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#Amazon

# amazon - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Android gains on Apple in surging tablet sector: survey

The global appetite for tablet computers is growing faster than previously thought – and Android-powered devices are gaining on iPads – a new survey claims.

# amazon - Monday 26 November, 2012

Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs

The internet giant is planning to open a fourth despatch centre in the country – despite an ongoing tax dispute with the French government.

# amazon - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list

Binchy’s long-term agent Christine Green said it was a bittersweet day because “we want to celebrate the book but we want her to be here too”.

# amazon - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Amazon criticised over Nazi death camp jigsaw puzzle

A German politician has criticised Amazon for selling the puzzle which depicts the crematorium at Dachau.

# amazon - Monday 3 September, 2012

Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre

Authorities have been urged to continue their investigations, after reports that illegal gold miners massacred up to 80 members of an indigenous tribe by setting fire to a communal hut.

# amazon - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Kindle Fire tablet sold out, says Amazon

Meanwhile, research study says that sales of dedicated e-readers peaked last year.

# amazon - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Man orders flat-screen TV online... gets semi-automatic rifle instead

US police are investigating circumstances of shipment error.

# amazon - Monday 6 August, 2012

Kindle eBook sales overtake printed books at Amazon

Amazon said it is selling 114 Kindle books for every 100 print books it sells.

# amazon - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Five killed as severe storms strike eastern US

Thousands have been left without electricity and air conditioning as US weather forecasters warn of soaring temperatures in mid-Atlantic states.

Here's why Instagram is down (and why Pinterest and Netflix were down earlier too)

The popular photo app has been down since late last night.

# amazon - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

The Nexus 7: Take a look a Google's new baby

Google has finally unveiled its tablet to rival the iPad and the Kindle Fire.

# amazon - Monday 28 May, 2012

Amazon to create 100 jobs in Dublin

The online retailer is seeking people to work as support engineers and software developers as well as in other roles. The announcement has been welcomed by the IDA and Minister Richard Bruton.

# amazon - Saturday 12 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Nine of the most bizarre Amazon reviews Amazon

Nine of the most bizarre Amazon reviews

Wacky, weird, and downright wonderful.

# amazon - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'

The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# amazon - Sunday 4 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# amazon - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project

The project will investigate the use of plants from the Amazon rainforest on immune processes.

# amazon - Thursday 12 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Waterstone's to ditch the apostrophe from its name Why God Why

Waterstone's to ditch the apostrophe from its name

Waterstone’s says dropping the apostrophe is “more versatile and practical” in a digital world.

# amazon - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Hollywood's James Franco agrees Amazon deal for new novel: report Books This post contains videos

Hollywood's James Franco agrees Amazon deal for new novel: report

The actor-turned-writer published a short story collection in 2010, but looks set to publish his first novel with the online retailer.

# amazon - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

Amazon: Over 1 million Kindles were sold each week in December

Christmas Day was the biggest day ever for Kindle book downloads, Amazon said today.

# amazon - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from? Christmas Shopping This post contains images

Gallery: Is this where your Christmas presents are coming from?

Incredible photos of Amazon’s vast shipping warehouses in the UK – one of which is the size of 14 football pitches.

# amazon - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Kindle users will be able to borrow books from Amazon - but only in the US

Users have to subscribe to Amazon’s movie streaming service to borrow books from the Kindle library.

# amazon - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Amazon profits nosedive as it takes on Apple in tablet war

The company is selling Kindles at a loss to compete with the iPad – driving its profits down by 73 per cent.

# amazon - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Actress suing IMDb for revealing that she is 40 Ageism

Actress suing IMDb for revealing that she is 40

An actress, who (unsurprisingly) wishes to remain anonymous, has filed a lawsuit against IMDb’s parent company, Amazon, for revealing that she is “over the hill” – her words, not ours.

# amazon - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery Human Trafficking This post contains videos

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery

The Peruvian authorities have rescued almost 300 women they believe are the victims of human trafficking – the youngest girl discovered by police is just 13 years old.

# amazon - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works IPad Killer? This post contains videos

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works

Running on Google’s Android system, the price could be a big pull for those in the market for tablet computers.

# amazon - Monday 29 August, 2011

Amazon and Intel to showcase jobs at Dublin event next month

Pfizer, Ericsson and Deloitte are also among the companies who’ll be represented at the Career Zoo in the Mansion House.

# amazon - Monday 15 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Amazon's chief executive wants your phone to have an airbag Not-so-smartphone

Amazon's chief executive wants your phone to have an airbag

Jeff Bezos has failed papers for a patent that’ll fit an airbag to your phone – saving it from damage if you let it fall.

# amazon - Thursday 11 August, 2011

ESB denies that lightning caused last weekend's Amazon power cut

The ESB has said that it was a transformer failure that caused the outage on Sunday. Amazon’s backup generators failed after the power cut.

# amazon - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Amazon to do battle with iPad with tablet of its own

It will reportedly run Google’s Android operating system.

The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…Gilmore seeks urgent Vatican meeting, Troika chiefs set to deliver verdict, great news for Sligo design students, and a date with Justin Timberlake.

# amazon - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Tesco, Ryanair and UPC come bottom of the social networking table

A new study has found that some big brands have no social media features on their eCommerce sites at all, while others, like HMV, Amazon and Irish site Elverys are making the most of the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

# amazon - Friday 27 May, 2011

Brazil's rainforests under threat after agricultural lobby wins key vote

A law initially intended to protect rainforests from deforestation has been influenced so much by the the country’s powerful agricultural lobby that the law as it is now looks set to actually threaten them.

# amazon - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Only a joke, like: Royal wedding 'gypsy' spoof taken off the shelves Royal Gypsy Wedding

Only a joke, like: Royal wedding 'gypsy' spoof taken off the shelves

Tesco has taken the spoof of the recent royal wedding off its shelves after complaints of racism from the travelling community.

# amazon - Thursday 19 May, 2011

The death of ink? Amazon's e-books outsell print editions Amazon This post contains a poll

The death of ink? Amazon's e-books outsell print editions

Amazon says it now sells 5 per cent more books through its electronic Kindle store than it does in hard paper copies.

# amazon - Thursday 28 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Amazon's cloud crash disaster permanently destroyed many customers' data

Last week’s web services crash yet to be fully explained by the internet giant.

# amazon - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Amazon cloud computing outage hits Reddit, FourSquare, Quora

Sites struck by outage at Amazon server based in North Virigina.

# amazon - Thursday 7 April, 2011

US author of paedophile guide gets two years' probation

Phillip Greaves caused controversy last year when he published his guide as an e-book on Amazon and it made it into the top 100 bestsellers.