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AMAZON BEEFING UP U.K. VIDEO SERVICE TO COUNTER NETFLIX

October 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after Netflix announced that it would be rolling out its streaming service in the U.K. and Ireland, Amazon said that it was beefing up its own LoveFilm disc and streaming rental service in those countries. Members subscribing to its Amazon Prime service would also receive free movie streams. The tight competition is clearly […]

AMAZON ENTERS RING AGAINST APPLE

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon today (Wednesday) unveiled its new electronic tablet, the Kindle Fire, which analysts said may give Apple’s iPad its biggest challenge to date. The device, which can stream thousands of movies and TV shows from Amazon’s extensive catalog via a wi-fi connection, is priced at just $199 — far lower than the cheapest iPad, which […]

NETFLIX: KICKED WHILE IT’S DOWN

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos announced that it had signed a deal with Fox to add “a broad selection of movies and TV shows” to […]