With Echo Dot at Bat, Amazon Scores Prime Day Home Run

Amazon has hailed its third-annual Prime Day promotion as its single biggest global shopping event ever. The sales event, held earlier this week, reached $1 billion in sales, according to some estimates, surpassing year-ago sales by 60 percent and beating the company’s prior Black Friday and Cyber Monday records. More members joined Prime on this year’s Prime Day than on any other single day in the company’s history, Amazon said, although it did not release any figures to back up that claim.

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Amazon Starts the Clock on Prime Day Hoopla

Amazon has set its third annual Prime Day promotion for July 11, promising its biggest-ever promotion with 30 hours of deals starting at 6:00 p.m. PT on July 10. The company has expanded the event to China, India and Mexico, to reach a total of 13 international markets. Amazon will go head-to-head with some of its most important international rivals, including Chinese e-commerce player Alibaba, as overseas sales have become an increasingly important share of the e-commerce mix.

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Amazon's Big Day: All for Prime, Prime for All

Amazon on Tuesday launched its second annual Prime Day promotion, offering tens of thousands of deeply discounted lightning deals for top customers and ratcheting up the e-commerce competition. Walmart and others struck back in an aggressive effort to hold onto their key customers. Prime Day had a slightly bumpy start, with Some customers reported having problems checking out purchases. Amazon tweeted acknowledgment of the issue and said that it was working to resolve it quickly.

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Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo directs select app revenues to World Wildlife Fund

Article Image Apple on Thursday launched “Apps for Earth,” an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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MasterCard brings back free Monday rides for Londoners using Apple Pay

Article Image MasterCard on Thursday announced the return of a promotion letting people ride the Transport for London network for free or at a discount each Monday, so long as they pay for their trips using Apple Pay.

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Apple takes 50% off popular productivity apps in new iOS App Store campaign

Article Image In its latest iOS App Store promotion, Apple is for a limited time knocking 50 percent off a selection of 14 productivity titles like PCalc, task manager Things, second screen solution Duet Display and more.

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Microsoft offering up to $250 for Apple Watch users to trade in for a Band 2

Article Image Microsoft is taking direct aim at rival Apple in a new promotion, which offers Apple Watch owners up to $250 in credit toward the purchase of a new Microsoft Band 2.

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T-Mobile Sets Hulu Lure to Snag Verizon Customers

T-Mobile last week introduced its latest promotion aimed at attracting subscribers from rival mobile phone carriers: 12 months of Hulu streaming service for Verizon customers who switch to T-Mobile.. The promotion, which the company called the fourth gift in its series of holiday surprises, follows previous attempts to lure customers. In addition to a year’s worth of Hulu service, T-Mobile will give Verizon customers who switch up to $125 off in-store accessories such as smartwatches, speakers, fitness trackers and headphones.

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AT&T offers buy-one-get-one-free on iPhone 6s as Apple Watch hits Wal-Mart

Article Image AT&T on Friday launched a new “Buy One Get One Free” promotion for premium smartphones, including the iPhone 6s. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart became the latest retailer to begin selling the Apple Watch.

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Apple promotion offers $60 iTunes gift card with Beats headphones purchase

Article Image Apple on Thursday kicked off a Beats hardware promotion to entice users to sign up for Apple Music subscriptions, giving away $60 iTunes gift cards with the purchase of most headphone and speaker models.

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T-Mobile offers $200 per line for Sprint customers who switch this holiday

Article Image As part of its latest “Un-carrier” promotion, T-Mobile announced on Wednesday that it will pay an extra $200 per line for every Sprint customer who switches to its service, with no trade-in required.

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MasterCard offers Londoners free Monday rides for using Apple Pay

Article Image In a special promotion, MasterCard is briefly letting people ride the Transport for London network for free on Mondays so long as they use Apple Pay.

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iPhone Users Can Test-Drive Samsung Galaxy for One Thin Dollar

Samsung on Friday kicked off the Samsung Ultimate Test Drive, a new promotion aimed at drawing iPhone users into its fold. For just one dollar Samsung will provide iPhone users with a Galaxy smartphone — models available include the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as well as the S6 edge+ and Note 5 — plus a month of cellular service. At the end of the month users can opt to buy the Samsung device or simply return the handset and go back to their iPhone with no further obligation.

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Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

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With Apple's annual back to school sale playing hooky, Amazon Prime Day could fill the void

Apple appears to have mothballed its long-running back to school promotion — which traditionally paired hardware discounts with iTunes or Apple Store gift cards — but parents and students will have another option for Apple deals this week in Amazon’s first-ever Prime Day.

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Apple officially recognizes Jony Ive's promotion, adds VP of design bios to leadership webpage

Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth.

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This week on AppleInsider: Ive's promotion, Apple Watch apps, augmented reality & more

Several events this week pointed to Apple’s future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio.

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Killer Deal: $130 to $209 off all early-2015 MacBook Airs with AppleCare & a free LG Super Drive

Readers in the market for one of Apple’s early-2015 MacBook Airs can take advantage of promotion this week that knocks $130 to $209 off all configurations with AppleCare extended protection and throws in a free LG portable optical drive with no sales tax collected in 48 states.

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Apple hands out MacBook Airs, iPads, Beats headphones in 2015 "Lucky Bag" promotion

For its New Year’s Fukubukuro “Lucky Bag 2015” promotion in Japan, Apple doled out big-ticket items like 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, Beats headphones and more to buyers paying an entry fee of about $300.

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Apple's iOS App Store puts 20 productivity titles on sale for limited time

Apple on Thursday kicked off a limited time only promotion for select iOS productivity apps, taking at least 50 percent off popular titles like Scanner Pro, Fantastical 2 and Writer Pro.

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