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Forget Drones: Amazon Is Going to Fly Its Own Planes

posted onMarch 11, 2016
by l33tdawg

The world’s largest online retailer says it’s going to operate its own air cargo network in the US, a move that points to its larger ambitions to build out a comprehensive factory-to-doorstep delivery system to serve its customers. Amazon signed a five- to seven-year lease with Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group for twenty Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, the company says.

Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services

posted onJanuary 30, 2015
by l33tdawg

Amazon says its pioneering cloud computing services are actively used by over one million customers.

The tech giant revealed the number day, during its fourth quarter earnings announcement. Each of those one million customers have used its cloud services during a recent one month period, the company said, and usage grew close to 90 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter the year before.

Apple and Amazon Have a Problem: People Don’t Want to Buy Stuff Anymore

posted onOctober 27, 2014
by l33tdawg

The failure of the Fire Phone has been widely cited as the reason for Amazon’s disastrous quarter, but a darker cloud has settled over the world’s biggest online retailer. The core of Amazon’s business—its original reason for being: selling books and other media—has grown wobbly. The problem: many people no longer want to buy stuff. They’d rather rent.

Amazon Just Conquered the Kids Tablet Market with the $150 Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

posted onSeptember 19, 2014
by l33tdawg

With Kindle Freetime, Kindle Freetime Unlimited, and an investment in an ed tech startup, Amazon has long shown an interest in the footie pajama customer base. On Wednesday they targeted those customers with a new kid’s tablet option.

The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is not so much a new tablet as it is a customized version of the Kindle Fire HD 6 or HD 7 tablets which launched Wednesday night.

Malicious advertising hits Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, Cisco says

posted onSeptember 9, 2014
by l33tdawg

Malicious advertisements have popped up on websites such as YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo, part of a sophisticated campaign to spread malware, Cisco said Monday.

When encountered, the malicious advertisements cause a person to be redirected to a different website, which triggers a download based on whether the computer is running Windows or Apple’s OS X, wrote Armin Pelkmann, a threat researcher.

Cyanogen and veterans from Google, Amazon and HTC are building 'something really cool'

posted onAugust 28, 2014
by l33tdawg

Nextbit, a mobile technology company founded by former Google executives Tom Moss and Mike Chan, today announced that Scott Croyle has joined as Vice President of Design and Product. Croyle, who was most recently Senior Vice President of Design and User Experience at HTC, will also join the company’s board of directors alongside Rich Wong from Accel Partners and Rich Miner from Google Ventures.

Amazon opens 3D printing store, sells customizable stuff

posted onJuly 30, 2014
by l33tdawg

Amazon has sure come a long way from their roots as an online bookstore. They've since expanded to sell everything from music to groceries and everything in between. The company even produces their own hardware now, including the Fire Phone and the set-top Fire TV, expanding into almost every aspect of what a customer may want to purchase.