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In yet another episode of the digital music war, Amazon seems to be making headway. For the past few days, Amazon has lowered the price of their digital music by 20 cents, bringing their price down to 69 cents per single. These aren’t Beach Boys oldies either. Songs from current pop superstars like Katy Perry [...]
Yesterday Amazon launched two programs that are set to transform the way that digital music is stored and played. Amazon is now offering what is called a music locker. The music locker is comprised of Cloud Drive. Cloud Drive is being marketed as a hard drive that allows users to store uploaded music along with [...]
In a push by both technology developers and the print industry, Google is positioning itself to compete against the magazine and newspaper apps available from Apple’s iTunes store with the possible release of the Android Newsstand product. Long languishing to almost the point of death, the periodical and print news industry got a major shot in the arm from Apple. The company sells periodical issues through its iTunes Store at 99 cents per issue for most brands. The original push by Apple gave new life to some publications, with some brands selling more online than it ever did in print. However, there has been a slow but sustained decline in the amount of downloads.
The mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, was able to use Twitter to rescue individuals trapped in the snow storm that dumped 20 inches on the Northeast. Newark residents sent Mayor Booker all their concerns non-stop, complaining about streets still not plowed or rude government workers and the like, with Booker being able to respond in real time that he would address each issue. One man even went as far as to tweet that the Mayor’s fast, efficient handling of the situation was robbing him of a weather-related day off from work, to which the Mayor tweeted, “Lol, That’s my goal!”
So, you spent too much time reading technology blogs, and now Christmas is just a few days away and you haven’t done your shopping yet. Don’t panic! There are plenty of solutions on the World Wide Web.
After the popular coupon sharing site Groupon rejected a $5 to $6 billion offer from Google, the search engine giant may be looking to acquire the company’s smaller rivals.
Thursday, a 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the attacks on online merchants that have spoken out against WikiLeaks. It is the latest drama in an ongoing story that unfolds daily involving WikiLeaks.
You will no longer have to own a Kindle to be able to purchase or download entire e-books. Through the use of the Kindle App, you can do this on your laptop, desktop or any other device. Amazon is seeing the writing on the wall when it comes to e-books, and they aren’t the only ones. Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Google are seeing the future of e-books destined to be an open web market that advertisers can get a piece of.
Although I can list many reasons why shopping at Walmart is horrible, I have to admit that Walmart’s recent move to purchase Vudu—a video on demand Web service—is very smart. This seemingly random move puts Walmart into yet another money making category for competitors to envy. I’ll leave the antics of why you should avoid [...]
This is a comparison of Zappos.com. Arguably one of the most successful online retailers today. In this comparison we will take Zappos earliest incarnation (1999) and compare it to it latest beta, or 'zeta' version of its website. (Disclaimer-The Zappos Zeta site is in beta and actively being developed, so it changes daily.)