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Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by ... The store features Kindle Unlimited for unlimited access to over one million e-books for a monthly ...
Amazon Music (previously Amazon MP3) is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.Launched in public beta on September 25, 2007, in January 2008 it became the first music store to sell music without digital rights management (DRM) from the four major music labels (EMI, Universal, Warner, and Sony BMG), as well as many independents.
Amazon purchased the Whole Foods Market supermarket chain in 2017. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon introduced a hazard pay of $2-per-hour, changes to overtime pay, and a policy of unlimited, unpaid time off until April 30, 2020. The hazard pay increase expired in June 2020, and the paid time-off policy in May 2022.
Ring LLC is a home security and smart home company owned by Amazon.Ring manufactures home security products that incorporate outdoor surveillance cameras, including the Ring Video Doorbell smart doorbell, and hosts an app, Neighbors, for online social sharing of captured footage among users.
The Amazon Fire, formerly called the Kindle Fire, is a line of tablet computers developed by Amazon.Built with Quanta Computer, the Kindle Fire was first released in November 2011, featuring a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and running a custom version of Google's Android operating system called Fire OS.
In August 2015, Amazon Appstore replaced its daily free app program with "Actually Free", a collection of apps and games offered at no charge to users. For apps offered via the program, Amazon paid vendors based on per-minute usage, in a similar manner to the Kindle Unlimited program.
Shortly after this change, Amazon announced Prime Music, a service in which members can get unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs and access to curated playlists. In November 2014, Amazon added Prime Photos, which allows unlimited photo storage in the users' Amazon Drive.
In 2011, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash made obvious hints that the Amazon Kindle would join other major eReaders in public libraries as soon as September 2011. In his "Crystal Ball Report", during the final session of OverDrive's July 2011 Digipalooza conference, he hinted at the month of release.