Amazon Prime Launches in Canada Sans Digital Perks

The world’s largest online retailer has just introduced the Amazon Prime membership program to Canadians. But the $79 membership fee for the year, which offers unlimited free two-day shipping regardless of the cost of goods ordered, leaves many Canadian customers wanting more. US customers subscribing to Prime also receive free Kindle e-book lending and the [...]

DHX Media Acquires Cookie Jar Entertainment for $111M

DHX Media is buying Toronto’s Cookie Jar Entertainment for almost $111 million, creating Canada’s largest children’s entertainment company. Cookie Jar is the top supplier of children’s programming to Netflix and has has well-established digital distribution agreements with DISH Network and Amazon.com as well as cable providers Comcast and Videotron. DHX’s current library of children’s programming [...]

Google’s Canadian eBookstore arrives with similar pricing to its competitors

Google’s eBookstore launched in Canada Tuesday. The online store, which will compete with the likes of Amazon, Kobo and Apple, is offering thousands of paid titles and nearly 2 million public domain books free of charge.

The eBookstore first opened its virtual doors in December 2010 in the United States.

Amazon Fire tablet estimated to costs about $210 to build

Amazon’s recently announced Fire tablet is expected to cost just under $210 U.S. to manufacture and build according to a preliminary estimate by market research firm ISuppli Corp.

Announced last Wednesday, the Amazon Fire Tablet will sell for $199 and feature a 7-inch touchscreen, 8GB of storage, and dual core processor

Amazon Fire Tablet announced

The Kindle Fire will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, dual core processor and sell for $199, considerably less than recently announced Android tablets from Acer, Asus, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

Amazon Tablet expected to arrive this week

For the last few months, perhaps one of the tech industries worst kept secrets was that Amazon was developing a tablet. This Wednesday at a press conference in New York City, Amazon is expected to unveil that new tablet.

At Bat 11 for Android Available for free on Sept 23rd

With one week left before the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball Postseason, the Amazon Appstore for Android is giving baseball fans the opportunity to download MLB.com At Bat 11 for free as today’s Free App of the Day.

Amazon now sells more digital than printed books

In a sign of how the world has changed in the last decade, Amazon announced today that less than four years after introducing digital books, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.

Amazon begin selling its Kindle reader and Kindle books in November 2007. By July 2010, digital book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, digital books overtook paperback books to become the etailers most popular format.

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