Amazon

Billionaire Entrepreneurs James Dyson, Jeff Bezos, and Sara Blakely All Say This Is the Secret to Success

The world's most successful innovators wear failure as a badge of honor.<p>In a recent and rare interview, the billionaire inventor James Dyson revealed the secret to his success. Dyson told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that his success is due to: "Perseverance, taking risks and having a willingness to …

Success

Amazon expands same-day delivery and one-day shipping to thousands more cities

Amazon announced today it has expanded its same-day delivery and one-day shipping service to thousands more markets across the U.S., just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Before, these services were available to Prime members in 5,000 cities and towns, the retailer tells us. Now, they’re …

Whole Foods

How Will Your 80-Year-Old Self Define Success? Just Ask a 30-Year-Old Jeff Bezos

In a recent talk, the founder of Amazon explains why taking risks is so important.<p>In 1994, Jeff Bezos was pursuing a career in software engineering. He had picked the finance and investing fields and lived in a nice apartment in New York. The Internet was just starting to make waves--the average …

Jeff Bezos

What fashion brands can learn from Nike’s first six months as an Amazon partner

When Nike caved in and became an official first-party seller on Amazon this summer, it felt like a retail omen. If Nike — the world’s largest …

Advertising Industry

Amazon Fire TV 4K HDR review: compact upgrade to make your TV smarter

The tech firm’s new streaming dongle condenses what was great about the previous generation into a smaller, cheaper package<p>The Amazon Fire TV with 4K HDR is arguably the easiest and best way to play ultra HD content on your TV, condensing what was great about the previous generation into a smaller, …

Televisions

Good Samaritan uses Amazon Prime Now to help the homeless

It’s not often a YouTube video about an Amazon service can bring a tear to your eye. In what may be a first for us here at TNW, we found one in uploader Rob Bliss‘ quest to find out if Amazon Prime Now could be used to send gifts to the homeless.<p>As it turns out, the answer is yes:<p>It’s amazing to …

Good Samaritans

3 CEOs Who Are Using Emotional Intelligence To Expand Their Business

Emotional intelligence is alive and well in the workforce. Jeff Bezos, Ursula Burns and Elon Musk provide shining examples.<p>It's interesting to watch the leadership styles of certain top CEOs and see how much they've discarded traditional organizational structures. Certain concepts like "command and …

Leadership

Amazon Echo vs Google Home vs Apple HomePod: All the models compared

The Amazon Echo range<p>Amazon Echo smart speakers have a couple of things in common. The speaker part, and the smart part, with the latter provided by …

Automation

Jeff Bezos Launches a Rocket into Space as Rivalry With SpaceX Heats up

In what appears to be the new space race, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently tweeted a video of the seventh successful launch of the New Shepard …

Exploration

Foods That Are Cheaper When You Buy Them On Amazon

Every time we log into Amazon, it feels like everything — movies, tech gadgets, and random articles of clothing — is competing for our attention. …

Go Farther With The Garmin Speak With Alexa

The world’s first Alexa for your car is here, and it’s better than we expected. With the Garmin Speak, you’re able to take advantage of Amazon’s …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Holiday Tech Deals in Every Category

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday … they’re over and done, but the holiday deals continue. If you’re still on the hunt for affordable gift …

Sony Alpha

Amazon reveals its top 10 best-selling products since launching

<b>Despite an "underwhelming" launch for many shoppers, Amazon's local operations are on a high leading into Christmas – so much so that the retail</b> …

Technology

Amazon Echo now streams Spotify and SiriusXM to multiple rooms

Amazon brought multiroom audio support to its Echo speakers a few months ago, but let's face it: unless you're a big fan of Amazon Music Unlimited, it hasn't been very useful for on-demand streaming. That changes today. As promised, Amazon has added multiroom support for Spotify (oh, and SiriusXM) …

