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  1. Fortune has come out with its annual list of the world’s most admired companies and it looks like big tech companies are once again the envy of the world. The survey, which asked corporate execs to name the companies that they admire the most, placed Apple, Amazon and Google in the top 3 spots while companies such as Samsung (No. 21), Microsoft (No. 24) and Facebook (No.38) also found spots on the list. Apple’s place atop Fortune’s list isn’t surprising since it’s occupied that spot for 7 straight years now. The one chink in Apple’s armor, says Fortune, is that investors are getting nervous waiting for the company to release its “next big thing,” although that shouldn’t be too much of a concern for a company that hauled in $171 billion in revenues last year. As for Amazon, Fortune says that it’s used both “customer-centric culture and super-convenience” to “gobble up brick-and-mortar stores left and right.” Even better, Fortune says that Amazon’s “ambitions show no signs of abating: it recently jumped into the art market, and has started producing video, music, and literary content.” And finally, Fortune writes that Google “continues to find ways to make life easier (sometimes creepily so) via mind-blowing Internet products” while also spending lots of resources on “moonshot” projects such as Google Glass and self-driving cars. Source
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    Get $1 in MP3 Credit(Amazon.com)

    How to Qualify for This Offer: Purchase at least one qualifying app offered in the Amazon.com Appstore for Android in the webstore or on an Android device. Many free and paid apps qualify or shop top free qualifying apps below.After completing a qualifying purchase, you will receive an e-mail indicating that a $1 credit for Amazon MP3 music has been applied to your account automatically. The e-mail will also provide instructions on how to redeem your credit.Promotional offer limited to one promotional credit per customer.Promotional offer is valid from February 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014 and subject to change. You must redeem the credit by January 31, 2015.Qualifying app can be free or paid app. Promotional Link; http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&docId=1001927001&linkCode=ur2&tag=icrafre-20
  3. According to documents turned over by Snowden, the NSA and Britain's GCHQ are using apps like Angry Birds, to gather information. Thanks to location and photo sharing, and other permissions, the Agencies are receiving such information as the age, gender, marital status and sexual orientation of some Android users. All of these bits of information are used to pull together profiles of targeted users. Angry Birds developer Rovio has already denied involvement in the information gathering, putting the blame on mobile ad networks. Lookout has sent us some tips to follow that could protect you from having your information taken by the NSA or others.They suggest that if you don't want to share your personal data through the apps you install, turn off those features in the settings. The mobile security firm suggests that you limit app downloads to those found on the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Amazon Appstore. Before you install an app, take a few minutes of extra time to read the reviews to make sure it is legitimate. Review the permissions that each app requests before you download and install it. Be cautious with personal data that you share with apps. If you don’t want apps to collect your location or contacts, make sure to turn off these features in the settings.Only download legitimate apps, such as those found in the Google Play Store, Apple’s App Store and the Amazon App store.Do your own review of the app before you download. Spend an extra five minutes and visit the reviews on the app store or go to a reviews portal to see if the app you’re about to download is seen as legitimate and safe.Be cautious of permissions. Apps generally have to request permission to access and service your device including accessing your camera, location and phone contact information, so it’s important to review permissions before blindly taping and accepting them.Source
  4. Online seller Amazon is preparing to launch a device dedicated to gaming and entertainment, according to VG247. The system will reportedly run on an Android operating system and retail for around $300. The device is currently being shown to publishers, and it is small in design, about the same size as the PSone. The final design may change though, and there are currently several codenames being batted around. The hardware itself is being designed by Lab 126, the group that designed the Kindle Fire. The device would likely be similar to the Kindle in several ways, especially in how Amazon’s tablet is connected to its ecosystem. The new device would be designed for the living room and connect directly to a TV, and Amazon Prime members – of which there are over 10 million paying $79 per year – would be able to stream thousands of video titles. Non-members would be able to purchase content a la carte in the same way that users without a subscription who use the Amazon Instant Video app can on devices like the Xbox 360, other consoles, and selected devices. The games themselves would likely be drawn from the Amazon “Apps for Android” library. Amazon currently lists nearly 50,000 Android game apps, ranging in price from free to $15. With Amazon throwing its weight behind the system, there would likely be several games coming exclusively for the console as well. The system will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, and Amazon is said to be in talks with U.S. developers. If the processor report proves accurate, Amazon’s device will be comparable in power to microconsoles like Ouya and GameStick, but it would have a heavier emphasis on non-gaming content than its competitors. At $300, Amazon has an uphill battle ahead of it. The Ouya did manage to sell out on Amazon, but the device itself failed to impress most customers and it is $200 less than the reported price of Amazon’s device. Amazon does have the advantage of already having an established library of media and games though. Expect to hear more about this in the weeks and months to come. Source
