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  • Paris isn't happy about Amazon's one-hour delivery service

    06/26/2016 6:03:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 39 replies
    The mayor of Paris this week issued a stern warning to Amazon over its express delivery service, raising concerns over its impact on local businesses and criticizing the US company for informing authorities "only a few days" before it launched. In a press release published Sunday, the office of Mayor Anne Hidalgo called on Amazon to guarantee that its Prime Now delivery service will not add to the city's pollution problems and that it will preserve the "diversity" of Paris' economy.
  • Michelle Fields has sold 36 copies of her book on Amazon.

    06/22/2016 6:24:00 PM PDT · by proust · 73 replies
    Novel Rank ^ | 6/22/16 | NA
    Sales rank of 28,857
  • Trump Implicitly Suggests That His DOJ Would Take Down Amazon For Antitrust

    06/14/2016 10:42:09 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 06/14/2016 | Mike Masnick
    There was a fair bit of coverage on Monday of the news that the Donald Trump campaign had removed the press credentials from the Washington Post because the campaign was upset with the Washington Post's coverage of the campaign. While it got a lot of attention, it was quickly pointed out that Trump has revoked or barred at least six other news outlets from receiving press passes, including Politico, the Huffington Post, the National Review, Buzzfeed and the Daily Beast. This issue is being discussed in lots of media circles. But what interested me much more was buried deeper in...
  • Trump Revokes Press Credentials from Washington Post after Latest Dishonest Hit Pieace

    06/13/2016 4:44:43 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ...The Wall Street Journal reported: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said his campaign is revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, citing its coverage of the candidateís comments on the Orlando shooting. ďBased on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,Ē Mr. Trump said in a post on Facebook. Press credentials typically give reporters access to campaign events and press conferences. ďWe no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trumpís Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. ó Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valleyís first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. Heís not the valleyís kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valleyís vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • Wal-Mart profit, revenue beat expectations; US sales up more than expected (Target Down- Surprise!)

    05/19/2016 4:53:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5-19-2016 | Staff
    Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, as sales in the U.S. market rose and the retailing giant kept a lid on costs. Shares of Wal-Mart closed up more than 9 percent Thursday. The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, versus $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period. Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-earlier figure of $114.83 billion. Analysts polled by Reuters expected the retail giant to report earnings per share of 88 cents on revenue of $113.22 billion.
  • Why Are Tech Companies So Liberal?

    05/20/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 37 replies
    Richochet ^ | May 2016 | Ulysses768
    Good article by tech worker suggesting his theory of demographics, artistic license and college indoctrination.
  • Donald Trump/John Miller Washington Post Tape [1991 interview] (video)

    05/14/2016 4:27:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    Video LinkThis is the tape recently sent anonymously to WaPo and WaPo ran with it as gotcha news insisting the Trump spox is actually Trump.Turns out Trump is the anonymous person who sent the old video tape to WaPo and pwned then in the media.Here is the video of Megyn Kelly coming to the realization that it was Trump who was in control of the entire situation...Video Link.Just brilliant. I guess Trump showed Jeff Bezos who's boss.
  • Microsoft leader, former Amazon director charged in prostitution sting

    05/13/2016 6:40:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    KIRO7.COM ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | AMY CLANCY
    Charges have been filed against additional men Ė including a leader from Microsoft and a former Amazon director Ė for promoting prostitution after investigators said they met with victims of sex trafficking at high-end Bellevue apartments. One of those charged is Sumit Virmani, the director of worldwide health for Microsoft. Using the names "Appy" and "Jaytee," investigators said Virmani submitted over 70 reviews of prostitutes he had allegedly hired since April 2012, according to investigators. When asked about Virmaniís employment status, a spokeswoman for WE Worldwide -- Microsoftís PR company -- said she couldnít comment because itís a ďlaw enforcement...
  • Trump takes on Amazon (Actually takes on Jeff Bezos and Washington Post)

    05/13/2016 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 60 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/13/16 08:24 AM EDT | BEN WHITE
    n Thursday night on Fox Newsí ďHannityĒ show, Trump went after Jeff Bezos and Amazon following reports that the Washington Post (owned by Bezos) is deploying reporters to vet every aspect of Trumpís life. ď[The Washington Post] is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos who controls Amazon. Amazon is getting away with murder tax wise. Heís using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington donít tax Amazon like they should be taxed. Ö [H]eís got a huge antitrust problem because heís controlling so much Ö What theyíve done is he bought this paper for practically...
  • Trump campaign eyes #NeverTrump blacklist:

