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# Amazon

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# competition rules
EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.
# One Small Step
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon
Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.
# Jeff Bezos
Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
MacKenzie Bezos retains a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband founded in 1994.
# personal information
Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.
# Explainer
What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?
A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.
# film deal
Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68m over film deal breach of contract
He is accusing Amazon of cancelling a film deal because of a “baseless” decades-old allegation that he sexually abused his daughter.
# mystery box
Help, I can't stop watching videos of people buying mystery boxes filled with shite
So. Much. Shite.
# new year new read
Here's why Daisy Jones & The Six should be on you must-read list for 2019
Reese Witherspoon LOVED it.
# resource and energy
Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght
The local authority has a €15 million plan for Ireland’s first data centre-based ‘district heating system’.
# website glitch
Amazon says customers' email addresses were exposed
Customers in Europe and the US were affected.
# alexa
Judge asks Amazon to share Echo recordings in US murder case
Timothy Verrill is accused of murdering two women and prosecutors believe there are Echo recordings of the attack.
# building and property
Irish Life is worried Amazon's huge data centre in Tallaght could affect its future housing projects
The pensions fund has a site adjacent to the facility being planned by the tech giant.
# loaded
Amazon has become a trillion dollar company
The company, which was created in a garage in Washington, has come a long way.
# worth a watch
'If you hate me, hate me!' Check out the trailer for the new Amazon documentary on Man City's historic 2017-18 campaign
Featuring an inevitable Oasis soundtrack.
# Pool Party
13 deadly pool inflatables you never knew you needed
It’s time to stock up for summer.
# Research
Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.
# we had a good run
Amazon said it's trying to stop its Alexa software from spontaneously laughing
Many people online joked that the device was becoming sentient.
# Forbes Rich List
Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world as Trump's value drops by $400 million
Forbes published its billionaires list today.
# webringg
An Irish answer to Amazon's same-day delivery has bagged €650k from investors
Dublin startup WeBringg has raised funding from several private investors – but it needs more.
# Amazon
Body of second Irishman recovered after Ecuador river tragedy
David Higgins’ body was found by search teams yesterday.
# Data centre
Amazon's €1bn 'Project G' for Dublin gets the go-ahead
One of the men who tried to block Apple’s plans for Galway had lodged an objection.
# Major project
Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.
# power hungry
Amazon's grand plans for its new Dublin data centre could use as much power as a city
The US tech giant says it could build up to eight facilities at Mulhuddart.
# gift
Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year
The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.
# excess
Premier League 'to boost TV matches' in bumper deal
Football will go head-to-head with popular entertainment programmes on Saturday evenings, according to reports.
# Brazil
'I tell my son: never put out your hand to the white man': What it's like living in the Amazon rainforest
A look at how people rely on the forest to give them all that they need.
# Amazon
Amazon's newest service will let couriers unlock your front door
Amazon has said it will launch a service called Amazon Key next month.
# data epicentre
How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world
The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.
# Amazon
Amazon Studio executive Roy Price resigns after sexual harassment allegations
Hundreds of people across the world have been revealing accounts of sexual assault since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
# New Era
Game-changer: Facebook emerges as genuine contender in Premier League rights war
The social media giant, and other digital corporations, are lingering and may be set to pounce.
# What Happened
Hundreds of one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's book removed from Amazon
It’s believed many of the reviews were posted by people who hadn’t read the book, in a deliberate bid to lower its rating.
# Renca reserve
Plans to allow mining in the Amazon rainforest have been halted
Brazilian President Michel Temer had signed a decree to allow the reserve to be opened up for private use.
# prime position
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person
The entrepreneur leapfrogged Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s been at the top spot for the past four years.
# Amazon
The best phone cases that were produced when an Artificial Intelligence bot on Amazon went a bit mad
Looks like we don’t need to worry about robots taking over for a while yet.
# ooh b jesus
11 priceless Amazon reviews of gammy St. Patrick's Day merch
“Ooh b Jesus.”
# Stateside
Legendary US blog Boing Boing has written a glowing review of Barry's Tea
# mother tongue
Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out
The native way of life has been wiped out in parts of the Amazon.
# bricks to clicks
Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in US in next 18 months
Donald Trump is claiming to have played a role in the move.
# she's listening
Amazon's 'Alexa' device could have evidence on the death of a man found in a hot tub
Prosecutors want Amazon to see if there are potential clues on the device.
# Amazon Go
This is Amazon's grocery store of the future: no cashiers, no registers, and no lines
It opens in early 2017.