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Jeff Bezos Will Get Even Richer Off Twitter IPO

Jeff Bezos Will Get Even Richer Off Twitter IPO | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
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Jeff Bezos was an early investor in Twitter and stands to gain from its upcoming IPO.
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Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program

Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon is about to test readers’ appetite for owning both paper and electronic editions of their books, by offering retroactive discounts on combined packages.
Leroux Sylvain's insight:

For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition. There just isn’t a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price.
amazon is about to test...

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Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper

Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
He says he has no quick fixes but is eager to start asking questions and trying new things at the newspaper.
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"We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient,” he said. “If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too."

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Amazon Is Said to Have Tested a Wireless Network

Amazon Is Said to Have Tested a Wireless Network | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. has tested a new wireless network that would allow customers to connect its devices to the Internet, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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A new  way to offer inexpensive data access on its own devices such as the Kindle Fire?

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Expecting the Unexpected From Jeff Bezos

Expecting the Unexpected From Jeff Bezos | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
At Amazon.com, he has upended industries. Now he promises change at The Washington Post. If his history is a guide, he will have all the laughs.
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Amazon cuts cloud prices up to 80% (your move, Google & Microsoft)

Amazon cuts cloud prices up to 80% (your move, Google & Microsoft) | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Leroux Sylvain's insight:

A very definite price war is going on in cloud services right now.

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Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards -- automagically | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
This could be useful for a lot of people in situations far beyond movies and scripts.
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Amazon Studios released Storyteller to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily, and cheaply storyboard their scripts.

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Sylvain Leroux's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:22 AM

Tool:
Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically create a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything.

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Amazon rolls out Facebook social gift card

Amazon rolls out Facebook social gift card | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon.com rolls out a new social gift card which lets Facebook users pitch in for a surprise birthday gift for a friend.
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Amazon Expanding Grocery Business to L.A.

Amazon Expanding Grocery Business to L.A. | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon is set to take on the $600 billion+ U.S. supermarket industry by expanding its grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh.
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Amazon.com To Battle Governments Of Brazil And Peru For The .Amazon Domain

Amazon.com To Battle Governments Of Brazil And Peru For The .Amazon Domain | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it

In 2011, ICANN, the organization in charge of the internet's domain names, decided to open up the field and expand the list of domains from the typical .com, .net, and country codes out to, well, pretty much anything. We knew we'd see some battles over the new domains, but one of the first is an interesting case: .amazon.

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Amazon's Appstore prepares for international availability in 'nearly 200 countries'

Amazon's Appstore prepares for international availability in 'nearly 200 countries' | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon has big plans for its incredibly successful (we guess?) Appstore on Android, which include expansion to \\
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Amazon Said to Plan TV Set-Top Box for Streaming Video

Amazon Said to Plan TV Set-Top Box for Streaming Video | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, plans to release a television set-top box that would stream video over the Internet into customers’ homes, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Amazon Goes After Older Adults & Seniors With New Store

Amazon Goes After Older Adults & Seniors With New Store | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it

Amazon has launched a new store catering to mature adults and seniors, the company announced today. But while “Amazon Seniors” would have a nice ring to it, Amazon went with a more polite, if wordy, branding: “50+ Active and Healthy Living Store.” As the name implies, the new store will be focused on a variety of “healthy living” needs, including nutritional products, wellness, exercise, fitness, medical, personal care, beauty and entertainment items and more.

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Amazon Launches A Home Automation Store Featuring Smart Locks, Sensors, Thermostats & More | TechCrunch

Amazon Launches A Home Automation Store Featuring Smart Locks, Sensors, Thermostats & More | TechCrunch | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amid a bevy of Amazon-related announcements surrounding Kindle - some intentional (the arrival of Kindle MatchBook), some not (news of an updated Kindle Paperwhite leaked a bit early) - Amazon has also quietly launched a new storefront focused on...
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Amazon : Le business du Kindle en chiffres

Amazon : Le business du Kindle en chiffres | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it

Quel est donc le chiffre d’affaire généré par les Ventes de Kindle ? Morgan Stanley s’est livré à une exercice d’estimation du business du Kindle et révèle que les ventes du Kindle d’Amazon devraient s’élever à 4,5 milliards de dollars en 2013 en hausse de 26% avant de ralentir à 5 milliards de dollars en 2014 et 5,5 milliards de dollars en 2015.