    05/13/2016 9:59:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Ben Schreckinger
    Candidatesí aides and allies want anti-Trump vendors barred from lucrative general-election contracts. Donald Trumpís campaign is considering hitting his Republican enemies where it hurts: Their wallets. As Trump moves to work in closer concert with the Republican National Committee apparatus, some campaign aides and allies are pushing him to block lucrative party contracts from consultants who worked to keep him from winning the nomination, according to four sources familiar with the discussions. ďThe Never Trump vendors and supporters shouldnít be in striking distance of the RNC, any of its committees or anyone working on behalf of Donald Trump,Ē said a...
  • Trump says Washington Post owner Bezos has 'huge antitrust problem'

    05/13/2016 9:49:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 13, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos Thursday, claiming that the founder of Amazon.com was using the newspaper as a tool to influence corporate tax policy. "Every hour we're getting calls from reporters from The Washington Post asking ridiculous questions," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "And I will tell you, this is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos ... Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise. He's using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed." Trump was responding to Post...
  • BOYCOTT! AMAZONíS JEFF BEZOS Hires 20 To Take Down TrumpÖTrump Fires Back! [Video]

    05/13/2016 8:39:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is using the Washington Post and a team of 20 ďdiggersĒ to take down Donald Trump. Bezos bought the Washington Post and is using it to dig up dirt on Trump to prevent him from being president. Trump responds in the video below: ďHeís using the Washington Post for power so that politicians in Washington donít tax Amazon like they should be taxedÖ Heís using that for political power against me and against other people. And I tell you what, we canít let him get away with itÖ What heís doing is wrong. Ė Donald Trump
  • AMAZON.COM PRESSURED TO DUMP TRUMP: Meanwhile, Macy's is tanking since it cut ties with the Donald

    05/11/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 5/10/2016 | JOE KOVACS
    Amazon.com, the popular online retailer, is reportedly under pressure from shareholders to stop selling products associated with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. According to the New York Post, a group claiming to represent 1,500 Amazon shareholders has asked CEO Jeff Bezos to end its marketing of Trump shirts, hats, ties and other products promoting the Trump campaign. ďThis isnít about politics: Donald Trumpís misogyny, racism and outright bigotry are dominating the political news cycle,Ē shareholder group UltraViolet said in a letter to Bezos. The letter noted the continued presence of Donald Trump products ďposes a risk to...
  • Amazon Targets YouTube With New Online Video Posting Service (Link Only)

    05/10/2016 8:43:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
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  • How Amazon's growth causes retailers to close stores

    05/08/2016 7:03:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/08/2016 | by Suzette Parmley,
    vAmazon giveth, and Amazon taketh. The giant internet retailer said on April 27 that it will create 2,000 full-time jobs by opening two more fulfillment centers in New Jersey. One will be a 600,000-square-foot facility in Florence, Burlington County, generating 500 new jobs. The other will be an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, Middlesex County, that will generate about 1,500 jobs. Together, the two facilities will bring Amazon's total physical footprint in the Garden State to 2.5 million square feet of space, if you count three existing centers. The irony is that Amazon made the announcement the day after a...
  • Amazonís same-day shipping for Prime customers seen as Ďracistí

    04/29/2016 11:06:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 4/28/16 | Joe Newby
    Forget peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now, weíre supposed to believe there may be a racial component to Amazonís new same-day shipping service for Prime members in certain areas of the country. The Christian Science Monitor reported: For many black consumers and especially those who have experienced discrimination in retail shops, Amazon presents a good option for shopping without being followed around or singled out. Hereís the kicker: But a Bloomberg analysis of the same-day shipping services reveals a racial bias: Amazonís same-day shipping service often excludes predominantly black neighborhoods in six major cities. Say what? Some companies have made...
  • Are Amazonís Month-To-Month Prime Memberships Ever Worth The Extra Money?

    04/24/2016 2:45:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 77 replies
    Consumerist ^ | 04/19/2016 | Chris Morran
    If youíre a regular shopper on Amazon and want the shopping benefits of Prime, it makes more sense to go with the full-year plan instead of the month-to-month option. Yes, youíve got to pay $99 all at once for that membership, but that ends up significantly less expensive than the $131.88 youíd spend over the course of the year. Depending on what you buy, and how quickly you need it, you may want to consider ditching Prime altogether. Amazon recently made it more difficult for non-Prime members to qualify for free shipping, raising the minimum order to qualify for free...
  • Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth

    04/23/2016 11:55:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | John Vidal
    Scientists astonished to find 600-mile long reef under the muddy water in a site already marked for oil exploration
  • Amazon Kindles Hacked? Users reporting hundreds of Kindle Fires getting all data wiped.

