Tag: Amazon

We will ship it before you know you want it

This is an interesting development: Amazon has filed a patent for “anticipatory package shipping,” a system that predicts what a customer will buy and sends items to the closest warehouse near that shoppers shipping address. The goal of the system

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The GAAFers

BRIC, MAVINS, PIIGS and GAAF Back in 2003 the acronym BRIC was used by Goldman Sachs when talking about the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. The report speculated that by 2050 these four economies would be wealthier

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Apple could replace Orange fiction prize backing

It’s all a bit of fruit salad! Apple are in advanced talks to replace Orange as the sponsor of the annual women’s fiction prize, according to a report. A marketing arrangement to promote the prize via it’s iBookstore to help

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Physical books are cheaper on Amazon

I’ve started to notice a number of books are being advertised on Amazon with the physical version being cheaper than the Kindle ebook. Amazon Price Kindle $16.17 Paperback: Amazon $14.48 New $13.13 Used $15.40 It doesn’t feel right to me. I ended

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HMV ‘may sell’ the part of it’s strategy that is working

In 1921, the Gramophone Company opened the first HMV shop in London, England; the composer Sir Edward Elgar participated in the opening ceremonies. Today we are on possibly seeing the last Christmas for HMV. I hope not, but things are

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First BlackBerry NFC phones to arrive later this month

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC-enabled smartphones will start shipping “later this month”, Research in Motion has announced. RIM first unveiled the two phones in May this year and said at the time that they would be available from

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Amazon Kindle e-book downloads outsell paperbacks

Wow, what a great headline. And if the numbers are all kosher it is an amazing take-off for Kindle. Amazon has announced that in the US it sold more e-books for its Kindle device than it sold paperback books in

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