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

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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James O'MalleyNobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit
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Amazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK

Amazon has announced that its streaming Set-Top-Box, the Fire TV is now being shipped out to customers in the UK. The box, which has been available for pre-order for a few weeks now, is Amazon's answer to the likes of Apple TV, and offers all of Amazon's streaming services, as well as iPlayer, Netflix and…

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James O'MalleyAmazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK
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Is Amazon planning to become Argos?

Amazon revolutionised retail by taking it online and according to reports... is now planning to do the complete opposite and open up physical stores. According to ITProPortal, Amazon is planning to open a "mini warehouse" in New York, near famous department store Macy's. Whilst it will be primarily designed to be a place to pick…

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James O'MalleyIs Amazon planning to become Argos?
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Amazon Fire Phone available on O2 in the UK today

Amazon's FirePhone is available from today, O2 has announced. O2 is offering the phone on its Refresh tariff - and you can get the phone for free if you're willing to spend £33/month with 2GB of data (presumably on a two year contract). Much like the US launch, Amazon is also throwing in a year…

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James O'MalleyAmazon Fire Phone available on O2 in the UK today
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Amazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers

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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Chris PriceAmazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers
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Amazon Fire TV comes to the UK

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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James O'MalleyAmazon Fire TV comes to the UK
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Google testing Project Wing drone delivery service

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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Stuart O'ConnorGoogle testing Project Wing drone delivery service
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LG G3 to hit 10 million sales… Amazon Fire Phone to receive patronising “good effort” award?

We've seen some big launches over the last year - but that doesn't ever mean companies launching phones can expect big results. First, the good news for LG, which according to the Korea Times, reckons that it is going to hit 10 million LG G3 units sold for the first time since it entered the…

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James O'MalleyLG G3 to hit 10 million sales… Amazon Fire Phone to receive patronising “good effort” award?
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Netflix now in 10% of British homes

Streaming film and television service Netflix is now hooked up to more than three million British households. A report in the Daily Telegraph says that the new figure means more than one in 10 households have joined the service, and signals a rise in take-up over the past year. The report says that Netflix is…

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Stuart O'ConnorNetflix now in 10% of British homes
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Amazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles

Amazon in the US has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies in what appears to be another contract dispute, according the Wall Street Journal. Copies of films such as Muppets Most Wanted, Maleficent and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were unavailable for order on DVD or Blu-ray on Amazon.com on Sunday, although digital copies were…

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Stuart O'ConnorAmazon drops pre-orders for Disney titles