    04/22/2016 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 20 replies
    Self, Amazon user website | 22 April 2016 | RACookPE1978
    Many hundreds of Amazon Kindle Fire users are reporting their Kindle registration data and all account information stored on their Kiindle electronic readers have been wiped clean - the kindle has been returned back to zero-zero or original empty. No name, no account, no stored books, no stored videos or audio or music, not even a single piece of anything loaded on the device. On the Amazon feedback site, there is no solution. No one has reported losing power or physical harm (dropped the kindle, dipped it in water or a tub, lost power completely, nor did anything but "turned...
  • Amazonís ĎTransparentí crew upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set

    04/19/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 04/19/2016 | MEERA JAGANNATHAN
    Crew members working on ďTransparentĒ are reportedly upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set ó and too afraid to speak up. Toilets on the set of the critically acclaimed Amazon hit about a transgender womanís journey are open to male, female and transgender occupants, reports TMZ, making some uncomfortable with the prospect of running into a different gender in the restroom. But fear of appearing intolerant on the Emmy-winning series celebrated for its inclusiveness has apparently kept disgruntled employees from complaining. The bathrooms contain at least two stalls and two urinals, photos obtained by the gossip site show. They have been...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The International Space Station over Earth

    04/18/2016 1:11:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, April 18, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The International Space Station is the largest object ever constructed by humans in space. The station perimeter extends over roughly the area of a football field, although only a small fraction of this is composed of modules habitable by humans. The station is so large that it could not be launched all at once -- it continues to be built piecemeal. To function, the ISS needs huge trusses, some over 15 meters long and with masses over 10,000 kilograms, to keep it rigid and to route electricity and liquid coolants. Pictured above, the immense space station was photographed from...
  • Amazon launches $290 Kindle Oasis, its thinnest e-reader ever

    04/13/2016 8:50:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    In announcing the Oasis on Wednesday, Amazon said its ultimate goal is to make the hardware eventually "disappear," delivering the simplest possible experience for readers. In the retailer's words, the Oasis is "another step toward this mission," weighing in at 4.6 ounces and measuring 3.4 millimeters at its thinnest point. In order to achieve this svelte design, Amazon trimmed battery life on the Kindle itself, and developed a new dual-battery design. The Kindle Oasis ships with an included charging cover that delivers "months" of uptime, according to Amazon.
  • Amazon has sold 3 million Echo speakers, research firm says [3,000,000 spies in our houses]

    04/12/2016 8:11:13 AM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Ńngel GonzŠlez
    A research firm estimates Amazon.com has sold 3 million Echo voice-controlled home speakers, and that close to half of U.S. Amazon customers are aware of the product. [snip] The device, which sells for $180, also has given Amazon a big role in the emerging field of home automation, as many people use it to control thermostats or lights that work off Wi-Fi. [snip] Launched in late 2014, the Echo slowly picked up speed as word spread about its uncanny abilities ó from answering questions to turning on the living-room lights.
  • Trump touts terrific tariff to fix manufacturing job loss in New York

    04/11/2016 5:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    Donald Trump played up his plans to tax companies that move jobs out of the United States as he tried to appeal to blue collar workers in a New York rally Sunday. Speaking for about an hour Sunday in Rochester, N.Y., Trump recited statistics about the area's loss of manufacturing jobs and economic hardship in recent years. He reiterated his desire to tax goods sold by companies once based in the United States that moved away to find cheaper labor. The plan has been widely panned by economic experts. But the Rochester crowd ate it up. "I'm the only one...
  • Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

    03/21/2016 6:47:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    UK Register ^ | 3-21-16 | Darren Pauli
    This is not the time to take your Kindle camping, people Readers will be unable to download their purchased books or buy new ones without a computer handy if they fail to update their Amazon Kindles by Wednesday. Users of Kindle models older than 2013 will need to apply an update over their device's wireless connection to install a critical fix. Those who do not will be kicked from Amazon online properties, including the book store, and their cloud library of purchased books and documents. Amazon has sent emails to user account inboxes warning to update. It has not explained...
  • Obama at SXSW: ĎAbsolutist viewí on digital privacy cannot prevail

