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It’s a little unnerving to have a machine trying to read your mind (what if you have an embarrassing sex dream, will Alexa know about those too?!), but it will also make life so much easier. READ MORE »
Is Amazon’s streaming service better than Netflix? Well… that’s up for debate. It’s slowly but surely creeping up on Netflix when it comes to original programming and movies, but one of the major turn-offs has been that you have to sign up for a Prime subscription to access their goodies. If you enjoy going on… READ MORE »
Both Starbucks and Amazon are in the news for recent changes—and not necessarily good ones. Starbucks is changing its rewards program in a fashion that hurts people who don’t spend much per visit. Read more on Newser… … READ MORE »
There were quite a few surprises during last night’s Golden Globe Awards, with a numbers of newcomers taking home big awards, including Rachel Bloom from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend nabbing Best Actress in a TV Comedy, Brie Larson snatching Best Actress In A Motion Picture Drama for her brilliant turn in Room, and the low profile Amazon comedy… READ MORE »
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Earlier this week, commuters on the Shuttle train between Times Square and Grand Central in Manhattan were stunned to discover subway cars plastered with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. No, Donald Trump hadn’t come up with some new marketing strategy for his presidential campaign — but the MTA had agreed to an advertising campaign for… READ MORE »
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Some people wear Halloween costumes to disguise themselves, while others pick costumes that reveal the truth behind who they really are — namely, an asshole. That’s what the “Adult Lady Boy Drag Fancy Dress Costume” will do for anyone who purchased it before Amazon UK removed it from their site. … READ MORE »
Sujata Singh has filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the University of Pennsylvania, two years after the suicide of her 20-year-old daughter, Arya Singh.
Sujata Singh is suing Amazon for negligence and failing to prevent a Thai company from selling cyanide to her daughter. Arya was able to purchase cyanide pills with no… READ MORE »
The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the… READ MORE »
As news broke yesterday that Amazon Studios brokered a deal with controversial filmmaker and alleged pedophile Woody Allen to create a TV series for the fledgling streaming network, perhaps no one encapsulated the reaction better than Allen himself. “My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.” … READ MORE »
This piece was originally published on The Daily Dot.
After 26 years of living in California, I moved to New York City in February 2014. I did not handle it well. Although I was moving for a fun job to a city I’d often fantasized about living in, I still found myself on… READ MORE »
Kindle’s popular highlights are pretty much the only reason I would have to read anything on a Kindle anymore. I have successfully boycotted Amazon for books and most other things for the last several months, but I still find myself amazed at the popular highlights, mostly because of their extraordinary mediocrity. I’m pretty sure that… READ MORE »
You might have seen Stephen Colbert’s take on the Amazon vs. Hachette debacle, or you might have seen articles floating around Facebook, or friends declaring that they’re not buying books from Amazon anymore. What’s the big deal, right?
Here’s what’s happening: Hachette is a gigantic publisher — right up there with Harper Collins,… READ MORE »
The reviews on Amazon are often a treasure trove of hilarity, but occasionally they are both amusing and educational. For example, I had no idea until today that if I were to eat a handful of Haribo sugarless gummy bears, I could expect my insides to turn into hot lava. According to the hundreds of reviews for… READ MORE »
Sorry, Amazon: your robot drone delivery program just got one-upped, in terms of both efficiency and novelty. The future of delivery will not be dependent on technology, but rather winged animals — that is, if one British book retail giant has any say in it. Waterstones has trounced Amazon’s plans (which, really, now seem quaint… READ MORE »
Joy Covey, the former CFO of Amazon.com and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by Fortune magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 most powerful women, Covey was the first chief fiscal officer of Amazon between 1996 and 2000. READ MORE »