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Amazon is warning users that their password may have been leaked

Just days away from Black Friday, Amazon is reportedly emailing a currently unknown number of users to inform them their password may have been visible during a potential leak of the company's database. It remains unclear how the breach happened.

Amazon adds two-factor authentication for stronger security

With Black Friday nearly upon us, shoppers on Amazon will be able to enjoy some extra security protection this holiday season as the company has finally introduced two-factor authentication support to its website.

Amazon has opened up its first physical bookstore

Seattle - Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, has opened up a physical bookstore in Seattle's University Village. This is the company's first bookstore.

Op-Ed: Latest company earnings reports, median stock figures and more

The median stock in the US has been flat for 2015. That is actually a big improvement from about one month ago when the median stock was down 8%, so we’ve seen a nice rally, but at the current pace we are on track for the worst performance since 2008.

Amazon announces lawsuit against over 1,000 fake reviewers

Online retailer Amazon has filed a lawsuit targeting over 1,000 people alleged to have posted fake product reviews on its website. The company says that the false reviewers can '"significantly" undermine the trust that consumers place in its listings.

Op-Ed: Wal-Mart's drops its sales forecast and other market news

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, said the company needed to invest to return to growth. McMillon said: “Retail history is very clear. Those that are unwilling or unable to change go away.

Are truck drivers in the U.S. in danger of becoming a rare breed?

The U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 50,000 truck drivers by the end of this year, according to a report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That's a sharp uptick from only two years ago when the shortage was pegged at 30,000 drivers.

Amazon Flex launched — Have you heard?

Amazon Flex has started in Seattle; need to earn some cash on your own schedule? The rumors of a crowd sourced package delivery and just what Amazon Flex might be are finally confirmed with the launch.

Amazon's new Fire TV goes head-to-head with Apple TV, costs $100

Not content with just unveiling tablets today, Amazon has also announced two new additions to its Fire TV range. The new model features support for 4K Ultra HD videos and a 75 percent performance increase in a package designed to rival the Apple TV.

Amazon announces surprisingly capable $50 Fire tablet

Amazon has unveiled a new 7-inch Fire tablet that will retail for just $50. It features modest but respectable hardware specifications and the option of purchasing a family-equipping six-pack at reduced cost.

Amazon laying off hardware staff after $170m Fire Phone failure

Dozens of Amazon engineers responsible for its failed attempt to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone are being told they are no longer required, according to a report today. The company is reorganising its general hardware efforts.

Op-Ed: Jeff Bezos vs NYT PR disaster — Managing a mess

New York - After grim revelations in a New York Times article about Amazon’s workplace culture, CEO Jeff Bezos wrote a published letter to employees, saying they could always talk to him. He even gave them his email address.

How Amazon delivers for customers at the expense of workers

Current and former Amazon employees share how the retailer demands workers go to any length to fulfill orders at the expense of personal life and family.

Amazon slowly eaten away by gold rush's illegal mines

- Seen from above, the Amazon resembles a huge billiards table -- a field of intense green pockmarked by brown stains.These are the sites of illegal mines, and they reveal the scope of a gold rush that threatens the lungs of the planet.

Isolated indigenous group reaches out in Peru's Amazon

- Members of an isolated indigenous group made contact over the weekend with villagers in Peru's Amazon basin seeking food and supplies, a Lima newspaper reported Monday.

Amazon plans on opening drive-up grocery stores

Sunnyvale - Amazon, the online retailer, is said to be planning to test out a new feature that will let customers go to a physical location to pick up fresh groceries and other items.

Amazon Prime Day chaos: LG G4 sells for just one cent

A slip-up by Amazon in its U.S. Prime Day sale yesterday resulted in some delighted customers landing an off-contract LG G4 for just one cent. Amazon's confused response to the erroneous listing has left others complaining and feeling left out.

What people are saying about Amazon Prime Day

Amazon's "Prime Day" on July 15th was set to be the biggest online sale day of the year. But many have taken to questioning just how great of a sale it really is.

Walmart and Amazon face off in coming summer sale

Amazon’s decision to announce a Black Friday-like sale called Prime Day on July 15 has triggered an avalanche of competing retailers with their own online deals.

Amazon's July 15th 'Prime Day' will be bigger than Black Friday

Amazon has announced that it will be celebrating its 20th birthday this month by launching a one-day sale extravaganza featuring more products on offer than are available on Black Friday. The catch is that the deals will only apply to Prime members.

Amazon brings one-hour delivery option to London

Amazon has brought its one-hour delivery service to central London, marking the first time that the option has been available in the UK. Over 10,000 products can be delivered directly to your door less than 60 minutes after you click the order button.

Rain forest tribe write 500 page "encyclopedia" of herbs

Iquitos - In an attempt to preserve their rich knowledge of the rain-forest before it is destroyed, five elders of the Matsé tribe have just created a 500-page book of herbal medicine that contains the collective wisdom of these "living libraries."

Amazon's reviews system is now intelligent and able to learn

Amazon has launched a refreshed reviews and ratings system which will make the overall customer consensus on a product clearer. The intelligent system will be able to give ratings priority depending on certain factors, creating a better average.

Op-Ed: Nation moves in different speeds in seemingly different universes

Denver - Perhaps the only thing the majority of Americans have in common is that they feel irrelevant. Gay, straight, conservative, liberal, pro-choice, anti-abortion. It is a shame people can’t binge.

Amazon goes gender neutral in toy department by removing labels

The Online retail giant Amazon, has decided to remove the labels 'boys' 'toys' and 'girls' 'toys' from its search filters.

'The Exorcism of Baby Michael' terrifying Amazon readers

One of the most talked about short stories in the horror genre on Amazon today is the latest work by Angelo King. But unless you don't want to sleep tonight, you may want to think twice about downloading it.

Amazon is testing delivery drones at a secret Canada site

Amazon is reported to be testing and developing its new drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada amid growing frustration with the U.S. government's prohibitive attitude towards the technology.

Federal Aviation Administration allows for Amazon’s drones

Last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon that will let the company test-drive Prime Air on the American grounds.

Amazon cleared by FAA to start testing deliveries by drone

Amazon is a step closer to being able to deliver packages by air, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to start testing drones outside.

Former Obama press secretary, Jay Carney, now works for Amazon

Jay Carney resigned as the White House press secretary last year, after he was on the job for three years. He has now joined Amazon.
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The Amazon floodplain, Brazil
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Cargill's port by night
A member of staff pushes a trolley as she collects orders at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterbo...
A member of staff pushes a trolley as she collects orders at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough, central England
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Map showing the Amazon watershed.
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Anaconda regurgitates whole cow
An Achuar man in the Amazon jungle.
An Achuar man in the Amazon jungle.
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2015 Amazon Fire HD (8-inch edition)
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Cargill's grain terminal at Santarem, Brazil
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2015 Amazon Fire Kids Edition
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Oil exploration in Peru's Amazon has generated wide-scale indigenous protests. ©D. Dudenhoefer
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Aerial photograph of ditches at Fazenda Parana
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2015 Amazon Fire, available for $49.99
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The 2015 Amazon Fire TV and Gaming Controller
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In One Person, a new book by John Irving
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A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya, Brazil.
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Jeff Bezos, the president, CEO and founder of
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Amazon's new octocopter hybrid delivery drone
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An area of rainforest cut-down, designed to represent the loss of the world's rainforests to development.
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