Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Apple’s Jobs was open to making a smaller iPad

Apple’s Jobs was open to making a smaller iPad

Posted on 04 Aug 2012 at 8:56am
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Steve Jobs was receptive to Apple Inc making a smaller tablet, a senior executive said in a 2011 email revealed on Friday, fanning speculation it plans to make a mini-iPad to take on cheaper gadgets from Google Inc and Amazon. An Apple mini-version of the market-dominating 10-inch iPad could counter increasing inroads made by tablets such as the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. But the company has never confirmed the intensifying talk of such a launch.

Vice President Eddy Cue urged then-chief operating officer Tim Cook in January 2011 to build a 7-inch…

Facebook Google eBay and Amazon Join US lobby group

Facebook Google eBay and Amazon Join US lobby group

Posted on 26 Jul 2012 at 12:21pm
 

New bills to curb net piracy drew huge opposition and have now been dropped Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay are joining forces to create a powerful pro-internet lobbying group in the US.

The Internet Association, as the group will be known, will launch in September and operate out of Washington, handling political and regulatory issues. Both Google and Facebook currently spend large amounts of money on political lobbying. The group would “educate”…

GameCircle for Kindle Fire by Amazon

GameCircle for Kindle Fire by Amazon

Posted on 12 Jul 2012 at 12:09pm

Amazon has come up with a new social gaming service called GameCircle for its Kindle Fire tablet.

As you know Apple has Game Center on its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This app will also feature gaming achievements and leaderboards.

GameCircle can also automatically save a player’s in-game progress to the cloud and allow them to pick-up exactly where they left off.

Paul Ryder, Vice President of Apps at Amazon Said:

“Our goal is to give developers great tools to quickly and easily reach new customers and keep them engaged. That’s why we’re…