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Amazon wants to own the IoT – and it’s starting with soup

Amazon wants to own the IoT – and it’s starting with soup

Amazon's Alexa isn't just its sassy retort to Siri but the retail behemoth's gateway to the smart home, and the starter is - perhaps fittingly - soup. Announcing the AWS IoT last week, a platform through which connected devices covering everything from home automation widgets, through cars, to industrial equipment can speak to Amazon's cloud, the company also quietly inked a reported deal with Campbell's.

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Amazon Handmade launches, puts Etsy on notice

Amazon Handmade launches, puts Etsy on notice

We've known Amazon had an Etsy competitor in the pipeline for a while, and now it has launched the service. Amazon Handmade gives crafty folks, artisans and more another platform to hawk their wares, marking yet another industry the Internet retailer is doing its best to infiltrate. Etsy has long been a favorite among crafters and others who produce handmade items, and no company has managed to effectively challenge its powerhouse status.

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Jeremey Clarkson tweets pic of new Amazon show production

Jeremey Clarkson tweets pic of new Amazon show production

Fans of the Top Gear of old with Jeremey Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond were upset when the BBC fired Clarkson and the other two hosts went with him. Fans were all glad to hear that Amazon had picked the trio up for a new car show. While rumors have swirled that the show would be called "Gear Knobs", we still don’t know the title for sure.

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Amazon tipped to be eying a pay TV service of its own

Amazon tipped to be eying a pay TV service of its own

It seems everyone is doing it these days. Verizon recently launched its Go90 pay TV subscription service. And although Apple, as expected, didn't announce such a plan with the new Apple TV, that doesn't remove the possibility that it could still do so a bit later. And now, the most recent rumored player is Amazon. According to sources, the retailer giant has mulled over the possibility of a paid TV program that would significantly bolster its video offering beyond the already prized Prime Video subscription.

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Twitch announces newly updated Fire TV app

Twitch announces newly updated Fire TV app

Gamers who have a Fire TV in their home can now grab a newly updated Twitch TV app for the Fire TV. The new app is a fuller version of the Twitch TV experience and will work on the latest Fire TV devices. The update brings lots of new features and a more personal viewing experience.

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Amazon banning Apple TV and Chromecast sales over Prime Video

Amazon banning Apple TV and Chromecast sales over Prime Video

Amazon is banning sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast, flexing its retail muscles to push its own Prime Video service. The news, revealed to third-party vendors in an email today, is being billed by Amazon as a move to reduce confusion among customers who might expect any set-top box or media adapter included in the online catalog to be compatible with its own on-demand services.

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Amazon Dash gets 11 new ways to make you a repeat customer

Amazon Dash gets 11 new ways to make you a repeat customer

Amazon's recent Dash Buttons — those physical buttons that let customers re-order a specific product, like laundry soap or coffee, with a single press — is powered by what they call the Dash Replenishment Service. DRS is actually a little-known program that Amazon lets manufacturers use with their connected appliances and devices to automatically re-order items when they become low. For example, a water pitcher that orders new filters when it's getting close to replacement time.

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Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon's Fire TV has just gained another service for users to stream TV shows with. British television broadcaster ITV has just released its ITV Player app for Amazon's set-top box, ahead of their own revamp into the ITV Hub later this year. Similar to Netflix, Hulu, and other services, ITV Player lets users watch their favorite shows on-demand from whichever device is most convenient.

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Great Scott! Amazon Prime Video snags Back to the Future trilogy

Great Scott! Amazon Prime Video snags Back to the Future trilogy

Amazon has announced that during the month of October, the entire Back to the Future trilogy will be available for streaming on Prime Video. Starting Thursday, Amazon Prime subscribers will have unlimited access to watch Back to the Future Part I, Part II, and Part III, marking the first time the classic trilogy has been streamable in its entirety.

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Amazon Flex follows Uber’s lead, seeks delivery drivers

Amazon Flex follows Uber’s lead, seeks delivery drivers

Amazon has been working on various delivery services, but none of them are available on a large scale basis yet. More widespread availability could be coming soon, though, as Amazon has decided to follow in the footsteps of several startups and enter the so-called "gig economy" with its new Amazon Flex service. A new job listing for Amazon Flex has surfaced on the company's website seeking drivers who will deliver packages using their own cars.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 Review – Only Amazon addicts need apply

Amazon Fire HD 10 Review – Only Amazon addicts need apply

Amazon's largest ever tablet is also the company's thinnest, and as you'd expect the Fire HD 10 does its level best to be the perfect vehicle for the Bezos empire. Promising the cutting-edge in tablet hardware, with the heavily customized ease of Amazon's Android spin-off Fire OS, and at a price that would't even get you a base-model iPad, there's certainly a lot to like about the HD 10 on paper.

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Amazon Prime scores Mr. Robot streaming rights

Amazon Prime scores Mr. Robot streaming rights

The new summer drama Mr. Robot now has a home for streaming, but it looks like Netflix and Hulu have missed out. That's right, Amazon has managed to nab the exclusive streaming rights for the show for its Prime Video service. Mr. Robot will become available to Prime subscribers starting in the spring, Amazon said in its announcement.

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