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Amazon hints at big budget, big salaries for Top Gear crew

The new car show set to be hosted by ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on Amazon Prime, will be “very, very, very expensive,” for Amazon, according to the company head and 15th world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos. While he wouldn’t confirm how much any of …

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Want to get paid to deliver Amazon packages?

Getting packages to customers faster and faster has been part of Amazon’s edict for years now. It’s investigated drone delivers, but has hit a few hiccups there, so one solution that may help improve its goods flow is to pay members of the public to deliver them too, rather than …

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The EU Commission has now set its sights on Amazon

The European Commission has gone ahead with yet another anti-trust investigation. This time, its sights are set on Amazon due to its e-book deals and contracts with book publishers. The investigation was formally launched this week with the aim of ensuring that Amazon’s publisher contracts don’t “make it more difficult …

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Amazon launches new advert scheme on mobiles

Amazon is looking to poke its digits into more digital pies this week, with the announcement that it has launched a new advertising scheme for mobiles, designed to help app makers promote their software on Android and Amazon Fire devices. This scheme will go after the two dominant companies in …

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Australia to go after tech giants for tax avoidance

Following on from the UK’s general election taking place last week, many people have their eyes on the re-elected prime-minister David Cameron, to see if (among other things) he will make good on promises he’s made in the past that tech firms dodging British tax law would be strapped down …

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Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage

Amazon has announced its new subscription tiers for its online storage service, ‘Cloud Drive’, with one of the options offering up unlimited storage. Those with Amazon Prime or owners of an Amazon Fire device will already have access to unlimited photo storage, but now two extra tiers are available to …

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Twitch hits 100 million views a month

Twitch managed to surpass the 100 million unique monthly views milestone last year, the video game streaming service has announced today. Twitch launched a new site yesterday, commemorating all of the milestones that the service has managed to surpass since its launch just a few years ago. Other stats from …

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Kindle Convert allows you to digitize your library

Kindle convert

Amazon have released a PC application that you can use to turn your dusty old physical books, into Kindle ebooks. The app will allow you to scan any book while running text recognition to properly digitize the text and preserving any notes and pictures as well. These ebooks can then …

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The White House isn’t all that drone proof it seems

White House DJI

Last Monday a small civilian drone crashed into the grounds of the White House, causing quite a stir over exactly how secure the White House actually is against drone attacks. It has now been revealed that the drone in question, a DJI Phantom quadrocopter, was actually being flown by an …

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Amazon Japan cooperating with police over Child Porn case

Amazon’s headquarters in Japan is currently said to be “cooperating” with a police investigation into child pornography, after two men were arrested late last year for attempting to sell books containing illegal images of children on the retail website. As part of the investigation, Amazon’s offices were raided yesterday, though in what …

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Amazon might be buying an Israeli chip maker

Amazon might soon be dropping another few hundred million on a hardware firm and this time it’s to do with internals. Purportedly the deal is for a $370 million (£244 million) buyout of Israeli chipmaker Annapurna Labs, which will not only see Amazon take over the company, but also begin …

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Golden Globes gives streaming shows stamp of approval

If there was any suggestion that the quality of shows produced by the likes of streaming platform holders, Amazon and Netflix, were anything less than that of more traditional network produced shows, the Golden Globes has shone a light on that fallacy. At this year’s awards ceremony, both Netflix and …

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Google may take on Amazon with ‘buy’ button

Google is apparently looking to take on retailers with the launch of a ‘buy’ button, which will allow searchers to purchase products directly from the Google search results page. The idea is very similar in concept to Amazon’s own ‘one-click ordering’ button, which you can add as an extension to …

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Amazon gaff sees small sellers lose thousands

A fault with Amazon listing software last week, saw many items sold through the retail giant by smaller businesses listed at just £0.01 each. While it only lasted for about an hour on Friday, bargain hunters on the site ordered tens of copies of expensive items like video games, mobile …

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Amazon Prime Instant Video now offering 4K streaming

Amazon has just announced that its streaming service, Prime Instant Video, will now be offering 4K streams in the US, making the company one of the first few service providers to launch ultra HD content, alongside Netflix and YouTube. The content selection is limited, as you would probably expect but …

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Amazon CEO says Fire Phone was a ‘smart failure’

It is safe to say that the Amazon Fire phone hasn’t lived up to the company’s hopes or expectations, failing to appeal to both critics and consumers but at least Amazon isn’t under any delusions as CEO, Jeff Bezos categorizes the device as a “smart failure”. Speaking with NBC, Bezos …

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Meet Amazon’s warehouse robots

Amazon garnered headlines recently for its teasing of drone deliveries to those that live close to its distribution centres, giving people the chance for same day deliveries without leaving their homes. However that’s not the only aspect of its business that the retailer is looking to renovate with robotics, as …

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Amazon partners with Royal Mail for pick up

In what must feel like getting in to bed with the devil, Royal Mail has announced a partnership with internet retailer Amazon, to provide customers with an added solution for speedier delivery. This comes just weeks after Royal Mail announced that it was likely to lose out to rival couriers …

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