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Following several delays, Misfit Vapor finally went on sale on October 31 and is available for purchase from Misfit's website. Unfortunately for those that are waiting for Amazon to list it, we have bad news. Although it was listed on Amazon and some people have already order it,
Back in August, Lenovo unveiled a new 2-in-1 tablet called Miix 520. The tablet was also one of the first 2-in-1 devices that packed Intel's 8th generation Core Kaby Lake-R quad-core processor. Starting today, the tablet is officially up for order in the United States and China.
Amazon's Echo smart speakers and its Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan. Consumers in the country can purchase the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot beginning today. Alexa will be available for users and developers have access to Alexa Skills.
Amazon opened Prime Video to hundreds of countries last year and now it's offering a large portion of those markets access to the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition streaming device, making it easier to access Prime Video. The product is launching in over 100 markets.
Third-party sellers on Amazon's platform could see their items discounted by a new initiative that involves the ecommerce company reducing list prices at its own expense. A new "Discount provided by Amazon" tag has appeared that'll reduce prices as much as 9%.
Shipments in the tablet market have now fallen for twelve quarters straight, reports IDC. While smartphones grew in Q3, tablets fell by 5.4% year-over-year. They were down to 40 million global shipments from 42.3 million. That includes regular tablets and detachables.
Most Amazon Prime subscribers aren't interested in a product that gives delivery people access to their home, according to a report from Survey Monkey completed on behalf of Recode. 58% of Prime users are totally against Amazon's Key product. Just 5% are supportive.
Back in September, Amazon announced next-generation products powered by its Alexa personal assistant. Out of four, two new Echo devices have now hit the shelves in the United States. The Amazon Echo is priced at $99.99 or $119.99, depending on which style variant
Amazon has unexpectedly announced the closure of its Fresh grocery delivery service in parts of five states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and California. Certain customers in those regions received an email from the company revealing Fresh would cease operations.
Alongside HTC U11+, the company also announced a more affordable version called U11 Life as we reported earlier today. What we didn't know is that the phone will actually be available in two versions - Android One and Sense. The only difference between them
Augmented reality shopping capabilities in the form of a feature called AR View are now available in Amazon's iOS app. With AR View, you can see how products would look in your house or office. This visualization option is available for thousands of items.
Amazon's video streaming service is now available on Xbox consoles all around the world and the app will support 4K streaming on the Xbox One X beginning November 7. A staggered launch of Amazon Prime Video started in 2016 and the app has only now become available globally.
Amazon's Echo smart speaker line is now shipping in India. The company announced earlier this month that those devices would become available in the region. Now consumers will receive the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot. The units shipping out are from an invite-only offer.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is currently the best-performing game on Steam as it has recently set a new concurrent player record with over 1.5 million people in the game at the same time and is approaching a remarkable milestone of 2 million concurrent players.
Amazon's employee base is growing at an impressively fast rate and it now employs more than half a million people. Just in the latest quarter its employee figure increased 77% from 382,400 to 541,909. It had just over 300,000 employees during Q3 2016.
Amazon is updating its program for businesses to include free two-day shipping that's similar to what it offers regular consumers. Amazon Business members can now get two-day shipping on any qualifying item. Before the program only offered free shipping on orders over $49.
Amazon's rumored move towards selling pharmaceuticals has received some extra support from public records highlighted in a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to the report, Amazon "has gained approval to become a wholesale distributor."
Amazon's shares jumped by more than 7% during after hours trading on Thursday in response to notably strong Q3 financial performance. The company recorded $43.7 billion in revenue, surpassing an average estimate of $42.1 billion. $1.3 billion of that came from Whole Foods.
Consumers who don't mind seeing a few extra advertisements can order the LG G6, LG G6+, or X Charge for less than usual through Amazon. The retailer has added those devices to its Prime Exclusive Phones lineup, which as the name suggests is exclusive to Prime users.
Amazon's Echo devices and digital assistant Alexa have quickly gained popularity around the globe and the company now commands 70% of the voice-controlled speaker market. Because of that, it has decided to experiment with a new paid subscription for "premium" Alexa skills.