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Amazon (company): American electronic commerce and cloud computing company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

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Amazon gets closer to getting Alexa everywhere

Alexa chief discusses plans to make the virtual assistant more useful when used outside the home.
BBC News - Published

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defense in congressional antitrust probe

Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee by defending their practices and declining to answer some..
Reuters - Published

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Amazon Expands Free Music Service [Video]Amazon Expands Free Music Service

The company made its ad-sponsored amazon music streaming tier free to iOS, Android and Amazon Fire TV users Amazon, via blog post.

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Tinie Tempah to perform free concert for Amazon's Home of Black Friday event [Video]Tinie Tempah to perform free concert for Amazon's Home of Black Friday event

Tinie Tempah is set to perform a free concert for Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon's Home of Black Friday event.

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Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft [Video]Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon announced plans to..

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Free broadband for all: UK's Labour vows to part-nationalize BT [Video]Free broadband for all: UK's Labour vows to part-nationalize BT

The UK Labour party says it will part-nationalize BT if it wins the upcoming election, as part of a plan to offer free broadband to all households. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Nike Halts Sales on Amazon [Video]Nike Halts Sales on Amazon

The company will no longer directly sell its sneakers or clothing on the website.

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Disney+ Will Be Available on Amazon's Fire TV [Video]Disney+ Will Be Available on Amazon's Fire TV

The service's availability comes after a deal made between The Walt Disney Company and Amazon.

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Woody Allen settles lawsuit with Amazon [Video]Woody Allen settles lawsuit with Amazon

Woody Allen has agreed to drop his $68 million dollar lawsuit against bosses at Amazon after reaching an undisclosed settlement.

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Bezos Reportedly Called Bloomberg: Asked If He Would Run For President [Video]Bezos Reportedly Called Bloomberg: Asked If He Would Run For President

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier this year and asked him if he was interested in running for president, according to Recode. Bloomberg filed paperwork..

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LeBron James' life gets comic book treatment [Video]LeBron James' life gets comic book treatment

The NBA star's personal and professional life is detailed in a new glossy.

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Edward Snowden Talks About A Systematic Abuse Of The Vulnerable [Video]Edward Snowden Talks About A Systematic Abuse Of The Vulnerable

Edward Snowden said big tech firms like Amazon, Google and Facebook have abusive business models. Famously known for being a whistleblower and activist, Snowden spoke at a Web Summit technology..

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Pope Francis to consider allowing married priests in Amazon [Video]Pope Francis to consider allowing married priests in Amazon

Pope Francis is to consider allowing married men in the remote Amazon region to be ordained as priests in order to solve problems over access to Mass

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Amazon Catholic bishops propose allowing married priests [Video]Amazon Catholic bishops propose allowing married priests

Pope Francis will consider the reccommendations and report back by the end of the year.

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James Mattis: President Said To 'Screw Amazon' On Pentagon Contract [Video]James Mattis: President Said To 'Screw Amazon' On Pentagon Contract

(CNN) A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services..

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Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 bln cloud computing contract [Video]Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 bln cloud computing contract

Microsoft has won the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon. Mia Womersley reports

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Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Falls [Video]Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Falls

Bezos can blame his company's third quarter earnings, which came in below Wall Street's estimates and sent the company's shares tumbling. Much of Bezos' wealth is tied to Amazon's stock. He owns..

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Amazon's gloomy holiday outlook drives down shares [Video]Amazon's gloomy holiday outlook drives down shares

Amazon on Thursday forecast revenue and profit for the holiday quarter below expectations, as it faces fierce competition and rising costs from its plan to speed up delivery times globally. Lisa..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Use artificial intelligence to create rather than to kill, says AI pioneer [Video]Use artificial intelligence to create rather than to kill, says AI pioneer

From self-driving cars to Amazon’s Alexa, artificial intelligence is already here. But some fear AI could be used to create killer robots.

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Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market? [Video]Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?

A driver shortage could threaten to inflict higher costs and logistical challenges on Amazon in Germany, where subcontracted drivers complain of long hours and low pay. As Francis Maguire reports,..

