Crooks launder money using real (and fake) Amazon ebooks

In a fascinating post, Brian Krebs and a group of security researchers have found a method for laundering money through expensive ebooks. It started when author Patrick Reames received an Amazon tax form saying he’d made $24,000 selling his books through Amazon’s CreateSpace, the company’s book-printing arm. His books didn’t sell nearly that many copies, he […]

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How to make the most of your Audible subscription

There’s a big difference between scanning an article or Facebook and reading a real book, but Audible can help you close that gap. The Amazon subscription service has built a dedicated following on the strength of its massive collection of audiobooks and original podcasts. If you’re thinking about giving it a try, here’s everything you need to know about Audible […]

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Mastering Apple Music: The Ultimate ITunes User Guide – Available on Amazon and Apple

Apple Music is, to quote the company, “All the ways you love music. All in one place.” In non-marketing lingo, Apple Music is built around two major components: iCloud Music Library, which combines your purchased music library and ripped tracks in one place; and the Apple Music streaming catalog, where you can find more than […]

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Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, […]

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Amazon folds its little-known anime service into Prime Video

Amazon has killed off the anime streaming platform it launched merely a year ago, according to Kotaku, and we’re not exactly surprised. Anime Strike required an additional $5 a month on top of Prime Video membership fees, after all, which might have been a bit too much for subscribers already paying $99 a year. Amazon has already incorporated […]

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The books India read in 2017, according to Amazon

In 2017, Indians shopping for books on Amazon.in were overwhelmingly looking for one thing: textbooks. According to the Amazon.in Reading Trends Report 2017, the highest-selling book on the website was M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, an 852-page clunker designed for students attempting the highly-competitive civil services examinations. Overall, exam preparation was the most popular genre on Amazon.in, […]

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Amazon and Target could join forces and crush Walmart

Amazon could be eyeing Target as its next major retail acquisition, according to one influential tech analyst. “Amazon will acquire Target,” Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster wrote on Monday in a post on his predictions for 2018. “Amazon believes the future of retail is a mix of mostly online and some offline,” he added. “Target is […]

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THE KINDLE CHANGED THE BOOK BUSINESS. CAN IT CHANGE BOOKS?

IN 2007, A small team of Amazon employees had been working for a few years on a new ebook reader project they’d eventually call the Kindle. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was eager to finish and sell the thing; he was certain Apple or Google was working on something similar, and didn’t want them to beat Amazon to […]

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Amazon is one step closer to making deliveries inside your home

Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has acquired Blink, a venture-capital backed startup that makes home security cameras. The deal likely brings Amazon closer to its latest delivery ambition, of placing stuff from its warehouses directly inside your home. Blink, which launched in early 2016, advertises its products as “ultra-affordable, truly wire-free” home security […]

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Marketing A Book Movie Trailer For Social Media

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