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Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Here Are The Most Outrageous Incentives Cities Offered Amazon In Their HQ2 Bids

Massive tax breaks, an exclusive airport lounge, and a William Shatner cameo for Star Trek-obsessed CEO Jeff Bezos.

Science & Technology | Science

Photographing Indigenous Communities Under Threat in the Amazon

With the threat of displacement looming, photographer Charlie Hamilton James set out to showcase daily life with these vulnerable groups.

Advice & Self-Help | Useful Household Products

Amazon Products That Make Life Easier

These are some of the best deals you can find on Amazon right now that can make life even easier at home.

Science & Technology | Technology

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is back down to its lowest price since Prime Day – BGR

The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote was one of Amazon's best-selling products this past Prime Day, but that obviously goes without saying. Why? Because the Fire TV Stick is one of Amazon's best-selling devices during any sale.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon just revealed its plan for total smart home domination

Amazon is putting Alexa in microwaves, wall clocks, and much, much more.

Science & Technology | Tech

Echo Auto brings Alexa to cars

As Amazon noted at today’s event, the company has already been working with a number of car companies to bring Alexa to vehicles. There are already a number of high-profile partners, including Toyota, Ford, Lexus, BMW and Audi. Today, it announced its p

Business & Finance | Business

Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on why the company won’t sell on Amazon | TechCrunch

E-commerce beauty startup founder, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, dished on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 this morning about some of the company’s top competitors in the e-commerce space, including Amazon as well as the forthcoming threat from Instagra

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Meet Amazon's Next Megabillion-Dollar Business

This small but fast-growing business has the potential to be the next AWS and drive Amazon stock higher.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's Parents Could Be Worth Millions | Money

In 1995, Jackie and Mike Bezos invested in their son Jeff Bezos's e-commerce company. The parents of the Amazon CEO could be worth millions.

Advice & Self-Help | advice and self help

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now | Fox News

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping w

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

The Hidden Environmental Cost of Amazon Prime’s Free, Fast Shipping

Your Prime Day shopping spree came with free, fast shipping — but experts say there’s a hidden environmental cost that doesn’t show up on the checkout page.

News | National News

How to shop smart and save money on Prime Day

The much-anticipated Amazon Prime Day is almost here and shoppers are gearing up to score some major deals. The 36-hour mega-sale will start on Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m., and will feature over 1 million items for sale, according to Amazon. Last year’s P

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Amazon, Zeekit partner for virtual wedding dress try-on | ISRAEL21c

The collaboration will allow brides to shop and purchase bridal gowns online using precise measurements taken via mobile phone.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

A bigger Amazon Prime Day 2018 arrives July 16 with more deals, devices and longer hours

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Don’t Miss This Weekend’s Best Amazon Deals

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Gaming | Gaming

Xbox One may work with Alexa and Google Assistant

You can already use Cortana if you want to command an Xbox One with your voice, but that's not very practical now that Kinect is no longer an option for the con...

Science & Technology | Technology

Why unlocking your door with Amazon’s Alexa may never be completely safe

Amazon users can unlock their doors by saying “Alexa, unlock door” and verbally entering a pin code. Unfortunately, the system can be easily circumvented.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation

A report says a couple's Echo speaker recorded their conversation and sent to to someone in their address book.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Amazon Prime Members Now Score Big Discounts at Whole Foods

It's official: Amazon Prime members are now eligible for an extra 10 percent off discounted products at Whole Foods.

Business & Finance | Business

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.

Business & Finance | Business

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon halts Seattle expansion over city tax proposal

Even as Amazon continues to grow at a staggering rate, it is pumping the brakes on its long-planned hometown expansion. The retail giant threw down the gauntlet this week when it announced that it would stop construction on a new building because of a pro

Science & Technology | Tech

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon – BGR

It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that they’re scared to death.

Politics | Politics

More retailers are going bankrupt than ever - Laredo Morning Times

Ask anyone running a store and they'll tell you that it's tough to be in the retail business. Merchants big and small are struggling to meet the demands of a customer base that is demanding better service, lower prices and products both in-store and from

News | Interesting Stuff

This Week’s Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

News | The News

The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town

If you want to see the future of storefront retailing, walk nine blocks along Broadway from 57th to 48th Street and count the stores. The total number comes to...

