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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.

Amazon reveals ‘confidential’ podcast plan in mass email; shows must agree not to disparage...

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Amazon Music and the tech giant’s Audible subsidiary plan to offer podcasts from third-party content providers directly on their platforms, significantly expanding their audio o...

Amazon expands ‘Project Zero’ anti-counterfeit program that Bezos cited in antitrust hearing

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Amazon is taking its “Project Zero” anti-counterfeit program to seven additional countries, expanding a program designed to help brands fight fake products, amid heightened sc...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sells around $3 billion in Amazon stock

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold approximately $3 billion in stock in transactions starting on Monday, according to regulatory filings made public Wednesday. SEC filings show Bezos’ s...

TikTok rolls out first app for television with Amazon Fire TV

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Microsoft might be TikTok’s most likely buyer but Amazon will host the popular mobile app’s TV debut. Starting Thursday, TikTok is launching on Amazon Fire TV devices in the U...

Alexa helps players navigate sci-fi world in first 3 episodes of Amazon audio adventure...

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Alexa is in the game. Amazon’s voice assistant joins a high-profile voice cast in the release today of the first three episodes of “Starfinder,” the futuristic role playing ...

Newly-named Ford CEO worries about Amazon and other tech giants

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Ford Motor Company is getting a new CEO. And rather than GM, he’s got tech giant in his sights. “We know our competition today is Amazon, Baidu, Tesla, Apple, Toyota, and othe...

New York and California are reportedly joining FTC antitrust probe of Amazon

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New York and California’s attorneys general are joining forces with the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust investigation of Amazon, according to Bloomberg’s Spencer Sop...

Big Tech’s big week: Historic antitrust hearing and record profits put industry giants in...

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Big Tech spent back-to-back days in the national spotlight this week between a long-anticipated Congressional hearing and second-quarter earnings reports. The juxtaposed events pa...

HBO Now subscribers can continue to stream on Amazon after all

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Amazon and WarnerMedia have struck a new temporary agreement that will allow HBO Now customers to continue streaming on Fire TV while the companies continue negotiations over HBO ...

Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest

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On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held its last hearing as part of its year-long investigation into anti-competitive behavior in the tech industry. As part of that probe,...
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Three people just got charged for Twitter’s huge hack, and a...

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Early this morning, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed a 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida, under arrest — accusing him of being the “mastermind”...

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