Amazon Video Ads Business Gets Detailed

Amazon Video Ads Business Gets Detailed

Amazon usually doesn’t talk much about its ad business, it doesn’t break down revenues from advertising in its fiscal quarterly earnings reports. Even if the company talks about the business at various industry events, those presentations normally don’t offer much insight into the business. According to estimates by market research firms, Amazon’s ad revenue may have topped $800 million last year, which translates into roughly one percent of its total revenue. Straying from its usual line, the company today offered some details about its ads business, particularly video ads.

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    Survey: Amazon Kindle Fire Preferred Over Tablets With Google Play For Gaming

    Survey: Amazon Kindle Fire Preferred Over Tablets With Google Play For GamingThe Amazon Kindle Fire is a platform that is also able to handle games with aplomb, as we have read about how Assassin’s Creed: Pirates was just released on it. If you have missed out on the Cyber Monday deals for the Kindle Fire, that would be a damper, especially after you read about this survey from the App Annie & IDC Portable Gaming Report for Q3 2013, which claims that mobile gamers have a softer spot for Kindle Fire tablets when it comes to gaming compared to Android-powered tablets that have Google Play services.

    This particular survey saw 1,117 respondents take part, and of course, the unsurprising bit of this survey points to iOS as the platform of choice for the majority when it comes to mobile gaming, which comprises of approximately 35% of the respondents. The Apple iPad also happened to be the leader among tablets, sporting around 17% of respondents. As for the Kindle Fire, it picked up about 12% of the popular vote, pushing it to 2nd place and placing it furlongs away from Android-powered tablets that took up approximately 5% of the vote. So, do you look at the Amazon Kindle Fire in a different light now after this bit of news?

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    Original Kindle Fire Receives Unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat Update

    Original Kindle Fire Receives Unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat UpdateAmazon has already started to ship its most recent generation of Kindle Fire tablets recently, so the question that begs to be asked is this – what would happen to the original Kindle Fire? Does it still have any kind of mileage left underneath the hood in order to be worth using even until now since its launch in 2011? Apparently so, as this 7” tablet with a 1,024 x 600 resolution IPS display has been hacked to be able to run on an unofficial release of Android 4.4 KitKat, the most recent mobile operating system version from Google. Do bear in mind that this 2011 tablet chugs along with just 512MB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, and if you are curious in picking one up for yourself, a used or pre-loved model will cost you under a Benjamin easily if you search for it in the correct places.

    Originally shipped with Amazon’s Fire OS, which in turn happens to be based on Android, the Kindle Fire was hacked to run on the likes of CyanogenMod and different Android ROMs since it was launched. Now, it is even capable of running the unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on it, now how about that? It is more or less a customized version of CM11 Alpha, except that it has been specially compiled so that it will be able to run on Amazon’s tablet. Not all is smooth sailing though, so do expect a number of graphical glitches, while the stock web browser has some rather questionable performance. Treat it as a work in progress, and you will be happy.

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    Amazon Rolls Out Kindle Fire OS 3.1 With BYOD Support, More

    Amazon Rolls Out Kindle Fire OS 3.1 With BYOD Support, More

    Amazon released its latest Kindle Fire just last week called the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which includes a neat feature that allows its users to chat with a member of the company’s live support team through a “Mayday” button. As such, Amazon has rolled out an update to its tablet software that was specifically designed for its latest tablets. (more…)

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    Amazon Kindles Receive Discount To Celebrate FAA’s New Rules

    Amazon Kindles Receive Discount To Celebrate FAAs New Rules

    After months of deliberation, the FAA finally announced last week that it is going to relax restrictions on use of personal electronic devices such as tablets and e-readers during certain phases of the flight. Delta and JetBlue have become the first airlines to allow passengers to use their personal electronic devices gate-to-gate. To celebrate the FAA’s new rules with regards to electronic device use, Amazon has decided to offer several Kindle products at a discount for one day only.

    If you’ve been holding out on buying a Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 or the Kindle then today would be the perfect day to go ahead, as Amazon is offering a flat 15 percent discount on their prices. To receive the discount, customers simply need to enter the “ThnksFAA” promo code at checkout. The 15 percent discount brings Kindle Fire HDX 7′s price down to $195, Kindle Fire HD’s to $118 whereas the entry level Kindle can be purchased today for just $59. Unfortunately, the FAA love doesn’t extend to Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon’s popular e-reader. Nevertheless, its a good deal by the online retailer, one that is likely to entice quite a few customers. As previously mentioned, this promotion is only being run for one day, today.

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