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Maelle Gavet Steps Down As CEO Of Ozon, Russia’s Amazon

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
 A very surprising and sudden changing of the guard at Ozon, an e-commerce marketplace known as the “Amazon of Russia.” Maelle Gavet has stepped down as CEO, effective today, and is getting replaced by Danny Perekalsky, who had been the deputy CEO. Gavet, who has been CEO of Ozon for four years, is leaving for a [...]

Alibaba’s cloud computing service launches in US, wants to rain all over Amazon

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Alibaba’s cloud computing service is expanding outside of China for the first time. Alibaba today announced that its Aliyun platform, which started in China in 2009, is now adding a data center filled with servers in Silicon Valley and going after businesses who need cloud horsepower across the US. Yu Sicheng, vice president of Alibaba’s [...]

Alibaba Is Expanding Its Cloud Services To The U.S. To Give Amazon New Competition

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
 Alibaba, the Chinese commerce firm which held the largest IPO in history last year, is bringing cloud computing services in the U.S. after it announced plans to open a data center in Silicon Valley. Read More

Zip through the Amazon without any possible dangers to life and limb

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
The rainforests of the Amazon can be an inherently dangerous place, with everything from poison dart frogs to flesh eating fish. The Earth itself can be a dangerous place, more so in some locations than others, though it can be argued that only the types of dangers change. With that said, who wouldn’t want to explore [...]

Google Street View Now Lets You Explore The Amazon Jungle Via Zip-Line

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 If you’ve ever fancied flying through the Amazon jungle, then there’s good news because Google’s got your back. Virtually speaking. Read More

CTO of Amazon confirmed for TNW Conference Europe

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
There’s no question of Amazon being one of the world’s most important technology companies, which makes its CTO one of the most important players – so it’s with great pleasure that we’re welcoming him to TNW Conference once again to deliver some incredible insight on the company’s groundbreaking activity in recent years. As arguably one of [...]

4 great products on Amazon that will turn your house into a smart home

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
The smart home is the wave of the future, but sadly very few of our homes were built with automated solutions in mind. If you want a smart home in 2015, you’re going to have to fashion one yourself, but we’ve taken the time to find a few essentials on Amazon that you’ll need in [...]

MASSIVE SALE: Download 145 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time!

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Here at BGR, we cover paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free all the time. Why? It’s simple: we love sharing great deals with our readers and iOS apps go on sale all the time. Unfortunately, the same just isn’t true of Android apps. Big Android app sales are sadly few [...]

This bullish analyst says half of US households will have Amazon Prime in five years

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Half of the households in the United States could be using Amazon Prime, the online retailer’s premium subscription service, in just five years. That’s the amazing prediction from Macquarie, Australia’s biggest investment bank.  The service, which costs £79 per year in the UK or $ 99 in the US, offers two-day delivery of items, allows [...]

Amazon is bringing Firefly to its Fire HD tablets

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Amazon’s Firefly feature from the Fire Phone, which identifies real-world objects and information, is coming to the retail giant’s more successful Fire HD tablets in an over-the-air software update that begins its rollout today. Firefly is one of the Fire Phone’s most unique features, which is why Amazon likes to show it off its Fire [...]

Amazon begins publishing reader-nominated books, pre-orders open now

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for the first 10 titles discovered through Kindle Scout, the company’s platform that allows readers to vote for books it should publish under its digital banner Kindle Press. The 10 Kindle Press books, spanning genres from romance to mystery to science fiction to thriller, will be out on March 3. [...]

Review: Updated: Amazon Fire TV

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
Introduction With the introduction of Fire TV, behemoth online retailer Amazon has entered the streaming set-top box battle that may ultimately determine the future of how we get content into our TVs. The device is competitive on both price and performance with Roku 3, Apple TV and Google Chromecast and seems squarely aimed at overthrowing [...]

Canonical teams up with Amazon and Microsoft to push Ubuntu for IoT

by Gizmoration February 21, 2015
The growth of the Internet of Things spreads, and Canonical wants to ensure that Ubuntu is involved. To help with this, the company behind one of the most popular Linux distributions has announced partnerships with Microsoft and Amazon to help facilitate secure cloud infrastructures. The two companies are to publish their IoT developer APIs on [...]

The New Yorker Celebrates 90 Years with an Anniversary Issue and Amazon Series

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
It's been a big few days for The New Yorker, which kicked off the week with a blowout double issue celebrating its 90th anniversary and, earlier today, announced the official pick-up of its new Amazon series, The New Yorker Presents. The anniversary issue, currently on newsstands, features a record nine covers, plenty of special editorial [...]

Amazon orders full season of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
On Wednesday, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video selection officially grew with five series plucked from the platform’s public “Pilots” preview program. Among the series launching exclusively on the Prime platform “later this year and in 2016″ is the most ambitious series yet from Amazon Studios: The Man in the High Castle, an adaptation of a Philip K. [...]

12 great Amazon features you didn’t know existed (but you’ll be happy you know about them now!)

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is king. The company hasn’t quite mastered the delicate art of consistent profit growth, but when it comes to undercutting the competition and selling an impossibly wide range of goods at competitive prices, there is none better than Amazon. Of course, Amazon is constantly breaking into new areas and [...]

Amazon Greenlights Alternate History Series ‘The Man In The High Castle’

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
 Amazon, you’ve done the right thing: Greenlighting the Philip K. Dick adaptation The Man in the High Castle for a full season is great news for both science fiction lovers, and for the credibility of the Pilot Season program Amazon uses for its original TV show production and audience testing. The Man in the High [...]

Amazon Prime 1-hour delivery service is now live in Manhattan

by Gizmoration February 17, 2015
Amazon first introduced one-hour delivery for a small area of Manhattan in December. Now the company is expanding the service to the entire island. Running the zip-code checker on Amazon’s Prime Now page, service is available in all Manhattan zip codes – it was initially only available in the 10001 area. Manhattan covers 41 zip codes. Though the website says [...]

Amazon Prime Now One-Hour Delivery Goes Live Across Manhattan

by Gizmoration February 17, 2015
 Amazon is now offering one-hour delivery in all of Manhattan. In December, the online retail giant promised one-hour delivery to a very expensive, very small zone in Manhattan. Today, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that the service is available across all of Manhattan. Read More

Amazon is down for some users in Europe [Update: It’s back!]

by Gizmoration February 17, 2015
Judging from Twitter chatter and TNW staff based in the UK, Amazon is down for some European users. The service distruption has hit at least the UK, Germany and Denmark. In addition to the ecommerce site, Amazon’s Instant Video service also seems to be suffering from an outage. AMAZON IS DOWN its basically the apocalypse [...]