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John McDuling / Quartz:
Pandora and Spotify face uncertain future with giants Google, Apple, and Amazon encroaching   —  An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive  —  “One thing is for sure,” declared an influential American critic and record industry analyst, Bob Lefsetz …
Jul 27, 2014, 2:05 PMIn context
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing   —  AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore.  It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud.  —  For many years Amazon Web Services was the only public cloud in town.
Jul 27, 2014, 10:45 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video   —  Amazon's Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company's Amazon Prime membership program.
Jul 26, 2014, 3:55 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon   —  TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.”  It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho …
Jul 25, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Fire smartphone now available at AT&T   —  Amazon's Fire Phone Hits Stores, Minus the Fanfare  —  Amazon on Friday is embarking on its grandest attempt yet to keep customers buying more from its namesake site.  —  The company will begin selling its new Fire smartphone at AT&T stores without …
Jul 25, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Comixology users can now download DRM-free backups of some comics   —  Maybe Amazon's purchase of Comixology isn't the worst thing to ever happen after all.  Comic book readers on iOS have been fuming over the loss of in-app purchases following the company's acquisition …
Jul 25, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft delivers OneNote for Amazon Fire Phone, Kindle Fire tablets   —  Summary: Microsoft is making its OneNote note-taking app available for free for the Fire Phone and Kindle Fire tablets through Amazon's Appstore for Android.  —  On the heels of announcing Skype for Amazon's Fire Phone …
Jul 25, 2014, 12:15 AMIn context
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Amazon's cloud price war with Google is starting to hurt   —  The numbers: Mixed, as always.  Amazon sales grew in the double-digits for the 52nd quarter in a row.  Revenue increased 23% year-over-year to $19.3 billion.  Operating loss reached $15 million, down from a $79 million operating profit a year ago.
Jul 24, 2014, 7:00 PMIn context
iFixit:
Amazon Fire Phone Teardown   —  Amazon has finally released its flagship phone, and we're ready.  It's teardown time.  We're going to burn this place to the ground with Amazon's new Fire Phone.  Step 1 — Amazon Fire Phone Teardown Before we jump out of the frying pan and into the Fire Phone …
Jul 24, 2014, 6:15 PMIn context
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Amazon Drops 5% After Missing In Q2 With In-Line Sales Of $19.34B, Larger Than Expected Loss Of $0.27   —  Following the bell today, Amazon reported its second quarter financial performance including a $0.27 per share loss on revenue of $19.34 billion.  Analysts had expected Amazon to lose $0.15 on revenue of $19.34 billion.
Jul 24, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context

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