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Consumers choose marketplace over retail websites

Digital shoppers are increasingly starting their product searches on retail marketplace platforms, which allow third-party merchants to sell goods, before looking on an individual retailer's website, according to a report released on Tuesday

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Google launches a YouTube built for gamers

Google said on Friday that it is launching a live streaming gaming service called "YouTube Gaming", creating a rival to Amazon.com’s Twitch service. The service, to be available in the form of an app as well as a w

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Amazon, Google race to get your DNA into the cloud

Amazon.com is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both 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. Aca

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Amazon launches ad platform for app developers

Amazon.com Inc launched a new advertising platform for mobile app developers to promote their apps on Android devices, Bloomberg reported. Developers can advertise their apps on Android smartphones and tablets, and also on Amazon

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Amazon launches button for instant orders

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc has launched a hardware that allows its Prime members to order a product by pushing a button. The 'Dash button', which is connected with the Amazon app through Wi-Fi, is brand specific and th

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Amazon’s prime service draws 10m members

Amazon.com said on Friday it drew more than 10 million new members to its Prime shipping and digital content service over the holidays and intends to offer one-hour shipping to more cities in 2015. Amazon considers its $99-a-year

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New global plans aim to crack down on tax avoidance by firms

Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and Amazon.com to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Ec

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Amazon snaps up live video startup for $970m

Amazon.com snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting chief executive officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations.

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Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders

Amazon.com  has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.

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Manufacturers face customer service gaps: survey

More than two-thirds of manufacturers and distributors have reported having to respond to elevated service standards established by companies like Amazon, according to a service gaps research study.   The researc

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