Posts Tagged ‘amazon’
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 14, 2013 under Channel
The German labour union, Verdi, has called on Amazon workers in the country to go on strike, in order to force the huge e-tailer to implement better worker employment conditions, in line with other co... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 3, 2013 under Console
Yesterday we reported on how once again, ASDA was leading the way in Wii U price cuts,bringing it down to an impressively low £149.99 for the basic pack and £199.99 for the premium pack. Now everyon... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 1, 2013 under Apps
LoveFilm, a former Amazon company was bought up by the retail giant once again after it started doing very well in the DVD rental game. Today though it's all about online streaming, and in that depart... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on April 22, 2013 under Headphones
When KitGuru heard the news that Amazon was about to start stocking Cocaine, we thought - for a second - that it was a return to conservative/Victorian values and ethics. Suddenly a new range of 'toni... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 29, 2013 under Channel
Ebay is looking to challenge big names in the retail game, with plans to expand its business to double the current user base - which would bring the total to over 200 million - within the next three y... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 14, 2013 under Channel
Google makes the bulk of its revenue from advertising, almost £30 billion a year in fact. However that foundation of income could be threatened, as Ebay has just produced a new study that claims the ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 14, 2013 under Console
If Asda was the vanguard of the Wii U price drops, then Amazon was the main. While the supermarket chain might have beaten the online retailer to the punch, dropping its price by £50 before anyone el... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 11, 2013 under Channel
Amazon is usually simultaneously the darling of authors and their worst enemy. Today it's looking more like the latter however, as Amazon is attempting to buyup the top level domains (TLD) of .book, .... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 19, 2013 under Channel
Amazon has been forced to fire one of the sub-contracted security firms working for it in Germany, after it was found out that some members of the organisation has been wearing neo-nazi uniforms and i... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 8, 2013 under Gaming
As part of an ongoing investigation, CVG is claiming to have caught out several big name online retailers sending out 18+ rated games to underage children. Some of the specifically named ones include ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 28, 2013 under Channel
Amazon is expected to to announce after its best Christmas takings in years, that its coffers have swollen to an impressive $9 (£5.7) billion, which represents an impressive increase since September,... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 11, 2013 under Channel
In a move that seems like it should have been made sometime in the last decade, Amazon has announced that thanks to a new feature called AutoRip - unfortunately only available in the US at the moment ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jules on December 26, 2012 under Channel, Notebook
We all love a bargain, but scouring the high street technology stores on the day after Xmas did not seem to generate any serious surprises. KitGuru is sent some snaps and breaks out 'Analysis 101' to ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on December 3, 2012 under Channel
With the last of the year's wage packets safely deposited and the kids/significant others off to school and work respectively, Monday 3rd December will be a bumper, bonanza day for online stores acros... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 30, 2012 under Channel
Already dominating book sales around the world and even more so in the Ebook industry, Amazon is set to expand its own publishing business into Europe as early as next year. Based out of its Luxemb... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 27, 2012 under Mobile
While it's still considered as a rumour for now, there are reports abound suggesting that Foxconn - yes the same Foxconn that employed children - could be set to manufacture the smartphones of both Mi... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jules on November 24, 2012 under Mobile, Software
It's not hard to see where the real costs are incurred by book publishers. You have trees to cultivate, chop, transport, mill, form into paper, transport again, inks to make, covers to design, write... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 16, 2012 under Channel
BitTorrent Inc has announced that it is joining forces with author Tim Ferriss in order to promote his new book, off the back of US book retailers stating that they wouldn't sell anything that was pub... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on October 9, 2012 under Apple, iPad
The best football teams in the world not only play their own game, they also mark the opposition off the pitch - preventing them from playing THEIR game. While Apple's initial plan was to push the iPa... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 6, 2012 under Channel
Online retailer Amazon has announced that it now sells more eBooks than hardbacks and paperbacks combined. This can be broken down by the statistic that for every 100 print books that leave the compan... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 23, 2012 under Channel
Amazon's business expansion is looking to go multi-national, especially in the UK. Announced today, the retail giant plans to open a new R&D centre in London, with an emphasis on development of se... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 20, 2012 under Channel
Amazon has slipped under the sheets with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, in a bid to bring TV programmes like The West Wing and Fringe, to the Amazon Prime Instant Video library. Now... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 6, 2012 under Mobile
A rumour has emerged that Amazon could be developing a smartphone to compete directly with Apple's iPhone. Foxconn is said to be working with the retailer on the production of the handset, while ot... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on June 18, 2012 under Mobile, Tablet PC
Rumours in recent weeks have been pointing towards a refresh of the 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet coming soon from Amazon; in addition to further mumblings of brand new 8.9" and 10.1" models. In an effo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on March 21, 2012 under Channel
It says something about the monolithic sales organisation and its ability to penetrate any market it sets its sights on, that a search on Wikipedia for 'Amazon' gives you the web site before it gives ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on March 9, 2012 under Apple, Channel
The U.S. Justice Department has recently warned Apple and five large book publishers that it has plans to file a lawsuit unless they change business practices for alleged price fixing of e-books. This... more.
0 CommentsPosted by faith on January 12, 2012 under General Tech
Well, maybe it's not quite legalising robbery, but it's certainly moving one of the darkest arts (torrents) firmly into the mainstream. After years of chasing the internet villains and pirates for mak... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on January 2, 2012 under Science, Tablet PC
The science of persuading people to buy a product, is both established and well understood. How you beat off an opponent that can afford as much of that marketing stuff as you can, is something else. ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Slyvia on December 30, 2011 under Channel, Tablet PC
Amazon are reporting record sales for December, selling over 1 million Kindle tablet computers for every week in December. 2011 will go down as the year of the Kindle. Amazon have always remained c... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Slyvia on November 3, 2011 under Channel
Amazon are launching a new digital book loaning library that will be made available to their most important customers - Kindle and Kindle Fire owners who also subscribe to the Amazon Prime delivery pr... more.
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