Daily Archives: September 19, 2011

An Amazon tablet by the end of the year has seemed certain since a journalist got to play with a 7in Android-based one earlier this month. But how about two appearing?

After a trip to supply-chain companies in China and Taiwan over the past four weeks, analysts at Credit Suisse believe Amazon will also launch a 10in tablet. Read more

At first glance, the apology by Reed Hastings, chief executive of the US video service Netflix, for raising the base price of his video service by 60 per cent looks sincere and heartfelt – the kind of plain-speaking that is too rare in chief executives.

“I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation.”

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Tech news from around the web:

Netflix CEO Rex Hastings has announced that the online movie rental company is to separate the DVD and video streaming services, CNN reports. The DVD-by-mail service will now be called Qwikster, and the streaming service will maintain the Netflix brand. Customers can still subscribe to both, but the two sites will no longer be integrated.

Google Wallet, the online company’s mobile payment and daily deals service, is set to be launched on Monday, according to TechCrunch. The service was first unveiled in May and will allow users to load credit cards onto its app and tap a mobile phone equipped with Near Field Communication to a special reader at a till to make a purchase. Read more