AMAZON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMAZON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Review: Fire TV device potentially great, but not fully ready http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806697-79/fire-amazon-video-device.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806697-79/fire-amazon-video-device.html.csp">Review: Fire TV device potentially great, but not fully ready</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:19:01.992-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon’s new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that. But for now, it’s largely promise: Many of the best features work with only a handful of video services, which makes Fire TV primarily a showcase for Amazon’s video offerings. Fire TV, unveiled by Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday, marks the online retailer’s latest push into streaming video. Amazon has aggressively expanded it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578066972014-04-11T18:19:01.992-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T18:19:01.992-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806697@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:19:01 MDT Movie review: Animated ‘Rio 2’ never takes wing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786592-223/rio-voiced-bird-blu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786592-223/rio-voiced-bird-blu.html.csp">Movie review: Animated ‘Rio 2’ never takes wing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T09:41:02.076-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The bird-brained animated sequel “Rio 2” is like a taxidermist’s turkey: overstuffed and lifeless. The romantic leads of the first “Rio,” city-raised blue macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and his rare tropical mate, Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway), learn that their bird-loving humans have found a flock of blue macaws deep in the Amazon jungle. So they, along with their three kids, fly to the Amazon to join the flock led by Jewel’s father (voiced by Andy Garcia), who looks down his beak at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786592@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:41:02 MDT Amazon’s Bezos offers update on groceries, drones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803296-79/bezos-amazon-company-offers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803296-79/bezos-amazon-company-offers.html.csp">Amazon’s Bezos offers update on groceries, drones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:48:17.486-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • CEO Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon’s internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery. In the letter released Thursday, Bezos outlined Amazon’s offerings, including its fresh grocery business called Prime Fresh, which it has offered for five years in Seattle and expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco. For $299 a year members get same-day and early morning deliver...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578032962014-04-10T16:48:17.486-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T16:48:17.486-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803296@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:48:17 MDT Amazon unveils Fire TV set top streaming device http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57764166-79/amazon-streaming-fire-box.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57764166-79/amazon-streaming-fire-box.html.csp">Amazon unveils Fire TV set top streaming device</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T10:25:01.64-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon is introducing a set top box that allows streaming of online video content to televisions. The company says its $99 Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance and search functions than other streaming services such as Apple TV and Google Chromecast. The device, about the size of a CD case, runs Google’s Android operating system and offers Netflix, Hulu and other streaming channels in addition to Amazon Prime instant video. It comes with a Bluetooth remote, which lets u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577641662014-04-02T10:25:01.64-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T10:25:01.64-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764166@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:25:01 MDT Amazon Prime price shock? Options exist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728030-79/shipping-free-amazon-prime.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57728030-79/shipping-free-amazon-prime.html.csp">Amazon Prime price shock? Options exist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPH PISANI</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T17:06:16.578-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Many online shoppers were taken aback when Amazon raised the price of its Prime service. Although Prime offers a streaming video service, many customers have come to rely on its free two-day shipping. Some took the $20 price hike in stride. “I order stuff once a week on Amazon,” said Liam Stephens, a Los Angeles-based mobile phone game designer. “It’s still a better deal.” But if you’re annoyed, and looking for alternatives, there are cheaper versions you can try. Rivals, including S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577280302014-03-26T17:06:16.578-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T17:06:16.578-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728030@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:06:16 MDT ‘You get what you pay for’ isn’t always true of gadgets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693488-79/gear-watch-fitness-amazon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693488-79/gear-watch-fitness-amazon.html.csp">‘You get what you pay for’ isn’t always true of gadgets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Larry Magid</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> San Jose Mercury News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T07:10:01.59-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The saying “you get what you pay for” isn’t necessarily true when it comes to technology products, as I’ve discovered when comparing fitness watches, phones, tablets and TVs. In January, I wrote about smartwatches, including the Fitbit fitness watch and the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which I mostly used because of its pedometer function. It turns out that a few days after that column appeared, the Fitbit Force was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer because, as the Consumer Product Safety Commiss...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693488@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:10:01 MDT Amazon hikes Prime membership by $20 to $99 per year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676071-79/amazon-prime-price-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676071-79/amazon-prime-price-increase.html.csp">Amazon hikes Prime membership by $20 to $99 per year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Retail Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T12:35:26.795-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 12:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon is betting that shoppers will pay $20 more for its popular Prime two-day free shipping and video streaming service of movies and TV shows. The mega online retailer said Thursday that it is raising the price of Prime to $99 a year as it seeks to offset rising costs of fuel and transportation. It’s the first price hike since Amazon rolled out the service in 2005. The move could please investors at a time when Amazon continues to face pressure to boost its bottom line after years ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576760712014-03-13T12:35:26.795-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T12:35:26.795-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676071@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:35:26 MDT