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Amazon Prime Now brings restaurant delivery to Portland

Amazon Prime Now brings restaurant delivery to Portland

Last month we reported that Amazon had decided to venture into the world of food delivery – and I'm not just talking about groceries. If you happen to live in Seattle, you've been able to get food delivered from a variety of restaurants straight to your door, via Amazon's Prime Now mobile app. Today, the online giant has announced that they will be expanding this service to include Portland, Oregon.

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Amazon files lawsuit against hundreds of fake reviewers

Amazon files lawsuit against hundreds of fake reviewers

The discerning Amazon user knows what to keep an eye out for: non-verified reviewers who sing praises about a scarcely-known product, loads of 5-star reviews that are all suspiciously short and similar, and other similar activities. The Web is full of sites where shady sellers can pay for fake Amazon reviews, and while the Internet retailer has implemented steps to combat them, it has just taken things a step further.

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Amazon Prime Fresh moves to pay service, angers customers

Amazon Prime Fresh moves to pay service, angers customers

In most parts of the US, Amazon users aren't familiar with AmazonFresh because the service isn’t offered. AmazonFresh is a grocery delivery service that has been offered free in Seattle since 2007 before expanding to a few other cities over the last year. With AmazonFresh, orders over $50 were delivered to the buyer's door with no delivery fee.

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Triby connected speaker will offer Amazon’s Alexa

Triby connected speaker will offer Amazon’s Alexa

If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Echo speaker, you’ll also be familiar with its voice service, Alexa. Today, Amazon announced that Invoxia’s own connected speaker, Triby, will work with the Alexa voice service; this will make it the first third-party device with such support, likely paving the way for a larger lineup of similar gadgets. Triby itself is shaped somewhat like a basket, and is designed to stick to your fridge door.

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Amazon’s travel service Destinations has been shutdown

Amazon’s travel service Destinations has been shutdown

In late April of this year, Amazon introduced “Destinations”, a hotel booking site that had been rumored for several months before its launch. The site’s arrival came about without much fanfare, and apparently it hasn’t seen the sort of attention Amazon was aiming for. Yesterday, Amazon made the surprise announcement that it has shut down the service, the reasons for which weren’t stated.

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Jeremy Clarkson says new Amazon show isn’t called Gear Knobs

Jeremy Clarkson says new Amazon show isn’t called Gear Knobs

The rumors have been flying about what the new automotive show that Amazon is producing with former Top Gear presenters Clarkson, May, and Hammond will be called. The first title tipped for the show was Gear Knobs. That sounds a bit odd for a car show, but since the boys love euphemisms for genitalia it was conceivable.

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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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