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Amazon to start selling its own private label food products

Amazon.com Inc is getting ready to launch several new lines in its private-label selections, including its "first broad push into perishable foods," according to sources.

Google is building an Amazon Echo rival called 'Chirp'

Google is building a new consumer hardware device to rival Amazon's Echo, according to reports. The product will be an always-on voice controlled digital assistant, powered by Google Now. Amazon has seen a sales success with the Echo.

Amazon unveils its own version of YouTube, Amazon Video Direct

Amazon has launched a new service to rival Google's YouTube in a surprise announcement today. Amazon Video Direct allows anyone to upload their own videos. The clips can be viewed by anyone with an Amazon account, or be limited to Prime subscribers.

Op-Ed: Amazon vs paid reviewers — Why skank reviews are bad for everyone

Seattle - The Internet has a huge population of parasites in the form of paid reviewers. Amazon is the main target for this global skank review scam, and it’s not at all happy about that. Five new lawsuits are trying to map out a defence.

Op-Ed: Amazon launches standalone streaming service, undercuts Netflix

New York - As sure as night follows day, Amazon has made an obvious but necessary move in to the streaming market. The new service bypasses Amazon Prime, which is interesting, but also delivers a significant market blow to competitors.

Amazon's Kindle Oasis is a premium e-reader for regular bookworms

Amazon has unveiled an all-new Kindle e-reader. The Kindle Oasis the company's lightest and thinnest Kindle ever, featuring a unique design that places the device's centre of gravity in the palm of the hand for perfectly balanced comfortable reading.

Amazon bans dangerous USB Type-C cables to protect devices

Amazon has officially banned low-quality USB Type-C cables from its website. The company has made the move after reports of some cables failing to adhere to the USB specification and damaging devices due to incorrectly-rated components.

Kindle owners urged to update their device to keep using it

Amazon has warned owners of older models of its Kindle e-reader that they need to install an important software update today or face the device becoming unusable online from later this week. From March 22, Kindle services will be inaccessible.

Amazon's Alexa partners with Fitbit to remind you to exercise

Amazon has released a new update for its Alexa digital assistant on the Amazon Echo. Alexa now integrates with exercise tracking app Fitbit, letting you ask how active you've been, tell Alexa to register a new activity or hear supporting prompts.

Op-Ed: Pay for your groceries with a selfie? Amazon is patenting it

Sydney - This could be a great idea, or a gift for every Photoshop-inclined criminal hacker on Earth. The theory is that instead of passwords, you use a picture of yourself to pay for things. The logic takes a bit of getting used to.

Amazon wading into virtual reality with its own video experiences

An Amazon job listing spotted online has revealed the company is working on building its own virtual reality platform. The video-oriented system will place the retail giant into competition with established brands including Facebook, HTC and Samsung.

Amazon removes encryption from Fire tablets, reduces security

Amazon has issued an update for its range of Fire tablets that removes the option to encrypt the device's storage. The company has confirmed the latest version of Fire OS won't encrypt data amid a lawsuit between Apple and the FBI over the technology.

Op-Ed: Amazon + gadgets + internet = Your appliances shop online for you

Sydney - Amazon has taken a lead in the new incarnation of The internet of Things — an environment where everything is connected to the net. How about a machine that automatically orders new stuff when you run out? That’s what Amazon’s Dash does.

Amazon launches its own free game engine, no royalties required

Amazon has added a new product to its growing range of cloud-based software development kits and tools. The company has released its own game engine which will be free for game developers to use to quickly build high-quality games.

Op-Ed: How major retailers like Amazon increase average order size

It’s been hell for businesses this past year, especially when it comes to getting targeted customers to buy from them. However, Amazon is one company that seems to have mastered the upsell, cross-sell, side-sell and even the surprise sell. See how.

Smart devices can now order their own supplies direct from Amazon

Amazon has officially announced the launch of the first smart devices compatible with its Dash Replenishment service. It lets devices automatically reorder their consumables as they run low so the user doesn't need to do it themselves.

Amazon donates profits from far-right anthem to refugees

Berlin - Online retail giant Amazon said on Thursday it will donate the profits from the online purchase of a tune released by the far-right anti-migrant PEGIDA movement to refugees in Germany.

Op-Ed: Town rejects solar panels amid claims they 'suck up' sun's energy

Woodland - During a meeting of the Woodland Town Council, residents rejected a proposal for a solar farm. One local resident, Bobby Mann, voiced concerns that solar farms would suck up all of the sun's energy and drive businesses away.

Amazon claims it's building a Prime Video app for Apple TV

Amazon is reportedly working to create a Prime Video app for the Apple TV despite removing all references to the device from its store last month. The move could give Prime Video more users but may lead to less Amazon hardware sales.

Amazon video shows off new helicopter/plane delivery drone

Two years after it initially announced its intention to begin a drone delivery service, Amazon today showed off its new prototype drone in a YouTube video.

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.
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