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Amazon (company): American electronic commerce and cloud computing company
Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

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15 gifts on everyone’s Amazon wish list this year

Amazon's Most Wished for page is like a cheat sheet for holiday shopping, and here are the top 15 products that'll charm anyone on your gift list.
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26 things on Amazon that will make your life easier

From a robot vacuum to a smart speaker to meal prep containers, these useful Amazon products will make your daily routine easier.
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Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market? [Video]Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?

A driver shortage could threaten to inflict higher costs and logistical challenges on Amazon in Germany, where subcontracted drivers complain of long hours and low pay. As Francis Maguire reports,..

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Prosus $6 bln Just Eat bid sets up food fight with Takeaway [Video]Prosus $6 bln Just Eat bid sets up food fight with Takeaway

Dutch internet conglomerate Prosus made an unsolicited $6.3 billion cash bid to buy British food delivery firm Just Eat Plc on Tuesday, using its superior financial firepower to try to scupper an all..

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Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school [Video]Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

American tech giant's CEO Jeff Bezos meets with high school students as part the company's initiative to fund computer science. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Wall Street pressured by global growth concerns [Video]Wall Street pressured by global growth concerns

Yahaira Jacquez wraps up Friday's market action on Wall Street.

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Key earnings next week: McDonald's, Boeing, Caterpillar [Video]Key earnings next week: McDonald's, Boeing, Caterpillar

Earnings season heats up in the coming week with key quarterly results and updates from several marquee names including McDonald's, Boeing, Catepillar, Microsoft and Amazon. Conway G. Gittens has the..

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Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech [Video]Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would “go to the mat” to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s expected effort to break up..

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Fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy [Video]Fashion chain Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday as it joined a growing list of brick-and-mortar players who have succumbed to the onslaught of e-commerce.

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Amazon unveils new range of Echo devices [Video]Amazon unveils new range of Echo devices

Amazon’s new Echo devices have been released at the company's headquarters in Seattle, United States. Includes the Echo Frames smart glasses and Alexa-enabled glasses with a microphone and speaker..

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Amazon: Celebrity Voices To Bolster Alexa [Video]Amazon: Celebrity Voices To Bolster Alexa

Actor Samuel L. Jackson poses at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Spider-man: Far From Home" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon [Video]Brazil's Bolsonaro at UN: Defiant about fires burning in Amazon

Despite global outrage, President Jair Bolsonaro says international media has exaggerated problem of Amazon fires.

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Amazon, Bezos step up fight to tackle climate change [Video]Amazon, Bezos step up fight to tackle climate change

Amazon's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos announced a plan to meet the goals of the Paris Climate agreement 10 years ahead of schedule. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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A peek inside Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show for Amazon [Video]A peek inside Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show for Amazon

The pop star will debut her new collection to the world via the streaming service. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon [Video]A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon

Deaths related to land disputes highlight the problem of policing the vast Amazon, where this year loggers, cattle ranchers, and farmers have been accused of triggering a sharp rise in fires and..

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Three US Senators Send Letter To Jeff Bezos About Driver Abuse [Video]Three US Senators Send Letter To Jeff Bezos About Driver Abuse

Three U.S. senators wrote a letter to Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos. Those include Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Sherrod Brown. They said the company should stop working..

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Creepy or cute? Robot pals for you and your dog [Video]Creepy or cute? Robot pals for you and your dog

Virtual assistants and robot toys are nothing new. But at a Berlin tech expo some companies are trying to push the envelope a bit further. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires [Video]Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires

Brazil's wildfires continue to burn across the Amazon and some residents - facing encroaching flames - feel they're fighting a losing battle. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Amazon Experiments With New Check Out Method At Whole Foods [Video]Amazon Experiments With New Check Out Method At Whole Foods

The NY Post and Business Insider report that Amazon is working on new check-out technology at Whole Foods. The new technology would allow customers at its Whole Foods stores to check out by just waving..

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Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute [Video]Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

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Amazon wildfires spread, with 72,843 detected so far this year [Video]Amazon wildfires spread, with 72,843 detected so far this year

Fires continue to consume the normally lush Amazon, killing animals and leading to respiratory illnesses according to the leader of an indigenous group in Rondonia state.

