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IMDb updates mobile apps, tops 100 million downloads

Amazon subsidiary IMDb, known for its giant compilation of Hollywood data, refreshed its apps for iOS and Android today, and announced that users on those mobile platforms have downloaded the company’s apps more than 100 million times. iPhone and iPad users now get access to “Times,” a new feature that gives users the ability to browse showtimes and purchase… Read More

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Now you can buy movie tickets with Amazon’s IMDb app

Movie database resource giant IMDb, launched in 1990 and acquired by Amazon in 1998, just updated its mobile apps to allow users to purchase movie tickets directly from the app itself. Movie-goers in the U.S. can simply pick a theater and time using the IMDb app and ticket purchases are then processed through Fandango. IMDb also… Read More

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Amazon’s IMDb wins verdict against 41-year-old actress who sued for revealing her age

A federal jury in Seattle ruled in favor of Amazon.com’s IMDb yesterday in a case brought by a 41-year-old actress whose birthdate was revealed against her wishes on the popular movie and television database site. Texas actress Huong “Junie” Hoang originally filed her suit as a “Jane Doe,” in October 2011. She alleged that IMDb was able… Read More

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Amazon’s IMDb touts 50M mobile app downloads, adds new features to iPad version

IMDb said today that its popular app for movie, TV shows and other entertainment content has been downloaded 50 million times, with Android and iOS each accounting for about 25 million downloads. The Amazon.com unit also launched a redesigned version of its app for the iPad, one which includes new personalized recommendations and Watchlist enhancements in… Read More

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IMDb turns 404s into LOLs, Reddit users have a field day

Arriving at a 404 error page can be a frustrating and annoying experience for anyone. But the movie database website IMDb, owned by Amazon.com, has cleverly hand-picked funny movie quotes that make the experience entertaining. A Reddit contributor “accidentally found and fell in love with” the concept and started a thread on the social news website. Reddit contributors… Read More

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IMDb’s apps launch new features, downloaded more than 40 million times

Film and TV buffs can now enjoy more specialized features with their IMDb apps. The Amazon.com unit is adding new functions to its Movies and TV apps. The popular free IMDb apps, now downloaded more than 40 million times for iOS and Android, will feature “highly anticipated discovery, personalization and social features…including message boards, check-ins,… Read More

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This is the 40-year-old actress suing Amazon for revealing her age

The 40-year-old actress who sued Amazon.com’s Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for revealing her age disclosed her identity in a court filing this afternoon, after the judge in the case said she couldn’t proceed with her suit anonymously. She is Huong Hoang, known by the stage name Junie Hoang, whose recent credits include the comedy/horror flick “Gingerdead Man… Read More

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Amazon scoffs at suit by actress upset over age disclosure

Amazon.com says that the Texas actress who is suing to prevent her age from being displayed in the company’s IMDb online film directory is acting in a selfish manner, with lawyers for the Seattle online retailer arguing that the case should be dismissed, according to a report by The Associated Press. “Plaintiff’s attempt to manipulate the… Read More

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Amazon’s IMDb targets Android tablets with app update

Will this be one of the showcase apps for Amazon.com’s long-rumored Android tablet? Internet Movie Database, the Amazon.com service better known as IMDb, today released a revamped version of its app for Android devices, including a new interface for Android Honeycomb tablets. IMDb already had an iOS app that runs on Apple’s iPad, but this new Android… Read More