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: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198723-79/kindle-amazon-unlimited-books.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198723-79/kindle-amazon-unlimited-books.html.csp">Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited</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="2014-07-21T16:17:02.012-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon’s new “unlimited” e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you’ll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted. It turns out the library of 600,000 is bit like a small bookstore with a few current titles such as “The Hunger Games,” attached to a block-sized bargain bin of obscure stuff mixed with “Robinson Crusoe” and other classics that are in the public domain and available for free online anyway. Startups Scribd and Oyster...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987232014-07-21T16:17:02.012-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:17:02.012-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198723@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:02 MDT Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198350-68/service-amazon-books-kindle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198350-68/service-amazon-books-kindle.html.csp">Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service</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="2014-07-18T12:32:01.646-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users. The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as “The Hunger Games” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” They also can listen as much as they like to thousands...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581983502014-07-18T12:32:01.646-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T12:32:01.646-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198350@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:32:01 MDT Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198187-79/service-amazon-books-kindle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198187-79/service-amazon-books-kindle.html.csp">Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service</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="2014-07-18T11:36:02.371-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users. The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as “The Hunger Games” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” They can also listen as much as they like to thousands...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581981872014-07-18T11:36:02.371-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T11:36:02.371-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198187@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:36:02 MDT Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173836-79/amazon-drones-faa-fly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173836-79/amazon-drones-faa-fly.html.csp">Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T10:38:02.355-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The online retailer created a media frenzy in December when it outlined a plan on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to deliver packages with self-guided aircrafts that seemed straight out of science fiction. In a letter to the FAA dated Wednesday, Amazon said it is developing aerial vehicles as part of Amazon Prime Air. The aircraft c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581738362014-07-11T10:38:02.355-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T10:38:02.355-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173836@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:38:02 MDT FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170378-79/charges-amazon-ftc-app.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170378-79/charges-amazon-ftc-app.html.csp">FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:37:31.194-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court. The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it wouldn’t settle with the FTC over the charges. Amazon said in a letter to the FTC last week that it had already refunded money to parents who complained and was prepared to go to court. On Thursday Amazon said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581703782014-07-10T16:37:31.194-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T16:37:31.194-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170378@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:37:31 MDT King, Tartt among backers of anti-Amazon letter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147567-79/amazon-authors-preston-hachette.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147567-79/amazon-authors-preston-hachette.html.csp">King, Tartt among backers of anti-Amazon letter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HILLEL ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T16:24:02.052-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 04:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Donna Tartt are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. The letter, initiated by Hachette author Douglas Preston, urged Amazon to resolve its standoff with Hachette over e-book prices and other issues. Readers were asked to email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at jeff@amazon.com and “tell him what you think.” Amazon has slowed delivery on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581475672014-07-03T16:24:02.052-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T16:24:02.052-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147567@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:24:02 MDT Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58144038-79/amazon-ftc-purchases-app.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58144038-79/amazon-ftc-purchases-app.html.csp">Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T07:51:32.987-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 07:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Amazon says it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases. The FTC alleged in a draft lawsuit released by Amazon that unauthorized charges by children on Amazon tablets have amounted to millions of dollars. Amazon.com Inc. said in a letter Tuesday to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez that it had already refunded money to parents who complained. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581440382014-07-03T07:51:32.987-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T07:51:32.987-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144038@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:51:32 MDT World Cup: Oh so close, Americans wilt at end in Amazon heat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58103024-77/americans-cup-goal-germany.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58103024-77/americans-cup-goal-germany.html.csp">World Cup: Oh so close, Americans wilt at end in Amazon heat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:37:27.217-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manaus, Brazil • They were less than 30 seconds away. The Americans were about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to walk off with their first come-from-behind win at soccer’s showcase. About to advance with a game to spare. About to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930. But they wilted in the Amazon heat and humidity. Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross 4 1/2 minutes into five minutes of stoppage time gave Portugal a 2-2 tie ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581030242014-06-24T16:37:27.217-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-24T16:37:27.217-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103024@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:27 MDT Bezos: Amazon’s Fire phone offers ‘something different’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58089073-79/phone-amazon-fire-buy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58089073-79/phone-amazon-fire-buy.html.csp">Bezos: Amazon’s Fire phone offers ‘something different’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA and ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T10:20:42.019-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It’s either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy features many people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics. The phone’s most significant feature, called “Firefly,” employs audio and object recognition technology to identify products and present the user with ways to purchase the items through Amazon. Users can simply snap a photo of a book, for instance, and Firefly will offer up ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580890732014-06-19T10:20:42.019-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T10:20:42.019-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089073@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:20:42 MDT Amazon unveils its new smartphone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084878-79/phone-amazon-android-bezos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084878-79/phone-amazon-android-bezos.html.csp">Amazon unveils its new smartphone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T16:29:25.369-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • Amazon’s new smartphone will serve as your eyes and ears. Snap a photo of a book title, and it’ll show you where to buy it. Listen to a song playing in the background, and it’ll direct you to that tune on Amazon. It can even direct you to knowledge: Snap a shot of a painting, and it’ll pull up a Wikipedia entry on it. The new Firefly feature also lets you snap bar codes, phone numbers and more. It’s part of the new Fire Phone, which Amazon.com Inc. unveiled at a Seattle event Wednesday...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580848782014-06-18T16:29:25.369-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T16:29:25.369-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084878@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:25 MDT Review: Value in Amazon Prime goes beyond shipping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084295-79/amazon-prime-free-shipping.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084295-79/amazon-prime-free-shipping.html.csp">Review: Value in Amazon Prime goes beyond shipping</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="2014-06-20T15:37:45.743-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime’s benefits became apparent gradually over the nine months I’ve used it. During a trip last month, for instance, I got started on the first season of “The Good Wife” and read Michael Lewis’ “The Blind Side.” Last weekend, I added Journey’s “Greatest Hits” album to my music library and began watching the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580842952014-06-20T15:37:45.743-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-20T15:37:45.743-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084295@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:37:45 MDT BlackBerry to make Amazon App store available http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58083987-79/blackberry-amazon-app-available.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58083987-79/blackberry-amazon-app-available.html.csp">BlackBerry to make Amazon App store available</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T09:55:02.48-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waterloo, Ontario • BlackBerry is adding the Amazon Appstore in the next update to its operating system this fall. That will give users of the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system easy access to thousands more of the most popular Android apps and games. The struggling smartphone maker has been criticized for the lack of applications available for its devices. By adding the Amazon App store, BlackBerry said Wednesday its app developer program can put more emphasis on business and productivity applica...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580839872014-06-18T09:55:02.48-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T09:55:02.48-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58083987@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:55:02 MDT Amazon streaming music for Prime members http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58060183-79/music-amazon-prime-streaming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58060183-79/music-amazon-prime-streaming.html.csp">Amazon streaming music for Prime members</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T09:52:57.52-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Amazon is launching a music streaming service for its Prime members, adding yet another freebie to its popular free-shipping plan ahead of the expected unveiling of its first smartphone next week. Starting Thursday, Amazon.com Inc. will offer more than a million tracks for ad-free streaming and download to Kindle Fire tablets as well as to computers and the Amazon Music app for Apple and Android devices. The service, called Prime Music, is likely to be integrated with an Amazon sma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580601832014-06-12T09:52:57.52-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T09:52:57.52-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060183@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:52:57 MDT Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58023328-68/dolphins-bait-killing-pink.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58023328-68/dolphins-bait-killing-pink.html.csp">Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STAN LEHMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T14:35:01.363-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 02:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • Brazil will temporarily ban the catch of a type of catfish in an effort to halt the killing of the Amazon pink dolphin, whose flesh is used as bait, the Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Ultimo Valadares said the government is working out the details of a five-year moratorium on fishing of the species called piracatinga that is expected to go into effect early next year. “That should give us enough time to find an alternative bait for the piracatinga,”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580233282014-06-03T14:35:01.363-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T14:35:01.363-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58023328@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:35:01 MDT