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# Amazon

All time
# Retail
Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store - with no cashiers or checkouts
The Amazon Go concept involves customers having grocery bills deducted from their accounts.
# dronejacking
Hackers to start hijacking drones used for deliveries and policing
Security experts warn this is the next step for cybercriminals.
# everyone's a critic
12 times Amazon reviews just didn't get Irish products
“Boring.” – One-word review of Peig.
# state actor
FBI investigating cyber attacks that crippled Twitter, Netflix and Amazon last night
“This is not some hacker sitting in his basement typing away on a keyboard.”
# Controversy
Jaguar used in Brazil Olympic torch ceremony shot dead
The feline – whose species is the symbol of the Amazon – was shot dead shortly after the ceremony.
# Amazon
Amazon has started hiring 500 more people in Ireland
The high-tech jobs will be filled over two years.
# long read
Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months
Although it’s likely the price will put many people off.
# Solar Power
The next Kindle could give you a compelling reason to upgrade
A rechargeable cover with solar panels could be a way to charge the next Kindle, which will be announced next week.
# port of call
An engineer managed to get dodgy USB cables banned on Amazon
And all it took was a fried Chromebook to make it possible.
# tight deadline
Got a Kindle? Amazon is telling you to install this 'critical' update asap
Users are recommended to install a ‘critical software update’ otherwise certain devices won’t be able to connect online.
# animation dingle
An Oscar winner will be among the big hitters attending this animation festival
Representatives from from Disney, Nickelodeon and the BBC will be at Animation Dingle later today.
# Robert Pickton
Book by infamous Canadian serial killer removed from Amazon
Robert Pickton was convicted of murdering six women in 2007.
# giddy up
Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'
It’s because these drones will be able to sense and avoid obstacles that may cross their path.
# Click
16 of the stupidest things people have actually bought while drunk-shopping online
Don’t drink and shop, kids.
# too many monsters
17 bad Amazon movie reviews that are accidentally hilarious
“There were no wolves in this movie.”
# hallucinogenic drugs
British man killed in Peru 'during shamanic ceremony'
A Canadian man is being held by police.
# special delivery
Amazon gives us a clearer look at how its drones are going to work
Its new prototype drone comes with ‘sense and avoid’ technology to help it avoid collisions, both in the air and on the ground.
# The Man in the High Castle
Amazon pulls Nazi ads following backlash in New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the ads were offensive to World War II and Holocaust survivors.
# weird smut
8 erotic Kindle ebooks that will make you question everything
We’re all… doomed?
# Safety First
So what do you need to know before shopping online?
While it is more prevalent than ever before, it’s important to take the necessary precautions before buying anything.
# hyperx
This Amazon review of noise-cancelling headphones takes a turn for the creepy
They cancel all KINDS of noise, apparently.
# turning the page
Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference
It will even include reviews from the site.
# dead dogs
First glimpse of Jeremy Clarkson's new Amazon show is here with a dig at the BBC
The advertisement also features Clarkson riding a Segway.
# A Quick Word
The site where everyone goes to dish dirt on their employers is launching in Ireland
Glassdoor also plans to open its European headquarters in Dublin.
# Show Me The Money
These 11 companies control almost everything you buy
A small number of organisations have a whole lot of control – and revenue.
# Cracking down
Amazon set to take legal action against more than 1,000 'fake reviewers'
The fake reviews were being offered for sale for as little as $5 (€4.40).
# the big ten
These are the top ten brands in the world right now
No prizes for guess number one.
# In The Hotseat
It looks like these guys have chosen a name for their new €220m car show
Clarkson, Hammond and May are back behind the wheel.
# slammed
Amazon's boss hits back at claims it's a 'soulless, dystopian workplace'
A report claimed that Amazon’s employees are pushed hard and work long hours so they wouldn’t be seen as a “major weakness”.
# Amazon Prime
Clarkson, Hammond and May have a new show - but Irish viewers won't be able to see it
It’ll be streaming on Amazon Prime from next year. Amazon Prime isn’t available here.
What's Amazon's impressive streaming service and why can't you get it in Ireland?
Does Netflix have any direct competition here?
# Good day at the office
While you were sleeping, this man quietly made 7 BILLION dollars
We’d be happy enough finding a loose fiver behind the couch.
# catastrophe
Catastrophe's jokes about Irish dads and pregnancy are going down a storm in the US
“I liked this show so much I cried,” wrote one reviewer.
# critical spanking
11 hilariously angry Amazon reviews of the new Fifty Shades of Grey
“I seriously have to go take 2 aspirin right now.”
# amazon painforest
Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...
Amazon have become the latest tech giant to be targeted by crusading EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
# crochet away
Well, we've just found the best Amazon review of all time
No one in the family is happy with the purchase. Even the furrier members.
# ah begorrah
These irate Amazon reviews for 'Irish accent mouth spray' are the best thing you'll read today
“This product is a lie!”
# word to your mama
There is Microsoft Word porn, and the world is officially insane
Conquered by Clippy. *cries*
# a jungle out there
EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...
The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
# Amazon Prime
Not everyone is happy about Woody Allen's new TV show
It hasn’t been made yet, but there is a lot of commentary about it online.