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  • Amazon Yanks Controversial Ad Campaign With Nazi Imagery

    11/25/2015 4:10:01 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 9 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jon Blistein
    Alternate history series 'The Man in the High Castle' set in world where Allies lost World War II Amazon has pulled ads for its series The Man in the High Castle plastered throughout the New York City subway system that featured symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Variety reports. The new series, based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel of the same name, is an alternate history that imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II. The American coasts are controlled by Nazi and Japanese puppet regimes, while a free section remains in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Jeremy Clarkson: 10 things we know about new Amazon show [son of Top Gear]

    11/22/2015 7:49:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Week (UK) ^ | 11/22/15
    Motoring presenter Jeremy Clarkson is working on a new show for Amazon Prime, eagerly awaited by his many fans. He's also being sued by the BBC producer he punched earlier this year.The blow Clarkson struck in March led the BBC not to renew his Top Gear contract. Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans will take over the BBC show, while Clarkson works for his new online employer.So what do we know so far about Clarkson's new TV show?The presenters will be the same Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will provide their signature banter as a trio for the new show...
  • Scientists Trace an Ancient Connection Between Amazonians and Australasians

    07/22/2015 3:07:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | James Gorman
    Some people in the Brazilian Amazon are very distant relations of indigenous Australians, New Guineans and other Australasians, two groups of scientists who conducted detailed genetic analyses reported Tuesday. But the researchers disagree on the source of that ancestry. The connection is ancient, all agree, and attributable to Eurasian migrants to the Americas who had some Australasian ancestry, the scientists said. But one group said the evidence is clear that two different populations came from Siberia to settle the Americas 15,000 or more years ago. The other scientific team says there was only one founding population from which all indigenous...
  • Vanity: Having Problems Logging in to My Amazon Account

    11/10/2015 6:12:36 AM PST · by saminfl · 28 replies
    self | 11/10/2015 | self
    I think Amazon has been hacked. I can't log in from any of my devices.
  • Study reveals hidden talent of mushrooms: They can make it rain

    10/30/2015 12:40:13 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    Discovery reports researchers documented a previously unknown system in which rain makes mushrooms grow, mushrooms release spores into the atmosphere, and those spores create moisture droplets that could lead to rain. “We can watch big water droplets grow as vapor condenses on (the mushroom spore’s) surface,” study author Nicholas Money tells Discovery. “Nothing else works like this in nature.” This process could be influencing climate patterns around the world, especially in fungus-heavy tropical forests like the Amazon, Gizmodo reports. According to Gizmodo, a single mushroom can "catapult" up to 30,000 spores per second at speeds of up to 4mph. And...
  • Amazons $50 Fire tablet reviewed: Surprisingly, it doesnt suck

    10/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 45 replies
    Ars Technica UK | Oct 24, 2015 4:25am PDT | Mark Walton
    Ars Technica UK published an article that might be of interest to those of you considering purchasing or already owning a Tablet. In summary, and in comparison with other similar tablets the Fire tablet comes out surprisingly well.
  • Author: Hillary flooded Amazon with negative reviews of mybook

    10/19/2015 11:17:17 PM PDT · by Talisker · 19 replies
    NYP ^ | October 19, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    The political consultants new book, The Clintons War on Women, is the top-rated political history seller on Amazon, but the online retailer was flooded last week with one-star reviews. My publisher [Skyhorse] confirmed with Amazon they were all from the same URL, at Hillarys HQ in Brooklyn, Stone whose clients have included Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump told me. Why are they so afraid of this book?
  • Amazon Files Suit Against Individuals Offering Fake Product Reviews On Fiverr.com

    10/18/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | October 17, 2015 | Sarah Perez
    In April of this year, Amazon filed suit against the operators of websites that offered Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake, four and five-star reviews of their products. Most of those websites have now been closed, and Amazon took action against the sellers involved. Now Amazon is continuing its crackdown on fake reviews by going after individuals who provide these sort of fake reviews this time, those who used the online freelancing marketplace fiverr.com.
  • Jeremy Clarkson gives first look at new Amazon Prime motoring show [Son of Top Gear]

    10/08/2015 2:51:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/15 | Danny Boyle
    Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has given fans a tantalising first look at Amazon Prime's new motoring show after overseas filming began. He and co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May left the BBC earlier this year and signed a "very, very, very expensive" deal to make a car-themed programme with the online streaming service. The 55-year-old outspoken broadcaster had previously insisted "much is already sorted" for the show - after May suggested the stars had got "nowhere", with decisions about content or a name yet to be made. But Clarkson gave little away as he shared a picture with...
  • China's Silicon Valley power play

