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Amazon UK has today announced a new same-day collection service, available free for Prime subscribers. The online retail giant will allow Prime members to have a package delivered to a chosen collection point within 12 hours, part of its Click & Collect service. If you're not a Prime member, you'll have to part with £4.99 for the luxury.

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Update Twitch has now made the official announcement on their acquisition by Amazon via a post from their CEO Emmett Shear. He stated, "We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We're keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon's support we'll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch." Amazon has also issued its own press release, stating that it is purchasing Twitch for $970 million in cash. It added that the acquisition will officially close sometime in the second half of 2014.

Original story Amazon may be about to make an end run around Google in a bid to purchase the Twitch.tv game video streaming service. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1 billion, according to an unnamed source.

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Amazon.in, the Indian affiliate of Amazon.com is an online marketplace offering customers a vast selection of products with a world-class e-commerce platform. While the Amazon app has been in the Windows Phone Store for a long time now, Amazon India customers had to wait until today to access the storefront from their Windows Phone devices. The Android and iOS apps for Amazon.in had launched last year.

The official Amazon.in app allows customers to browse, search, and shop from a selection of 17 million products across a broad range of categories from anywhere on their Windows Phone devices.

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Ahead of the launch of the Xbox One in India on September 23, Amazon has the console available for pre-order for Rs. 39,990 ($650). Microsoft is launching two editions of the console in India — a standard Xbox One console without Kinect, which will retail for Rs. 39,990, and a Day One Edition that includes a Kinect sensor and two free games (FIFA 15 and Dance Central), which will be available for Rs. 45,990 ($750).

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Correction: Turns out that this update is only for the Android and iOS versions of Kindle, and not Windows Phone. Which is pretty lame, eh? You can let Amazon know you want Audible integration on Windows Phone here.

Original story follows.

Amazon is integrating professional narration into its Kindle app through a software update. The new version of the app allow you to switch from reading a book to an audiobook version of the same for as low as $0.99.

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Amazon, the popular online retailer, has updated its Windows Phone app. The company has somewhat neglected its offering for Windows Phone owners, with our most recent coverage dating back to mid-2013. So what's new in this latest release? As noted already, the new version introduces new branding to 'Amazon App'. That and the team have included some minor enhancements.

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Greenpeace has published a report on the renewable energy used by major internet companies, including those active in the mobile space. Topping the list is Apple, which apparently runs iCloud and iTunes on 100% green electricity. It’s got a massive solar farm powering its North Carolina data center, and plans for geothermal and solar power for its upcoming Nevada data center. Oregon and California data centers are already being powered through wind energy partners.

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