Apple just missed a big opportunity when it came to the pricing on its new iPad Mini.
The Cupertino, Calif., company on Tuesday unveiled its newest tablets, the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, both with improved specs and features. It also will offer the older versions of those devices at lower prices, continuing its trend from the tablets' early days. However, this time around, Apple actually increased the price of one of its new devices, selling the iPad Mini with Retina for $399 instead of its predecessor's starting price of $329. And it dropped the original Mini's … Read more
Amazon has expanded its relationship with MGM, the former announced Tuesday.
The expanded partnership will see MGM TV's "Vikings," which was wildly popular on the History channel this year, come to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service. In addition, several films, including "Fargo" and "Platoon," will be coming to the streaming service. It appears that the movies included in this deal will come from MGM's library and won't immediately include new releases.
Neither Amazon nor MGM announced the terms of the deal.
Amazon buyers will now have to tally up $35 worth of items before they qualify for free shipping.
The retail giant has posted a notice on its Web site alerting customers of the increase. And now when you add an item to your Amazon cart, the site tells you how much more you must spend to reach $35 to avoid paying for shipping.
The new price is a $10 increase over the prior $25 minimum, which was in place for the past decade. Amazon also noted that during the same time it's selected millions of more items that by … Read more
Amazon is offering third-party sellers a new way to showcase their products this holiday season as the online retail giant faces an antitrust investigation in Germany.
Third-party sellers on Amazon will have the ability to promote their holiday deals on the e-retailers special holiday sales pages, the company announced on Monday. Amazon gave third-party sellers similar opportunities in high-traffic areas earlier this year.
According to Amazon, sellers invited to take part in the program will be able to offer deals across many of the site's most popular pages, including its Today's Deals, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deal … Read more
The court decided the law violated federal rules, which prohibit putting a discriminatory tax on digital sales. It's the first time a high court has thrown out a law like this -- 18 other states have similar laws. In New York, the court upheld the law, spurring Amazon and Overstock.com to petition the Supreme Court.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX has started shipping to people who preordered the tablet.
Amazon announced the news on Friday, saying customers who previously ordered the slate will soon have it on their doorsteps. Those looking to buy the tablet now, however, will need to wait: Amazon's page said the device won't ship on new orders until next week.
Amazon unveiled two brand-new Kindle Fire HDX tablets last month. Both devices come with a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and run the company's Android-based operating system, Fire OS 3.0. The 7-inch model costs $229, and the 8.… Read more
Will the long-rumored Apple TV refresh finally make an appearance at Apple's October 22 event?
Speculation is running wild Friday after Amazon France and Amazon Germany both indicated that Apple TV units were unavailable and would not be replenished until October 23 -- a day after an Apple event that's expected to bring new iPads, among other things. Amazon US, meanwhile, still has Apple TV units available, as does Apple's own online store. Amazon France was updated with Apple TV stock, but it's being sold through a third-party and not Amazon.CNET's live coverage of Apple's October 22 event … Read more
The introduction of "Login and Pay with Amazon" on October 8 was a signal that Amazon is getting serious about digital payments at a time when other tech titans, such as Google, Apple, and Facebook, have the potential to become the go-to digital wallet for consumers.
Amazon, however, may be in the best position to take on PayPal. The company offers the unique combination of a large registered customer base, hefty resources at its disposal, and an uncanny willingness to play the long game. … Read more
The product, model No. GX-SM530CF, includes more than 100 smart TV apps such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube. It also allows viewers to access live cable content without having to pay the expensive monthly rental fees associated with a cable box.
The media player will retail for $149.99 and will be available October 23.