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# Amazon

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# Amazon
Woody Allen to create his first TV show for Amazon
It’s called Untitled Woody Allen Project. Yes, really.
# Must reads
Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015
Pick up some inspiration from some of these…
# little helpers
Amazon has an army of robots helping it send gifts on their way
The company has deployed more than 15,000 wheeled robots to travel around its biggest warehouses and help deliver goods to employees.
# SME focus
SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce
For November’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we focused on the business of retail.
# the everything store
SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the 'everything store'
Inside the Amazon story – and what other entrepreneurs can learn from the rapid rise of an e-commerce titan.
# Jobswatch
300 jobs up for grabs in Amazon Dublin - so many it had to expand its offices
The sales giant has expanded its space to over 100,000 square feet to cater for the new employees.
# The final frontier
Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...
Richard Branson has said he will not “push on blindly” in the wake of Friday’s fatal crash. The Virgin founder isn’t the only businessman in the commercial space flight race…
# bricks-and-mortar
Amazon plans to move from clicks to bricks by opening first physical store
The company’s first physical store is expected to be opened in New York by the end of the year.
# favourable terms
It's not just Apple and Ireland. The EU is looking at Amazon's tax deals in Luxembourg
The European Commission claim that terms in a 2003 tax deal allowed Amazon to limit its overall bill to less than 1% of its European income.
# Brazil
Irish man to run marathon in Amazon to raise money for teacher with cancer
The former teacher of his nephew has been diagnosed with mixed cell lymphoma, a very rare form of cancer, and he’s hoping to help cover the cost of her treatment.
# Amazon
Four indigenous leaders killed while fighting Amazon deforestation
They were killed by suspected members of an illegal logging ring.
# Show Me The Money
Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames?
Turns out watching people play videogames is more lucrative than you think.
# spectator sport
Amazon bets big that there's a market for watching gamers play - buys Twitch for $970m
Google looked the favourites to land the deal but lost out.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about US strikes on Iraq, a new weather warning, and an Irish woman charged over baby death.
# choices
Amazon opens up 3D printing store for creating personalised items
The store will feature more than 200 products at launch, which users can customise in a number of ways.
# book boom
New Amazon service offers unlimited e-book access
The Kindle Unlimited service will give US readers a Spotify-style service for their e-readers.
# Drones
Amazon applies for US delivery drone testing
Company says permission to carry out drone tests would be “in the public interest”.
# The Cloud
Amazon challenges Google with new document sharing service
Cloud-based service offers new platform for storing, sharing and building document feedback.
# Under Threat
'Lost' Amazon Indians make first contact with outside world
“It is not normal for such a large group of uncontacted Indians to approach in this way,” said one expert.
# bookworms
The 10 best books of the year (so far), according to Amazon
A ready-to-go shopping list.
# use your head
Amazon enters the mobile market by launching head-tracking smartphone
The 4.7-inch smartphone has four cameras located on each corner of the screen which tracks how the user is looking at the phone.
# Price Fixing
Apple has dodged a massive $840 million price-fixing court case
The company agreed an out-of-court settlement with the parties involved, effectively avoiding a court case which was due to take place next month.
# in the cloud
Here's the major section of Amazon you mightn't know about
While online retail is the main focus of Amazon’s success, its cloud enterprise services (AWS) is playing a increasingly important role in the company’s development and expansion.
# pr power
UPDATE: Paddy Power did not cut down a single Amazonian tree
But it wasn’t Photoshopped either…
# did they?
UPDATE: Paddy Power confirm rainforest stunt was computer wizardry
No trees were harmed in the making of this particular PR stunt.
# naval gazing
Watch Amazon customers discover genitals for the first time
Just go with it.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Shop Till You Drop
Amazon lets users fill up their shopping carts via Twitter hashtags
By using the hashtag #AmazonCart, Twitter users can add items they wish to purchase later to their Amazon shopping cart.
# Innovation
Amazon moves into wearable tech by launching dedicated store
The store also has a “learning center” which aims to educate those who aren’t familiar with smartwatches and activity trackers.
# droning on
Yep, Amazon is still working on unmanned flying drones
In its annual letter to shareholders, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos also announced a new scheme which would pay unhappy employees $2,000 to leave the company in their first year.
# TV streaming
Now Microsoft and Yahoo are creating their original TV shows
The two companies are planning on releasing their own original TV shows which would compete against the likes of Netflix and Amazon.
# all-in-one
Amazon announces Fire TV, its set-top streaming box and gaming device
Amazon Fire TV will allow users to watch shows on Instant Video and Netflix and will include games like Minecraft, The Walking Dead and NBA2K14.
# limiters
Amazon to place listening limits on its radio streaming service
The company plans to limit how users stream certain tracks to help encourage them to buy songs and albums in their music store.
# Negotiations
Amazon could be planning to launch its own music streaming service
The eCommerce giant is said to be in talks with record labels about launching a music streaming service on its site.
# Crime and Punishment
Resurrected Ripper St to bring Victorian crime back to Ireland*
*Don’t worry, it’s all for TV.
# droning on
Netflix deliver epic takedown of Amazon's drone plans in parody video
# web streaming
Amazon preparing to launch its own TV box service for March
It’s rumoured that the company will roll out the Android-powered device in March.
# dead on
'Coffin bed' has hilariously mixed Amazon reviews
Customers just can’t agree on it for some reason.
# clairvoyance
Amazon gain patent allowing it to ship goods before you order them
The patent would allow Amazon to deliver goods it believes you will order based on your shopping and search history.
# pin sharp
Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD?
As video-streaming grows in popularity and in quality, the next generation of TVs will focus on bringing Ultra HD quality streaming to your living room.