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Amazon sued by drivers challenging contractor status

Amazon sued by drivers challenging contractor status

That didn't take long. Less than a month after calling for delivery drivers, Amazon's drivers have followed in the same footsteps as Uber and Lyft drivers, suing the company for benefits. The lawsuit is part of a much larger issue, one that is being dealt with by several companies: whether drivers like those making Amazon's deliveries and picking up Uber riders should be classified as employees or contracted workers.

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Amazon Echo can now give Yelp restaurant suggestions

Amazon Echo can now give Yelp restaurant suggestions

Alexa, the personificaiton of Amazon's Echo Bluetooth speaker, isn't exactly the most popular among the main virtual assistants. The product itself hasn't exactly been the most wanted thing in the market, with a niche purpose that mostly ties in with Amazon's core business of selling you stuff. But like Siri or Google Now, much of Alexa's functionality depends on the services that integrate with the platform. Luckily for owners of the Echo, Amazon has expanded its functionality to include Yelp recommendations for interesting local establishments.

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Fallout Beer may be the strangest Fallout 4 tie-in yet

Fallout Beer may be the strangest Fallout 4 tie-in yet

When you think of Fallout, there are a few things that come to mind. Pip-boys, super mutants, bottle caps, and of course, Nuka-cola. What you probably don't think of is beer. After all, the only stuff you can find in-game is pretty generic, and only gives you a meager boost to strength and charisma, while dropping your intelligence. In the real world, however, there's finally an alcoholic beverage worthy of a Wasteland wanderer.

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Amazon Prime Now 1-hour delivery comes to SF Bay Area, San Antonio

Amazon Prime Now 1-hour delivery comes to SF Bay Area, San Antonio

The future of local, on-demand delivery and shopping continues to spread across the US, as Amazon Prime Now has brought its one-hour delivery service to both the San Francisco Bay Area and San Antonio, Texas. Prime Now's service is available to those already subscribed to Amazon Prime and living in the cities where it's offered. Prime Now first launched in New York City last December, and since then has expanded to 17 cities coast-to-coast, including today's two additions.

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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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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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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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