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CNET Update: Amazon offers Sunday delivery to some

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CNET Update: Amazon offers Sunday delivery to some

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The online retail giant makes a deal with the US Postal Service for Sunday deliveries, Moto X customization expands to all major US carriers, and Flipboard adds a catalog feature.

Amazon packages may arrive at your door on Sunday. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Amazon made a deal with the US Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays to customers in New York and Los Angeles. And it'll expand Sunday deliveries to more areas next year, starting with Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Phoenix. We don't know the details of this deal that Amazon made with the Post Office, but it doesn't cost extra for customers to get a package on Sunday. If it's ready, it'll be at your door. That means if you have prime 2-day shipping, you could order something on Friday and get it Sunday, and it starts right away on November 17th. Amazon will also offer Sunday delivery to London, using its own Amazon trucks later this month. Keep in mind, it's not for all merchandize. When you check out, it'll say if the item is eligible for Sunday delivery. This program will certainly give Amazon a competitive advantage, and if it boost profits for the Post Office, it might expand Sunday deliveries for other retailers. If you wanted a custom-made Moto X smartphone, you don't have to go with AT&T anymore. All major US carriers are offering the personalized Moto X phones through the Moto Maker website, which was something previously only for AT&T customers. This phone is currently $100 with a 2-year service contract, and it'll be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat Kcat in the near future. Customers can pick from different colored back plates, but we're still waiting on those wood design options that Motorola said would be coming this year. The wood designs will cost extra. Keep an eye up for a sister phone to the Moto X, being announced Wednesday, called the Moto G. Motorola is hosting a precedent to show off the phone Wednesday. But someone made a mistake and on Monday the phone was accidentally listed for sale on Amazon's UK site, for delivery on Thursday, November 14th. Before it was taken down the blog, Pocketlint published details of the Moto G's description, which revealed they will have a 4.5-inch screen, quad-core processor, and the ability to pick different colored back plates. It was listed at a price of ?160, which is about $250. The magazine @Flipboard has updated to serve as a type of shopping catalogue. Instead of just being a place for news articles, users can create custom magazines of items for sale online and list the items alongside price tags and links to purchase it. The tool is similar to how Pinterest works. And some companies will promote their own catalogues. That's your tech news update, but you can get more details on the show blog CNET.com/update and follow on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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