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Prime Day Is Full of Secrecy. Here's What Has Been Revealed

A guide to the 4th annual extravaganza

(Newser) - Amazon's "epic day (and a half)" is here: The 4th Prime Day began at 3pm ET Monday and will run 36 hours, up from last year's 30. Or, for some would-be customers, a portion of 36 hours: Some shoppers ran into issues accessing the site right after... More »

Amazon Promises an 'Epic' 36 Hours of Shopping

Prime Day is coming July 16, with extended hours

(Newser) - A "day" is traditionally defined as 24 hours, but in Amazon's case, it could also mean 36. The latter is what the online giant is allotting for its upcoming Amazon Prime Day on July 16, kicking off the online sales at 3pm that day, per CNNMoney . Billing what'... More »

Amazon Prime Members Get a Brand New Perk

Prime Wardrobe now open to all Prime members

(Newser) - All members of Amazon Prime now have free access to Wardrobe, Amazon's fashion service that allows users to try clothes before they buy them. Until now, the service was only offered to a group of beta users. According to recode , Wardrobe-for-all comes with a downside. The site reports that... More »

New Prime Benefit: Extra Discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon benefit will be rolling out to stores in the US this summer

(Newser) - It's Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. The benefits start Wednesday at stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer, the AP reports. Prime members will get an additional 10% off sale items and exclusive deals on... More »

Amazon Hikes Annual Prime Price

It jacked up the monthly fee in January

(Newser) - Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20% from $99. New Prime members in the US will be charged the higher price starting May 11. The increase will apply to renewals of existing memberships starting on June 16. Besides free two-day... More »

Amazon Just Shared a Secret Number

Jeff Bezos reveals number of Prime subscribers

(Newser) - After years of speculation, Jeff Bezos finally disclosed the number of Amazon Prime subscribers Wednesday, and it was a big, round one: The CEO said in a letter to shareholders that the service now has at least 100 million subscribers, CNBC reports. He said the company shipped more than 5... More »

On Medicaid? You Can Get a Discount on Amazon Prime

Industry analysts say Amazon is trying to woo low-income shoppers

(Newser) - Amazon has taken another step to woo low-income shoppers to its site and away from rival Walmart. The online retailer opened its discounted $5.99-a-month Prime membership on Wednesday to people on Medicaid, giving it an even bigger pool of potential shoppers who may otherwise have been unable to pay... More »

Amazon Has New Perk for Rewards Cardholders

They'll get 5% back at Whole Foods

(Newser) - Not that Amazon would tell you where to shop for groceries , but if you find yourself in the checkout line at its newly acquired Whole Foods, it might have a suggestion for how to pay. The retail behemoth is now offering 5% cash back to Prime members who use their... More »

Amazon Going for Grocery Rivals' Jugulars

It now offers 2-hour grocery delivery in 4 markets

(Newser) - If traditional grocers aren't intimidated by Amazon's no-checkout grocery store , they might be by the company's latest venture in the world of food. Amazon Prime subscribers in Dallas, Cincinnati, Virginia Beach, and Austin, Texas, can now buy Whole Foods groceries online and have them delivered in two... More »

Amazon Jacks Up Price of Monthly Prime Membership

But those who pay the annual fee of $99 will see no increase

(Newser) - Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20%, although the fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change. The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two years ago as a way to hook shoppers—especially during the holiday season—... More »

Amazon Just Debuted a Way to Get You to Spend More Money

Its new 'Spark' shopping social network looks a lot like Pinterest

(Newser) - Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest, and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark, a new shopping-focused "social network" aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money with the e-commerce giant. The service launched publicly on Tuesday on Amazon's iPhone app,... More »

How to Dominate Amazon's 30-Hour Prime Day

One tip: Bookmark CamelCamelCamel.com

(Newser) - Will the third time be the charm for Amazon? Its now-slightly-misnomered Prime Day (it's actually 30 hours long, not 24, this year) kicks off at 9pm EDT Monday. Its inaugural sale in 2015 didn't blow consumers over ; in 2016 there were early-morning website issues for some customers. This... More »

Amazon Just Made a Major Play for Walmart Customers

Company offers discounted Prime memberships to low-income customers

(Newser) - Amazon figured out a great way to appear altruistic while also taking a shot at its biggest competitor, announcing a discounted Prime member for low-income Americans on Tuesday. Yahoo reports the 45% discount lowers the cost of Prime, which bestows free two-day delivery, to $5.99 for anyone with an... More »

Amazon Delivery by Drone Has Begun

First delivery took just 13 minutes from time of order

(Newser) - Amazon has made its first delivery by drone. The inaugural "Amazon Prime Air" delivery took place last week, but was just reported by the company Wednesday. The long-anticipated air delivery took just 13 minutes, CNET reports. Amazon's goal for Prime Air is for deliveries to take 30 minutes... More »

Best Deals, Tips for Amazon's 'Prime Day'

Subscribers will be wooed by discounts all day

(Newser) - It's Prime Day, Amazon's version of Black Friday for its Prime subscribers. Last year's inaugural sale kind of fizzled, with consumers largely unimpressed by what was on offer, notes AP . Amazon is promising better things this year. Related coverage:
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Amazon Brings Restaurant Delivery to San Francisco

Where it hopes it can cross its countless startup competitors

(Newser) - As step 496 in its 10,000-step plan to rule the world, Amazon unveiled its restaurant delivery service this week in San Francisco, Wired reports. Already available in a handful of other cities, Amazon's Prime Now is taking the battle to the home turf of its dozens of food-delivery... More »

Uh-Oh, Netflix: Amazon Has Monthly Video Streaming

Company is getting serious about its streaming content

(Newser) - Up till now, Amazon customers who forked over the $99 fee for Prime could also exclusively enjoy its streaming video. Now Amazon is opening its streaming library to the masses with a stand-alone monthly subscription for $8.99—directly competing with Netflix and undercutting its most popular plan by $1... More »

Say Goodbye to Google, Apple Devices on Amazon

Retailer bans Apple TV, Google Chromecast media-streaming products

(Newser) - Amazon is dumping popular media-streaming devices by two huge rivals to bolster its own video-streaming service, it announced in an email yesterday to marketplace sellers. The retailer won't be accepting any new listings for Apple TV or Google's Chromecast, and all current listings will be yanked from the... More »

Amazon's New $50 Tablet May Help You Speed-Read

Company hopes new features, accessible price point will up its tablet game

(Newser) - Amazon is crossing its screen-swiping fingers that its newest offering will hit what a company senior VP calls the "sweet spot, the consumption of media," announcing its new 7-inch Fire tablet for $50—and a six-pack for $250, essentially giving the purchaser one tablet free, USA Today reports.... More »

Hulu Now Offers Commercial-Free Option

For $12 a month

(Newser) - Until today, Hulu's streaming content featured commercials—even if you were a paying subscriber. But as of today, the company announced, you can pay $12 a month for an ad-free version of the streaming service. The move is intended to help Hulu better compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime,... More »

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