Amazon Echo

The 39 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 13 update

DJI Spark drone for $349 ($150 off)<p>UE Boom 2 for $80 ($120 off)<p>LG V30 for $300 off (with Verizon activation)<p>Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 for $300 off (with activation)<p>Samsung Gear IconX 2018 for $150 ($50 off)<p>Sphero R2-D2 for $130 ($50 off)<p>Google Home Mini for $30 ($20 off)<p>Amazon Echo Dot (2nd …

Shopping

The Colts-Bills Epic Blizzard Football Battle Taught Us 3 Important Lessons About Perseverance

Building a business can be messy. Equip your team with the mindset and experiences needed to succeed no matter what.<p>Over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills played the Indianapolis Colts in a memorable football game in Orchard Park, New York, a Buffalo suburb. The teams played in near white-out …

Buffalo Bills

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what's happening on Thursday. <b></b><p><b>1. The White House said "now is not the time" to hold diplomatic talks with North Korea.</b> The comments followed a speech by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said the US would continue negotiations until the "first bomb drops."<p><b>2. UK parliament members</b> …

Jeff Bezos

Stock up on Amazon Cloud Cams — they're on sale today for 25% off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>The Amazon's Cloud Cam, the Alexa-compatible …

Smart Homes

The state of voice assistants in 4 charts

Brands and publishers are navigating how they come across in audio. The mounting interest in voice assistants and voice-activated platforms is …

Advertising Industry

‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Review: Muscles From Brussels Is Strong In Satire

When the pilot for <i>Jean-Claude Van Johnson</i> first popped up on Amazon in August of last year, I have to admit I liked the Dave Callaham-created …

TV

Rakuten Is Low on the Crazy Scale

If Jeff Bezos announced plans for Amazon.com Inc. to set up a telecom firm, you wouldn't imagine it to be a crazy idea.<p>Were Jack Ma to say that …

Business

Using Amazon Prime Same Day Delivery to Help Homeless People in Desperate Need of Basic Items

Rob Bliss, a thoughtful prankster and activist, demonstrated how to use the very convenient same day delivery benefits of Amazon Prime Now to help …

Red Lobster launches Amazon delivery in Chicago area

Add cheddar biscuits to the list of things Amazon will deliver to Chicago area doors.<p>Starting Wednesday, Red Lobster menu items can be delivered to …

Restaurants

Creating Depth Distance in Your Painting, Part 2 Streaming Video

<b>Shipping Options</b><br>For United States customers:<p>Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50<br>Estimated total shipping time (not including …

Art

3 Ways to Create a Startup That People Will Want to Tell Their Friends About

To deliver products that compel customers to spread the word on your behalf, you've got to cultivate a culture that is ripe for innovation to thrive.<p>Recently, I came across a divine invention: the cupcake ATM from Sprinkles Cupcakes. Not only do Sprinkles' vending machines dispense cupcakes …

Jeff Bezos

Alexa can now wake you up with your favorite song

Maybe, just maybe, Alexa's new alarms can make you actually enjoy getting up in the morning.<p>You can finally instruct Amazon's voice assistant to wake …

Alexa, can I do my holiday shopping through you?

NEW YORK — It was a few weeks before Christmas and time to put my voice assistant to the test: Could I just shout out the gifts I needed to buy …

Amazon.com Inc

Satya Nadella wishes Microsoft had got into the public cloud business sooner

• Amazon announced its core computing and storage resources two years before Microsoft did.<br>• Nadella cited Jeff Bezos when asked who he most looks up to …

Microsoft

Facebook Kills off Paying Publishers for Video Content

The social network doesn’t like the “pivot to video,” either<p>Facebook wants publishers to post video, but it doesn’t want to pay for it anymore.<p>The …

Entertainment

Target just bought on-demand delivery startup Shipt for $550 million

As grocery stores scramble to figure out online delivery strategies, Target is placing a $550 million bet on Shipt, according to Bloomberg. <b>The Birmingham, Alabama, startup provides same-day delivery of groceries using an on-demand workforce</b>.<p>Earlier this year, when Amazon bought natural grocer Whole …

Startups