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Review of the Amazon Fire TV

We had a TV problem at the house. The kids wanted to watch TV in the living room, because that’s where the TiVo lives. The den only had a Wii that connected to Netflix. We had an Amazon Prime subscription … Continue reading

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Cordcutting – Watch Downtown Abbey Free

Amazon Prime members can watch Season 1 and Season 2 in HD for free. Season 3 is available at PBS.org. Via Instapundit.

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Target Dropping Kindles

New York Times – Target, Unhappy With Being an Amazon Showroom, Will Stop Selling Kindles (old news, actually, since the story is from May) Target’s online presence is through Amazon, which makes it a little ticklish. The Kindles are just … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Free Audubon Guide to North American Birds for Android

Get it here. I’ve used the print version for decades. I’m curious to try the electronic version, if for nothing else to have the bird calls. Serious birders do most of their identification by call rather than sight, since you … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Villains, Today’s Heroes

Rex Hammock notes an irony in the e-book/bookstore opera: Second, let’s address the assumption that Amazon is the reason independent bookstores are hurting. Am I the only person around here who watched the movie, You’ve Got Mail? The movie came out … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews You Can Use

8 Impressively Sarcastic Amazon Product Reviews (Part 3) | Cracked.com.  This review is from: Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin (M) (Toy) I used to be an unemployed movie theater usher, but that all … Continue reading

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Amazon Loses $11/Year per Amazon Prime Membership

but more than makes it up in increased sales.

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Amazon Kindle Fire is on its way

Someone asked if I was going to order the Amazon Kindle Fire I blogged about and that’s a roger. I ordered it the next day. November 15th is the release date. Amazon is saying mine will arrive the 17th. Kindle … Continue reading

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Any reason I shouldn’t buy the Amazon Kindle Fire for my kids?

I’ve been batting around the idea of getting the kids a tablet computer for a while now. Something that’s easy for them to use, lets them play their stuff (Facebook-based Flash games and Poptropica, mostly), and that won’t get infested … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews You Can Use: Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife

Amazon Reviews for Wenger 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife: By MechYeti Found this stuck into a stone while on vacation. I’m impressed with it, generally. Unfortunately, it turns out that removing it made me the new king of Switzerland, which … Continue reading

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Word of the Day – The Vardi Paradox (of Web Site Value)

“The value of any Web site is in inverse relation to what it costs to attract new users.” – Yoss Vardi Found here, by way of Ricochet’s reminder that 1999 Thomas Friedman predicted the Imminent Death of Amazon.

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Name-dropping Other Brands in Amazon Reviews?

Ironic Sans – Product Placement in Amazon Reviews for Related Products: I have a home theater system that needs speaker mounts. So, naturally, I turned to Amazon and looked at several options. As far as I could tell, no particular … Continue reading

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Amazon vs. North Carolina: Amazon wins on privacy, loses on taxes

UPDATE: Uh, I got that headline backwards. Amazon won on taxes, lost on privacy. D’oh! Storefront Backtalk has the details.

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ShopRunner: Like Amazon Prime without Amazon

Wall Street Journal - Retailers Team Up Against Amazon Several dozen U.S. retailers are banding together to take on Amazon.com Inc. by striking at one of online shoppers’ biggest concerns: shipping costs. Under a cooperative program called ShopRunner, launched on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews You Can Use: Bizarro Comics

Amazon: By Bob S. (New York, United States) This am bad book. It am full of stories about Bizarro World, home of Bizarro, the handsome duplicate of Superman. Every story start with Bizarro Code: “Us do opposite of all earthly … Continue reading

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