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Prosus $6 bln Just Eat bid sets up food fight with Takeaway [Video]Prosus $6 bln Just Eat bid sets up food fight with Takeaway

Dutch internet conglomerate Prosus made an unsolicited $6.3 billion cash bid to buy British food delivery firm Just Eat Plc on Tuesday, using its superior financial firepower to try to scupper an all..

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Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school [Video]Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

American tech giant's CEO Jeff Bezos meets with high school students as part the company's initiative to fund computer science. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Wall Street pressured by global growth concerns [Video]Wall Street pressured by global growth concerns

Yahaira Jacquez wraps up Friday's market action on Wall Street.

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Key earnings next week: McDonald's, Boeing, Caterpillar [Video]Key earnings next week: McDonald's, Boeing, Caterpillar

Earnings season heats up in the coming week with key quarterly results and updates from several marquee names including McDonald's, Boeing, Catepillar, Microsoft and Amazon. Conway G. Gittens has the..

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Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech [Video]Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would “go to the mat” to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s expected effort to break up..

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Fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy [Video]Fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday as it joined a growing list of brick-and-mortar players who have succumbed to the onslaught of e-commerce.

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U.S. tech firms defend themselves in responses to congressional antitrust queries

Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee with a mixture of defending their practices and declining to give..
Reuters - Published

U.S. watchdog backs Bezos' protest over key Pentagon launch program

A U.S. watchdog on Monday backed a protest from Jeff Bezos' space company that challenged the Pentagon's military space launch procurement strategy, showing support for one of the Amazon billionaire's..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Amazon challenges Pentagon awarding $10 billion cloud deal to Microsoft

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp , expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair..
Reuters - Published

U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon's accusations of bias in cloud contract

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon.com Inc announced..
Reuters - Published

US defense chief says cloud contract was fair, despite Amazon challenge

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday the Pentagon awarded Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract after a fair competition, after Amazon.com Inc announced plans to..
Reuters - Published

Amazon to protest Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft: WSJ

Amazon.com Inc will protest the Pentagon's decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp , the Wall Street Journal reported (https://on.wsj.com/2CLjsdK) on Thursday, citing..
Reuters - Published

Man jailed for paralysing Amazon delivery driver

Mitchell Rose deliberately mowed down Chance Bright as an accomplice stole the Amazon driver's van.
BBC News - Published

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit record $38 billion; growth slows

Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's sales for its 24-hour Singles' Day shopping blitz hit a record $38.4 billion, more than U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's haul last quarter from online store..
Reuters - Published

Alibaba Singles' Day sales jump 25% in first 9 hours to $23 billion

Chinese retailer Alibaba on Monday said sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz jumped 25% in the first nine hours to $23 billion, nearly two thirds of U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's online store..
Reuters - Published

Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the..
Reuters - Published

Woody Allen settles $68m lawsuit with Amazon over movie deal

The director signed a four-film deal, but Amazon Studios withdrew after his comments about #MeToo.
BBC News - Published

Amazon's rising air shipments fly in the face of climate plan

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions from the online retailer's delivery operations.
Reuters - Published

Seattle council race stays tight despite Amazon's hefty donations

Seattle's city council race was a toss-up between a pro-business and a progressive council on Tuesday night, despite record election campaign donations from big donors, including tech giant Amazon.com.
Reuters - Published

Brazilian state creates task force to protect Amazon tribe from loggers

The government of the Brazilian state of Maranhao set up a police task force on Monday to protect the Guajajara tribe from illegal loggers that killed one of its warriors in a clash over deforestation..
Reuters - Published

Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal as early as next week

If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon's decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon deal to boost Microsoft's position in cloud computing: analysts

Amazon.com Inc's firm grip on the cloud computing market could be threatened by Microsoft Corp's multi-billion dollar contract with the Pentagon, Wall Street analysts said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Key dates leading up to the U.S. Pentagon's cloud-computing award to Microsoft

Microsoft Corp has won the U.S. Pentagon's $10 billion cloud-computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc .
Reuters - Published

Microsoft beats Amazon to Pentagon's $10bn Jedi contract

Microsoft is instead awarded the lucrative deal following a heavily-scrutinised bidding process.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract

