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# Amazon

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# 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.
Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?
Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.
The best-selling books of the year, according to Amazon
Amazon have calculated its list of best-selling books by sales of print and Kindle edition books published in 2013.
# Pass the tissues
This Amazon review that's going viral is a brilliant fake
A “mother” of three teenage boys had this to say about Kleenex.
# delivery error
Man gets wrong Amazon delivery, goes on epic Twitter spree
Josh Gates got some hamburger earmuffs by mistake. The rest is history.
# iPotty
You can now buy a potty with a built-in iPad for your toddler
It’s what the world never wanted, but always needed.
# bit dear
The Amazon reviews for this €30,000 TV are absolutely brilliant
All that telly for €30k? BARGAIN.
# droning on
7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans
The future is here. Almost.
# Prime Air
Amazon will deliver packages in 30 minutes using drones
The drones, called Prime Air vehicles, will be as common as mail trucks, according to Amazon.
# Marketing
Why is this Amazon customer/reviewer so powerful?
Michael Erb approaches reviews like a job – now companies send him products for free in the hope that he’ll notice them.
# Tax
UK officials face questions over multinational tax affairs
The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee is said to be skeptical about Google’s explanations of UK ad sales booked through Ireland.
# Face off
You can now get Nicholas Cage's face on your confectionary
You’re welcome, world.
# amazonia
22 brilliantly sarcastic reviews of Amazon products
From the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt to the Yodelling Pickle.
# Apple
Judge: Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books
A New York judge has found Apple guilty of price-fixing for ebooks.
# France
France wants to ban free shipping on Amazon
No, really: it says the practice gives it an unfair advantage over local retailers.
# Big Brother
Sales of George Orwell's '1984' up 6,000% since US surveillance scandal
The disclosure of the American authorities’ surveillance programmes has led to a spike in the novel that has become synonymous with government overreach.
# PS4
Gamers already prefer the PlayStation 4 to Xbox One
Here’s how Sony did it.
# Top Secret
Noonan won't be attending Bilderberg (but Sutherland will...)
Politicians and business leaders are gathering for the world’s most high-profile networking event. The minister has other plans.
# Next Big Thing
Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target
“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”
# Subliminal
Big-brand logos that you should look more closely at
There’s a lot more to these 9 logos than first meets the eye.
# review the reviews
13 pieces of evidence that Amazon reviewers are better than all of us
Could it be home to some of the world’s best creative writing?
# bright spark
Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference
Casey is set to address over 4,000 delegates on the topic “Things I learned the hard way as a young CEO”.
# internet firsts
11 internet firsts you probably never heard of
The first photo ever uploaded to the internet, the first registered domain name… let’s step back into the internet’s history.
# Online Shopping
Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US
The bill, which was being debated in the US Senate yesterday, could lead to the recouping of $11 billion in lost annual sales taxes.
# amazonazing
Here are 10 things you never knew about the world's largest online retailer
Not bad for a company that started out in its owners garage.
# Disney
Disney invests in Peru to prevent deforestation
The Walt Disney Company has bought $3.5 million in carbon credits to prevent the destruction of a jungle in the country’s Amazon as part of a project that started in 2009.
# Chromebooks
Google launches Chromebooks in Ireland
Both the Samsung and Acer versions of the laptop will be available, ranging in price from €247 to €379.
# Keep calm and what?!
Clothing company blames 'scripted computer process' for offensive shirts
T-shirts with a slogan encouraging sexual assaults have been removed from Amazon’s online store.
# feel old yet?
13 things today’s Leaving Cert students have no memory of
People who are now legally able to drink and vote have no memory of these things.
# Amazon
Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog
The German competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the company’s policy which prevents third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere.
# google shopping
First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business
The new “product listing ads” appeared to have taken off at the end of the final quarter of 2012.
# Tablet Wars
Android gains on Apple in surging tablet sector: survey
The global appetite for tablet computers is growing faster than previously thought – and Android-powered devices are gaining on iPads – a new survey claims.
# France
Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs
The internet giant is planning to open a fourth despatch centre in the country – despite an ongoing tax dispute with the French government.
# bestselling
Maeve Binchy’s final book tops Amazon’s pre-order list
Binchy’s long-term agent Christine Green said it was a bittersweet day because “we want to celebrate the book but we want her to be here too”.
# World War II
Amazon criticised over Nazi death camp jigsaw puzzle
A German politician has criticised Amazon for selling the puzzle which depicts the crematorium at Dachau.
# Indigenous people
Venezuelan authorities find 'no evidence' of Amazon tribe massacre
Authorities have been urged to continue their investigations, after reports that illegal gold miners massacred up to 80 members of an indigenous tribe by setting fire to a communal hut.
# on fire
Kindle Fire tablet sold out, says Amazon
Meanwhile, research study says that sales of dedicated e-readers peaked last year.
# Oops
Man orders flat-screen TV online... gets semi-automatic rifle instead
US police are investigating circumstances of shipment error.
# digital revolution
Kindle eBook sales overtake printed books at Amazon
Amazon said it is selling 114 Kindle books for every 100 print books it sells.
# Storms
Five killed as severe storms strike eastern US
Thousands have been left without electricity and air conditioning as US weather forecasters warn of soaring temperatures in mid-Atlantic states.