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Amazon is set to launch a free, ad-supported video service separate from its $99 Prime Instant Video offering, according to the New York Post. In case you're having deja vu, the WSJ reported exactly the same thing back in March and Amazon firmly denied it. However, the Post confidently said that t...

November 21st 2014 at 9:23am 0 Comments
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If 500MB of free browsing a month in exchange for watching a few ads seemed too good to be true, it was -- Samba, the free, data-only MVNO is no more. According to the company's blog, it came down to the increasing price of wholesale data, which made the ad model unsustainable. Fortunately, if you...

April 28th 2014 at 8:05am 0 Comments
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Switched On: Between a Nook and a hard place Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: e-readers Kyobo, Qualcomm make Mirasol color displays a reality, with the Kyobo eReader There's little question that the Fire stole the show at last week's Amazon event. After all, the new tablet mar...

October 3rd 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The tablet market is still a one-horse race, but e-readers continue to ramp, and Walmart wants another piece of that precious pie at big box retail. Starting this week, the online retailer will deliver shipments of Amazon's mighty Kindle 3G and ad-supported Kindle to over 3,200 Walmart stores acros...

May 6th 2011 at 2:39am 0 Comments