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Amazon’s Blue Origin succeeds in suicide burn landing

In the ever more exciting space race to commercialise the waters beyond the shore of our cosmic ocean, Amazon has again re-launched its Blue Origin space craft out of our atmosphere and safely returned it to Earth. This time though, it completed a suicide burn, saving fuel, improving efficiency and still …

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Apple to pay out £315 million in eBook price fixing case

Apple has officially lost its appeal to get out of paying a £315 million fine for conspiring to fix the prices of eBooks in order to push out competitors. A US Supreme Court rejected Apple’s appeal this week, sticking to the original ruling that Apple had violated antitrust laws by …

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Amazon job hire points to VR development future

Amazon isn’t just an organisation with its fingers in a lot of pies, it’s grown tentacles and arms with extra hands and fingers just so it can dip into every bit of pastry in the world. That’s unchanged in 2016, where alongside its continued drone delivery elements, it’s now looking to …

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Morrisons to begin shipping food to Amazon customers

Amazon is continuing its expansive attempt to become the only shopping destination in the world, by teaming up with Morrisons to offer grocery deliveries to UK customers. Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers will soon be able to take advantage of the service which will deliver fresh, frozen and non-perishable …

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NBC executive not concerned about Netflix, Amazon, Youtube

If you look back to the late ’90s, early ’00s, there were a lot of people claiming that the internet wasn’t a threat to their business and wouldn’t change the way we do things. That’s why it feels like deja vu when head of NBC’s research and media development, Alan Wurtzel, claims …

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PlayStationVR briefly listed on Amazon for $800

It is clear at this point that virtual reality is going to be expensive to get into, especially if you want a first generation device. While the Oculus Rift was given an official $600 price tag yesterday, we have yet to see official prices for the HTC Vive or PlayStationVR, …

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Amazon drops ‘hoverboards’ amid safety fears

This year’s celebrity Instagram phenomenon has arguably been the ‘hoverboard,’ the Segway, swegway, Elite-Board… whatever you know it by: the two wheeled, self balance board. It’s been tearing it up in social media posts and many real-world people have enjoyed them too, but amid safety concerns, Amazon has now stopped …

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Elon Musk tells Amazon CEO: Space X did it first

Space X CEO Elon Musk has been talking space again on Twitter, but this time he’s been using it to point out his own company’s achievements in the wake of Amazon’s successful Blue Origin launch. Although that was quite an achievement, he pointed out that Space X had been performing similar …

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Amazon’s same day delivery service expands in UK

Amazon has been experimenting with same day delivery over in the US this year, with Prime Now expanding to a few cities. The retail giant even brought the service over to London earlier this year but now it is set to expand further to cover nine more locations across the UK. …

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Germany’s antitrust office investigating Apple and Amazon audiobook deal

Following on from complaints from booksellers in Germany, the country’s federal cartel office is now investigating the relationship between Amazon and Apple. Right now, the Amazon-owned audio book service, Audible, supplies Apple with audio books, so this investigation will try to determine whether or not this deal restricts competition from …

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Amazon designs pair of augmented reality glasses

Amazon has designed its own pair of augmented reality glasses, judging by a recent patent filing from the company. While many other device makers are currently focussed on virtual reality, there aren’t as many big names currently working on augmented reality, aside from Microsoft with the Hololens and Google with …

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Amazon is pulling the plug on the Fire Phone

Amazon is finally going to stop selling its Fire Phone this year. The retailer jumped in to the saturated Android smartphone market last year but failed to really grab the attention of critics or consumers, most people just didn’t care that the phone existed so as you can imagine, Amazon …

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Google is getting into fresh-grocery deliveries too

Google is continuing to take swings at any big tech competitors it can find, as following Amazon’s move into grocery and other food and beverage deliveries, the search giant has now announced that it will begin offering such a service too. Starting later this year, San Francisco (and one other …

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Amazon looking to enter restaurant food delivery business next

Amazon may be looking to expand its grocery delivery service beyond raw ingredients, with new job listings appearing for restaurant division staff in the Seattle and New York areas. It’s not clear if Amazon is looking to open its own restaurant/take away outlets, or merely delivering food put together by …

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Amazon is scaling back its hardware efforts

So, does anyone remember last year when Amazon attempted to release a smartphone? No? … I didn’t think so. Since the Fire Phone flopped last year, costing Amazon as much as £100 million, the company has decided that it would be a wise idea to scale back its hardware efforts …

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Amazon to stop accepting flash advertisements from September

The slow downfall of Adobe Flash continues, as Amazon announces that from September onwards it will no longer be accepting flash based advertisements on its site. The decision was apparently driven by recent updates to several popular web browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In recent years, Flash has …

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Amazon announces an end to its trade-in program

Amazon’s trade-in scheme, which allows customers to send in old products like games, books and clothes to earn credit against other purchases, is coming to a close. Anyone wishing to take advantage of it has until the 31st of August to get their returns in, after which Amazon will no …

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