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Cloud Storage Showdown: Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud And More Compared

Cloud storage bigwig Dropbox just slashed the price of its plans, offering 1TB of storage for $US10 per month. And it’s not alone. Over the last year, most of the major players have been cutting prices and upping sizes. So what’s the best option today?


Why Everyone Wanted To Buy Twitch

Even if you’re not “a gamer”, you’ve heard of Twitch. It’s a live-streaming juggernaut, the fourth-highest source of peak-time internet traffic in the United States, the place that did that Pokemon thing. It only makes sense that Google wanted to buy them, and that Amazon just did. In fact, the surprising thing is that more companies weren’t throwing billions at its door.


Yep, Amazon's Buying Twitch For $US970 Million

The rumours are true, Amazon is in fact buying Twitch for $US970 million, despite rumours that Google almost pulled the trigger just weeks ago. While the price didn’t crest Google’s rumoured billion, it’s certainly up there, but still a steal for the household name of live-streaming.


Report: Amazon's Trying To Buy Twitch Out From Under Google (Update: Sold!)

According to The Information (paywall), Amazon is in “late-stage talks” with Twitch over a possible acquisition. This is particularly shocking since it’s been previously reported that a YouTube and Twitch team-up for $US1 billion was pretty much a done deal.


Amazon's New Mobile Card Reader Brutally Undercuts Square And PayPal

Look who crashed Square’s payments-on-the-go party. Amazon just announced its own credit card reader and app combination called Amazon Local Register, which will enable just about anyone to use a smartphone or a tablet to instantly accept credit card payments.


Watch The Evolution Of Amazon's Kindle Hardware In A Single GIF

The Amazon Fire Phone is kind of whack, but being ugly is not one of its problems. Amazon’s hardware design has improved over the years, and the GadgetLove team created this GIF to illustrate how its products have evolved since that first clunky, oddly designed Kindle.


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

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


Amazon Pleads With Hachette To Cut Ebook Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing, Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its ebook prices — a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.


The Fire Phone Is So Pricy Because It Costs Amazon A Fortune To Build

We wanted Amazon’s recently released Fire Phone to be many things, but most importantly we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone’s $US650 price tag ($US200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock.


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