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Amazon Prime Day Makes Money Like Clockwork

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is behind us, and the Seattle-based ecommerce giant has come away with a boatload of money for the fifth year in a row. Check out reports on how consistent Amazon really is with this sale and how it affects the retail business.

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Amazon Keeps Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

In May, Deleware's Sen. Chris Coons sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking how long the company keeps recordings and transcripts of its customers. Amazon says it keeps the records indefinitely, deleting them only when a user makes the move to delete the data first.

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Amazon Prime Day Is Back With an Extra Day

The only thing better than a full day of deals and discounts is TWO days of deals and discounts. Luckily, Amazon has announced that their annual celebration, Prime Day, will now last two full days, instead of one, giving you a chance to really save some money.

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Amazon Reveals New Eye-Friendly Kindle Oasis

Amazon unveils the latest changes to its Kindle line up, with a refresh of the premium Oasis model, adding amber lighting that is designed to be kinder on the eyes in low light conditions. However, while this might appeal to night time readers, is it essential?

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Amazon Patent Could Mean Alexa Is Always Listening In

Amazon might be developing a technology for its Alexa-enabled devices that lets them record audio before first hearing a wake word like "Alexa." If a new patent application from Amazon goes into effect, the devices could constantly record audio around them.

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Amazon Defeats Facial Recognition Critics

An Amazon shareholder vote to ban the sale of facial recognition to government agencies failed spectacularly today, garnering only 2.4% of the vote, according to company filings. The debate over facial recognition has been extensive, with privacy advocates and law enforcement ...

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ICYMI: Last Week on the Web | Jan 25 2019

From blocking your most hated artist on Spotify to robots delivering your groceries, Donald Trump losing pounds overnight and making thousands of dollars from virtual farming, a lot has happened in the last seven days. We take a look at what you might have missed.

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Amazon Cancels New York HQ, But What About The Reporting?

Amazon might be reconsidering its New York HQ expansion. But, the truly interesting news here may be how the story was broken by the Amazon-owned Washington Post, in a strangely-framed story whose conclusions have since been disputed by the New York Times. Here's our take.