It'll be more of a blue Christmas than a holly jolly holiday if you're stuck suffering through the same old songs that your parents have been playing on the gramophone for as long as you can remember. So spice up your next holiday get-together with Download.com's list of our 10 all-time favorite holiday hits from the last 40 years.
Some of our picks, such as "Frosty the Snowman" and "We Three Kings," are perennial classics that have been reinvented in interesting ways by some of our favorite artists. Others, like "Christmas … Read more
Amazon is developing a new retail business venture called Pantry that will offer the same package goods consumers usually visit big-box retailers to purchase, according to a USA Today report.
An expansion of Amazon's Prime shipping program, the service will offer about 2,000 products typically found at warehouse clubs Costco and Sam's Club, according to the newspaper. The service, which will offer items such as cleaning supplies, canned goods, and beverages, is expected to launch in 2014, according to the newspaper's report citing three unidentified sources described as being familiar with the effort.
The online retail … Read more
Amazon's app store customers can now buy Amazon Coins, the store's virtual currency, as gifts, the company announced Thursday.
When customers purchase a bundle of Amazon Coins as a gift, Amazon will notify the gift recipient through e-mail. The coins are normally priced at one cent per coin, but Amazon is adding a slight discount for bundles to encourage gifting. Bundles currently range from $4.80 for 500 coins to $90 for 10,000 coins. The promotion ends January 5.
It's a way for Amazon to use existing Appstore customers to attract new ones. The company recently … Read more
By now, you'll have come to realize that the idea of Amazon sending your diapers by drone is brilliant. A brilliant public relations idea, not a brilliant idea for actually delivering diapers.
Groupon, however, clearly sees this as a threat to its business and our society. So, the company put its collective craniums together in order to come up with a new delivery method that will be fast, but more people-friendly than Amazon's drones.
The Grouponderers decided that the best way of looking forward was to look back. History has already seen some excellent ideas for propelling objects … Read more
Consumers in San Francisco can now order groceries and other items via AmazonFresh.
Already available in Seattle and Los Angeles, the online grocery shopping service will now let San Francisco residents choose from among 500,000 different items for free same-day and early morning delivery from Amazon. Buyers can order fruit, vegetables, and other food items as well as electronics, appliances, toys, and automotive items, among other products. Delivery is free as long as the order tops $35.
NEW YORK -- CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves hinted to investors Tuesday that Amazon paid $700,000 an episode for "Under the Dome," the summer sci-fi series that the online retailer streamed four days after CBS' flagship broadcast network aired the shows.
Speaking at a UBS investor conference, Moonves said flexibility is key to getting the most out of subscription video-on-demand opportunities such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video.
"Who would have guessed that Amazon would make a deal where they show a show four days later and they pay you $700,000 an episode for … Read more
Have you ever purchased an item from Amazon only to notice a short while later that its priced has dropped? If so, then you might be interested in an unpublished policy that Reddit user poorsoi has uncovered.
She asked a simple question: Could she get a refund on a wine rack that dropped about $8 after she purchased it?
The answer? Sure, we'll refund you the price difference of an item, as long as the price drop occurred within seven days of the delivery date. I will now purchase dog food -- an item with a fluctuating price that … Read more
Amazon will expand its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to the San Francisco area next week, All Things D reported Thursday.
Previous media reports already tagged San Francisco as the service's next stop, but an unnamed source told All Things D that AmazonFresh will officially launch this coming Tuesday.
We've contacted Amazon and will update this story if they respond.
AmazonFresh lets customers order fresh produce, dairy, meats, and other grocery items online and then deliveries the goods to customers' doorsteps on the same day or the next day. AmazonFresh customers can also add some local and Amazon.com … Read more
Intel was set to revolutionize television.
In fact, Erik Huggers, the head of Intel Media, said in February that this would be the year Intel shakes things up. After all, he had a small army of 300 at work and more than 2,000 Intel employees testing OnCue, a new box and service that would allow users to watch live TV, on-demand video, and other Internet-based offerings like video apps in one package.