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Amazon (company): American technology and e-commerce company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington. Amazon focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four companies in the information technology industry of the United States, along with Google, Apple, and Facebook. It has been referred to as "one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world" as well as the world's most valuable brand.

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Amazon's Dominance Under Threat: Walmart, Instacart [Video]

Amazon's Dominance Under Threat: Walmart, Instacart

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 22. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday...

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Amazon Plans 1,000 Warehouses Near Cities And Suburbs [Video]

Amazon Plans 1,000 Warehouses Near Cities And Suburbs

Amazon is planning to expand its delivery network. The change could bring Amazon even closer to customers in suburban neighborhoods and enhance its overall delivery network. According to Business..

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What Is Wayfair's 'Way Day'? [Video]

What Is Wayfair's 'Way Day'?

Wayfair is competing with Amazon by having its own massive sale day called "Way Day." Way Day starts on September 23 and ends at 3 a.m. EST on September 25. This sale will include discounts of up to..

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Netflix acquires rights to ‘Malcolm & Marie’ in $30 million deal [Video]

Netflix acquires rights to ‘Malcolm & Marie’ in $30 million deal

Netflix has outbid HBO, Amazon, Searchlight, Apple and MGM to acquire the worldwide rights to ‘Malcolm & Marie’.

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Amazon to Hire 100,000 More Employees [Video]

Amazon to Hire 100,000 More Employees

On Monday, the retail giant said the new workers will be utilized for packing, shipping and sorting orders both part-time and full-time.

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Rupal Patel to return to Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Amitabh Bachchan to lend his voice to Alexa [Video]

Rupal Patel to return to Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, Amitabh Bachchan to lend his voice to Alexa

Rupal Patel confirms her return as Kokilaben in the second season of the popular show - Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. Amitabh Bachchan joins hands with Amazon, to become the first Indian celebrity to lend..

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Amazon to hire 100,000 more workers [Video]

Amazon to hire 100,000 more workers

Amazon says it plans to recruit another 100,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada, marking its fourth hiring spree in North America this year. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Amazon To Offer Early Black Friday Deals [Video]

Amazon To Offer Early Black Friday Deals

Amazon will reportedly offer Black Friday deals starting on October 26 through November 19. Amazon will offer other deals in the immediate run-up to Black Friday. There are also rumors that Amazon..

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Tesla Stock Rallies 10% [Video]

Tesla Stock Rallies 10%

On Wednesday, Tesla shares rallied as much as 10%. The rally added about $32 billion in market value to the company. Other tech stocks like Apple, Amazon were also in the green after the Nasdaq tumbled..

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Amazon's Bezos tops Forbes richest list, Trump dips [Video]

Amazon's Bezos tops Forbes richest list, Trump dips

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos topped Forbes' list of richest Americans for the third year in a row, while U.S. President Donald Trump's ranking dropped as the pandemic slammed his office buildings, hotels and..

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SoftBank Takes $10-Billion Hit [Video]

SoftBank Takes $10-Billion Hit

On Tuesday, SoftBank stock took a hit. SoftBank lost 7.7% over two days following reports that the conglomerate had been making huge and risky bets on tech stocks. The losses have wiped roughly $10..

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'Twitch Sings' karaoke game to shut down by end of this year [Video]

'Twitch Sings' karaoke game to shut down by end of this year

Twitch Sings, the streaming platform's live karaoke game, is shutting down, the company announced. Reported by The Verge, the company stated that it has decided to close down the game effective January..

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Gets $300 Discount On Amazon [Video]

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Gets $300 Discount On Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Gets $300 Discount On Amazon

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Fake Reviews On Amazon Getting Worse [Video]

Fake Reviews On Amazon Getting Worse

Fake Reviews On Amazon Getting Worse

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Amazon Adds 10,000 Jobs [Video]

Amazon Adds 10,000 Jobs

Amazon is adding 10,000 new jobs to its planned Bellevue, Washington expansion. On Friday, the retail giant said its new leases on two buildiings there will now total 25,000 positions. Earlier this..

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Amazon Will Invest $100 Million To Help Small Businesses [Video]

Amazon Will Invest $100 Million To Help Small Businesses

Business Insider reports that Amazon is investing $100 million to help small businesses attract sales on Prime Day and during the holidays. This is a key moment for Amazon to recruit small businesses..

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MacKenzie Scott Is The Richest Woman In The World [Video]

MacKenzie Scott Is The Richest Woman In The World

MacKenzie Scott is the richest woman in the world. Scott's net worth is now a staggering $68 billion. According to CNN, Scott has surpassed L'Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyer in terms of..

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Ad Revenue For Amazon Set To Shoot Up [Video]

Ad Revenue For Amazon Set To Shoot Up

Business Insider reports that Amazon will continue to see ad spending growth in 2020. The revenue will be at a lower rate when compared with eMarketer's earlier estimate. Amazon will increase its U.S...

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It's On: Despite Insisting It's Not Competing With Amazon, Walmart+ Begs To Differ [Video]

It's On: Despite Insisting It's Not Competing With Amazon, Walmart+ Begs To Differ

Amazon Prime, watch your back. Whether the company admits to it or not, Walmart+ is coming for you. We’re not launching Walmart+ with the intent to compete with anything else. We’re launching it..

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Jeff Bezos Broke His Own Wealth Record [Video]

Jeff Bezos Broke His Own Wealth Record

Jeff Bezos already holds the title of the world's richest man. Now the tech mogul's net worth has skyrocketed once again, setting another new record. According to CNN, on Wednesday, the Amazon CEO's..

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Amazon Unveils Halo Fitness Tracker and Health Subscription [Video]

Amazon Unveils Halo Fitness Tracker and Health Subscription

On Thursday, Amazon revealed their entrance into the wearables market by announcing Halo.

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How Cuban Scored With Amazon And Netflix [Video]

How Cuban Scored With Amazon And Netflix

Mark Cuban told "The David Rubenstein Show" about his buy-and-hold stock strategy. Business Insider reports the strategy led him to big returns on Netflix and Amazon. The "Shark Tank" investor owns the..

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Amazon To Roll Out New Tech At Whole Foods Locations In 2021 [Video]

Amazon To Roll Out New Tech At Whole Foods Locations In 2021

Amazon wants to bring its autonomous checkout technology to Whole Foods stores. According to Business Insoder, Amazon plans to start rolling out the technology it uses at its Amazon Go stores. The tech..

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Mystery seeds: Amazon bans foreign plant sales in US

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Amazon removes racist shoe description following complaint from MP David Lammy

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Amazon to create a further 1,000 jobs in Ireland

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Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products

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Amazon soya and beef exports 'linked to deforestation'

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

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California examines Amazon's business practices: WSJ

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Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires

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