Guest Post There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.” That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company.
So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.
Amazon would like you to buy a Kindle Fire this holiday season, and it isn’t afraid to bad-mouth the other guys to make that happen.
Electronic retailers are offering deep discounts on game goods for Cyber Monday.
Your future Amazon packages could be delivered by a flying robot.
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’ve seen a new drama nearly every day. Here we round up 12 of the most controversial moments from what have been a truly explosive two weeks.
Check out our round up off all the best deals for things you can watch or read today.
Want to drown out the sounds of Alcoholic Aunt’s latest divorce-related emotional meltdown? While she’s ugly-crying downstairs, tune in to something enlightening on your phone.
Amazon is now offering customers its Amazon Prime membership as a gift for friends, family, and other acquaintances, the company announced today.
Guest Post But is cloud gaming for Android even possible?
Guest Post Adam Lewis is a tech entrepreneur and CEO of Apploi, a mobile recruiting application.
Amazon is claiming that its original TV show Alpha House was the most watched program streaming on its Prime Instant Video service this past weekend.
Google Play has better search than the iOS app store, but Apple has better app discovery and content curation. It’s also much better at helping users evaluate app options, but trails the Amazon app store in a key usability score.
Amazon Web Services today announced some fancy new instances to bolster its already massive collection of instance types.
There’s a new challenger in the desktop virtualization space.
As apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS) become increasingly complex and integrated, AWS API calls come from more places and people. It can get confusing — and tracking all that information can be valuable for compliance aid, security analytics, operational troubleshooting, and resource life cycle tracking.
Music Unlimited will stream in the background, and Video Unlimited will load videos very quickly.
Amazon’s cloud now hosts a lot more data about clouds.
Guest Post This is why your business needs to care about the online sales tax exemption for small businesses.
Despite the multitude of streaming video services now available, Netflix and YouTube continue to dominate, according to Sandvine’s latest Global Internet Phenomena Report.
It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.
Ecommerce optimization company Granify has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to reduce shopping cart abandonment on big retailers’ sites.
Amazon quietly rolled out a new platform today that lets some of its most avid TV and movie watching users weigh in on original pilot episodes for its Amazon Prime Instant video service.
The move comes after major retailers like Walmart and Target decided to yank their Kindle displays.
With its widespread data center infrastructure, the game industry wonders if Amazon can make cloud gaming work.
Streaming platform startup Agawi said it is expanding its offerings to enable app companies to stream their rich media apps to smartphones, tablets, and computers via Amazon’s web services cloud technology.
Linio, which positions itself as the ‘Amazon of Latin America,’ is soaking up $50 million in new funding to continue its growth.
Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more than doubled its Q3 unit sales from 4.3 million in 2012 to 9.7 million in 2013, for a 123% growth rate.
Amazon approved pilot episodes for an original cop drama and a new sci-fi show from the dude who did X-Files. Awesome.
Guest Post Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation.com.
Amazon has launched a new digital publication dedicated to fiction and short stories called Day One, the company announced today.
A high-profile legal battle over a $600 million spy agency contract has finally come to an end.
Amazon has opened up its Kindle MatchBook service today, offering customers a way to buy digital versions of books they’ve purchased on Amazon for a discounted price.
Intel’s Jason Waxman puts micro servers in perspective as change comes to the data center.
Guest Post Arie Shpanya is the CEO of WisePricer
Amazon posted yet another loss today, its third time in the red over the last five quarters. The company reported a loss of 9 cents per share in its Q3 2013 earnings report for a net loss of $41 million, which is slightly better than analysts expectated.
In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all of them would lose to consumer’s primary financial institution, their bank.
In yet another sign that e-commerce giant Alibaba has its sights fixed firmly on the U.S. market, the company announced this morning that it was establishing an “investment organization” in the United States.
In the U.S. and Canada, there is, essentially, only one tablet. Unless you count the various models of iPad.
Of course, after the year-long trial period ends, Amazon is looking squarely at a bumper crop of more mature startups ready to pay for AWS — and likely reluctant to change their development and business processes to migrate to another service.