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Amazon Video Games Store Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Pre-Orders Top 2,500 Per Minute Following E3

Amazon has seen a significant amount of interest in upcoming next-generation consoles, with pre-orders for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 skyrocketing in the wake of E3 and their initial availability on the site. The pre-order volume broke records for the Amazon Video Games store, resulting in a 4,000 percent ...

Square’s New Web Marketplace Highlights Twitter Commerce Possibilities

Commerce and payments startup Square on Wednesday morning unveiled Square Market, a Web-based portal for small businesses to sell their wares online. It’s a push into the Web-based retail purchasing world, an area typically dominated by e-commerce giants eBay and Amazon, whose portals to e-shopping have reinvented how consumers shop ...

Amazon Studios now accepting short video bids for feature films

Amazon Studios is hell-bent on developing movies and TV series, and on top of script submissions, it's now asking filmmakers to send in 2-15 minute long shorts to pitch their feature-length film ideas. Those would serve as a foundation for your project and 'express an idea that's begging to be ...

Amazon Debuts a Gifting Product on Facebook’s Crowded Platform

I’ll admit it — I am terrible at remembering birthdays. There’s no excuse, really, considering that practically every major Internet company offers some form of calendar with built-in integration to notify you of your friends’ birthdays. (It’s Facebook’s forte.) E-retailer giant Amazon knows that people like me exist, and wants to make ...

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (8.9-inch, 4G LTE)

What a difference a generation makes. While the original Kindle Fire impressed, there was only one thing that really made it worth considering: it was cheap. Really cheap. But, when we got our hands on the 7-inch, 720p Kindle Fire HD a few months back we had an ...

Loose Lips: Yahoo M&A Head Told Employees Company Looking at Two “Significant” and a Half-Dozen Small Buys

Lost in the sauce of the national work-from-home debate of last week that engulfed all things Yahoo, was a fascinating tidbit that several employees passed on to me from a recent Friday FYI meeting at its Silicon Valley HQ. At the gathering, CEO Marissa Mayer talked briefly about the new telecommuting ...

Can Amazon’s Virtual Currency Pay Off Where Facebook Credits Failed?

Amazon today unveiled Amazon Coins, a new virtual currency that will be used for purchasing apps, games and in-app items on Kindle Fire in the U.S. The virtual currency sounds a lot like the defunct Facebook Credits. Facebook originally launched Credits in 2011, but 18 months later it began moving developers away from ...