On the upside, IMDb hasn’t changed a whole lot since Amazon acquired it, and Goodreads is pretty darn cool. Score for Amazon, and hopefully, for everyone. This, especially since GetGlue dropped books and video games. By the way, has anyone picked up the slack on favoriting or checking into video games?
Amazon.com and subsidiary-of-search A9.com (remember them from your toolbar?) today announced Flow Powered by Amazon. Even their own marketing people don’t want to keep calling it that, so.. Flow is an augmented reality app that scans and recognizes everything from books and DVDs to packaged electronics and toys – and then digs up product information about the items from Amazon’s catalog. Thinly disguised marketing, yes, but also pretty nifty and useful in practice. And it’s free.
SEATTLE, May 26, 2011 — Amazon.com today announced it will offer a repeat of Monday’s blockbuster Gold Box Deal of the Day: customers can purchase the Lady Gaga “Born This Way” MP3 album today for $0.99. Upon release, the album immediately shot to number one on Amazon’s bestselling MP3 albums list and has remained in the top spot since.