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Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

Amazon Home Services officially launches in US for jobs around the home

By 30 March 2015

Amazon has launched a service marketplace that's a lot like TaskRabbit. Called Amazon Home Services, the marketplace is officially described as a place to go for on-demand professional services: "In less than 60 seconds, customers can now browse, purchase... >>

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

By 30 March 2015

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service, Prime Air, in Canada. This brings it closer to real world use in the US and Europe. Amazon Prime Air wants to have packages dropped at people's door steps within 30-minutes of ordering. According to The Guardian,... >>

Amazon Cloud Drive has new paid tiers: You can now store unlimited files for £40 a year

Amazon Cloud Drive has new paid tiers: You can now store unlimited files for £40 a year

By 26 March 2015

Amazon Cloud Drive just got a lot more enticing. Amazon wants to remind consumers that there are many other cloud storage options available in the world beyond Dropbox and Google Drive, such as its four-year-old Amazon Cloud Drive, of course, and it going... >>

Amazon setting robots against each other in $25,000 competition, potentially for human jobs

Amazon setting robots against each other in $25,000 competition, potentially for human jobs

By 26 March 2015

Amazon is calling out robots to fight for a $25,000 prize and, potentially, the jobs of its human warehouse staff. The retail giant already uses robots in its warehouses but when it comes to packing and unpacking items it still relies on the fleshy mitts... >>

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

YouTube's new live-streaming platform might be like Twitch, all about gaming and esports

By 25 March 2015

YouTube wants to be more like Twitch. According to The Daily Dot, which cited unnamed sources within the streaming industry, Google-owned YouTube is currently developing and revamping its live-streaming platform to have a focus on gaming and esports.... >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19

Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19

By 24 March 2015

Amazon released its media streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick, in the US at the tail end of last year, expanding its connected television line-up and offering a more discreet alternative to its Fire TV set-top-box. Now it is ready to bring the device... >>

Amazon deliveries will get ridiculously fast with 3D printing in vans

Amazon deliveries will get ridiculously fast with 3D printing in vans

By 27 February 2015

Amazon is apparently trying all sorts of new delivery options including its Prime Air drone delivery system. Now it's become apparent that the delivery expert is also looking into 3D printing built right into its delivery vans. The idea behind the 3D... >>

Amazon now wants some RadioShack stores in latest attempt to go physical

Amazon now wants some RadioShack stores in latest attempt to go physical

By 3 February 2015

Amazon helped pave the way for online shopping, but now it's considering taking things back to brick and mortar. According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is thinking about tackling old-fashioned retail by acquiring some of RadioShack's locations after... >>

Amazon coming to a high street near you, opens first staffed 'shop'

Amazon coming to a high street near you, opens first staffed 'shop'

By 3 February 2015

Amazon is moving from online only into the world of physical retail, with 'shops'. It's just opened its first staffed pick-up and drop-off location, that could loosely be called a shop, at Perdue University in the US. Amazon@Perdue, as it's called, will... >>

Amazon Prime subs grew 53 per cent worldwide last year, helping Amazon to turn a profit

Amazon Prime subs grew 53 per cent worldwide last year, helping Amazon to turn a profit

By 29 January 2015

Amazon has posted its fourth quarter results, and the standout news is that Amazon Prime is going strong, meaning the company will continue to throw money at the service in an effort to make even more money. Starting off on the figures-side of things,... >>