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Don’t base your Amazon purchases on the number of reviews a product has

Quick. Which of these two products would you buy on Amazon: Thing A, which has an average rating of 2.7 stars and 258 reviews, or Thing B, which has an average rating of 2.7 stars and 14 reviews?<p>Did you pick Thing A? Most people pick Thing A. In a study recently published in the journal</i> …

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Do NOT Fall For This Amazon Prime Scam

Watch out for a new phishing scam that's targeting Amazon Prime members through email.<p><i>Good Housekeeping</i> reports that there's an email thanking users for their recent purchase on Amazon Prime Day going around, which asks them to write a review in order to receive a $50 "bonus."<p>Kim Komando, a …

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How Amazon’s Nonstop Growth Is Creating A Brand-New Seattle

The Emerald City is booming, driven by its homegrown tech giant. But Amazon is trying to keep Seattle livable.<p>As I look out the window of my workspace in downtown Seattle, all I see are cranes, construction, and excavations. While this might seem like poetic exaggeration, my perch has put me at the …

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Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is teaming up with Alphabet Inc's Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc, adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore.<p>Google, which makes the Android software used to run most of the …

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World’s 1st trillionaire; Vladimir Putin or Jeff Bezos?

There are plenty of billionaires on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people. But who will be the world’s first trillionaire? Well, it's a toss up at the moment between Jeff Bezos and Vladimir Putin. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Buzz60

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How Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg Came Up With Their Most Brilliant Ideas

Creativity is less about your ideas and more about how you pursue them.<p>At some point, every entrepreneur wishes he or she had the creative gusto of an Elon Musk or a Jeff Bezos. While there is no denying their innate genius, part of entrepreneurial success comes from habits and routines that …

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Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour job is being advertised on Amazon

You could take Jeremy Clarkson’s place on The Grand Tour, if you fit Amazon’s exacting requirements.<p>New Game Of Thrones theory changes everything we …

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Why Amazon Should Sweat Google’s Wal-Mart Deal

Two of Amazon’s rivals are becoming friends, and there’s reason for the tech giant to worry.<p>Google announced Tuesday night that it would be …

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Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers

Amazon's been ramping up its efforts in the education space since 2013, when it acquired TenMarks. The ed-tech startup helps teachers and parents create easy-to-digest curriculums for young students, which up until today were all about math. But now, Amazon is introducing TenMarks Writing, a …

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Sonos Holds Software Updates Hostage If You Don’t Sign New Privacy Agreement

Sonos, the current popular brand of smart speaker that people <i>don’t</i> [yet] talk to, really wants its customers to agree to the company’s new privacy …

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Google And Walmart Announce A Partnership To Take On Amazon

Walmart is really a one-stop shop for most consumers. However, no matter they do, they haven’t been able to truly turn their status as the world’s largest retailer into online domination the way Amazon has. That might soon change as Walmart is set to partner with Google in order to expand its …

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There's new evidence Trump and his supporters profoundly disagree on Amazon

President Donald Trump keeps slamming Amazon as a part of his attacks on The Washington Post — but a Wednesday poll from the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling showed that his supporters overwhelmingly like the company.<p>The poll found that 53% of respondents who voted for Trump had a favorable …

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Amazon price slashes Echo speaker by £50 in Bank Holiday deals blowout

<b>Amazon normally saves its best deals for Black Friday, but the online retail giant is giving us UK folk an August Bank Holiday treat by price</b> …

Google and Walmart’s Big Bet Against Amazon Might Just Pay Off

It’s hard to overstate Amazon’s online retail dominance. With 76 percent market share of online retail, it’s as if the 95-96 Chicago Bulls entered …

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Amazon opens a brick and mortar bookstore in Silicon Valley — plus another — this week

Online retail giant Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Silicon Valley this week. As of Tuesday, the San Jose store already “appeared to be doing a brisk business” the Mercury News reports; it will hold its official grand opening Thursday.<p>Another Amazon bookstore will open in …

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Walmart Should Merge With Microsoft to Blow Away Amazon: REWIND

One great idea from TheStreet's Jim Cramer revisited.<p>Walmart (WMT) has had quite the tech-filled week.<p>Over the course of a few days, the world's …

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Google Home Gets Bluetooth, Phone Calling

Google has added Bluetooth capabilities to Google Home. While the feature briefly rolled out a few months ago, it finally is working. Along with the …

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GeekWire Summit: Top Amazon execs added to agenda, early-bird ticket deadline approaches

Jeff Wilke, the chief executive of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, and Toni Reid, the vice president who leads the company’s fast-growing Alexa …

Ad mogul says Amazon sold $2B in digital ads; Amazon launches Writing study aid

Ad mogul Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP thinks Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has earned $2.5B from digital advertising, according to Business Insider. Sorrell …

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Here’s Amazon’s Plan to Make Students Better Writers

Amazon wants to help students become better writers.<p>The retail giant debuted a writing curriculum and software tools on Wednesday for teachers to use …

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Why Trump Has It Out for Amazon and Jeff Bezos

When an extremely muscular Jeff Bezos strutted out of a tech conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, and onto our Twitter timelines back in July, the …

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Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Won’t Be Blocked by FTC

Federal regulators said Wednesday they don't plan to block Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc., clearing the way for the biggest retail deal of the year so far.<p>The Federal Trade Commission said it would no longer pursue an investigation into whether the mega-deal …

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Currys sparks frenzy by slashing the price of Google Chromecasts to £19 - and the rest of the high street follows

Avid bargain hunters on deals forum HotUKDeals noticed that electrical giant Currys have slashed the price of their Google Chromecasts from £30, to …

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Both the Amazon Echo and Google Home are under £100 right now

If you're in the market for a smart speaker but don't fancy shelling out the full retail price for one, Amazon and Google might be able to help. Today, both the Amazon Echo and Google Home have been given price cuts that have taken them below the £100 mark.<p>For a limited time only, the Amazon Echo …

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A $10b company has overtaken Amazon at the top of Singapore’s app store rankings

Amazon’s Prime Now was Singapore’s highest-ranked shopping app on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play every day from launch until August 7. That’s …

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Deals: Free 2 FREE Audiobooks and 30-Day Audible Trial Membership

We have a great free deal for our readers today in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, the 2 FREE Audiobooks and 30-Day Audible Trial Membership.<p>All you …

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How artificial intelligence can help with your finances

Along with autonomous cars, virtual reality, and drones, artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the key areas of tech that is generating huge …

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How Google's Deal With Walmart Is Accompanied By a Gift to Amazon

As Google draws closer to Amazon's biggest competitor, it's also giving up on trying to provide an alternative to Amazon Prime.<p>There's probably a …

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Amazon Books opens first Bay Area bookstore in Santana Row

SAN JOSE — Amazon is opening its first Bay Area physical bookstore in San Jose’s Santana Row, a brick-and-mortar outlet that bids to combine Amazon’s …

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Why quitting your job could be the best thing for your career

If you are going nowhere in your job, sometimes quitting could be the best thing you do to advance your career.

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