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Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies [Video]Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies

At least two European countries freeze donations to Amazon Fund over record fires under Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

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Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire [Video]Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire

More than 1.5 million hectares of Bolivia's Amazon and Chiquitano tropical forests have been destroyed by fire.

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Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban [Video]Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban

Amazon continues to burn despite Bolsonaro issuing 60-day ban on fires in the region.

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Top 7 Favorite Brands Of Millennials [Video]Top 7 Favorite Brands Of Millennials

7. Google 6. Samsung 5. Target 4. Walmart 3. Nike 2. Apple 1. Amazon

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Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires [Video]Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires

The forest is home to 1,500 species of birds, 500 species of mammals and 550 of reptiles.

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Space heavyweights join Jeff Bezos' moon lander project

Amazon founder says proposed moon lander could be ready within five years
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On live-streaming site Twitch, videos of mass violence spread

The Amazon-owned live-streaming platform Twitch has become a go-to place for watching people play video games and chat online, but the platform is also being used to broadcast horrific crimes for..
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Hey Google and Alexa, how easy is it to take control?

Berlin researchers create skills to show how simple it is to steal passwords and listen in via Google and Amazon voice assistants.
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34 impulse purchases on Amazon you'll actually use all the time

From a mini waffle maker to an attachable bidet to an essential oil diffuser, these are the impulse Amazon buys that are incredibly useful.
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Controversial Amazon statues stolen from Rome church, dumped in river

Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them from a bridge into the Tiber River.
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Amazon, The Capitol Dome, Free Diving

Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, serving 225M customers worldwide. What's next for the company that prides itself on disrupting tradition? Then, It's hard to imagine America without the..
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In House Antitrust Hearing, Lawmakers Focus on Harms to Privacy

Members of Congress questioned whether the power of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon could hurt consumer privacy.
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In the hands of police, facial recognition software risks violating civil liberties

Studies show Amazon's Rekognition is fraught with racial and gender bias. So why are cops all over the country using it?
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The Amazon hasn't stopped burning. There were 19,925 fire outbreaks last month and 'more fires' are in the future

The number of Amazon fires has decreased since they elicited an international outcry in August, but experts believe this is just a temporary respite.
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You can save on the KitchenAid Stand Mixer of your dreams right now

A KitchenAid Stand Mixer is among the most coveted of kitchen gadgets, and right now you can save big on select colors on Amazon.
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You can get a rare discount on the Nintendo Switch right now

A sale on the Nintendo Switch is pretty hard to come by, but right now you can get a sweet discount on the popular console on Amazon.
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This weighted blanket has over 4,000 glowing reviews—and it's on sale

You can finally get a restful night's sleep with this deal on Amazon's best-selling YnM weighted blanket.
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20 incredible products that are trending on Amazon right now

Amazon's Movers and Shakers page is a great way to see what's trending each day on the site, and these are 20 of the best products we keep seeing.
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Germany shooting streamed on Amazon's Twitch site

Footage from shooting attacks in the German city of Halle on Wednesday was livestreamed on Amazon's video gaming platform Twitch, according to a Twitch spokeswoman.
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Poll shows Brazilian Catholics do not agree with Bolsonaro on Amazon

A majority of Brazilian Catholics believe global warming is a scientific fact and preservation of the Amazon rainforest is vital to reduce the effects of climate change, contrary to the view of..
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Rains help douse Bolivian forest fires after two-month inferno

Heavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4 million hectares..
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Amazon warehouse worker wage appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com's bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through..
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Rains, military response help curb fires in Brazil's Amazon in September

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has receded, falling 36% in September from August to well below a 20-year historic average for the month, amid improved weather conditions and..
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This All-Clad fry pan is an amazing price on Amazon right now

All-Clad cookware usually comes at a cost, but their 12-inch stainless-steel fry pan just dropped in price on Amazon.
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Forbes 400: Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett remain the richest people in the US

The CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, remains the richest person in America despite parting with $46 billion over the past year, according to Forbes.
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Kroger cutting hundreds of management jobs nationwide

Kroger is cutting hundreds of local management jobs nationwide as it continues to struggle to compete with discount rivals, Amazon and Walmart.
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15 top products on Amazon that are on everyone's wish list

Amazon's Most Wished for page is like a cheat sheet for holiday shopping, and here are the top 15 products that'll charm anyone on your gift list.
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21 unusual things on Amazon you'll use every day

