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Amazon and Disney square off over blocked DVD titles

Amazon has blocked preorders on several Disney titles in another disagreement over business practices. 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and 'Maleficent' are both being cut out while negotiations begin between these massive companies.

Op-Ed: Hachette v. Amazon e-book feud must consider needs of new authors

Book publisher Hachette and entertainment powerhouse Amazon are locking horns over e-book pricing. Amazon wants to lower the prices of e-books, citing higher readership and high price elasticity, while Hachette wants to avoid a possible price war.

5 things you need to know about the Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon is clearly taking things to the next level, bringing in their very own version of a smartphone into the market. What edge does their Fire Phone have against the competition?

Amazon Fire phone gaining popularity slowly but can it compete?

The Amazon Fire smartphone was up for sale just a week ago and few smartphone users are excited about the release. This isn't very surprising considering Amazon does not have an established customer base for smartphones.

Printing in 3D now available on Amazon

Three-dimensional printing services are now available on Amazon.com, allowing customers to customize items ranging from bobble head toys to unique jewelry through third-party sellers.

Amazon launches 3D printing marketplace

Amazon launched the 3D printing store today as a part of a growing industry of customized printing that will soon see home use.

Op-Ed: Want to be an author? Beware Amazon's 'Kindle unlimited'

Amazon.com may soon offer a new "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service for $9.99 per month that gives subscribers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles. What does this mean for new authors?

Amazon charges customers a penny per order to negate French law

After French authorities placed a number of restrictions on Amazon to protect in-country suppliers the company has fired back with a one-penny solution.

Amazon sued by U.S. regulators over kids apps

Washington - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Amazon. The FTC says that Amazon allowed millions of dollars of unauthorized purchases by children to take place in its mobile app store.

Op-Ed: BlackBerry turns a profit, now what?

BlackBerry's first quarter $23 million profit appears to be a sign that the corporate restructuring is working, but with such a far way to go to regain relevance it appears that BlackBerry still has a long road ahead.

Amazon and Warner Bros resolve dispute, restore movies

New evidence suggests that Amazon and Warner Brothers have come to an agreement on the distribution of several movies. This is good news for those who can once again pre-order some major titles.

Blackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.

Amazon announces Fire Phone

Following months of speculation, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos officially announced today the Fire Phone, the online-shopping giant's first foray into the smartphone market.

Amazon halts Lego movie pre-orders

Online retailer Amazon has halted pre-orders of some Warner Bros films in the U.S., including 'The Lego Movie'. This is due to a pricing dispute.

Amazon launches a music streaming service

Amazon is adding a new sector to their latest list of offerings. Amazon is offering a music service that will compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora and will expand over the course of the next few months.

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Extant’ arrives in the UK this July

British viewers will be able to watch CBS’s brand-new high-concept science-fiction thriller, “Extant”, within 24 hours of its US premiere, it has been announced.

Titus Welliver's 'Bosch' gets the green light from Amazon Special

"Bosch," a drama starring Titus Welliver, based on Michael Connolly’s novel series, has been given the green light by Amazon to become a full-fledged series for their Prime members . The fans spoke and Amazon listened.

Amazon fungus can eat polyurethane

Polyurethane has long been considered non-biodegradable. However, a fungus has been found that can eat and digest the plastic. The fungus was found in the Amazon.

Alibaba files for IPO; could be largest tech debut ever

Washington - Chinese tech giant Alibaba Holdings Inc. moved closer to becoming a public company in the United States on Tuesday when it filed its IPO prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Consumer interest in wearable tech continues to broaden

Just how big is the nascent market for wearable tech? It's so big - and growing bigger by the day - that Amazon is positioning itself front and center to become the ultimate eCommerce hub for buyers of wearable technology.

Amazon 'to release smartphone later this year'

Washington - Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon willing to pay you up to $5,000 to quit your job

Although it may sound counter-intuitive, Amazon is proposing a policy that no other company dares try. This probably isn't surprising coming from Amazon though, a company known for its wacky parcel delivery drone idea.

Amazon launches new device for streaming video

New York - Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge in online video to rivals such as Netflix.

Amazon snags streaming rights to action series '24'

New York - Amazon announced Tuesday it had secured the online streaming rights for the US action hit "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland.

'Bosch' among six new original Amazon TV shows

New York - US online giant Amazon announced plans Monday for its own science fiction TV series and detective program based on writings of best-selling crime writer Michael Connelly for its streaming video service.

Amazon hit by strikes in Germany

Frankfurt - One of Amazon's key sites in Germany was the target of fresh walkouts by staff on Monday in an long-running wage dispute. The services sector union Verdi has called for morning stoppages at Amazon's logistics centre in Leipzig.

Review: Peter Goodman’s 'Buzzkill' — Bipolar disorder in the raw Special

Sydney - Bipolar disorder affects millions of people. It’s a little understood condition, and books from the frontline perspective of those having a bipolar condition are few. Peter Goodman’s Buzzkill is a look at the facts.

Girl's escape from Shining Path in Tomlinson's 'Lethal Dispatch' Special

San Francisco - Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch".

Amazon boosts price of 'Prime' membership to $99 in US

New York - Amazon is boosting the price of its "Prime" membership to $99 a year, a 25 percent jump for US customers seeking free delivery and access to the streaming video service.The price hike unveiled Thursday is the first since Amazon launched the program in ...

Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath

Amazon.com Inc plans to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by 25 percent to $99 starting next week, a move announced on Thursday that risks losing customers for a feature that ...
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline © Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
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Anaconda regurgitates whole cow
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An Achuar man in the Amazon jungle.
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Awá man from Juriti survey the forest which is being illegally destroyed by settlers, Awa, Brazil.
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Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
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The Amazon Rainforest
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The Awá of Tiracambu community, Brazil.
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All-New Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet
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The Pirahã tribe will be affected by the Madeira river dams. © Clive W. Dennis/Survival
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Cargill's port by night
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In One Person, a new book by John Irving
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