News | Interesting Stuff

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly wacky products that'll make you scratch your head. Sure, some of those end up being total junk but ev…

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon Echo has transformed the way I live in my apartment — here are my 19 favorite features

Amazon Echo is one of the best gadgets you can buy. It transforms the way you use your living space.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Amazon Is Developing A League of Their Own TV Adaptation

Amazon Studios is reportedly working on an A League of Their Own TV series, based on the classic baseball movie.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Alexa Skills & Games Just for Kids

Here are some awesome Alexa skills and games kids can play with the Amazon Echo, Dot or Spot for serious fun with their home assistant.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Amazon’s top original shows generated an estimated 5M new Prime members | TechCrunch

Amazon’s original content efforts are paying off, at least in terms of driving new sign-ups for Prime, which is ostensibly their main value to the commerce giant. Documents obtained by Reuters show that the top Prime video original programming, includin

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Amazon to deliver groceries from Whole Foods for Prime members

Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods. The online retail giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer

Visual Arts | Design

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.

Science & Technology | Technology

Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring | TechCrunch

With Nest's first smart video doorbell right around the corner, Amazon is busy buying up the competition. After acquiring Blink just two months ago, Amazon is..

News | News

Amazon's Race to the Bottom Puts Chicago Transit at Risk

Chicago's massive Amazon HQ2 incentive package could hit the city's transit budget hard.

Business & Finance | Business

CVS and Amazon battle to own the health care consumer | VentureBeat

Two reports have set the healthcare community abuzz this week. The first uncovered that CVS is considering buying health insurance giant Aetna.

Business & Finance | Business

Every grocery delivery service's fears have just been realized

One of the biggest stories to emerge from the technology industry last year was Amazon’s shift into the brick-and-mortar realm with its $13.7 billion acquisition of organic supermarket chain Whole Foods. In the months following the deal’s closure, Am

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

The Best Movies to Watch on Amazon Right Now

"Amy," "Logan Lucky," "Gangs of New York," "Everyone Wants Some!!", and more movies streaming on Amazon Prime.

Miscellaneous | Shopping

Don’t Miss This Weekend’s Best Amazon Deals | Mental Floss

As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, February 3.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

As Amazon Opens First Automated Supermarket, Meet The Israeli Startups Shaking Up Shopping Tech

While Amazon Go is creating buzz for the future of automated supermarket tech, Israeli technologies have already made an impact on automated retail.

Business & Finance | Business

Your Amazon Prime Membership Just Got A Lot Better

With the most recent updates to Prime members' perks, shopping for groceries is easier than ever before. 

Business & Finance | Business

eBay Is Playing Catchup, But Will It Work? - Racked

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.

Business & Finance | Shopping

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 8.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT | TechCrunch

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo..

News | News

Hillary Clinton: Amazon deletes negative book reviews

Amazon was on the defensive end this week after receiving criticism for deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Check Out Thursday's Best Amazon Deals

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 7.

Food & Drink | Food

Here's How Whole Foods' New Prices Compare To A Regular Supermarket

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market has caused a lot of speculation in how the tech giant will change the high-end supermarket chain.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members will receive special discounts at Whole Foods. The Federal Trade Commission has approved Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.

Miscellaneous | Other Stories

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 20.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

How Amazon's 'The Last Tycoon' Brought 1930s Hollywood Glamour Back to Life | Pret-a-Reporter

An award-winning costume and production designer team (including 'Mad Men's' Janie Bryant) delivers a visual feast to the streamer's new series, starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer as a studio head and his boss.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon has made a bid to buy Whole Foods in what would be a whopping $13.7 billion deal. The all-cash acquisition (which includes Whole Foods Market's net..

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Amazon's pro-dog strategy puts other companies to shame | Ladders

Amazon's huge new dog park at The Spheres shows companies can be pet-friendly even outside their walls.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids | TechCrunch

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year's ruling by a federal..

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

People Began Domesticating the Amazon Rain Forest 8000 Years Ago

We think of the Amazon as wild and untamed, but scientists have found concentrations of tree species near archaeological sites, suggesting a long history of cultivation.

