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Why Amazon's Voice-Activated Speaker 'Echo' Isn't Worth Your Time or Money
Amazon Echo

Why Amazon's Voice-Activated Speaker 'Echo' Isn't Worth Your Time or Money

The device officially goes on sale to the masses today. And... yawn.
Jason Fell
Amazon Is Overhauling Its Reviews System to Make It Much More Useful
Amazon

Amazon Is Overhauling Its Reviews System to Make It Much More Useful

The e-retailing giant's reviews system can have a big impact on buying decisions, but it's not as accurate as it could be.
Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup

This week's headlines include Amazon's guidance for drone laws and new gaming technology at the E3 conference.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Amazon Insists Federal Rules Apply to U.S. Deliveries by Drone
Delivery

Amazon Insists Federal Rules Apply to U.S. Deliveries by Drone

The e-retailing giant says local communities should not be allowed to regulate unmanned aerial systems authorized by federal aviation regulators.
Etsy Dips a Toe Into Crowdfunding for Makers
Etsy

Etsy Dips a Toe Into Crowdfunding for Makers

The Brooklyn-based online craft marketplace is testing out a pilot program that allows makers to raise money for production costs.
Catherine Clifford
Amazon Invents an Ear-Scanning Smartphone
Far Out Tech

Amazon Invents an Ear-Scanning Smartphone

The idea is to take-on Apple's Touch ID.
YouTube to Launch a Separate Video Game Service
Gaming

YouTube to Launch a Separate Video Game Service

YouTube Gaming is the company's answer to Twitch, which Amazon acquired for $1.1 billion last August.
Geoff Weiss
Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud
Science

Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud

Both companies are seeking bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.
Wal-Mart Eyes Amazon in Potentially Costly Ecommerce Battle
Ecommerce

Wal-Mart Eyes Amazon in Potentially Costly Ecommerce Battle

The retailing giant said that it would take a different approach to online growth by using its large network of stores as distribution points.
Get Ready for 'Buy' Buttons in Google Search Results
Ecommerce

Get Ready for 'Buy' Buttons in Google Search Results

Google might become Amazon's next biggest rival, according to a report.
Jason Fell
FAA Considers Relaxing Drone Rules: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

FAA Considers Relaxing Drone Rules: Weekly News Roundup

Learn about the latest on commercial drone rules and game-changing moves from Facebook and Samsung.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Heads Up: Amazon Wants Delivery Drones to Find You Wherever You Are
Drones

Heads Up: Amazon Wants Delivery Drones to Find You Wherever You Are

The tech giant recently filed a patent explaining its drone delivery plans
Nina Zipkin
Why Alibaba's CEO Stepped Down: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Why Alibaba's CEO Stepped Down: Weekly News Roundup

The e-commerce giant is shaking up its leadership strategy.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
JetBlue Flights Are About to Get a Lot More Entertaining
Streaming

JetBlue Flights Are About to Get a Lot More Entertaining

Thanks to Amazon. Here's why.