Amazon reportedly going after Square with its own credit card reader

Amazon reportedly going after Square with its own credit card reader

Amazon manages payments for its online service securely and millions of people trust the site with their financial information. Amazon has expanded its reach recently with a buy button for websites across the web. Now Amazon wants to build upon its customers trust and offer a credit card reader to compete with Square or Paypal. A copy of the inventory documentation provided to 9 to 5 Mac includes…

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Amazon Instant Videos Add Short Clips

Amazon Instant Videos Add Short Clips

Amazon’s Instant video streaming service has aimed at competing against the power house streaming site Netflix. However, the company wants to offer more content that you’d normally find on YouTube which includes music videos, live concert clips, movie trailers and celebrity interviews. The site built up content for users to enjoy but its nothing compared to Google’s billions of hours of video. 

A…

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Foursquare’s Total Redesign

Foursquare’s Total Redesign

Foursquare’s been in the process of moving its original app idea of checkins and mayorship to the swarm app. This left the main Foursquare app without much purpose, but the company plans on making it into a cool app that can help you discover places around you. The app isn’t ready for the public just yet, but they’ve given us a look at what will come.

The app will offer personalized experience…

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Amazon Releases Amazon Wallet

Amazon Releases Amazon Wallet

Have you given Google Wallet, Apple Passbook, or Iris a try and nothing has met your needs? Amazon recently released a Wallet app to compete with other companies offerings. Amazon wallet will allow you collect your gift cards, loyalty programs, and membership cards in one place and will sync across different devices. They will be linked to your Amazon account, which means if you switch from the…

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Misfit Shine Fitness Tracker Review

Misfit Shine Fitness Tracker Review

The Misfit Shine isn’t just another fitness tracker. The Shine is a minimal yet stylish wearable device that is waterproof and can be used while swimming. The minimal design doesn’t display much information beyond progress, but the tracker doubles as a neat watch. The Shine is one of the most eye-catching fitness trackers that I’ve seen, and many of my friends have jumped on the stylish design…

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Twitter’s Updating How Manage Direct Messages on Mobile

Twitter’s Updating How Manage Direct Messages on Mobile

If you’ve used Twitter for long enough you’ve sent a few direct messages through the service. The direct messaging isn’t anything special, and really used as a way to get more contact info to have a conversation on a better messaging app. Twitter has had rumors swirling that the company might spin their dm into a separate app, but nothing has been done to move that forward. Syncing between…

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Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is Real

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is Real

After teasing us with a possible launch, Amazon has confirmed Kindle Unlimited, its all-you-can-read e-book subscription service. For $9.99 per month, Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 books and “thousands” of audiobooks across a range of devices. It looks like a service many people would love to sign up for, but its still a question of if there is enough books to attracte people.

As expected, many…

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Airbnb Redesign for Desktop and Mobile

Airbnb Redesign for Desktop and Mobile

Airbnb unveiled a new design for its site and apps yesterday. The new design focuses on images and videos to showcase the room/rooms for rent. It’s designed to guide you straight to the best option available, while also offering an improved experience for hosts looking to rent out an extra room. Airbnb is pushing to become a cheap alternative to conventional hotels that make booking difficult and…

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Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service

Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service

Amazon has made subscription based services like Prime a core part of their business operations. Prime now offers instant movie and tv streaming, select books on loan, and free two-day shipping. Amazon posted some images of a Kindle Unlimited service which is like Oyster Books, a service like Netflix but for books.

GigaOm, which first reported on the subscription service, said many of the books…

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Google Losses Google Glass Creator to Amazon

Google Losses Google Glass Creator to Amazon

Babak Parviz, a Google X director, who help build and create Google Glass and more recently smart contact lenses announced via a Google+ post he will be leaving the company for an undisclosed role at Amazon. The move was first teased over the weekend in a post on Parviz’s Google+ page, followed by an update to his Google+ profile noting that he “led a few efforts at Google … prior to moving to…

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