The range of products and services sold on Amazon.com are expanding quickly as part of CEO Jeff Bezos' vision for the Internet retailer.
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March 31, 2011 When Amazon announced its cloud-based music service this week, becoming the first major company to offer a digital storage locker for music, it was the latest example of the online retail giant moving into products and services far beyond its roots.
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March 29, 2011 Are you going to put your music in the cloud? Amazon.com hopes so but we want to know what you think.
Amazon may be the first major company to launch a cloud-based music service, but Apple and Google may not be far behind.
March 29, 2011 Amazon's new music service promises to enable consumers to store music remotely in the cloud and access it wherever they go. But technology and consumer sentiment may stand in the way of moving music, photos or digital files into the equivalent of a self-storage locker.
This could be you.
March 29, 2011 How it works, what it will cost you and the fight it will start between Amazon and record labels.
March 29, 2011 Amazon's service allows users to store music online and access it via any Internet-connected device.
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March 28, 2011 Nintendo is betting that its new 3DS hand-held gaming device will have broad appeal for those hoping to play 3-D games, watch movies and surf the Web on the go. But smartphones already fulfill a wide range of entertainment needs, and consumers have been slow to embrace 3-D TV.
March 28, 2011 Parents should make a habit of asking their children if they've been on the Internet today. They should should bone up on social media to narrow the gap that separates them from their tech-savvy kids.
The front cover for A Present for Milo, a top children's book app from Ruckus Media Group. This and other kids' books apps are redefining the way children are reading.
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March 28, 2011 With tablets and smartphones taking over the market, children's books have had to adapt. NPR's Lynn Neary takes on the new world of kids' publishing and how it is affecting the way our children read.
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The Amazon Kindle 3G reader, or, alternatively, a tablet.
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March 27, 2011 What if you could buy a tablet with a slightly smaller screen than the iPad for half the price or even less? Hackers have been turning e-book readers into tablets for cheap Internet on the go.
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March 27, 2011 Netflix recently announced a deal to run an original TV series House of Cards on its Internet streaming service. That you don't have to leave your couch to rent a movie has made cable networks and Hollywood studios nervous. NPR's Laura Sydell tells host Liane Hansen what the deal means.
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March 27, 2011 The process of using game mechanics and game thinking in everyday life is called "gamification," and it's changing how people interact with one another. The theory is structured around a core tenet of games: using positive incentives to create better behavior.
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March 25, 2011 Researchers are developing devices that measure and track emotions, while subjects are online, driving or even shopping. By measuring emotional responses, scientists say they can improve safety, communication, performance or even help marketers come up with better products.
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A cluster of radiation reading mapped by RDTN.org
March 24, 2011 Amateurs armed with Geiger counters are taking radiation readings in Japan and sending their results to a website for mapping. Radiation experts caution the results, while intriguing, are prone to error.
A screen displays the logo of the Web browser Firefox.
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March 23, 2011 Over the past week, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google launched the latest versions of their Web browsers, spurring a new round of discussion about the browser wars.
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