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New Amazon TV Commercial Mocks The iPad Air and Jony Ive

It's no surprise that in the tech world one company will always try to come up with inventive ads to try and sell their products and degrade others. In past weeks we have seen Microsoft and Nokia come up with tons of commercials comparing their products to Apple and Samsung products. In the latest ad,...

Amazon.ca Reveals the Top 10 ‘Best Books of the Year’ for 2013

Amazon.ca has announced its editors have chosen the top 10 ‘Best Books of the Year’ for 2013, titles released in Canada this year. The top book along with three others (noted by asterisks below) are by Canadian authors. The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Thank You For Your Service by David...

Amazon Canada Launches Grocery and Auto Stores, Adds Over 215,000 Items

Amazon.ca announced today it has launched new grocery and auto stores, to further add more products to its growing catalogue: “Amazon.ca dramatically increased our selection this year, and we are pleased to now bring the Auto and Grocery stores to our customers,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “We’re working to deliver an unmatched...

Amazon Canada Launches Pre-Orders for New Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD

Back in late September Amazon quietly announced online its new third generation 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX and 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets for the United States only. Canadians missed out but in just over three weeks Amazon's latest tablets have arrived here and in the United Kingdom. Both of these tablets are aimed...

Amazon Crushes Rumours of ‘Free’ Smartphone Launch in 2013

On Friday afternoon Jessica Lessin, a former journalist for the Wall Street Journal, reported Amazon was set to launch its rumoured smartphone plans this year and the device--would be free. Sources told Lessin Amazon had started to negotiate with carriers about setting up hardware sales. Now, in a rare turn of events, Amazon has actually responded...

Amazon Announces All-New Second Generation Kindle Paperwhite [u]

Amazon has announced the second-generation Kindle Paperwhite, its newest backlit ebook reader. What's new in this model? Amazon says it has higher contrast, an improved built-in light and is also 25% faster for book opens and page turns. There is also built-in integration with Goodreads, plus new Vocabulary Builder and Kindle FreeTime features. Here's what...

DOJ’s Proposed E-Book Remedies Are Biased In Amazon’s Favour, Says Apple

In response to DOJ's revised penalty proposal for Apple in the ebook price fixing case submitted on last Friday, Apple has asked the court to order the DOJ to withdraw its proposed remedies as they are clearly biased in Amazon's favour. According to AllThingsD, Apple's court filing calls DOJ's revised remedies a “broadside masquerading as a brief” and...