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Grok my BUTT [Podcast #68]

“Let’s do the podcast live this week”, I said to Michele. “OK”, he said, without batting an eyelid.  So we did! Of course, he wanted to know about the technical side – so we started the show with that.  We had previously experimented with Google Hangouts for the show, with mixed results.  This time we kept […]

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Amazon.com Offline, Amazon.co.uk Working Fine

Several people have been reporting issues accessing Amazon.com At the moment the US site is not loading, but the UK one is working fine. When a site like Amazon goes offline it makes headlines.. Whether the site is under attack or suffering some other kind of technical issue is not clear. UPDATE 20:08 It looks […]

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Amazon Reports Sales Up 22%

Online giant Amazon is reporting a 22% increase in sales for the first quarter of 2013. In a report published yesterday the company reported sales increased to $16.07 billion. They also gave a breakdown of the company’s activities over the last quarter which is worth a quick read. Related articles Amazon beats earnings target as […]

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Amazon Taking On Netflix With Original Series?

Last Friday Amazon debuted the pilots for several TV shows on their video streaming service. The 14 pilots include 8 sitcoms and 6 kids animated shows. Based on the viewers’ feedback Amazon will then decide which shows to actually order. In a release earlier today they announced that the pilots had been the most watched […]

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Amazon To Announce New Kindle Fire?

All the big tech companies are making announcements at the moment. The next big one to do so is Amazon, who are holding a press conference later today. Some suspect that the announcement will be about new Kindle Fire models. The company announced last week that the Kindle Fire had been their number 1 seller […]

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Amazon Inks Deal With EPIX For Online Video

From the “not available in Europe” department .. Amazon have announced a deal with EPIX that will allow them to add even more new releases to their Amazon Prime Instant Video selection. So if you’re in the US you’ll be able to get all sorts of “shiny” streamed to you almost instantly including new releases […]

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Amazon Launch Election “Heat Map”

As one of the largest shops in the world Amazon has access to a lot of consumer data. They know what people are reading, so if you’re tracking the US elections their latest service should be of interest. The Amazon Election Heat Map 2012 updates daily with the latest political book sales across the US […]

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