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Renting a Goat From Amazon
The online retailer is now renting out ruminants.
Bucking Industry Norms, Amazon Keeps Government Requests for Data Secret
After the NSA scandal, most major tech companies have been transparent about which governments are asking for customer data.
Amazon Gets Green Light to Test Drones in U.S.
After years of waiting, the FAA finally gives Amazon the needed certificate to fly drones domestically.
Can HBO Win the War Against Netflix?
HBO is offering a new, non-cable service in hopes of decapitating the competition.
Michael Connelly On Bringing Harry Bosch to the Small Screen
The bestselling crime novelist has teamed with an ex-'Wire' producer to make a quality cop show, but the specter of recent police shootings haunts 'Bosch.'
A History Major Watches ‘The Man in the High Castle’
What Amazon’s alternate-reality series may do that your history class probably didn’t.
Why Should New Yorkers Subsidize Amazon?
It’s not fair. Jeff Bezos gets a tax break while Walmart is shunned.
European Commission President 'Solved Problems' for Amazon
Jean-Claude Juncker, who was the Luxembourg president for 19 years, is facing mounting criticism
Supreme Court Says Workers Don't Need to Be Paid for Time in Security Checks
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote on behalf of the court that the screening process is not a "principal activity" of the workers' jobs under a law called the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Little Room for Manoeuvre for Osborne in Crackdown on UK Tax Loopholes for Tech Giants
There is wide public support for making the likes of Amazon and Facebook pay their tax
Amazon Reveals Robot Army in Its Warehouses
The company have released a video showing the robots at work
Amazon Faces Losses of £2m as People Pledge to Shop Elsewhere
Campaign group Amazon Anonymous are encouraging shoppers to have an Amazon-free Chrismas
Brutal Murder of Activists Raises the Stakes for Amazonian Tribes
Four illegal logging activists were found dead, bodies hacked apart, and their widows say they know who did it
Amazon May Get Uber-ed
The mighty Amazon might be sunk by the demand for instant gratification.
Amazon Can’t Sell $83 Million Worth of Fire Phones
Sitting on a supply of smartphones, what is next for the e-commerce giant?
Drone Delivery for Amazon and Google Slowed by Headwinds
German company cancels second delivery drone mission due to inclement weather.
Facebook is Making Mark Zuckerberg Richer and Richer
A surge in Facebook stock has made the 30-year-old CEO the world’s 16th richest person
Is This the Death of the Mass Brand?
The arrival of Amazon's smartphone is but another indicator that customers no longer want to be mass consumers
Some U.S. Publishers Say No Thanks to Kindle Unlimited
Amazon announced today that it would offer a monthly ebook subscription service. But many of the country's largest publishing houses say they won't participate
Amazon Defies French Free Delivery Ban with One Centime Postage
The French passed a law to stop Amazon delivering books for free, so they complied. Sort of.
FTC Files Complaint Against Amazon for Hidden Charges
The FTC’s latest complaint against in-app charges targets tech giant Amazon
Amazon's new smartphone engineered to sell products
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos debuted the company’s new smartphone in Seattle.
Amazon Shows Off Its First Smartphone
The company's only hint about what the phone may feature was a children's book, mailed to attendees of today's event
Independent Booksellers Mount Offensive Against Amazon's Dominance
As Amazon battles publishers over pricing, independent bookstores are mounting an online offensive
New Study Says Peru’s Logging System Fails to Protect Amazon Hardwoods
A system of concessions introduced in 2000 was supposed to bring order to the logging business in Peru
The Robots Are Coming
Google and other companies believe that robots today are like cell phones back when they were the size of bricks.