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Jun 10, 2014 - 9:37 AM - by dgstorm
It looks like PayPal might have some stiff competition in the electronic payment market very soon. According to the latest rumint, Amazon is developing a new payments strategy that is poised to compete directly with PayPal. According to the report, Amazon is planning to introduce a new subscription-based payment system.
Just like PayPal, Amazon will collect a small fee for each transaction, but they plan to allow users to pay bills through this subscription system using their stored credit card information on Amazon's servers. Amazon basically wants to become the middleman, by offering the ability to pay bills and process transactions for both small and large companies.
Here's a quote with a few more details,
Supposedly, Amazon plans to announce this new service as soon as next Monday. We will keep an eye out for anything official.
Amazon has been testing its payment service with a few startups, including mobile phone firm Ting. The main focus for the effort is subscription-based payment systems, though it could technically be applied to anything else. Like PayPal, Amazon collects a fee for each transaction.
In order for the payment system to get up and running, Amazon needs to partner with companies that will accept such transactions. It's not clear how many firms have so far signed on to the service.
Regardless, services like PayPal and Amazon's deliver some added security in an increasingly insecure world. By providing PayPal and Amazon payment buttons, otherwise unknown merchants can provide some security to customers who wouldn't want to share their credit cards with unknown firms.
Thanks to our tipsters who sent this one in!
Jun 06, 2014 - 8:57 AM - by dgstorm
According to industry intel, Amazon may be poised to launch their 3D Android-based smartphone as soon as June 18th. This rumor has a solid basis to back it up as well. Amazon themselves just released a teaser trailer in which users are introduced to the device. We don't get to see what they are looking at, but their surprised and impressed reactions suggest we might just be surprised by how cool Amazon's concept really turns out to be. In fact, the folks in the video even suggest that the features aren't just for show, but might actually be extra useful as well.
Luckily, further insider info suggests this new "wow" tech comes form Omron's Okao Vision face-sensing system. Here's a quote describing it,
It certainly appears that Amazon might be the Dark Horse of 2014 if they can really pull off something impressive and useful. We are definitely intrigued and will be watching out for any further hints of the June 18th release date.
The Amazon team reportedly customized the Japanese company's creation so that it can be used to show 3D effects on an ordinary LCD screen without special glasses. Instead of relying on accessories, the software depends on four front cameras embedded on the device's corners to track the user's face, as well as on the phone's accelerometer and gyroscope. For instance, if you tilt your face to one side, the interface shows you a hidden panel you wouldn't see if you look at the screen from another angle.
Besides being able to track faces, Okao Vision (or "Face Vision" in Japanese) can also recognize facial features and determine the user's gender and ethnicity, though we've yet to find out whether Amazon has also integrated those features.~ Engadget
May 05, 2014 - 10:45 AM - by dgstorm
Mother's Day is almost upon us. It's one simple day of the year when we get a chance to celebrate and/or give thanks for one of the most important people in our lives. She gave birth to us, clothed us, fed us, wiped our faces and our butts, worried when we were sick, showered us with love and affection and much much more. It's an easy thing to do to come up with a card and/or a gift for her compared to all of that.
To that end, we thought it would be handy to share a few links to online retailers to make it super-easy for our members to share their appreciation for their Mom. Here are several links to retailers with gift offers and a few generous discounts to get you started:
Some of these deals are only good for a limited window of time, so you may want to check them out ASAP. Make it a Happy Mother's Day!!!
- 1-800-Flowers - Special Offer = Save 20% on orders over $49.99 with MDAY49 or save 15% on select items with MTHR15. Valid until 5/12
- Groupon - No specific special offer since Groupon itself is the special offer.
- Target - Special Offer = Save 20% on Women’s Heels and Flats, and Buy One, Get One 50% off Jewelry & Accessories. Valid 5/4-5/10
- Walmart - Special Offers depend on the product or individual sale - see online site for more details.
- Zappos - Special Offers depend on the product or individual sale - see online site for more details.
- bergdorfgoodman.com - Save up to 40% off 5F Contemporary read-to-wear at Bergdorf Goodman! Free Shipping and Returns, every day. Feel free to indulge! Valid until 5/7
- Best Buy - Special Offers depend on the product or individual sale - see online site for more details.
May 02, 2014 - 9:31 AM - by dgstorm
Previously we shared what was supposedly a leaked image of an Amazon Kindle Fire smartphone prototype covered in a protective shell. Now we have a new image which is supposedly the final design of the smartphone from Amazon. On top of the above image, the source of this intel reiterated the same internal specs the phone will supposedly have when it hits retail shelves.
We shared them with you before, but here's that breakdown again,
What do you guys think of this one? The specs seem like they could be a bit beefier, but Amazon seems to be banking on their fancy new 3D tech and "Prime Data" to fill in the gaps. It's physical design seems a bit bland, but that is obviously subjective.
- Unspecified Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 2GB of RAM
- A heavily customized version of Google’s Android operating system - just like the OS found on the Kindle Fire products
- Display of 4.7 inches 720p HD
- Custom 3D capabilities - with 6 cameras - four of which are positioned in the corners of the device and are low-power infrared
- 13MP main rear camera
- First of at least two handsets being developed by Amazon
- *Prime Data Plan Option
[Editor's Note: Personally I think the phone looks like the love-child of an LG and an iPhone.]
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