    09/23/2015 9:45:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/15 | Cory Bennett and Katie Bo Williams
    Chinese officials have summoned top American tech executives to Seattle for a forum on Wednesday in a show of force that could make the Obama administrations standing in Silicon Valley appear weak by comparison. Beijing moved up the date of the annual event to coincide with President Xi Jinpings U.S. visit and reportedly pressured major Silicon Valley players to send their chief executives to what is normally an annual summit for midlevel management, threatening regulatory scrutiny if they didnt comply. Its not really voluntary, said Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jason Healey, a former director of cyber infrastructure protection at the...
  • Amazon's answer to Apple TV: a Fire TV box with Alexa and 4K video support

    09/17/2015 11:47:34 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 17, 2015 09:00 am | By Lauren Goode
    Last week Apple sucked up most of the air in the tech press with its newest gadgets, which included a long-awaited, new Apple TV. This week, Amazon has some TV box news of its own. The e-commerce giant just announced a variety of updates to its Fire TV product line. The newest Fire TV set-top box, a flat, plastic box that plugs into your TV and offers a variety of internet video content, now supports 4K Ultra HD video, a claim that Apple can't make with its own set-top box. (You'll have to be watching 4K content, on a 4K...
  • "The Man in the High Castle" -- is Amazon going forward with the series?

    09/13/2015 12:00:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    I have searched the internet but cannot find the answer. Amazon broadcast a wonderful pilot for this series, based upon the Philip K. Dick novel. The original broadcast was the highest-rated show Amazon has had. There was talk of this becoming a series. Since then ... not a word. I did find rumor that episodes 2 and 3 have been filmed. Does someone have inside information on this possible series? Thanks.
  • Disgusting: Bloodstained Israeli Flag Products Now on Amazon

    09/11/2015 1:00:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 9/10/2015, 12:27 PM | Cynthia Blank
    A trove of anti-Israel products featuring a bloodstained Israeli flag are now for sale on global commerce company Amazons website. Included in the Blood Splattered Flag of Israel series are cases for a variety of different types of cell phones, umbrellas, doormats, shower curtains, pillow cases, mouse pads and more. Channel 2s investigation into the collection revealed that Israel is the only country whose flag has been defaced and imprinted onto products to be sold on the Amazon website.
  • Amazon and Microsoft just scored a huge $100 million cloud deal that can't be making IBM too happy

    08/31/2015 12:19:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2015 | Julie Bort
    Amazon and Microsoft are quickly becoming the king and queen of cloud computing. Here's another case in point: the two of them just won a huge contract with the FAA, led by IT consultant CSC. This contract will consolidate the FCC's data centers, moving data to both Amazon's cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's cloud, Azure. CSC says the contract is worth $108 million out of the gate, and because its a long-term contract, could be worth as much as $1 billion over the next 10 years. The FAA isn't getting rid of its data centers altogether to run...
  • Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

    08/15/2015 12:07:31 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/15/15 | Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld
    The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. SEATTLE On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazons singular way of working. They are told to forget the poor habits they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. When they hit the wall from the unrelenting pace, there is only one solution: Climb the wall, others reported. To be the best Amazonians they can be, they should be guided by the leadership principles, 14 rules inscribed on handy...
  • How Amazon Works ! (Machines taking over)

    08/14/2015 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Take a tour of an Amazon fulfillment center and see how our Associates Works.
  • Ridley Scott is about to show us a world where the Allies lost World War II (Movie trailer)

    08/09/2015 6:03:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 11, 2015
    This new amazon show called 'The Man in the High Castle' explores what would have happened if the Allies had lost World War II. It's based on a Philip K. Dick novel from 1962. The hour-long drama stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), Rupert Evans (The Village), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy), and Rufus Sewell (Eleventh Hour). Ridley Scott is Executive Producer. It streams on Amazon prime this fall.
  • Walmart, Amazon and Other Retailers to Pay Toy Gun Settlement

    08/05/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 17 replies
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of realistic-looking toy guns in New York and pay over $300,000 in penalties, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday.</p> <p>Schneiderman's office found that five retailers and their third-party sellers sold over 6,400 toy guns from 2012 to 2014 that violated New York laws. Most of the toys were sold online.</p>
  • Amazon ruined our gayborhood: Tech-bros are swallowing up Seattles Capitol Hill