  5. A recruitment event posting has revealed that Amazon is working on a secret device it hopes will be “bigger than the Kindle,” sparking a fresh round of speculation over what the retail giant has up its sleeve. Is it a smartphone? Is it a set-top box? Or is it something else entirely? As spotted by ITProPortal, the Eventbrite invitation mentions “a new revolutionary V1 product that will allow us to deliver Digital Media to our customers in new ways and disrupt the current marketplace.” It looks like the company has been working on the device for some time, too: “We have teams in various locations partnering on this project, from Sunnyvale (Lab126), Seattle, to right here in Boston.” Rumors of a Kindle-branded smartphone have been swirling for several years now, and the latest leaks back in October pointed to a 3D interface, so perhaps this is the gadget that Amazon is set to unveil. The smarter money seems to be on some form of set-top box though: codenamed Cinnamon, the smart media streamer would bring Amazon’s content and apps straight to your TV. What’s certain is that Amazon is excited about the device: “We believe this new product will be even bigger than the Kindle!” runs the ad. Kindles and Kindle tablets were again amongst Amazon’s biggest sellers over the holiday period, but for now we’ll have to wait and see what Jeff Bezos is planning. Is there something in particular you’re hoping for? Let us know in the comments. Source
  6. Amazon Web Services is actively searching a number of sources, including code repositories and application stores, looking for exposed credentials that could put users’ accounts and services at risk. A week ago, a security consultant in Australia said that as many as 10,000 secret Amazon Web Services keys could be found on Github through a simple search. And yesterday, a software developer reported receiving a notice from Amazon that his credentials were discovered on Google Play in an Android application he had built. Raj Bala printed a copy of the notice he received from Amazon pointing out that the app was not built in line with Amazon’s recommended best practices because he had embedded his AWS Key ID (AKID) and AWS Secret Key in the app. “This exposure of your AWS credentials within a publicly available Android application could lead to unauthorized use of AWS services, associated excessive charges for your AWS account, and potentially unauthorized access to your data or the data of your application’s users,” Amazon told Baj. Amazon advises users who have inadvertently exposed their credentials to invalidate them and never distribute long-term AWS keys with an app. Instead, Amazon recommends requesting temporary security credentials. Rich Mogull, founder of consultancy Securosis, said this is a big deal. “Amazon is being proactive and scanning common sources of account credentials, and then notifying customers,” Mogull said. “They don’t have to do this, especially since it potentially reduces their income.” Mogull knows of what he speaks. Not long ago, he received a similar notice from Amazon regarding his AWS account, only his warning was a bit more dire—his credentials had been exposed on Gitbub and someone had fired up unauthorized EC2 instances in his account. Mogull wrote an extensive description of the incident on the Securosis blog explaining how he was building a proof-of-concept for a conference presentation, storing it on Github, and was done in because a test file he was using against blocks of code contained his Access Key and Secret Key in a comment line. Turns out someone was using the additional 10 EC2 instances to do some Bitcoin mining and the incident cost Mogull $500 in accumulated charges. Amazon told an Australian publication that it will continue its efforts to seek out these exposed credentials on third-party sites such as Google Play and Github. “To help protect our customers, we operate continuous fraud monitoring processes and alert customers if we find unusual activity,” iTnews quoted Amazon. Said Mogull: “It isn’t often we see a service provider protecting their customers from error by extending security beyond the provider’s service itself. Very cool.” Source
  7. Amazon is building a point-of-sale system based on the Kindle Fire that it will offer to merchants, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Kindle checkout system, which could be available as early as this summer, will let brick-and-mortar retailers ring up customers' purchases using a Kindle in conjunction with a credit-card reader. The system is reportedly being built by former engineers at the San Francisco startup GoPago, which was acquired by DoubleBeam last month. As the Journal notes, Amazon's entry into the world of physical retail would give it a chance to mine data on the shopping habits of customers in stores, where 90 percent of business still takes place. It comes at a time when Apple is said to be pursuing a mobile payments service of its own. But getting merchants to adopt such a system will be difficult, if not impossible. Square, which makes a point-of-sale system of its own tied to Apple's iPad, has struggled to attract other national retailers after signing a deal with Starbucksin 2012. The costs and employee re-training required to switch away from traditional checkout systems, such as those made by VeriFone and NCR Corp., can be prohibitive. That's why Amazon plans start by offering the system to smaller retailers, according to the Journal, which says Amazon might still abandon the project. In an effort to win their business, Amazon has considered offering help with website development, data analysis, and promotions, the report said. Source
