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Amar Toor / The Verge:
Amazon launches Prime Now for Prime subscribers in New York City: one hour delivery of select items costs $7.99, two hour delivery is free   —  Amazon brings one-hour delivery to New York City with Prime Now  —  Service rolls out in select areas of Manhattan today, with other cities coming in 2015
Dec 18, 2014, 6:10 AMIn context
iFixit:
Amazon Echo teardown: TI DM3725 processor, single-core ARM Cortex A8 chip, 256MB of LPDDR1 RAM, 4GB storage, 2.5" woofer, 2.0" tweeter, 7-microphone array   —  Amazon Echo Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
Dec 17, 2014, 9:45 PMIn context
Kyle Wiens / Wired:
DRM restrictions and copyright laws make e-books less accessible to the visually impaired   —  E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People  —  In late 2012, a 14-year-old high school student stood in front of a camera and began to read.  Chris Nusbaum's voice was calm and steady.
Dec 16, 2014, 8:15 AMIn context
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Apple e-book case enters appeals court; some judges seem sympathetic, citing Amazon dominance   —  U.S. faces tough questions in Apple e-books antitrust appeal  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. government lawyer faced tough questioning in an appeals court on Monday as he sought to defend a judge's ruling …
Dec 15, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
HBO Go not available on Fire TV for Comcast and Charter customers   —  HBO Go Comes to Amazon Fire TV (But Not for Comcast, Charter Subscribers) … Amazon is erasing one key bragging right Apple TV and Roku have laid claim to for years: HBO Go.  On Monday, Amazon and HBO announced that HBO Go …
Dec 15, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google is talking to retailers about 1-click “Buy Now” button and an Amazon Prime-like free 2 day shipping program   —  Google Shopping May Go Deeper Into Ecommerce With “Buy Now” Button To Challenge Amazon  —  Google is reportedly floating the idea of a “Buy Now” button and two-day shipping program.
Dec 15, 2014, 5:45 PMIn context
Amazon:
HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV, support for Fire TV Stick coming in spring   —  HBO GO Now Available on Amazon Fire TV  —  HBO GO joins a growing list of services that support Amazon Fire TV voice search — customers simply say the name of a movie or TV show to find it on Amazon …
Dec 15, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Apple, Amazon, other tech giants, trade groups, and academics support Microsoft in its case against US Government on overseas search warrants   —  Business, Media and Civil Society Speak Up in Key Privacy Case  —  Today represents an important milestone in our litigation concerning …
Dec 15, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Amazon's Kindle for iOS app updated w/ Goodreads integration, Audible progressive play, more   —  Amazon pushed out an updated version of its Kindle for iOS app today bringing a list of new features to the reading app.  —  Kindle for iOS now includes integration with Goodreads …
Dec 15, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context
Dina Bass / Businessweek:
Microsoft's Azure Is Starting to Close the Gap With Amazon's Cloud Service   —  Last year software maker K2.com stopped relying on Amazon.com (AMZN) for its cloud services and turned to Microsoft (MSFT) instead.  K2 Chief Executive Officer Adriaan van Wyk says he's happy with the choice—most of the time.
Dec 15, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context

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