En savoir plus sur http://www.viuz.com/2013/08/19/amazon-le-business-du-kindle-en-chiffres/#x2x08DOFHRGmHHX3.99Quel est donc le chiffre d’affaire généré par les Ventes de Kindle ? Morgan Stanley s’est livré à une exercice d’estimation du business du Kindle et révèle que les ventes du Kindle d’Amazon devraient s’élever à 4,5 milliards de dollars en 2013 en hausse de 26% avant de ralentir à 5 milliards de dollars en 2014 et 5,5 milliards de dollars en 2015.
En savoir plus sur http://www.viuz.com/2013/08/19/amazon-le-business-du-kindle-en-chiffres/#x2x08DOFHRGmHHX3.99Quel est donc le chiffre d’affaire généré par les Ventes de Kindle ? Morgan Stanley s’est livré à une exercice d’estimation du business du Kindle et révèle que les ventes du Kindle d’Amazon devraient s’élever à 4,5 milliards de dollars en 2013 en hausse de 26% avant de ralentir à 5 milliards de dollars en 2014 et 5,5 milliards de dollars en 2015.
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Despite decades of toil, Web sales remain small for many retailers

Despite decades of toil, Web sales remain small for many retailers | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Nearly two decades after the Web revolutionized shopping, many big retailers are still struggling to turn the Internet into a big part of their business.
Leroux Sylvain's insight:

Amazon.com sells more online than its next 12 biggest competitors combined!

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Leroux Sylvain's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:51 AM

Amazon.com sells more online than its next 12 biggest competitors combined!

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Why Jeff Bezos Bought the Washington Post--Six Theories

Why Jeff Bezos Bought the Washington Post--Six Theories | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
[ Jeff Bezos was TIME's Person of the Yea r in 1999. ]

Spectacular news broke yesterday that Je...
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Spectacular news broke that Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post.But why?

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Kindle Worlds d’Amazon propose aux auteurs de “fanfiction” de se rémunérer

Kindle Worlds d’Amazon propose aux auteurs de “fanfiction” de se rémunérer | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon fait un pas de géant dans l’univers de la publication digitale, avec le lancement de Kindle Worlds, plateforme dédiée à la publication des fanfiction.
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Une nouvelle approche de la propriété intellectuelle

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Amazon reportedly preparing a return to fine art sales

Amazon reportedly preparing a return to fine art sales | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been courting gallery owners and plans to sell high-end artwork as early as this month. While deals have reportedly been made, details on how the...
Leroux Sylvain's insight:

Similar to Amazon Wine, which launched last fall, the art platform will take a commission ranging from five to 20 percent off the total sale price.

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Amazon Birthday Gift

Amazon Birthday Gift, a new way for customers to surprise friends on their birthdays by joining together to send Amazon.com Gift Cards with birthday messages...
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Study: Amazon's Ad Business Is Bigger Than Twitter's

Study: Amazon's Ad Business Is Bigger Than Twitter's | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon is expected to bring $660 million in ad revenue this year, about $80 million more than Twitter.
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Amazon is the sixth most-trafficked website in the world.

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Amazon a gagné 610 millions de dollars grâce à la publicité

Amazon a gagné 610 millions de dollars grâce à la publicité | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
D’après les chiffres livrés par eMarketer, Amazon a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 610 millions de dollars en recettes publicitaires l’année dernière et devrait dépasser les 835 millions cette année.
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Amazon may be planning store in London

Amazon may be planning store in London | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
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Amazon's success formula: Focus more on digital content, advertising & web services - The Economic Times

Amazon's success formula: Focus more on digital content, advertising & web services - The Economic Times | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Amazon has also been gaining on Apple Inc in the digital music business, tripling its market share over the last five years.
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Amazon: Vote for shows you want us to make

Amazon: Vote for shows you want us to make | Inside Amazon | Scoop.it
Online retailer Amazon, the latest entrant in original TV programming, is asking viewers to help it decide which pilots to bring to series.
Leroux Sylvain's insight:

After Netflix' non-traditional approach with "House of cards", Amazon experiment a great idea asking people to vote for the series they want to see after watching the pilot.

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