  8. With one of the largest eBook collections, Amazon is the place to shop for many paying readers. However, eBook pirates can now get their fix at the popular store too, via a new Chrome extension that places links to pirated copies into Amazon's pages. As one of the largest online retailers, Amazon is the go-to store for many people. Amazon became big by selling books and in recent years eBooks have become some of the fastest selling items. However, pirates are now directly targeting the company’s successful business model. With a new Chrome extension pirates are entering Amazon, effectively transforming it into a pirate ‘store.’ When the LibGen extension is installed, it adds a new row on top of the Amazon product page of books that are also available through unauthorized sources. The plugin uses data from the Libgen.org search engine which lists over a million books. Below is a screenshot of an Amazon book page, with a new row on the top linking to pirated downloads of the same title. LibGen, short for Library Genesis, lists a wide variety of pirate sources for most books, including direct downloads, torrents and magnet links. It appears to work well, although there are occasional mismatches where links to books with similar titles are listed. Needless to say book publishers are not going to be pleased with Amazon’s unofficial feature. Whether Amazon plans to take any action to stop the extension has yet to be seen. The idea to transform Amazon into a pirate site is not entirely new. A few years ago a Firefox plugin integrated Pirate Bay download links into the site, which also worked for music and movies. This plugin was quickly taken offline quickly after the news was picked up by the mainstream media. There are still other extensions floating around with the same functionality. Torrent This, for example, enhances Amazon with links to Pirate Bay download pages for all sorts of media, much like the “Pirates of the Amazon” plugin did. Source: TorrentFreak
  9. Amazon has silently released a new app for Android, which is already available in both the Play Store as well as the retailer’s own Appstore. It’s called Amazon Wallet, but despite the name it doesn’t let you make mobile payments, nor can it store your credit and debit cards. For now, what it does do is act like a storage space for your various gift and loyalty cards from different stores, with options to organize those as you see fit. The app is still in beta, though, so more functionality is expected to come in the future. You can either scan or type your gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, letting you travel with less of those in your purse or pocket. After you add them to the app, the cards are available as a barcode, QR code, text, or image. For “supported merchants”, you can check the balance of your stored cards. And you can view and organize them on the Web too, if you so choose. Amazon Wallet will come preinstalled on the Amazon Fire Phone, yet for now it’s clearly just a first step in the direction of being a one-stop wallet solution for people. Competitors such as Google Wallet do more at this point, but Amazon’s app should get better with time. Source
  10. Amazon has unveiled its first smartphone. It's called the Amazon Fire Phone and its main selling points are bound to be Amazon's reach in terms of content services, as well as the unique 3D UI dubbed Dynamic Perspective. This much talked about feature changes what's depicted on the screen depending on where you are in relation to the phone. It accomplishes this by tracking your eyes with four specialized cameras that are located in the front corners of the handset. Dynamic Perspective ties in nicely with tilt gestures that allow you to initiate actions by simply moving the phone. For example, you can tilt the device to scroll inside the browser, something eerily reminiscent of Samsung's Smart Scroll feature. And the same thing works inside ebooks, and even games. The Fire Phone boasts a 4.7-inch IPS 720p touchscreen with 590 nits of brightness, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. It has support for 4G LTE. The handset's frame is made from rubber, and a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 is present both on its front and on its back. The buttons are made of anodized aluminum. The rear camera is a 13MP f/2.0 unit with a five-element lens, and it comes with optical image stabilization as well as a dedicated hardware button. Amazon is throwing in free unlimited photo storage in its Cloud Drive. The Fire Phone has two stereo speakers on the front with virtual surround sound. The earbuds that come in the box have a tangle-free cable and they snap to each other thanks to built-in magnets. The Amazon Fire Phone runs Fire OS 3.5, which seems to be the same OS used on the Kindle Fire line of tablets. It's based on Android but lacks any of the Google's services. Obviously Amazon has made a big deal about its content services too. Movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, and newspapers - all are available right from the retail giant itself. Furthermore, a new exclusive feature called Firefly uses the phone's camera or microphone to recognize the things around you and then find them in its database. So you can point the camera at a book, it's recognized and you're then immediately offered the option to purchase it from Amazon. This also works for identifying TV shows and songs, and it has its own dedicated button on the side of the Fire phone. Another exclusive feature is Mayday, which gets you 24/.7 remote support for any task you would like to accomplish on the phone. Amazon's first smartphone is exclusive to AT&T in the US. You can already pre-order it from Amazon, and it will be shipping on July 25. The pricing is far from revolutionary. The commitment free price is $649. With a contract, the base 32GB Fire Phone would cost you $199 along with a new two-year contract with AT&T. Or you can choose the carrier's Next plans and pay $27 per month for the device. A 64GB option is available for $299. So no, the Amazon phone isn't free (not even on contract), but you do get a year's worth of Amazon Prime with every phone (introductory offer). Source
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