As if Amazon didn’t already dominate business and technology, it’s now making moves toward dominating online video streaming with a new lineup of shows for Amazon Prime Video. Today Amazon announced that it’s greenlighted six new, original shows and renewed Alpha House for a second season. New Amazon Original Series Six new shows are coming… Continue reading Amazon Greenlights Six New Original Shows for Amazon Instant Video, Renews ‘Alpha House’
Amazon Prime, the subscription service that offers users free unlimited two-day shipping, instant streaming on Prime Instant Video and free book rentals through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, is going up in price. In seven days the service, which used to cost $79 a year, will cost $99 for renewals and new… Continue reading Hurry! You Have Just 7 Days to Sign Up for Amazon Prime Before the Price Rises
RadioShack announced that it will be closing 1,100 stores in response to a lackluster 2013 holiday season. The 93-year-old electronics retailer suffered $400 million dollars in losses in 2013 compared to $139 million in 2012, according to the New York Times. As if hemorrhaging profits weren’t bad enough, Radio Shack has lost something else that’s… Continue reading RadioShack Parodied Its Own Stores, but Maybe the Joke Really Is on Them
Have you ever felt like a seller on eBay failed to meet the terms of your purchase agreement? Sure, you could report the seller, but would eBay staff really give you the satisfaction of knowing the seller who wronged you had been brought to justice? Probably not; in the future, however, there may be a… Continue reading Users Solve Buyer-Seller Disputes at Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba; Will Amazon, eBay Follow Suit?
Are you finally working on that movie script you’ve always wanted to write? Amazon wants to give you a helping hand by launching its new Storybuilder tool for screenwriters to collect ideas, notes, images and more in one cool vertical layout. While still in beta the product is launching with a few different templates for… Continue reading Amazon Launches Storybuilder: A Virtual Corkboard to Help Writers Visualize Their Next Script
Have you heard of the new cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean? Amazon sure has because DigitalOcean is now growing faster than Amazon’s own Web services. According to the December 2013 Web Server Survey by NetCraft, DigitalOcean showed a month-on-month gain of 6,514 computers while Amazon grew by just a few hundred less Web-facing computers. Together, the… Continue reading New Cloud Hosting Provider DigitalOcean Is Now Growing Faster than Amazon
Amazon employees in Germany and potentially the U.S. are looking to improve their working conditions in a series of wildcat strikes against the e-commerce giant. These mark the first strikes against the major online retailer anywhere in the world and involve hundreds of Amazon workers at two fulfillment centers. Now protesters are hoping to bring… Continue reading Amazon Strikers Take Protests to Seattle
By now you’ve probably heard about Amazon’s bold new delivery service powered by drones. It didn’t take long for skeptics to point out potential flaws in Amazon’s idea from security issues to safety hazards to privacy concerns and more. Quickly, new competitor services were born, most notably a team of adorable OWLS to deliver books.… Continue reading The 10 Best Amazon Delivery Drone Parodies