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Amazon unveils a waterproof Kindle

Amazon.com on Wednesday introduced a waterproof Kindle e-reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, the latest in a string of consumer devices from the online retail giant this year. The device, an updated version

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Amazon Prime Video has gone off the rails

Amazon is a company that gets the benefit of the doubt. A lot. No technology company is as ambitious or as feared. Yet no one really knows Amazon’s business strategy, and that’s by design. Most investors are happy for Amazon

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Whoever controls the OS directs the future

My thoughts tend to go to dark places these days. And so when I watched Google on Wednesday trot out one after another of its homegrown computing devices for every task and every nook of our homes, I went straight to dystopia

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Amazon looks to a world beyond smartphones

In case it wasn’t obvious before Wednesday, Amazon.com has leapfrogged the smartphone to go after the next era of computing. The company never could have done this if it hadn’t been steamrolled in smartphones first. The way

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Amazon gadget to offer hands-free landline calls

Amazon.com is looking to an ageing technology to continue its push to digitise and connect the home: the landline phone. At an event in Seattle in the US on Wednesday, Amazon unveiled a $35 device that plugs into existing

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Amazon debuts new speaker with smart-home hub

Amazon.com has debuted a new high-end version of its Echo speaker with a smart-home hub system built in, stepping up a fight with Google and Apple for digital control of people’s homes. The upgraded device, called the Echo Plus

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How to tackle tech giants’ growing dominance

People in the US, not just in the European Union, are finally getting worried about tech sector leaders’ market dominance and the political power it confers. Unfortunately, the solutions gaining traction are the kind of anti-monopoly

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More tycoons join Musk, Bezos in race to space

Think billionaires and outer space and three names quickly come to mind: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. It turns out, though, that they have plenty of company. There are 13 others among the world’s 500

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