Microsoft Corp. has won the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc .
Reuters - Published

Pope Francis's apology over Amazon statues theft

The statues of a naked woman were taken from a church by suspected conservative Catholic militants.
BBC News - Published

Pope asks forgiveness for theft of controversial Amazon statues

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness from Amazon bishops and others at a Church assembly on Friday after conservative Catholic militants stole statues they considered pagan idols from a church and dumped..
Reuters - Published

Amazon sales forecast, slower cloud growth disappoint investors

Shares of Amazon.com Inc were down 3% on Friday, as investors were let down by a lower-than-expected sales outlook and surprised by slower revenue growth at its lucrative AWS cloud business.
Reuters - Published

Intel results push Wall Street higher

U.S. stock indexes rose on Friday after strong results from Intel added to what has largely been a better-than-expected third-quarter earnings season so far and offset a dour forecast from Amazon.com.
Reuters - Published

Wall Street slips at open as Amazon weighs

Wall Street opened marginally lower on Friday, as a dour sales forecast from Amazon overshadowed another set of strong results in what has so far been an upbeat third-quarter earnings season.
Reuters - Published

Wall Street treads water after mixed earnings reports

Wall Street was set to open flat on Friday, as a dour sales forecast from Amazon overshadowed a clutch of strong results in what has so far been an upbeat third-quarter earnings season.
Reuters - Published

Amazon's faster shipping dents profits, more pain to come

Amazon.com Inc's chief financial officer on Thursday said costs for its one-day shipping program will spike to around $1.5 billion during the holiday season as the online retailer speeds up free..
Reuters - Published

Amazon's gloomy holiday forecast misses estimates, shares fall 7%

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday forecast revenue and profit for the holiday quarter below expectations, as it faces fierce competition and rising costs from its plan to speed up delivery times globally.
Reuters - Published

Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them from a bridge into the Tiber River.
Reuters - Published

Premier League: Leicester v Liverpool to kick-off at 20:00 GMT for Amazon showing

Liverpool's Premier League trip to Leicester City on Boxing Day is moved to an 20:00 GMT start so it can be televised as part of Amazon's new contract.
BBC News - Published

Leicester-Liverpool Boxing Day game moved to 20:00 GMT for Amazon

Liverpool's Premier League trip to Leicester City on Boxing Day is moved to an 20:00 GMT start so it can be televised as part of Amazon's new contract.
BBC News - Published

House investigators say they have begun receiving data from big tech firms

The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said late on Tuesday that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Apple as part of their probe into..
Reuters - Published

How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections

Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing arm is making an aggressive push into one of the most sensitive technology sectors: U.S. elections.
Reuters - Published

Germany shooting streamed on Amazon's Twitch site

Footage from shooting attacks in the German city of Halle on Wednesday was livestreamed on Amazon's video gaming platform Twitch, according to a Twitch spokeswoman.
Reuters - Published

Poll shows Brazilian Catholics do not agree with Bolsonaro on Amazon

A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of..
Reuters - Published

Rains help douse Bolivian forest fires after two-month inferno

Heavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4 million hectares..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Amazon warehouse worker wage appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com's bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through..
Reuters - Published

Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and..
Reuters - Published

Forever 21 closing stores in bankruptcy filing shows limits to fast fashion

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have seen sales hit by the rise of competition from online sellers like..
Reuters - Published

Retailer Forever 21 to file for bankruptcy, close 178 U.S. stores

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have succumbed to the onslaught of online sellers such as Amazon.com..
Reuters - Published

Forever 21 latest retailer to file for bankruptcy

Fashion retailer Forever 21 Inc filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, as it joined a growing list of brick-and-mortar players who have succumbed to the onslaught of e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com..
Reuters - Published

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni calls on Bolsonaro to step down

Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the..
Reuters - Published

Amazon Alexa gets Samuel L Jackson and other celebrity voices

The firm has also addressed privacy concerns about its smart assistant technology.
BBC News - Published

Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'delighted' with major Amazon deal

The Fleabag and Killing Eve creator will make exclusive new programmes for Amazon Prime.
BBC News - Published

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