News | The Badnewsometer

Amazon Contemplate Forces You to Think Twice About Your Amazon Purchases

Chrome: Amazon makes it convenient to buy just about anything, but if you’re on a budget, the site might be too tempting sometimes. That’s where Amazon Contemplate comes in.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture & Interior Design

How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Will Bring Down Telcos | WIRED

These tech titans didn't plan to take down the telcos. But they depend upon you having fast, reliable internet, so they're bringing everything in-house.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Here are a few of Amazon's Cyber Monday deals to get you through this Black Friday craziness

Amazon's Cyber Monday deals has officially saved us from having to put our lives on the line during Black Friday's madness.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Matthew Weiner Heads to Amazon for His Next TV Move After Mad Men

A year and a half after wrapping his iconic TV series Mad Men, the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, has finally picked his next TV project. The creator is leaving AMC for streaming, making a $70 million deal with Amazon and The Weinstein Co. for his new, m

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

The world's second-largest retailer is experimenting with severe cutbacks in work hours for roughly a dozen employees. Research suggests it's a great idea.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Polaroid, vinyl...and paperbacks? Bookstore sales are up for the first time in 8 years - GeekWire

The battle between digital and analog is a David and Goliath match. But peddlers of antiquated products do have a magic slingshot: Nostalgia. It's a powerf

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A U.S. consumer panned a Chinese product on Amazon. Then things got crazy

E-commerce is bringing buyers and sellers together across borders like never before — but it’s not all smooth sailing. Just ask Mathew Garrett of Oakland.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The 10 Best-Perceived Brands Among Consumers in 2016 (So Far) | Adweek

When it comes to brands, familiarity doesn’t breed contempt, at least according to YouGov BrandIndex, which released its midyear rankings of best-perceived brands today.According to the study, the most well-regarded brands are ones consumers interact w

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Week's Best Amazon Deals Are Still Available

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

Entertainment | Entertainment

What’s New on Amazon Prime: April 2016 -- Vulture

At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video add new movies and TV shows to their libraries.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Amazon Rumored to Be Opening 400 Bookstores

In discussing fourth quarter results, the CEO of one of the country's largest mall operators said it is his understanding that Amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 bookstores.

Business & Finance | Business

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

The online retail giant opened its first physical bookstore this past November, and the rest of the retail world should be paying attention.

Music | Music

Amazon to Give Away Free Vinyl Records Every 30 Minutes | Money.com

Amazon's going big with giveaways, culminating in a December 15 promotion in which customers get free vinyl records every 30 minutes.

News | Good News!

Amazon says 20th birthday celebration will be bigger than Black Friday | The Verge

To celebrate its 20th birthday, Amazon is introducing Prime Day, a "global shopping event" that the retail giant says will offer more deals than Black Friday. The deals will become available at...

Politics | PC Culture

Amazon Bans Confederate Flags, Still Sells Nazi Merchandise - Breitbart

Online retail giant Amazon’s Monday decision to ban the sale of merchandise depicting the Confederate flag has many Americans scratching their heads, as a quick review of Amazon’s site reveals the company still sells Nazi flags.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

13 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees | Mental Floss

We spoke to a few employees about what it’s like to be part of the Amazon machine.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Amazon glitch leads to rush over 1p 'bargains' in UK - Telegraph

Businesses fear they could go bankrupt after a software error led to items being sold for a fraction of their worth on Amazon

Politics | From the HuffPost

Why Is Amazon Flailing? | Joseph Farrell

With the disastrous release of Kindle Fire Phone and the utterly ignorable Echo, it seems Amazon has lost its way....

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Walmart Apologizes for Decorative Poster of Nazis' Dachau Camp

Walmart and other retailers pulled a poster of Nazi Germany's Dachau concentration camp intended for home decoration.

Business & Finance | Business

While Apple is taken to task for e-book antitrust violations, Amazon wields true monopolistic power

Last summer, Judge Denise Cote found that Apple colluded with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the board. As a result, Cote

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer

Amazon is working on a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could launch as early as next month.

Humor | ROFL

Amazon Founder Says He Clicked on Washington Post by Mistake

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, told reporters today that his reported purchase of the Washington Post was a “gigantic mix-up,” explaining that he had clicked on the newspaper by mistake.

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Amazon Herbs-Created by John Easterling

Welcome to the new home of Amazon Herb!

Two great companies. Two similar paths to wellness. One worthy mission. In August 2012, Amazon Herb and TriVita joined together to promote the message of wellness and sustainability of the rainforest to a global audience of wellness seekers and environmentalists.