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All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Even though Amazon is almost exclusively an online-only retailer,  its Black Friday sales have historically been epic. Like last year, the deals this year have started with what Amazon calls “Early Black Friday Deals.” It’s not enough to simply check-in in the morning to get your shopping done, however — the retailer adds new deals to […]

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Amazon Announces New Headquarters In Virginia, New York City

SEATTLE ― Amazon today announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $ 5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new […]

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Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks ImageThe Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, is full of office buildings with available space.CreditCreditJared Soares for The New York Times By Karen Weise Nov. 13, 2018 SEATTLE — Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic […]

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Apple to boost its Amazon presence with listings for iPhones, iPads, and more

Apple and Amazon are cozying up in a deal that will see the tech giant significantly expand the availability of its hardware on the shopping site. The agreement covers Apple’s latest devices, including the iPhone XS and XR, the iPad Pro, and the Apple Watch Series 4, Cnet reported. Notably, Apple’s HomePod smart speaker will not appear […]

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Expect More Apple Products on Amazon, Less Refurbished Gear

Amazon is set to expand the number of official Apple products it sells on its site, including its new iPhones, according to CNET. But not everyone is happy. As part of the deal, Amazon is going to boot unofficial Apple product sellers, including refurbishers, from the site —unless they have permission from Apple. “This is […]

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You Can Now Get Amazon Alexa on Your Windows 10 PC

Move over, Cortana. Windows 10 PC users now have access to another virtual assistant: Alexa. Amazon just announced that its Alexa for PC app is now available for download on compatible Windows 10 devices. Head over to the Windows Store to grab it for free. This is good news for Windows 10 PC owners, especially […]

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Watch Amazon Video on your Chromecast — no Fire TV Stick needed

Google Chromecast‘s simple press-and-stream system has garnered lots of fans since it’s initial launch. But although the streaming device has built-in apps for just about anything you’d want to stream, one of its only real omissions is the lack of Amazon Prime Video support for streaming films and TV series. Related reads Never fear: If you’re […]

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Amazon Marches Closer to Its Goal of Becoming the Everything Company

Amazon Is Closer to Becoming the Everywhere Company It Wants to Be ImageFor Amazon, which is led by Jeff Bezos, the search for a second headquarters appears to have worked out rather nicely.CreditCreditJim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By David Streitfeld Nov. 6, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — What a farce. That was one of the […]

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You can ship all the things on Amazon for free, but only for a limited time

Likely aiming at challenges from retail rivals like Target and BestBuy, Amazon announced a significant change to its shipping policies. From now and onward for a “limited time” all items will ship for free on Amazon, for everyone, with no minimum purchase required. Though the “limited time”doesn’t set specific start and end dates, it marks […]

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Amazon expands white-box Alexa device lineup with new home hub and gateway hardware

Fridges. TVs. Tablets. Thermostats. Amazon’s Alexa assistant has been built into practically everything, it seems, and two new form factors today became a part of the ever-expanding club. The Seattle company announced that the Calix GigaSpire Max and Gemtek ViTA, two original design manufacturer (ODM) smart home hubs and gateways, will tap Amazon’s Alexa Voice […]

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Apple’s TV subscription service starts in 2019 to compete with Netflix, Amazon

Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV with their remotes. We may be only a few months away from an Apple TV subscription service launch. According to a report by The Information, Apple plans to launch its TV subscription service in the US in the first half of 2019. The service will […]

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Amazon joins $50 million investment in European Nest rival Tado

European Nest competitor Tado has raised $ 50 million in a round of financing from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, the European Investment Bank, Total Energy Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, and E.On. Founded out of Munich, Germany in 2011, Tado offers two core products: a smart thermostat and smart air conditioner control, which can be used with existing heating and A/C […]

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Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes

Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes ImageCrystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, Va., as seen from Washington. Its upsides for Amazon: good transit, diverse residents, a friendly business climate and a single developer with a big chunk of land.CreditCreditJared Soares for The New York Times By Karen Weise Oct. 18, 2018 […]

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Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise

Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise ImageKaty Iber, an Amazon warehouse worker near Minneapolis, said a highly publicized pay raise could actually cost her money because she was losing bonuses and stock grants.CreditCreditJenn Ackerman for The New York Times By Karen Weise Oct. 9, 2018 SEATTLE — Last week, Dave Clark, Amazon’s […]