    03/12/2016 5:10:52 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2016 | Mike Debonis
    AUSTIN -- President Obama defended government efforts to preserve law enforcement access to digital devices Friday, telling a crowd that included many technology innovators that society cannot end up "fetishizing our phones above every other value." Obama made his remarks during a keynote discussion at the yearly South by Southwest Interactive conference here, after being asked by Texas Tribune journalist Evan Smith to comment on the larger implications of the pending fight between the FBI and Apple over access to an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino. "The question we now have...
  • Amazon anti-Trump Screed

    03/01/2016 7:43:16 AM PST · by bboop · 75 replies
    self ^ | 3.01.16 | self
    Did anyone else get a 'gift' from Amazon this morning of the Washington Post, complete with anti-Trump, anti-Christie, Trump IS KKK, etc. articles? It turned my stomach. Talk about a medium that can reach every home. Talk about unabashed ad hominem attacks. Is there anything left of our Republic if the media is not honorable? Am I asking too much to have a Free Press?
  • Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‚ÄėBest-Selling Author‚Äô? $3 and 5 Minutes.

    02/25/2016 2:16:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 2-23-16 | Brent Underwood
    I would like to tell you about the biggest lie in book publishing. It appears in the biographies and social media profiles of almost every working "author" today. It’s the word "best seller." This isn’t about how The New York Times list is biased (though it is). This isn’t about how authors buy their way onto various national best-seller lists by buying their own books in bulk (though they do). No, this is about the far more insidious title of "Amazon Bestseller"-and how it’s complete and utter nonsense. Here's what happened in the book industry over the last few years:...
  • Amazon Boosts Free-Shipping Minimum to $49, Elevating Prime Service

    02/22/2016 1:44:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2016 | Greg Bensinger
    Amazon.com Inc. really wants its customers to sign up for a Prime membership. In case there was any doubt, the Seattle retailer has raised the minimum order size for free shipping for its regular customers by 40% to $49. In October 2013, Amazon boosted the threshold to $35 after holding the line at $25 for at least a decade.
  • Banned by the Publisher (How a Conservative writer got blackballed by Harper Collins)

    02/09/2016 11:08:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    ... I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren't socially acceptable and were "guaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience" as related back to...
  • Amazon plans to open 300-400 bookstores, says mall company CEO

    02/02/2016 3:34:50 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 88 replies
    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is planning to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores, the head of a major U.S. mall operator said. Such an expansion, which Amazon itself has not confirmed, would position the world's No. 1 online retailer as a competitor to booksellers such as Barnes & Noble Inc. At present, Amazon operates a single bookstore in its home city, Seattle. "You've got Amazon opening brick-and-mortar bookstores and their goal is to open, as I understand, 300 to 400 bookstores," Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of General Growth Properties Inc, said on Tuesday.
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

    02/01/2016 8:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    EAD ^ | 02/01/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country. It appears that the retail apocalypse that made so many headlines in 2015 has gone to an entirely new level as we enter 2016. As economic activity slows down and Internet retailers capture more of the market, brick and mortar retailers are cutting their losses. This is especially true in areas that are on the lower portion of the income scale. In impoverished urban centers all over the nation,...
  • Class Accuses Amazon of Unwanted 'Upgrades'

    01/20/2016 1:51:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 1-15-2016 | MATT REYNOLDS 
    Amazon upgrades customers to Amazon Prime and charges more than $100 for it without their permission or knowledge, a class claims in court. Gregory Harris filed the suit Wednesday against Amazon.com, alleging unfair competition and violations of consumer law and the federal Electronic Transfer Act. The complaint in superior court is the Top Download for Courthouse News on Friday. Harris claims Amazon charged him $107.91 for Prime without his permission. The flat annual fee for Amazon Prime includes free two-day shipping, video and music streaming, unlimited photo storage, and access to a Kindle lending library. Harris says Amazon upgraded him...
  • Toy plane makes sound of Islamic prayer

    12/30/2015 1:41:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    KING5 Seattle ^ | 12/30/15
    Instead of making flying sounds, a children's toy plane's sound effect was an Islamic prayer, according to the president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County. It's an issue several WolVol customers have complained about onAmazon. The toy was a Christmas present given to a Whatcom County 3-year-old. "We put the batteries in and didn't get what we expected," said Bjorn Thorpe, the boy's uncle. "I do respect other religions, but it's not the right situation to have it on a children's toy." "This is a prayer you're supposed to say when you're performing Hajj," said Nadeem Israr, president of...
  • The Timeline of Your life[charismatic Caucus]