    07/26/2015 3:05:17 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | July 26, 2015 | By Katie Herzog
    SEATTLE--Theyve taken an area that was formerly a home for gay people, for queer people, for artists, says John Criscitello while showing me around Seattles Capitol Hill neighborhood, and theyve turned it into a destination drinking spot. Criscitello, an artist who lives and works on Capitol Hill, is 48 years old but looks a decade younger. Hes tall and muscled, with tattoos covering most of his skin and blue eyes that stand out against the gloomy Seattle sky. He hasnt been in the city long he moved from New York just four years ago but in that short...
  • An origin of new world agriculture in coastal Ecuador (12,000 BP)

    02/14/2003 1:34:27 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 1,547+ views
    Eureka ^ | Public release date: 13-Feb-2003 | Dr. Dolores Piperno
    Contact: Dr. Dolores Pipernopipernod@tivoli.si.edu 011-507-212-8101Smithsonian Institution An origin of new world agriculture in coastal Ecuador New archaeological evidence points to an independent origin of agriculture in coastal Ecuador 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Suddenly, the remains of larger squash plants appear in the record. The Las Vegas site, described by Dolores Piperno of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Karen Stothert, University of Texas at Austin in the February 14th issue of Science, may predate plant domestication sites in the Mesoamerican highlands. The fertile and amazingly diverse lowland tropics seem like a likely place for agriculture to develop. But...
  • Is the Amazon rainforest MAN-MADE? At least 8 MILLION humans may have lived and farmed the basin

    07/24/2015 10:16:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 July 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    It is often held aloft by environmental campaign groups as an example of one of the last remaining regions of unspoiled habitat left in the world. But instead of being a pristine rainforest untouched by human hands, the Amazon appears to have been profoundly shaped by mankind. An international team of researchers have published evidence that suggests the Amazon was once home to millions of people who lived and farmed in the area now covered by trees.
  • Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book

    07/24/2015 1:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/21/15 | Marguerite Bowling
    A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Andersons new book on Amazon.com, the countrys largest Internet retailer said it has removed reviews that included photos of Nazi concentration camps. Andersons book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, had one-star ratings that included pictures of men in what looked to be a World War II-era concentration camp. The reviewer argued that the book was modern-day fascism.
  • Searching for the Amazon's Hidden Civilizations

    01/13/2014 3:40:59 PM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 1-7-2014 | Crystal McMichael
    Look around the Amazon rainforest today and its hard to imagine it filled with people. But in recent decades, archaeologists have started to find evidence that before Columbuss arrival, the region was dotted with towns and perhaps even cities. The extent of human settlement in the Amazon remains hotly debated, partly because huge swaths of the 6-million-square-kilometer rainforest remain unstudied by archaeologists. Now, researchers have built a model predicting where signs of pre-Columbian agriculture are most likely to be found, a tool they hope will help guide future archaeological work in the region. In many ways, archaeology in the Amazon...
  • Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon

    09/02/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
    Previously unknown archeological sites in forest islands reveal human presence in the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago, according to research published August 28 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Umberto Lombardo from the University of Bern, Switzerland and colleagues from other institutions. The study focuses on a region in the Bolivian Amazon thought to be rarely occupied by pre-agricultural communities due to unfavorable environmental conditions. Hundreds of 'forest islands'- small forested mounds of earth- are found throughout the region, their origins attributed to termites, erosion or ancient human activity. In this study, the authors report...
  • Stone age etchings found in Amazon basin as river levels fall

    11/11/2010 4:47:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | Tom Phillips
    A series of ancient underwater etchings has been uncovered near the jungle city of Manaus, following a drought in the Brazilian Amazon. The previously submerged images -- engraved on rocks and possibly up to 7,000 years old -- were reportedly discovered by a fisherman after the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, fell to its lowest level in more than 100 years last month... Though water levels are now rising again, partly covering the apparently stone age etchings, local researchers photographed them before they began to disappear under the river's dark waters. Archaeologists who have studied the photographs...
  • Tracking the Ancestry of Corn Back 9,000 Years

    05/25/2010 6:22:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies · 1,099+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monday, May 24, 2010 | Sean B. Carroll
    Many botanists did not see any connection between maize and other living plants. Some concluded that the crop plant arose through the domestication by early agriculturalists of a wild maize that was now extinct, or at least undiscovered. However, a few scientists working during the first part of the 20th century uncovered evidence that they believed linked maize to what, at first glance, would seem to be a very unlikely parent, a Mexican grass called teosinte... George W. Beadle, while a graduate student at Cornell University in the early 1930s, found that maize and teosinte had very similar chromosomes....
  • Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

