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Amazon quietly acquires Yap “specializes in voice-to-text technology” in clear bid to combat Siri

Thursday, November 10, 2011 15:46 No Comments

Amazon recently quietly purchased Yap, a Charlotte-based company that specializes in voice-to-text technology. CLTBlog, a Charlotte-focused website, discovered a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that doesn’t actually name Amazon as the purchaser of Yap, but it does attribute the acquisition to a company called “Dion Acquisition Sub,” and the “Surviving Corporation” listed by the SEC has the same address as an Amazon.com office located on 410 Terry Avenue in Seattle, Washington. Read on for more. According to Yap’s website, it appears the company’s voicemail service was shut down during October of this year, a month after the SEC documents say th

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Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch Tablet facts

Monday, October 10, 2011 11:39 No Comments

Amazon expands its Kindle line with the new Kindle Fire with a 7-inch color multitouch display. Not only a e-book reader, the Fire is a multimedia tablet that streams TV shows, songs, movies from Amazon. Of course, you can download e-books and color magazines from Kindle Store. It has 8GB internal storage and Amazon provides free cloud storage for all Amazon content. The Kindle Fire is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM. It has a 7-inch IPS multitouch display with 1024×600 resolution and supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n for downloading content and streaming media from Amazon. The tablet offers up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback. The Kindle Fire is

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Kindle Fire pre-orders reach 95,000 units on day one, market research firm says

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 13:14 No Comments

Amazon reportedly sold 95,000 Kindle Fire tablets during the device’s first day of pre-sales availability alone. According to estimates from market research and intelligence firm eDataSource, pre-order sales of Amazon’s upcoming premier tablet may be on an astounding pace. To put the company’s estimated day-one sales in perspective, RIM sold just 200,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets into sales channels during the entirety of its second fiscal quarter. How did eDataSource arrive at the 95,000 figure? ”eDataSource’s panel of 800,000 inboxes allows us to gain insight into eCommerce sales” eDataSource CEO Carter Nicholas said. “Within hours we can get a read on hot product launche

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Amazon to sell cheaper Kindle only $144 with on-screen ads

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 20:47 No Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is dropping the price on its Kindle e-reader, but the change comes with a trade-off: On-screen ads. The online retailer was set to announce Tuesday that the new Kindle with Special Offers will cost $114 — $25 less than the currently lowest-priced Kindle — and include advertisements on the bottom of the device’s home page and on its screen savers. Seattle-based Amazon will start shipping the newest Kindle on May 3, and it will also be sold in Target and Best Buy stores on that date. Amazon has consistently lowered the price of the Kindle since it released the first version of the device at $399 in 2007, though this is the first time it is doing so while includ

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Motorola Droid Pro Now on Sale at Best Buy, Amazon

Monday, December 6, 2010 0:05 1 Comment

The newly-launched Motorola Droid Pro is currently being sold for $49.99 and $19.99 at Best Buy and Amazon respectively. Of course, a two-year old service agreement with Verizon Wireless is required. Customers can pick up the Motorola Droid Pro for $130 less than Verizon Wireless at both online and retail Best Buy stores. Those who purchase the smartphone from Amazon will be able to save $160, which is nothing short of a great deal. These deals are specially good considering that Christmas is just around the corner. The Motorola Droid Pro will definitely make a great gift for anyone with a love for the latest gadgets.

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