Video:  Despite A Rough Debut, Amazon Will Keep Developing Fire Phones

Despite A Rough Debut, Amazon Will Keep Developing Fire Phones

by Clip Syndicate

The entry of Amazon's Fire Phone was hardly smooth; the company revealed recently it has a stock of unsold devices worth $83 million. Amazon's senior VP of devices, David Limp, told the publication it will launch new updates to the Fire phone's software to make it better and better. He noted that the first version of the Kindle e-reader wasn't received well by critics either, but it later evolved into a successful product. Read More >>


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Starbucks Will Offer Delivery Through Its App, And A 'Starbucks For Life' Contest

Starbucks said Thursday that it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S. starting next year. The company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get people to use its app as a way to build customer loyalty. It also previously said it plans to let customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphone by next year, an option intended to get people in and out of stores quicker. In addition, the chain will run a contest in December offering 10 lucky winners Starbucks for Life — although the prize is really just for 30 years .



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Get A Kindle Fire HD 8.9 With 4G LTE For $159

What! This big Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet with 4G LTE originally sold for over $500, and now it's going for $159? And it comes with 32GB of storage, not just 16GB. To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield for a moment, Amazon's big tablets don't get no respect. No respect at all, I tell ya. Why? Probably because they're pricier than 7-inch Kindle Fires, and therefore not perceived as such a screaming-good deal.



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Video:  Apple Pay Moves World Closer To Mobile Payment Acceptance

Apple Pay Moves World Closer To Mobile Payment Acceptance

Apple Pay’s recent launch in the U.S. is the latest indication that paying for things with our phones will become more normal, but for most, “normal” remains some way away. MasterCard describes normal as being a score of 60 out of 100 on its “Mobile Readiness” index , and no part of the world has reached that level yet. Singapore leads the way with the score of 45.6. MasterCard also says that Singapore’s legal system is efficient at settling disputes.



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Video:  Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again

Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again

Sony replaced the head of its mobile division yesterday, and today its latest earnings report gave a clearer indication of why. Sony’s mobile unitincreased its revenuein the last quarter (its fiscal Q2 2014) by 1.2% to $2.83 billion, but the company wrote down the valuation of the business by a whopping $1.59 billion. Overall, the group reported a loss of $785 million despite notching a 7.2% increase in company-wide revenue, which came in at $17.45 billion.



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