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

1 hr ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Alibaba IPO has Wall Street 'eager' to get in on action [China Daily: Hong Kong Edition]

At $16 billion, this largest-ever initial public offering in US history has drawn so much attention from investors and media, as well as its likely rivals, not only because of its scale, but also because it's a Chinese company that's poised to make history on an exchange in the world's No 1 economy.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, World News, China, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

5 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

McDonald's May Serve Up A 10% Dividend Increase

The company is getting a lot of press about 8 store closures in Russia, but the market might be ignoring the conservative balance sheet and strong cash flow.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds

8 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Author of 'The GMO Deception' explains the dangers behind genetically modified foods

Sheldon Krimsky is no stranger to the evolution of genetic testing and manipulation.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Tufts University, Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration

12 hrs ago | Small Business Trends

Microsoft Temporarily Cuts the Price on the Surface 2

Microsoft is cutting the price on its Surface 2 just a month after cuts to the prices of its Surface Pro 2 devices.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

16 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Game on for new social media sensation

FOOTY finals fever has hit Fremantle. The city's iconic cappuccino strip has been painted purple ahead of the Dockers' seventh finals campaign.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News

20 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

Only about 11 percent of U.S. workers are in unions - down from 20 percent just three decades ago.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany

23 hrs ago | American Reporter

MomentumA Dangerous Rebel Bites the Dust

It shouldn't surprise anyone that AR Correspondents who write so well in short-form journalism should equally excel at long-form journalism and fiction.

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Related Topix: Media, IT Services, Audible, SignaCert, George Bush, IGN Entertainment, Fox Interactive Media

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Fox News

Google boosts drone industry

Google's entry into the drone space with its Project Wing initiative is good news for the broader drone industry, according to an expert in the technology.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Emerging Technology, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Forbes.com

As Amazon and Alibaba Face Off, Who Will Come Out On Top?

I am a Washington, D.C.-based writer who covers global economic trends, with a focus on China and India.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology

The Motley Fool

Is Amazon.com Inc. Spreading Itself Too Thin?

Seemingly never content with being the world's largest e-tailer, Amazon dropped nearly a $1 billion in cash on video streaming monster Twitch, the wildly popular site that gives folks the ability to build their own personal gaming "channels," as well as watch other gamers do their thing.

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Benzinga

Study: This Retailer Dominates Online Home Furnishing

Online shopping is huge, but it is a relatively small part of the $220 billion home furnishing market--just 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Retail, Household Products, WilliamsSonoma

Seeking Alpha

Will Amazon Ever Return To Profitability?

As many people are aware, Amazon missed their second-quarter earnings estimates and the stock dropped close to 20% over the coming weeks before rebounding slightly.

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Related Topix: Media, IT Services, Audible

Gilmer Mirror

SpaceX, Blue Origin Compete for NASA Contract

Two private space travel companies working to launch shuttles out of Texas are competing for the same NASA contract that is expected to be handed out in the coming weeks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Jeff Bezos

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Seattle Times

Drone groan: first Amazon — ­ and now Google

Google's timing could have been better when it revealed last week - just before Labor Day - that it's been secretly developing delivery drones that may someday drop packages out of the sky.

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Related Topix: Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Computers

Wall Street Journal

Google Drones Lift Industry Hopes

Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods with its Project Wing prototype.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Jeff Bezos, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Agriculture, Science

GigaOM

Where's my cloud price cut?

Cloud service providers like to advertise huge price cuts, but buyer beware: You need to look closer to see what you'll actually be paying.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Re/code

How a Kickstarter Project Came to Power Cartoon Network's Next Mobile Game

When Robin Rath and Josh Stevens launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Pixel Press app, they were optimistic that people would be interested in a program that lets you create video games from paper drawings.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Cartoon Network, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Rob Tom Roe, Pixel, Video Games, Adventure Time

Business Journal

SATURDAY How Zillow's following in Amazon's footsteps

From left, Rich Barton, chairman & co-founder at Glassdoor, Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow and Mark Britton, founder, CEO and president of Avvo.

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Related Topix: Zillow, Avvo

Seeking Alpha

The Majority Of Amazon's Acquisitions And Strategies Centered Around Prime

Investors should filter acquisitions and new initiative through an Amazon Prime lens to see how it may add value and stickiness to the business.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Seeking Alpha

Amazon Plus Twitch Equals A Whole New Game

Close to $1 billion is a lot of scratch. But if you're Amazon, and you have growing aspirations in media, gaming and advertising, it makes sense.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Google, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

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