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Amazon Maps API aims to oust Google Maps from Kindle Fire

Amazon Maps API aims to oust Google Maps from Kindle Fire

Amazon has launched a new Maps API for Kindle Fire developers, challenging Google's own Android mapping services, and further shifting the Kindle-branded tablets away from pure Android. Quietly added to the range of options for third-party developers alongside the launch of the Kindle Fire HD, the Amazon Maps API support custom overlays of data on top of standard mapping, with customized pins and markets for business, landmarks, and other notable positions.

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Amazon grabs ex-Windows Phone app chief amid Kindle phone chatter

Amazon grabs ex-Windows Phone app chief amid Kindle phone chatter

A former Microsoft Windows Phone exec has jumped ship to Amazon, where he will head the retailer's Appstore efforts, lending further weight to rumors that the company plans a smartphone of its own. Robert Williams was, until last month, Microsoft's senior director of business development in the Windows Phone division, but according to his LinkedIn profile is now working with Amazon to feather the app nest for what's speculated to be the company's push into mobile.

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Everyone Is Scared of Amazon – And They Should Be

Everyone Is Scared of Amazon – And They Should Be

There was a time when some of the biggest electronics retailers in the world had issues with Amazon. They realized that the online retail giant was able to beat them on price, and with more and more people coming to its site, it had the ability to take them down.

The past is littered with companies that tried to go up against Amazon, including Circuit City, CompUSA, and others. Best Buy is now having some trouble competing against online giants like Amazon, and by the look of things, eventually, only mega retailers like Walmart, as well as small boutiques, might survive the online onslaught.

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Amazon close to Palm buy claims HP insider

Amazon close to Palm buy claims HP insider

Amazon has been tipped as the latest potential suitor for what remains of Palm, with insider sources at HP claiming the mega-retailer is close to finalizing a deal. HP is reportedly looking to rid itself of Palm as soon as it can, VentureBeat's tipster tells them, and while there are apparently "a handful of contenders" interested, it's Amazon that's closest to handing over the cash. However, it's unclear from the leaks whether Amazon would be buying Palm's hardware business, the webOS platform, or both.

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Amazon Kindle tablet November launch looks increasingly likely

Amazon Kindle tablet November launch looks increasingly likely

More signs of a November launch for the Amazon Kindle tablet, as supply chain checks suggest that the bulk order of touch panel controller ICs used in the upcoming 7-inch slate should be in the retailer's hands - or, at least, those of its assembly partner - by the end of that month. ILI Technology (aka Ilitek) is supplying Amazon with 5m controller ICs, the Commercial Times reports, expected to show up in the $250 tablet that the online retailer hopes will best Apple's iPad.

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Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

One of the two long-rumored Amazon tablets has been shown to TechCrunch for some hands-on time under the condition that no photos be revealed. This is the first time we've gotten more concrete details and specs on what the first Amazon tablet has to offer. Unfortunately, it's sounding much less like an iPad-killer and more like a super-charged Kindle ready to take on the Nook Color.

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