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News on Amazon (Ticker: AMZN) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

This June 18, 2014 file photo shows the new Amazon Fire Phone's Firefly feature, which lets the user take a photo of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, is demonstrated in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Media, IT Services, Audible

3 hrs ago | SFGate

Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

This June 18, 2014 file photo shows the new Amazon Fire Phone's Firefly feature, which lets the user take a photo of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, is demonstrated in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Media, IT Services, Audible, eBay, Kindle, iPod touch App, Yelp, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Amazon Fire Phone Review: Full of Gimmicks, Lacking Basics

You can operate new Amazon's Fire phone just by moving your head. Are gimmicks like that enough? Personal tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler reviews the Fire.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App, Instagram, iPhone

4 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Amazon May Soon Have To Open Up The Books For Its AWS Unit

Amazon has been pretty adamant when it comes to the financials of its cloud infrastructure unit, Amazon Web Services: Not disclosing it because it's not required to.

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7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Colbert Blasts Amazon, While Taking Amazon's Ad Dollars

Television satirist Stephen Colbert over the past few weeks has pointed the finger - sometimes literally - at Amazon.com, blaming the retailer for unfairly dragging Hachette authors into its e-book pricing spat with the publishing house by limiting pre-orders or delaying delivery on many titles.

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Related Topix: The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Media, IT Services, Audible

7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of Dollars

As LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, along with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, illustrate in their new book " The Alliance ," this multibillion-dollar business wasn't the brainchild of CEO Jeff Bezos or even an executive.

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos

8 hrs ago | Benzinga

Facebook's New Amazon Feature

Facebook recently introduced a new feature that may have been inspired by Twitter .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Internet, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Self-published books nearly a third of Amazon Kindle sales

Self-published authors are now earning nearly 40 percent of all ebook royalties on the Amazon.com Kindle store, according to research by AuthorEarnings.com.

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13 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Another author boosted by 'Colbert Bump'

Edan Lepucki, whose novel "California" became a best-seller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on.

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15 hrs ago | TechCrunch

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet

Amazon's first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play .

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

17 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

Why Amazon.com (AMZN) Stock Is Lower Today

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates AMAZON.COM INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: "We rate AMAZON.COM INC a HOLD.

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20 hrs ago | Internet Retailer

Amazon shows the big opportunity in Latin America e-commerce

Sales and traffic to online retailers by category and merchant type, data on Amazon and other leading e-retailers, comparisons of leading web retailers, site performance data, more.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business News

Amazon at 20: billions, bestsellers and legal battles

American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos first registers his fledgling company under the name Cadabra Inc in July 1994.

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, The Prisoner, Barnes & Noble

TheStreet.com

Jeff Bezos' Most Important Project Is Amazon Prime, and Everyone is Watching

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Mozilla, Internet, Science / Technology

Gawker

Amazon Is the Scariest Part of The CIA's New Amazona Cloud Storage

Megalomaniacal internet retailer Amazon began as an online seller of books- as CEO Jeff Bezos once explained it to a horrified Kansas City bookseller -because it allowed the company to gather data on affluent, educated shoppers.

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Fox Interactive Media

Seattle Times

Guest: The publishers, not Amazon, keep authors down

Join book authors Frank Schaeffer and Peter Brown for an online live chat Wednesday at noon about the dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette and how it's affecting them.

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TheStreet.com

What to Watch as Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix Report Earnings

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, Facebook, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Mozilla, TheStreet

Business Journal

Ebook startup Entitled ready to fight off Amazon's 'Kindle Unlimited'

The UpTake: With Amazon gearing up its "Kindle Unlimited" subscription e-book service, a Wilmington, N.C. startup, Entitle, which already offers a similar service, is preparing to battle for its life.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, the 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer is held up for a photo in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Media, IT Services, Audible

Business Journal

Ohio author wins Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Author D.M. Pulley of Shaker Heights, Ohio has been named the grand prize winner of the seventh annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest for her mystery novel "The Dead Key."

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