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Christmas in July? Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ is back

SEATTLE – Amazon’s “Prime Day” has returned for a second year with the online retail giant promising twice as many deals as last year.


Study: 4 in 10 top-selling sunscreens on Amazon don’t meet dermatologists’ standards

If you want to know which headphones will stay in your ears when you go for a run or which books you should bring to the beach, the customer reviews …


Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart tries to move in

Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon’s second annual sales bonanza.


After Fire flop, Amazon unveils phones with its apps, ads

Amazon is back in the phone business – sort of. After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other manufacturers’ phones at a $50 discount.


Amazon to build 2 centers in Edwardsville, Illinois, bringing 1,000 jobs

Amazon.com says it will open two facilities in Edwardsville that will have 1,000 full-time jobs.


Google unveils smart-home speaker, chat service, Android update

Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker, a virtual-reality system called Daydream and a chat service called Allo.


Cannes a coming-out party for Amazon Studios

The party, stocked with pretty people and schmoozing filmmakers, looked like any other at the Cannes Film Festival except for the neon lights on the wall that glowed “Amazon Studios.”


Amazon to expand its store-brand offerings, report says

Amazon is planning to expand the store-brand items it sells to new categories including food and household products, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.


Wal-Mart sharpens Amazon attack with 2-day delivery service

Wal-Mart is sharpening its attack on Amazon.com. The world’s largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program to two days from a three, and it’s cutting a dollar off the …


Alexa now can help users track Amazon parcels

Shoppers obsessively tracking their Amazon packages can now put the smartphones back in their pocket and ask Alexa, the tech giant’s voice-powered digital assistant, instead.


Amazon takes on YouTube with new user-uploaded platform

Amazon is taking a page from YouTube as it looks to expand its footprint in the entertainment space. The Seattle-based e-retailer is launching a new self-service platform that allows anyone …


Amazon leases 20 more jets for growing air cargo fleet

Amazon will lease 20 cargo planes from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a deal that doubles the size of the tech and retail giant’s emerging air force.


Amazon’s one-hour delivery service gets own website

Amazon.com on Monday launched a website for its Prime Now fast-delivery service, hitherto available only through iPhone or Android apps.


Review: Kindle Oasis aims at avid readers, pricey for others

NEW YORK (AP) – The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet – and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader. The Oasis, which started shipping this …


Amazon discloses purchases by Iranians subject to sanctions

An Amazon.com internal investigation determined that its online retail business has sold and delivered about $100,000 worth of products to Iranian customers subject to U.S. government sanctions.


Seattle-area tech firms make list of highest-paying companies

Three Seattle-area companies are among the 25 highest-paying firms in the U.S., according to a list released Wednesday by employer-review site Glassdoor.


Amazon takes on Netflix with stand-alone video streaming

Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service.


Half of U.S. households belong to Amazon Prime, study says

Amazon Prime is now a staple in 70 percent of high-income homes in the country.


Amazon to set up homeless shelter on Seattle campus

Tech giant Amazon is offering a building it owns in downtown Seattle as a temporary shelter for homeless families.


Amazon CEO hints at new, high-end Kindle

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos said that his company is about to debut a new version of the Kindle e-book reader.


Comcast to sell services via Amazon, with customer service in Spokane area

Comcast announced a deal Monday to sell its Xfinity TV, Internet and phone services on


Capital One to let users pay bills via Amazon’s Echo

NEW YORK – Capital One has teamed with Amazon to let owners of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker system pay their bills and get other account information through voice commands. Amazon’s …


Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture’s research and development site …


Amazon leases 20 jets to build out logistics network

Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. …


Amazon to debut live show about fashion

In its quest to build out its fashion business, Amazon.com may disrupt the world of TV talk shows, too – with a nightly live show dedicated to fashion and beauty. …


Target taps Amazon executive to overhaul supply chain

Target says it has tapped an Amazon executive to lead the overhaul of its supply chain that has been stretched by the demands of e-commerce.


Amazon is America’s most-loved company, annual ranking shows

Amazon.com has reclaimed the top spot as America’s most-loved company in an annual ranking of some of the country’s largest companies.


Amazon job postings signal plans to scale up bookstore business

A bevy of recent highly specialized job postings suggests Amazon.com is indeed laying the foundation for a brick-and-mortar bookstore business whose ambitions extend well beyond the University Village location it …


Neeson plays PI in crime thriller ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

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Amazon’s new Kindle offers strong challenge to iPad Air

On the heels of Apple’s new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. …