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Amazon's Prepping A 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Service For Books

Amazon is testing an ebook rental service called “Kindle Unlimited”, as GigaOm pointed out today. The e-commerce company put up test pages for the service, which will offer “unlimited access to 600,000 titles”. Users would pay $US10 a month for access to the online lending library. The question is: Will they?


Amazon Is Begging US Authorities To Push Drone Tests Beyond Regulations

Amazon has started begging US aviation authorities to let it start testing drones in its own backyard, according to a letter that was made public Thursday. The request explains that Amazon wants to test drones outside of the testing sites designated by the Federal Aviation Administration.


FTC: Amazon Billed Parents Millions For Kids' Unauthorised App Buys

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, demanding refunds for parents billed for millions of dollars in app purchases. The FTC alleges that Amazon profited from charging parents for unauthorised in-app purchases their children made.


Amazon Is Baiting Hachette Authors With 100% Profits

Amazon and publishing company Hachette remain in negotiations after a very public brawl over ebook pricing, and Amazon’s pulling out some down and dirty trick to win its battle, including jacking up Hachette book prices. Amazon’s latest gambit is more carrot than stick: Amazon executive David Naggar sent a letter to a number of Hachette authors proposing that they keep 100 per cent of their sales while the dispute persists.


The Books Everyone Starts And No One Finishes, According To Amazon

Picking up a book is gratifying: look at me, not reading dumb listicles on the internet! Finishing a book, however, is a challenge. Which of this summer’s top-selling books have the highest reader attrition? Dr. Jordan Ellenberg has a semi-scientific way to find out, using buyer-generated info from Amazon to identify this year’s most unread book.


The Best Free Android Apps In Amazon's Two-Day Giveaway

The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but now it’s gone and decided to give away 30 apps worth a combined total of $100, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.


Sorry Amazon, But US Authorities Will Not Allow Delivery Drones

In a document seeking feedback on new drone policies, the US aviation authorities indicated that it does not want unmanned aircraft “delivering packages to people for a fee”. Even if a company doesn’t collect a fee — as Amazon has proposed — drone deliveries count as commercial activity, the agency says. And that’s against the rules.


Yes! You Can Buy A Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

If reading really is all you’re in for, the Kindle Paperwhite is hands-down the best little e-reader around. But how do you improve on (near) perfection? Apparently, you waterproof the hell out of it.


9 Of The Most Expensive Things You Can Find On Amazon

It’s pretty easy to blow all your money buying stuff on Amazon. But if you want to clear out your savings account right now in one fell swoop, here are some of the biggest-ticket items we could find in the Everything Store.


How Amazon's Fire Phone Cameras Know Where Your Face Is Even At Night

The Amazon Fire Phone’s Dynamic Perspective — the famed “3D effect” — works almost as if by magic. As you look at the phone and move it around, the Fire Phone watches you back and changes what you see. It’s not voodoo though. It’s crazy camera tech. Here’s a closer look at how it works, even in the dark.