Amazon Prime Membership Can Now Be Purchased as a Gift
Timed for the holidays, Amazon.com has begun letting users send each other Amazon Prime memberships as gifts. Amazon Prime is a $79 service sold by the Seattle online retailer that gives members a number of benefits, including free shipping on purchases. With Amazon Prime, users get free two-day shipping on 15 million of the items sold on Amazon. Users can also stream 41,000 movies and shows, much like they can with Netflix. Users also get access to "borrow" books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library's catalog of 350,000 e-books.