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Stand-off in the Amazon: Tribes shut down oil company airport

Loreto - Members of two different Peruvian native groups have occupied the airport of Pluspetrol, an Argentine oil company that is accused of failing to compensate local communities for damage to the environment.

Target goes after Amazon with new free shipping promotion

These days it seems “The Everything Store” is getting attacked on all sides by its competitors. Now Target has upped its online marketability by giving customers free shipping on all orders of $25 or more placed through their website.

Drones to search Amazonian forests for ancient civilizations

Scientists plan to use drones to scour the Amazonian forests for evidence of ancient civilizations. New discoveries suggest that sophisticated cultures similar to those in other parts of the Americas once occupied the area.

Amazon is going to make movies

Amazon intends to make full-length films and release them in movie theatres, the company announced on Monday. It has yet to name any planned features.

Apple and Amazon won't reveal federal diversity filings

The Equal Employment Opportunity survey known as EEO-1 allows companies to report employees' race self-identification data to the federal government.

Google wants to launch a 'buy' button to hurt Amazon

Google has become the latest company to explore the launch of a “buy” button and other additional shopping features as it looks to beef up its e-commerce arsenal to fight off Amazon, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Software glitch leads to thousands of 1 penny sales on Amazon

A software glitch led to thousands of items being listed at a price of 1 penny on Amazon's United Kingdom site for a few hours, during which a digital stampede has left several businesses facing bankruptcy.

Old Amazon app removed from Google Play still functional

Google updated its Developer Distribution Agreement to force Amazon to remove its official app that at last update added an app store. Amazon released a replacement app, but the old app and app store are functional as of the time of publishing.

Google removed Amazon's app from the Play Store

The official Amazon app was removed from the Google Play store after Amazon let slip that the app features its own "hidden" app store.

Amazon, Hachette reach new deal after months-long dispute

After a high-profile fight during contract negotiations, Amazon and Hachette Book Group have finally come to an agreement.

Amazon tribe defies Brazilian government and marks its own land

Amazonas - In direct response to the Brazilian government's plan to build two mega dams that would flood their traditional lands, an indigenous group is auto-demarcating their own territory and say they will die before they leave it.

Amazon takes Tesco’s spot on top of UK entertainment market

The American-based online retailer Amazon surged past its rival Tesco during the third quarter of this year. The period, which ended with September, saw Amazon holding 22.5 percent of the entertainment market.

Amazon to open first brick-and-mortar site

New York - Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to open a physical location in New York City across the street from the Empire State building.

In Brazil, Amazon voters paddle canoes to floating polls

Iranduba - It's Sunday morning on Lake Catalao in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, where the reflection of a fisherman's silhouette glimmers on the water.But this morning, he's not casting his nets.

Would-be Amazon competitor Jet.com raises $80 million

With a solid track record behind him, Marc Lore, co-founder of Quidsi.com, is beginning his new startup with $80 million in growth capital and assets.

A security flaw in Amazon's Kindle Library could allow anyone to take control of your account

A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Amazon's website that could enable hackers to gain access to Amazon accounts.

Large author group says Amazon-Hachette feud hurting sales

While the feud between Amazon and book publisher Hachette has been going on for months now, a group of more than 1,000 authors has just sent Amazon a letter outlining how much the dispute has hurt book sales.

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.
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A general view of the storage hall at the 70,000 square metre warehouse floor in Amazon's new distribution center in Brieselang, near Berlin
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