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Nobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit

James O'Malley Amazon, Android, Mobile phones 1 Comment

Poor Amazon - it put so much effort into the Fire Phone, but it seems that not many people actually want one. The company has just announced it is taking a $170m hit "primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs." The news comes courtesy of Recode, which has been digging through…

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Amazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers

Chris Price Amazon, Apple, Internet, Poll, Polls Leave a Comment

IMRG and comScore have joined forces to produce the Top 50 IMRG Retailer Ranking, a new league table for online retailers. The IMRG Top 50 Retailer Ranking will be published quarterly, and measures visitors to those websites based on comScore’s MMX online audience measurement technology. In the inaugural list, online retail giant Amazon beat Apple…

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Amazon Fire TV comes to the UK

James O'Malley Amazon, Android 1 Comment

Amazon's FireTV set-top-box is finally making its way to the UK, six months after its debut in the States. Essentially a rival to Google's Chomecast and Apple TV, Amazon's packed a lot of punch into the box. The FireTV supports a tonne of different streaming services - including Amazon's own Instant Video, Netflix and even…

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Google testing Project Wing drone delivery service

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Features, Google Leave a Comment

Amazon is not the only company investigating the possibility of using drones to deliver goods to customers – now search giant Google is testing a drone delivery system. Google is conducting tests on Project Wing, a delivery-by-drone service, in Australia. The project is being developed by Google X, the company's Califfornia-based tech research branch which is…

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