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54 min ago | The Motley Fool

Amazon's Fire Phone Fizzles: Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

In all, this appears to be a flop for Jeff Bezos and company. And while many analysts predicted that Amazon's Fire Phone would have a tough time in this market, myself included , let's all pump the brakes on writing the device's obituary.

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Apple, Startups, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

4 hrs ago | KIMA

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, us Travel, Travel, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

4 hrs ago | ZDNet

Game of drones: Google readies Project Wing against Amazon's Prime Air

As the concept of the sharing economy continues to take hold of the tech world, delivery-themed startups are at the forefront.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Epilogue: Into the Amazon

Amazon has not even started airing its newest round of television shows, and it has already put up a new round of pilots for our consideration .

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Education

10 hrs ago | Network World

Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

AT&T's Ralph De La Vega greets Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Fire Phone launch in June.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Jeff Bezos, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology

14 hrs ago | Switched

Amazon, Twitter and Instagram Will Click4Life to Fight AIDS, Will You?

Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers signed off on a program that would change the way we use the Internet forever.

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Related Topix: Social Software

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Will Shaun Cassidy's Amazon TV pilot make it to a series?

Will "Hysteria," the Amazon.com Inc. TV pilot that was written and co-produced by 1970s teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy , make it into a full TV series? Amazon said the five pilots include Cassidy's "Hysteria" ; "The Cosmopolitans" ; "Hand of God" ; "Really" ; and "Red Oaks" "As part of its unique development process, Amazon gives customers an ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | CIO

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.

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Related Topix: Dropbox, Microsoft, Google, Startups

16 hrs ago | CIO

NASA Launches Massive Cloud Migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

16 hrs ago | InfoWorld

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more True Converged infrastructure can cut datacenter costs in half.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Google, Startups

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon, EBay Combined Before U.S. IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has been described as a mixture of Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. during the preparation for its U.S. initial public offering.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Hunch, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Internet, Science / Technology, Taobao

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Converge! Network Digest

Riverbed Annouces SteelStore Back-up for Amazon Web Services

Riverbed Technology announced an enterprise-class, cloud data backup and recovery solution that protects workloads running in AWS by backing them up in secondary cloud locations.

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Related Topix: Zeus Technology, Riverbed Technology, Startups

CBS News

Tech elites accused of ruining Burning Man festival

The raucous festival, which encourages creativity and innovation, now attracts moguls known for their creativity and innovation, CBS News' Michelle Miller reports.

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Related Topix: Larry Page, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Polygon

Amazon and Twitch are the competitors YouTube needs

Then, out of nowhere, rumors hit this week that the Google deal had fallen through and Amazon, of all places, would actually be acquiring Twitch.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Business Journal

The rise of Seattle's 'urban campus:' Weyerhaeuser, Amazon and beyond

Cranes above the first phase of Amazon's campus at 6th Avenue between Virginia Street and Lenora Street.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Ravenna (Seattle, WA), Pioneer Square (Seattle, WA), Madrona (Seattle, WA), Lake City (Seattle, WA)

WALB-TV Albany

Amazon same-day delivery expanded to Atlanta

Customers can search for millions of same-day eligible items using the new "Get It Today" search filter, order as late as 12 p.m., seven days a week, and get popular items delivered to their home in hours.

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West Australian

Ratan Tata invests in Indian online retailer Snapdeal

Ratan Tata, the former chairman of India's salt-to-steel Tata conglomerate, has bought a stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, the company said on Wednesday, joining a list of funds who have invested in the country's growing e-commerce industry.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Silicon Alley Insider

Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever

Ask Randall White, the 72-year-old CEO of the Educational Development Corporation, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, why he decided pull his company's 2,000 titles - including the acclaimed potty bestiary, "Everyone Poops" - from Amazon.com, and the longtime publishing executive makes reference not to a book but to a movie.

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Related Topix: Educational Development, Publishing, Media, IT Services, Audible, Celebrities, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Indie

Seeking Alpha

Netflix And Time Warner: What This Year's Emmy Awards Tell Us About Big Media

Winning a Emmy gives executives a tangible form of validation they can use to justify their choices to both boards of directors and stockholders.

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Related Topix: Media, Netflix, Startups, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Time Warner, Computers

Seeking Alpha

eBay Update: Baupost Entry, Spin-Off Rumors, And Amazon Competition

Seth Klarman's Baupost Group, a strictly value-oriented firm, revealed a new position in eBay in its 13-F filing.

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Related Topix: e-dialog, Hunch, eBay, Startups, GSI Technology, Magento

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