud-Accelerated Web Browser

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Amazon Silk introduces – a “split browser” architecture that accelerates the power of the mobile device hardware by using the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud (AWS). The Silk browser software resides both on Kindle Fire and on the massive server fleet that comprises the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). […]

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Announcements | Marketing & Sales | Technology

Amazon Brings AmazonLocal Daily Deals to Kindle With Ads

Amazon announced Thursday that it will soon start offering daily deals from AmazonLocal to Kindle and Kindle 3G with Special Offers customers. The deals will be displayed on Kindle screensaver when the user isn’t reading. AmazonLocal on Kindle with Special Offers is launching in New York City and will roll out to all 44 AmazonLocal cities later in […]

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Announcements | Technology

Amazon Introduces Kindle Textbook Rental Service for Students

Online retail giant Amazon today launched a new service called Kindle Textbook Rental which allows students to save up to 80% off textbook prices by renting from the Kindle store. The new service provides students with access to tens of thousands of textbooks for this school year and gives them an option to choose the […]

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