    03/07/2007 9:48:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 337+ views
    Florida Institute of Technology (via EurekAlert) ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2007 | Karen Rhine
    "These data are directly relevant to the resilience of Amazonian conservation, as they do not support the contention that all of Amazonia is a 'built landscape' and therefore a product of past human land use," Bush says. "Most archaeologists are buying into the argument that you had big populations that transformed the landscape en masse. Another group of archaeologists say that transformation was very much limited to river corridors, and if you went away from the river corridors there wasn't that much impact. That's what our findings tend to support." Bush doesn't expect that his new findings will settle the...
  • Putting the carbon back: Black is the new green

    08/17/2006 6:27:04 AM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 29 replies · 1,094+ views
    Nature ^ | 9 August 2006 | Emma Marris
    One way to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is to put it back in the ground. In the first of two News Features on carbon sequestration, Quirin Schiermeier asked when the world's coal-fired power plants will start storing away their carbon. In the second, Emma Marris joins the enthusiasts who think that enriching Earth's soils with charcoal can help avert global warming, reduce the need for fertilizers, and greatly increase the size of turnips. J. LEHMANN Drop of the black stuff: terra preta contrasts strongly with normal soil in colour (above) and produces much more vigorous crops (below)....
  • Amazon rainforest could become a desert

    07/24/2006 4:44:22 AM PDT · by voletti · 50 replies · 1,004+ views
    daily times pakistan ^ | 7/24/06 | daily times monitor
    LAHORE: The vast Amazon rainforest is on the verge of being turned into desert, with catastrophic consequences for the worlds climate, alarming research suggests. And the process, which would be irreversible, could begin as early as next year. Geoffrey Lean and Fred Pearce, writing for The Independent on Sunday, quote studies conducted by the blue-chip Woods Hole Research Centre in Amazonia as concluding that the forest cannot withstand more than two consecutive years of drought without breaking down. Scientists say that this would spread drought into the northern hemisphere, including Britain, and could massively accelerate global warming with incalculable consequences,...
  • Reproducing the Amazon's black soil could bolster fertility and remove carbon from atmosphere

    02/18/2006 10:15:42 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 44 replies · 1,805+ views
    Cornell ^ | 02/18/06 | Cornell
    ST. LOUIS -- The search for El Dorado in the Amazonian rainforest might not have yielded pots of gold, but it has led to unearthing a different type of gold mine: some of the globe's richest soil that can transform poor soil into highly fertile ground. That's not all. Scientists have a method to reproduce this soil -- known as terra preta, or Amazonian dark earths -- and say it can pull substantial amounts of carbon out of the increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, helping to prevent global warming. That's because terra preta is loaded with...
  • Rainforest Researchers Hit Paydirt (Farming 11K Years Ago in South America)

    08/30/2002 10:11:59 AM PDT · by blam · 75 replies · 3,580+ views
    University Of Vermont ^ | 8-29-2002 | Lynda Majarian
    Contact: Lynda Majarian lynda.majarian@uvm.edu 802-656-1107 University of Vermont Rainforest researchers hit pay dirt It shouldn't be there, but it is. Deep in the central Amazonian rainforest lies a rich, black soil known locally as terra preta do Indio (Indian dark earth) that farmers have worked for years with minimal fertilization. A Brazilian-American archeological team believed terra preta, which may cover 10 percent of Amazonia, was the product of intense habitation by Amerindian populations who flourished in the area for two millennia, but they recently unearthed evidence that societies lived and farmed in the area up to 11,000 years ago. As...
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billiona gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • A DNA Search for the First Americans Links Amazon Groups to Indigenous Australians

    07/24/2015 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.smithsonianmag.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Helen Thompson
    The new genetic analysis takes aim at the theory that just one founding group settled the Americas =========================================================================================================== Brazil's Surui people, like the man pictured above, share ancestry with indigenous Australians, new evidence suggests. (PAULO WHITAKER/Reuters/Corbis) ==================================================================================================================== More than 15,000 years ago, humans began crossing a land bridge called Beringia that connected their native home in Eurasia to modern-day Alaska. Who knows what the journey entailed or what motivated them to leave, but once they arrived, they spread southward across the Americas. The prevailing theory is that the first Americans arrived in a single wave, and all Native American populations...
  • Is the Amazon rainforest MAN-MADE? At least 8 MILLION humans may have lived and farmed the [tr]

