In an attempt to strike up more interest in the Android platform not just for consumers but for developers as well, Amazon has announced it will begin selling Android apps from its trusted and well-known online storefront.
Amazon has now officially begun selling the iPad, one of its fiercest rivals in the portable media market, in a move that represents just how powerful each side has in its core business.
Amazon's family of Kindle services just had a baby, Amazon Kindle for the Web. It's a service that runs in any Web browser and allows users to preview e-books before they buy them.
Amazon has rolled out the latest version of its Kindle software for Android phones, as the continuously changing platform gets more fragmented across different devices.
Frenetic cybercriminals are reportedly creating 57,000 malware-based websites per week to exploit high-profile brand names.
In a move that could ignite a fire back under Amazon's e-reader brand, the Kindle is heading to Best Buy brick-and-mortar locations as well as the electronics retailer's online store in time for the holiday shopping season.
Amazon has reportedly been aggressively talking to Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal, and others to start building up a new online video service that would be the only firm competitor to Netflix's instant streaming program.
The cost of a single BlackBerry Torch may total $171.05, but Amazon is currently offering the smartphone at a sweet $99 price point.
Despite a large media campaign and lofty marketing speak that suggested Blackberry's Torch phone was going to revolutionize the world, deep discounts are already hitting the brand new Blackberry.
After enjoying a couple years of nearly unlimited success with the Kindle, Amazon is reportedly in the planning stage to bring out another product that it will internally develop and manufacture.
Some interesting new statistics have come out from a survey of e-book readers, showing that the market remains mainly a novelty and a popular gift choice, and Amazon holds a substantial lead over everyone else.
When it comes to the new market of "social games," a few names always pop out - Zynga, Facebook, Farmville, EA's Playfish... but actually, one of the most important players is Amazon.
Although Amazon has not once said anything about how many Kindles or digital books it has sold, the online retailer is confident that it has a grip on as much as 80% of the e-book market.
Anyone who tries to spell out doom and gloom for the Kindle in the post-iPad era should take a look at the fact that two new versions of Amazon's reading device sold out just days after being introduced.
The Kindle isn't even three years old yet but it has revolutionized the world of books like no one could have expected, and has in some ways become a victim of its own success.
Well, Amazon may have sold out of the original Kindle, but there's now a replacement. The company has launched two new versions of its e-reader, smaller and lighter than the original.
Amazon has apparently hit the sweet spot with the new $189 price point for its Kindle device, as it is now completely sold out with no information on when new stock will be available.
Amazon has launched a new service which suggests purchases to users based on the preferences of their Facebook friends.
Amazon says it's now selling substantially more Kindle books than standard hardcover ones, and that its recent price cut has boosted demand for the e-reader dramatically.
The Kindle DX, Amazon's large textbook-sized e-reading device that used to carry a daunting $489 price tag, has been cut down by more than $100 but it remains the most expensive e-reader by quite a large margin.