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IBM bows out of fight with Amazon for $600M CIA deal

Amazon has (finally) secured a $600 million contract to power a U.S. spy agency's secret cloud, leaving IBM limping away from the contested deal.<p>On Wednesday, Big Blue withdrew its protest to power the private cloud-based US Central Intelligence Agency project, ceding to Amazon Web Services.<p>Amazon …

Amazon Launches Kindle MatchBook With 70,000 Discounted Titles

Amazon's MatchBook program, which lets you buy a Kindle edition of any print book purchased on the site for a hugely discounted price, officially …

Amazon Launches Kindle-Based Literary Magazine 'Day One'

Amazon's foray into content creation continued on Wednesday with the introduction of <i>Day One</i>, a literary magazine delivered via Kindle devices.<p>The …

Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores Play The Print Card Against Amazon

When it comes to book publishing, all we ever seem to hear about is online sales, the growth of e-books and the latest version of a digital book reader. But the fact is, only 20 percent of the book market is e-books; it's still dominated by print. And a recent standoff in the book business shows …

Amazon drafts off Netflix with order for hour-long drama pilots

After focusing its original television efforts on kids and comedy, Amazon Thursday opened the door to series that look a lot like what's in Netflix wheelhouse.<p>Amazon Studios -- the entertainment production arm of the e-commerce giant -- Thursday said it has given the green light to produce two …

Amazon debuts weekly literary journal and it has Jeff Bezos’ influence written all over it

Amazon is making another move into the publishing space today with the announcement of its own weekly literary journal that will feature one short …

Amazon Reviewers Debate Whether To Keep Quiet About Free Stuff

Our story about Amazon's Vine program, which sends free stuff to some of the site's top reviewers, prompted some interesting online discussion among Vine members.<p>"It did feel a little ironic testing yet another set of speakers listening to the broadcast," one Vine member wrote.<p>Several people talked …

Sell Your Used Junk for More Money by Letting Amazon Store and Ship It

We've shown you all kinds of ways to sell your unwanted crap for real money, and many of them involve selling through Amazon, since it's a natural …

Customer Service

Peapod who? Online grocer shows Amazon, Walmart how it's done

Amazon and Walmart may be staring each other down as they enter the grocery delivery business, but they should really be keeping an eye on a little-known company named Peapod.<p>The Illinois-based online grocer, which has been around for more than 20 years, is growing steadily and now serves residents …

The Week's Winners and Losers: Amazon, lululemon, Pitney Bowes, Nintendo and Netflix

From a high-end apparel retailer making a down-market move to the leading video service adding to its growing library, here are the wonders and …

Google employees reveal the worst things about working for the tech giant

Google employees have been confessing the worst thing about working at the company on an open thread including complaints about an excess of play areas and poor management.<p>Current and former Google employees have been posting their pet peeves on sharing site Quora, Business Insider …

Employment

Gmail's top nine hidden features

Most tech-savvy email users have a Gmail account - but how many of them know its hidden features? Here's a list of the top nine tips<p>Most email users probably have a Gmail account, unless you're still using aol.com, in which case my first tip for you is to immediately set up a Gmail account.<p>But for …

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