    07/24/2015 6:22:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Richard Gray
    It is often held aloft by environmental campaign groups as an example of one of the last remaining regions of unspoiled habitat left in the world. But instead of being a pristine rainforest untouched by human hands, the Amazon appears to have been profoundly shaped by mankind. An international team of researchers have published evidence that suggests the Amazon was once home to millions of people who lived and farmed in the area now covered by trees.
  • Amazon overtakes Walmart in market value after unexpected profit

    07/24/2015 3:11:45 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    FT.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephen Foley
    Amazon overtook Walmart as the largest US retailer by market capitalisation on Thursday, after posting an unexpected quarterly profit and revenues that easily beat Wall Street expectations. The online retail pioneer, which has been aggressively expanding its Amazon Prime membership service with one-day sales events and same-day free delivery options, was valued as high as $267bn after a 19 per cent share price surge in after-hours trading. Walmart, with its network of physical stores around the US, had a market capitalisation of $235bn on Thursday. Amazon said its second-quarter revenues hit $23.2bn, up 20 per cent on the same period...
  • New York Times Finally Adds Ted Cruz Book to Bestsellers List

    07/16/2015 8:41:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Alex Griswold
    After a lengthy battle with the Ted Cruz campaign over whether or not his book sales were boosted by bulk purchases, The New York Times will include his newest book on their bestsellers list. Times editor Kate Phillips took to Twitter to announce the inclusion and to snark, So much for our left-wing conspiracy. The Times had been lambasted in recent weeks for excluding Cruzs book A Time for Truth, even as outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble said they could find no evidence of bulk sales, and as other bestsellers lists that exclude bulk sales, like The Wall...
  • 55 Gallons of Lube? Customers Complain That Amazon #PrimeDay Sales Are Terrible

    07/16/2015 5:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 15, 2015 | Staff
    Amazon's #PrimeDay launched on Wednesday as the company bragged the sales would be even better than Black Friday's. However, Amazon users were not impressed with the sales the e-commerce site offered, and many users took to Twitter to express their displeasure. #PrimeDayFail and #PrimeDay both trended as the complaints poured in. "Either I'm missing something or the @amazon prime sale is a joke. Everything I want is full price. #PrimeDayFail," said one user. "This #PrimeDay sucks ... its like a digital garage sale," said another.
  • Amazon Says No Evidence Ted Cruz Books Sold In Bulk Purchases {NY Times caught lying again]

    07/13/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Amazon backed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in his fight against The New York Times Monday, saying there is no evidence his book sales are driven by strategic bulk purchases. The Cruz campaign accused The NYT Friday of lying when it said his new book, A Time For Truth, did not make the bestseller list because a bulk of its sales came from strategic bulk purchases. Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, said Friday the books were not sold in bulk. A Time For Truth ranked high on the other publishing industry bestseller lists including Nielsen Bookscan (#4), a subscription service that...
  • Amazon backs Ted Cruz: Weve seen no bulk purchases that should keep him off the NYT bestseller list

    07/13/2015 12:52:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Hard to believe the Times would be so petty in its disdain for Cruz that they’d kick him off the list and then lie about it, especially when, as their spokesman notes, right-wing authors like Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter routinely make the cut. But maybe Cruz is a special case. Unlike Beck and Coulter, he’s an electoral threat. And unlike most righty populists, the left considers him a traitor to his class. As a Harvard-trained lawyer and champion debater, he’s supposed to be a liberal. Why would they help promote the work of someone so disloyal? The reason given...
  • Netflix hit with 'cloud tax' as Chicago targets online consumers

    07/01/2015 5:26:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    fortune ^ | july 1, 2015 | jeff john roberts
    Chicago officials are taking an aggressive new tax approach. Consumers will now have to pay 9% on Netflix, Amazon Web Services and more. Chicago is marking Independence Day this year with fireworks, hot dogs and sweeping new tax rules that require companies to collect a 9% levy every time consumers use streaming and cloud services such as Netflixor AmazonWeb Services. The rules, which went into effect today, came about after city officials expanded the interpretation of existing amusement and property lease taxes to encompass cloud-based technologies. According to lawyers at ReedSmith, which flagged the new rules ina blog post,...
  • Companies to boycott over Rainbow nonsense