    12/22/2015 7:38:11 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , Holy Spirit ^ | 12-22-15 | bible, Holy Spirit
    My aperture is open to you and I see and know where you are at this very moment on the timeline of your life in Me but do you understand what I am really doing in your life right now at this very moment for it is not a secret but merely a deeper friendship and walk with me that I desire of you. You see many believe that death or illness are lines in the sand that appear as deep valleys in one's life but truly my spirit in you has already overcome these obstacles of life and your...
  • Female 'Amazon' warrior buried 2,500 years ago in Altai Mountains was... male

    12/13/2015 6:38:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | December 01, 2015
    Female 'Amazon' warrior buried 2,500 years ago in Altai Mountains was... male By The Siberian Times reporter 01 December 2015 New DNA findings alter the sex of one of most famous recent Siberian archeological finds of human remains. Archeologists and anthropologists believed she was not only female - and a pig-tailed teenager - but a member of an elite corps of warriors within the Pazyryk culture.†Picture: Marcel†Nyffenegger, Natalia Polosmak A Swiss taxidermy expert brought 'her' to life, recreating the 'virgin' warrior's looks from facial bones, and some observers commented on her distinctly masculine appearance. Yet archeologists and anthropologists believed she...
  • Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

    11/30/2015 2:57:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/29/15 | Steven Musil
    Amazon is offering a closer look at the drones it plans to use to eventually deliver customers' packages, nearly two years to the day after the Internet retailer first teased us with its ambitions for the unmanned aerial vehicles. In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday (embedded below), Amazon showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in fewer than 30 minutes. Unlike a previous demonstration offered by Amazon that showed packages being carried below the drone, the new video shows the prototype accepting a package into its fuselage before delivery.
  • Giant 7-Foot to 8-Foot Skeletons Uncovered in Ecuador Sent for Scientific Testing

    11/28/2015 7:30:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | Liz Leafloor
    Strikingly tall skeletons uncovered in the Ecuador and Peru Amazon region are undergoing examination in Germany, according to a research team headed by British anthropologist Russell Dement. Will these remains prove that a race of tall people existed hundreds of years ago deep in the Amazonian rainforest? Since 2013, the team has reported finding half a dozen human skeletons dating to the early 1400s and the mid-1500s that measure between 7 feet and 8 feet (213 to 243 centimeters) in height. ... In late 2013, Dement received word that a skeleton had been uncovered by a Shuar local, approximately 70...
  • Amazon prime vs Netflix: need opinions on which (or neither)

    11/28/2015 4:35:16 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 107 replies
    11/28/15 | me
    I currently have netflix for both dvds and streaming. Streaming doesn't seem to have alot of choices. Was thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime. I currently get my kindle books and vitamins there. Anyone here have input on the diff between AP and NF and if one is better than the other? Thanks!
  • Vanity - The Man In The High Castle question (Amazon show)

    11/27/2015 5:31:39 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 29 replies
    11-28-15
    I just finished watching the Amazin series The Man in the High Castle. I have not read the book, but if anyone has seen the show I have a question. Is the end of the tenth show the end of the book/story? I've not seen there being a second season do did the book end w the Trade Minister waking up you-know-where? (I'm trying to avoid spoiling it for anyone who hasn't seen it). How important a are the films? Was J.Blake a spy or a member of the resistance?
  • I May Be Preaching To the Choir

    11/27/2015 4:39:32 PM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 37 replies
    today | self
    I ditched my cell phone just prior to retirement and have had a landline for a few years now along with a laptop. All my kids were like huh?? I told them if they want to call-call & if I'm not home leave a message or otherwise contact me thru email, etc... Well, OF COURSE, their age group DOESN"T EMAIL, they TEXT. but it hasn't stopped us from communicating. I took the plunge before Black Friday and purchased their cheapest tablet @ 49.99. Snot nose techies may deride & degrade it but to me it's really nice and it came...
  • 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. ‚ÄúWe can watch big water droplets grow as vapor condenses on (the mushroom spore‚Äôs) surface,‚ÄĚ study author Nicholas Money tells Discovery. ‚ÄúNothing else works like this in nature.‚ÄĚ 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...
  • Amazonís $50 Fire tablet reviewed: Surprisingly, it doesnít 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 my†book

    10/19/2015 11:17:17 PM PDT · by Talisker · 19 replies
    NYP ^ | October 19, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    The political consultantís new book, ďThe Clintonsí War on Women,Ē is the top-rated political history seller on Amazon, but the online retailer was flooded last week with one-star reviews. ďMy publisher [Skyhorse] confirmed with Amazon ó they were all from the same URL, at Hillaryís HQ in Brooklyn,Ē Stone ó whose clients have included Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump ó told me. ďWhy are they so afraid of this book?Ē