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Amazon May Increase Prime Membership Price by $20 to $40

Amazon may be raising their Prime membership price as the retailer is battling higher shipping costs. Fuel prices have climbed and the company is struggling to keep the cost of deliveries down. During a conference call with analysts on Thursday, following disappointing quarterly results, Amazon said it may have to increase the cost of Prime, which currently costs $79 a year, in the U.S. by $20 to... 

Amazon Offers $50 Discount for 8.9 Kindle Fire HD to Students

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD was the company’s best selling product throughout the holiday and it’s about to get even hotter. During the month of January, Amazon is offering $50 off their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to students. Students who have an Amazon Student Prime membership can take advantage of this discounted deal on the Kindle Fire. However, even if you don’t have a Student Prime membership,... 

Kindle Fire Price Drop on Amazon For Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday see’s as much traffic as Black Friday, especially for those who don’t like to face the crowds.  In a CBS News report, it’s expected for Cyber Monday sales to jump 20 percent from 2011.  Amazon is like a one-stop shop if you need to buy multiple gifts for different people on your Christmas list. Amazon will be offering week-long savings, as well as some great Cyber... 

Kindle Fire 2 vs iPad: Which will be a Better Tablet?

The age of technology constantly improves on itself without fail. Buy a computer in January and by the time the summer of the same year comes to an end, a better version is ready for sale. Sometimes it may take longer but the end result is the same; a new and improved model is born. An example of this would be the Kindle e-reader as Amazon recently introduced the new Kindle Fire tablets with or without... 

Best Buy, Radio Shack, Hhgregg Hurt By Growth of Online Sales

In a modern fairy tale, the smart little pig would have built his house out of e-commerce, since it’s apparently much stronger than bricks. Brick and mortar retailers like Best Buy, Hhgregg, and Radio Shack are seeing sharp declines in profits as more customers shop online. Last week, shares of Hhgregg plunged 30 percent when the company had to cut their full year forecast.  The news also affected... 

Three Kindle Fires Still Less Than One iPad, Amazon Ad Touts

Well you can’t really argue with the facts but Amazon has put out a new ad that is getting some attention due to either the humor the reality that hey, tablets can be cheap too. The Kindle commercial starts with a poolside escape as a guy comes around checks out a woman laying in the sun getting a tan that is reading a book on her Amazon Kindle. The man says, “Hey excuse me, that’s... 

Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012 shows glass in future tech devices will be almost unbreakable

Take some silicon carbite particles and essentially sand blast the glass enough to make it experience the same wear and tear a mobile user with give the glass on their phone over time and then try and break the glass. That’s essentially what Corning’s Gorilla Glass presentation did to four different samples of glass. This year at CES 2012 Corning is presenting their next line of Gorilla... 

Amazon Kindle Fire To Get Competiton From 7.85 inch iPad from Apple

Credit: Amazon.com There has been a lot of talk about Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad 3 coming out in Spring of 2012 but now there is talk about an Amazon Kindle Fire competitor. It seems that Apple has been preparing to launch a Kindle Fire tablet competitor that is similar in size and will try and give the cheap tablet market an iPad option. A publication that produces reports and news briefs on... 

Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch & Kindle Selling 1 Million Units A Week

Credit: Amazon.com Some people like to be part of the herd and if you were wondering if people were buying Amazon ereaders like the Kindle Touch or Amazon’s tablet the Kindle Fire, they are. Amazon released sales numbers that say customers are purchasing well over 1 million Kindle devices a week. It was the 3rd week in a row that the 1 million Kindle and Kindle Fire Tablet numbers held strong.... 

Amazon Price Check Promotion Makes Brick and Mortar Locations Mad

One of the busiest weekends for shopping during the Christmas season is the weekend of December 9th – 11th. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a promotion that provided discounts to shoppers that used the Amazon Price Check app to look up prices in any retail store they’re shopping. Brick and Mortar stores are furious with the new promotion and say that the underhanded techniques go further... 
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