    06/28/2015 1:02:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 120 replies
    I saw a huge Delta Air Lines digital sign full of rainbows and "love" nonsense going into Atlanta yesterday morning. I am putting them #1 on my boycott list. Anyone care to add to the list?
  • Amazon Echo Just Turned Your Living Room Into A Battleground

    06/26/2015 8:53:38 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 37 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun 26, 2015 | Janakiram MSV
    The battle to win over the consumer living room is getting intense. From Apple to Google to Microsoft to Sony and Samsung, everyone is eyeing for a place in our living rooms. Taking the fight to the next level, Amazon just turned its voice-activated personal assistant, Amazon Echo into a platform. It achieved this milestone before Apple and Microsoft could effectively exploit their smart assistant technologies based on Siri and Cortana. This move strengthens Amazons position in the consumer IoT market. Amazon Echo was announced in November last year with the initial release limited to a select few individuals and...
  • Amazon and eBay: No More Confederate Flags, but Nazis and Mao Are Fine

    06/25/2015 7:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/25/2015 | David French
    Due to some combination of activist journalism and corporate conscience, major retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Target, and Wal-Mart are removing Confederate flags and other types of Confederate memorabilia from their shelves. Lets pause for a moment and applaud the Left for its dramatic about-face on the question of corporate morality. Just one year after denying that corporations can have a conscience when that conscience dictates opposing abortion, the reversal is now complete. Corporations as instruments of the people who run them do indeed exercise First Amendment rights and do indeed express a moral point of view in...
  • Mega-Retailers Confirm That Pushing Liberal Agenda Comes Before Making Money

    06/25/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | JUNE 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Mega-retailers have confirmed their loyal membership in the liberal Establishment and their willingness to join in an ideological war of annihilation against the very concept of the South by refusing to sell Confederate flag merchandise. This confirms that like Big Advertising, Big Retail is far more concerned with advancing the liberal agenda than with making money, because thanks to the authorities big push to suppress it, the rebel flag is selling better than ever:
  • Amazon admits government ordered them to stop selling the Confederate flag!

    06/24/2015 7:05:05 PM PDT · by proust · 114 replies
    Here is a recording of a guy calling Amazon and asking them why they stopped carrying the Confederate flag. At the end she admits the Gov't told them to.
  • Amazon.com made a HUGE mistake [Confederate flag ban]

    06/24/2015 12:19:55 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 46 replies
    http://www.Amazon.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Amazon.com is making a HUGE mistake with their recent banning of sales of the Confederate flag. Not only is this a marketing blunder, they've got a LONG way to go if they're going to start banning offensive items. Amazon, are you ready to REALLY impact your future sales? You've got a LOT of work to do now that you've opened Pandora's box. What about the book entitled 'The International Jew; The World's Foremost Problem'? This is offensive to Jews and should be banned! Why is Amazon worried about offending their black customers (Confederate flag ban) but not Jewish customers? What...
  • AMAZON pulls down a flag, but sells shirt of a mass murderer....

    06/23/2015 7:25:10 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 35 replies
    Amazon ^ | June 23, 2015 | LibFreeUSA
    AMAZON pulls down a flag, but sells shirt of a mass murderer of the Americas

    06/23/2015 4:44:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/23/2015 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    There is a run on Confederate flags underway at Amazon.com, after a media outcry successfully drove South Carolina leaders to attempt to remove the controversial southern banner from the state capitol grounds. According to the Amazon Movers and Shakers sales rankings in the past 24 hours in Patio, Lawn, & Garden merchandise, the flag is the top three slots. One 35 flag selling for $3.95 is up 2,305 percent, moving from a sales ranking of 914 to 38.According to Amazon, Movers & Shakers identifies the biggest gainers in sales rank compared to twenty-four hours ago.
  • Amazon Echo (Loving A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) or Household Imperial Probe Droid?)

    06/23/2015 8:40:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Amazon ^ | 06/23/15
    "The Echo may be the closest thing well have to a Star Trek computer at home." CNET "Echo could hear my voice even when music was playing loudly" USA Today "With Amazon Echo, it was love at first sight." Re/code What is Amazon Echo? Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the roomeven while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service,...
  • Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

    06/23/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc's Kindle ebook platform. Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed. The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct Publishing platform which lets authors set list prices, decide rights and edit the book at any time and is applicable to ebooks made available via the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library programs. Self-publishing has transformed what it means...