Amazon acquired KindleFireHD.com domain right before announcement

Unknown if Amazon shelled out big bucks or threatened legal action Domain first registered on Sept 28, '11, same day Kindle Fire announced Amazon revealed as owner even though name anonymously registered Has better domain record than Apple, which still doesn't own … [Read more...]

Amazon acquires KindleVoice.com, Siri-like functionality closer to release?

Amazon buys domain names on a regular basis, so it's no surprise to see the company acquiring the domain name kindlevoice.com. The name recently expired and Amazon's legal department scooped it up.  While it may be nothing more than a defensive move, it may also signal that Amazon could be closer … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #6 Speculating on the next Kindle to be released by Amazon

When Amazon began slashing prices on its refurbished Kindle 3 models, tech sites began speculating that Amazon would release a new Kindle.  That's when I started paying more attention to Kindle related domain names, as I quickly found out readers eat this type of news up. My first big story days … [Read more...]

Amazon acquires KindleTutor.com

Amazon is overflowing with all sorts of Kindle products from the all-new Kindle Fire tablet to the Kindle e-reader. So what's in store next for the Kindle family?  Well, according to a recent domain name acquisition by Amazon.com Holdings, it's possible an online tutoring service or app is on … [Read more...]

Amazon Web Services could offer microsites according to domain buys

It appears Amazon's suite of web services could be growing. According to some recent domain buys, Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be offering functionality or services to developers for microsites, beyond hosting. The company hasn’t made any official announcement as of yet, but Amazon's legal … [Read more...]

Amazon to launch a Santa app in time for the 2011 holiday season [UPDATED]

Updated December 1, 2011 at 5:37am EST:  As expected, Amazon announced the launch of its Santa App for the Kindle Fire and iPad.  The press release was issued yesterday on November 30.  A day before the announcement, Amazon added a bunch of related domains to its portfolio including: … [Read more...]

Amazon to launch a new feed generator for its stores? Domains registered

Several years ago, developer and Amazon Hacks author Paul Bausch created a tool to build RSS feeds which automatically searched Amazon for products which matched a specific set of keyword search terms.  The web app was even mentioned on the Amazon Web Services blog. Despite its heavy usage, the … [Read more...]

The Kindle Ice? Amazon acquires KindleIce.com domain name and more

  On the same day Amazon announced the Kindle Fire on September 28, Jeffrey Casserino, a resident of Syracuse, New York, got busy registering domain names having to do with the Kindle. Despite Amazon buying up over 500 Kindle Fire and Amazon Silk domains such as 3gKindleFire.com and … [Read more...]

Amazon launches ‘Amazon Flow’ – augmented reality app [UPDATED]

[Updated, Nov. 2, 5:55pm EST:  Jon Mitchell over at ReadWriteWeb informed me Amazon issued a press release for its new 'Amazon Flow', shortly after my story went online --- which clears up any rumors about the product.  Flow is not Amazon's answer to the iCloud.  According to the press … [Read more...]

Amazon has plans to launch “Flow”

Domain name registrations are often a good indication of future plans by companies. So based on recent domain names purchased by Amazon I would say that the company has plans to unveil something new called Flow. On October 26, Amazon registered several names through the internet brand … [Read more...]