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Is AT&T Amazon’s big Fire Phone problem?

Is AT&T Amazon’s big Fire Phone problem?

Amazon's Fire Phone is being stunted by AT&T, new research argues, with the carrier's exclusivity - not the phone's confusing features - blamed for underwhelming sales. Use of the smartphone, which runs a heavily-modified version of Android and includes face-tracking, has proved to grow steadily but slowly, analysts Chitika claim, in the face of more broadly available handsets like LG's G3.

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Look out Square, Amazon Local Register is gunning for you

Look out Square, Amazon Local Register is gunning for you

Amazon has launched its Local Register card reader for retailers, taking on Square in the mobile payments space with what the online behemoth claims are segment-besting rates. Amazon's dinky dongle plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android tablet - including, unsurprisingly, the company's own Kindle Fire HD and HDX - and accepts swiped credit and debit cards, though you'll have to pay upfront for the reader itself.

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Amazon Appstore expands, has 30 free apps for 2 days

Amazon Appstore expands, has 30 free apps for 2 days

Amazon has a daily free app offering to entice users into its custom Android ecosystem as well as offer advertisement for the lucky app and developer. But like Google Play Store, it occasionally puts up themed bulk sales to hook in even more hits and users. To mark the shifting of the calendar, Amazon is giving away 30 apps all for free, for personal improvement, and for fun.

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