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Big tech companies defy the ‘law of large numbers’

Google parent Alphabet and e-commerce giant Amazon capped a blockbuster June quarter for the five biggest US tech companies as their dominance in key markets helped them defy the "law of large numbers". Apple, Microsoft

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Amazon to launch streaming music service

Amazon.com is preparing to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service, placing it squarely in competition with rival offerings from Apple Inc and Spotify, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The ser

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Amazon to launch new private-labels in weeks

Amazon.com will launch new lines of its private-label brands in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The new brands with names like Happy Belly, Wickedly Prime and Mama Bear w

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Amazon takes aim at YouTube with new video service

Amazon.com Inc launched a service on Tuesday that allows users to post videos and earn royalties from them, setting up the world's biggest online retailer to compete directly with Alphabet Inc's YouTube. The service, calle

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Amazon launches new slimmer Kindle

Amazon.com rolled out a new Kindle e-reader on Wednesday, its eighth and slimmest device in the series, with a charger that is built into its cover. The Kindle Oasis, which at $289.99 will be the most expensive in the range, will

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Amazon launches 2 Alexa digital assistant-based gadgets

Amazon has introduced two new gadgets similar to its voice-controlled Echo speaker, which can be used to check the weather, order Domino's pizza or hail an Uber car.   Amazon Tap, a portable speaker that stre

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Amazon to offer 'on-demand' delivery

Amazon.com Inc is quietly inviting drivers for its new "on-demand" delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp do

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Amazon plans to open 400 bookstores

Amazon.com plans to open up to 400 physical bookstores, an executive of a major US mall operator said on Tuesday. Amazon dipped its toe into the waters of brick-and-mortar stores with the opening of a bookstore in its home city of

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Facebook pushes shopping features in app

In an effort to move further into e-commerce and compete with Amazon Inc’s (AMZN.O) retail offerings, Facebook announced Monday it is testing several ad features that allow users to shop directly through its app. Few users m

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Amazon ‘considering online TV service’

Amazon.com Inc is considering the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to networks such as CBS Corp and Comcast's NBCUniversal to express interest in carrying their channels, Bloomberg reported. The e-comme

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