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2008-11-12 09:00:18

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is giving customers easy and convenient access to low prices, great deals and helpful holiday tips with new features like Text Alerts for Daily Deals (www.amazon.com/gp/anywhere/sms/goldbox). Customers can now sign up for a daily text alert, featuring the popular Amazon.com Deal of the Day, sent directly to their mobile phone. Customers can then reply-to-buy with the text command "buygb" or follow the link in the text message to the Amazon mobile Web site to...

2008-11-11 09:00:18

With just a week to go before the release of "WALL-E" on DVD, Amazon.com is offering the Disney-Pixar's blockbuster animated film for immediate pre-order. This highly anticipated film will be released on Nov. 18, 2008, and customers who pre-order and select "Two-day" or "One-day" shipping will have their order arrive on the date of release. Amazon Prime customers who select "Two-day" shipping will receive Release-Date Delivery for free. In addition, the first 100,000 customers who order...

2008-11-06 06:00:09

IMDb.com,Inc., the authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities, and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced the launch of its German language Website, www.imdb.de. IMDb created the IMDb.de site specifically to help German-speaking movie and TV lovers easily find information for their favorite films, TV shows and celebrities. Like its parent site IMDb.com, IMDb.de features details and facts for over 1.3 million titles, including 35,000 German...

2008-11-05 09:00:12

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today revealed the Amazon.com Holiday Toy List at www.amazon.com/holidaytoylist, featuring over 300 of this year's top toys, video games, sporting goods, electronics and DVDs. Powered by Amazon Windowshop, an immersive shopping platform, the Holiday Toy List allows customers to experience products in a new and unique way. Each "product window" contains rich media content including a combination of images, videos, audio and written content. Customers are not just...

2008-11-03 09:00:15

Amazon.com has launched "Frustration-Free Packaging," a new initiative designed to make it easier for customers to liberate products from their packages. Amazon is focusing first on two kinds of items: those enclosed in hard plastic cases known as "clamshells" and those secured with plastic-coated wire ties, commonly used in toy packaging. Frustration-Free Packaging is being launched in the U.S. with 19 bestselling products from leading manufacturers including Fisher-Price, Mattel,...

2008-10-29 06:00:17

Audible Limited, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced it has released The Bluffer's Guides, as a new and direct-to-download audio product on Audible.co.uk. Published in print by Oval Books, the 5 million-selling titles have never before been made available in audio until now. The highly successful Bluffer's Guides are friendly, concise and witty guides to fascinating and often complex topics, full of British humour and sure to entertain. Audible.co.uk initially...

2008-10-09 03:00:22

Amazon Web Services LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that it will lower prices for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) effective November 1, 2008. New tiered pricing will offer significant volume discounts so customer costs will continue to decrease as their storage volume grows. As always, there is no minimum fee, no long term commitment, and developers pay only for what they use. Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It provides a simple web...

2008-09-22 18:00:17

Just as it has done for the "Harry Potter" books series, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it will deliver both the Standard and Collector's Editions of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" on the very first day they are available to the public -- for the same price as Amazon standard shipping. For customers who select standard or Prime(TM) shipping, Amazon will deliver the book of five wizarding fairy tales to excited Harry Potter fans on Thursday, Dec. 4. Additionally, release-date...

2008-09-17 06:00:23

With television fans gearing up for the new fall season, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the launch of a new TV shows destination with 500 new stores devoted to customer favorite TV series and kids' programming (www.amazon.com/yourfavoriteshowstore). As a convenient, one-stop destination for all things related to a particular TV show, the stores will help customers: learn more about the shows they love through video clips; find new favorite shows through summaries and bonus...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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