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DRONES: Commercial Drones Are Becoming A Reality, With Huge Impacts For Many Industries

Source: Business Insider

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Not too long ago, when most people heard the word “drones,” they thought of unmanned military aircraft engaged in highly controversial clandestine operations. But when Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was testing the idea of delivering packages via drones, he made drones with popular commercial application suddenly seem like a viable proposition. While drones are unlikely to become a part of our daily lives in the immediate future, th ...
Full article at: Business Insider 13 hours ago, 11:10am CDT


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Review roundup: Fire Phone is good for Amazon, but doesn't stack up to competitors

Source: AppleInsider

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Center For Innovation In Seattle
As e-commerce behemoth Amazon gears up for the release of its first-ever smartphone on Friday, technology journalists have begun to weigh in with their thoughts on the device -- and the returns don ...
Full article at: AppleInsider 14 hours ago, 10:44am CDT

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iPhone Sales Stay Strong In 2014
iPhone Sales Stay Strong In 2014
Yet again the company is having a stellar year of profit
Oregon Ducks Favored to Win Pac-12 by Media
Oregon Ducks Favored to Win Pac-12 by Media
The Oregon Ducks are favored to win the Pac-12 Conference in 2014 as voted by members of the Pac-12 media on July 23.
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REVIEW: Amazon's New Fire Phone Has Some Fun Features, But You're Going To Miss All The Best Apps (AMZN, T)

Source: The Business Insider

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Center For Innovation In Seattle
Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire phone, hits stores June 25, and comes bundled with a free year of Amazon Prime, which includes free shipping on thousands of items as well as a growing selection of free movies, books, and music. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the phone at its launch event by saying that the company decided to try something completely innovative and different. The Fire Phone cert ...
Full article at: The Business Insider 1 day ago, 8:00pm CDT

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AP announces robot takeover of earnings reports, but no job cuts

Source: The Bleacher Report College Baseball News

An update on the robot takeover of commodity journalism—all those stories that anyone with basic skills can write. The Associated Press announced recently that starting this month it’s going to use software to write stories about earnings reports. The good news is that the software, from a company called Automated Insights, can produce 4,400 such stories about U.S. companies per quarter, rather than the 300 the AP’s reporters can ...
Full article at: The Bleacher Report College Baseball News Jul 16 2014, 8:43am CDT

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Authors call on readers in Amazon book battle

Source: Asia One

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NEW YORK - Big-name authors are calling on readers to help them get out of the cross-fire in a battle between online giant Amazon and French publishing powerhouse Hachette.An open letter to readers picking up momentum online Thursday had racked up more than 60 signatures including those of Lee Child, James Patterson, Hilary Spurling, and Scott Turow."We feel strongly that no bookseller should block the sale of books or otherwise prevent or discourage customers from ordering or receiving ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 3 2014, 10:39pm CDT

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Stephen King and Nora Roberts among hundreds of writers backing anti-Amazon letter

Source: Canadian Business Online

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Donna Tartt are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. The letter, initiated by Hachette author Douglas Preston, urged Amazon to resolve its standoff with Hachette over e-book prices and other issues. Readers were asked to email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at jeff@amazon ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online Jul 3 2014, 5:01pm CDT

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Amazon Fire Phone Fizzles Out

Source: bidness etc

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Center For Innovation In Seattle, Inc. (AMZN) unveiled its Fire Phone on June 18, marking its debut in the saturated smartphone market. The company organized a special conference, with a select few guests to see CEO Jeff Bezos do the honors. You can also read: Amazon’s Highflying Drone Ambitions Shot Down By FAA   It has been two weeks since the phone was launched, and it is currently holding the 69th spot on Amazon’s best-seller list for electron ...
Full article at: bidness etc Jul 2 2014, 5:07am CDT

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Amazon Holds Premiere For New Kids Series "Creative Galaxy" From The Creators of "Blue's Clues"
With its new Fire phone, Amazon signals its not content to just be a retailer        ...
Full article at: USATODAY Jun 30 2014, 1:05pm CDT

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Star Tribune Announces Sale To Glen Taylor

Source: CBS Minnesota

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Center For Innovation In Seattle
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Star Tribune Media Holdings Co. announced Monday it has closed the sale of the company to Minnesota businessman Glen Taylor. Taylor, the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is taking over after the Star Tribune Media Company was previously majority owned by private investment funds managed by Wayzata Investment Partners, LLC. Officials said terms of the sale were not disclosed. Officials said there would be no changes to the Star Tribune’s opera ...
Full article at: CBS Minnesota Jun 30 2014, 11:01am CDT


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