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Once a modest online seller of books, Amazon is now one of the largest companies in the world, and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the world’s most wealthy person. We track developments, both of Bezos and Amazon, its growth as a video producer, the popular Prime service, as well as its own hardware, which includes the Amazon Kindle e-reader, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and Amazon Fire TV streaming boxes.

JBL’s portable Bluetooth speaker is just $20 for Prime Day

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We’re closing in on the end of Prime Day 2020, but there are still plenty of good deals going live on Amazon. Starting now, you can buy JBL’s highly rated Go 2 speaker for just...

Amazon reaches NFL playoffs: Report says tech giant has deal to stream wildcard game...

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Amazon is taking its NFL streaming rights beyond “Thursday Night Football” and into the playoffs. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the tech giant has reached a ...

Indie booksellers feeling ‘Boxed Out’ by Amazon respond with campaign targeting tech giant

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Independent bookstores across the country put out the unwelcome mat for Amazon and the tech giant’s Prime Day shopping extravaganza this week, trying to call attention to the di...

Amazon says third-party merchants sold $3.5B of goods during Prime Day amid antitrust scrutiny

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Amazon said Thursday that this year’s Prime Day provided the biggest boon to third-party sellers in the sales event’s six-year history. Outside merchants sold more than $3.5 b...

Bill Gates on tech and antitrust: It’s ‘unfortunate’ that Congress is grouping companies together

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“One of the privileges of success in this country is government scrutiny, and that’s OK.” — Bill Gates, 1998.  “I believe Amazon should be scrutinized. … Our responsi...

Go read about the dire working conditions for Ring’s call center employees in the...

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Amazon extended its work-from-home policy into 2021 for corporate employees, but call center workers in the Philippines contracted by the company’s Ring subsidiary continue to wo...

Report: Thousands of Amazon workers support internal petition demanding paid time off to vote

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Thousands of Amazon workers reportedly signed onto an internal petition on Tuesday demanding that the company provide paid time off between now and Election Day so that employees ...

Amazon’s first-ever fall Prime Day brings new challenges in the midst of a tumultuous...

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Amazon and its army of logistics workers are bracing for the first-ever fall Prime Day starting Tuesday, as the extraordinary circumstances of 2020 bring new challenges for a shop...

‘Amazon Augmented Reality’ app turns company’s cardboard boxes into interactive experiences

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Amazon has found another way to keep shoppers busy with the boxes that show up at their door. The company is now rolling out packaging that comes to life with an augmented reality...

The best Prime Day deals you can get right now

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 begins in the early hours of Tuesday, October 13th, lasting through Wednesday night. That’s when you’ll see some of the year’s best deals go live, but t...
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Facebook’s new AI-powered moderation tool helps it catch billions of fake...

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Facebook is opening up about the behind-the-scenes tools it uses to combat fake account creation on its platforms, and the company says it has a new artificial intelligence-powered...

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