From a smart water bottle to a wake-up light to a portable slow cooker, these are the strange but brilliant things on Amazon you'll use every day.
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No, Alexa won't stop recording you

You can delete your recordings after the fact, but Amazon will still store them by default. Amazon's Alexa boss says it makes the assistant smarter.
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31 things you can buy on Amazon that will actually save you money

These products from Amazon, including dryer balls, a smart thermostat, and the best meal prep containers, will help save you money in the long run.
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Amazon Alexa devices to soon feature Samuel L. Jackson's voice

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to hear Samuel L. Jackson in their living rooms, thanks to a neural text-to-speech engine. The technology has the ability to adopt the voices of public figures,..
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Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the..
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35 genius things from Amazon that are under $10

Whether it's a mug warmer, a no-tie shoelaces or a cult-favorite face mask, these are the brilliant products you can get on Amazon for under $10.
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You can now buy a smart oven from Amazon—but is it worth it?

Hey Alexa, cook me dinner.
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Ring offers its lowest-priced video doorbell camera yet

Since being acquired by Amazon in 2018, Ring has lowered the prices of its products and greatly expanded its lineup, from doorbells to security cams.
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Amazon to offer Samuel L. Jackson voice for Alexa. He'll curse, if you want.

Samuel L. Jackson is lending his iconic voice to Amazon's Alexa – explicit language and all. Jackson's voice will be available in a clean version, too.
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Samuel L. Jackson's voice is coming to Amazon Alexa

Alexa, are there snakes on this plane?
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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni calls on Bolsonaro to step down

Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the..
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Amazon's top toys are here for 2019 holidays

Amazon’s most anticipated toy list for the holidays is out, and it features many brands that have appeared on previous lists.
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Amazon introduces new Alexa Dot speaker with clock

Press event in Seattle unveils new connected speaker and smart home products at Amazon headquarters in "The Spheres."
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21 weird Amazon products that are incredibly useful

From a desktop vacuum to a scalp brush, these products on Amazon are genuinely strange—and you'll want to add them to your inventory ASAP.
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Amazon's Top 25 toys here for 2019 holidays! LEGO, L.O.L. doll, Paw Patrol lead kids' lists

The 2019 list has faves like remote-controlled Batmobile and furReal Plum, an interactive panda with 100-plus sound-and-motion combos.
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Trump impeachment inquiry, Amazon event: 5 things to know Wednesday

House to vote on release of whistleblower complaint, Amazon to introduce new tech products, "Modern Family" begins its final season and more things to know Wednesday
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New on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon

Shows and movies you'll want to stream soon
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In remote Amazon, indigenous married Catholics spread gospel, pray for priesthood

Just before dawn, Shainkiam Yampik beats a drum carved from a tree trunk at the start of a Roman Catholic prayer service in Wijint, a hamlet of thatched-roof huts in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.
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Inside Rihanna's star-studded Savage X Fenty show at New York Fashion Week, now streaming on Amazon

Rihanna brought out all the stops and the biggest stars for her inclusive Savage X Fenty lingerie show for New York Fashion Week. Now streaming on Amazon.
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Amazon job fairs draw 200,000 applications in a week

Amazon has been deluged by interest from job-seekers since recently launching a recruitment drive to hire 30,000 workers.
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200,000 people applied for jobs at Amazon in a single week

While New Yorkers repelled the ecommerce giant's expansion plans, job applications are flying in from other places
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Alexa's latest skill: Helping users donate to presidential candidates

Amazon introduces political features and seeks to be a neutral source of political news as the 2020 presidential race heats up. Donations are accepted, too.
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Amazon and Western Union team up to make it easier to shop online, then pay with cash

Amazon will enable shoppers to buy online, then head to Western Union to pay with dollars, making it easier for those who prefer or need to use cash.
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18 5-star Amazon products you should add to your cart right now

Not only do these things have amazing reviews, they're also actually useful and awesome.
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Amazon is newest music streamer to tempt subscribers with higher-resolution sound

Amazon Music HD, a new tier on its streaming service has more than 50 million songs in CD quality and millions at better than CD quality.
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Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources in past decade: HRW report

A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon, many by organized criminal..
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