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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition review: better display, monthslong battery, and USB-C, but poor support for non-Amazon books and no physical buttons   —  The most popular Kindle gets its biggest update in nearly a decade  —  It's been nearly three years since Amazon has updated its best …
Oct 26, 2021, 10:55 AMIn context
Loren Grush / The Verge:
Verizon partners with Amazon to use its Kuiper satellite network for expanded global 4G and 5G coverage in rural and remote locations   —  They still have to launch the satellites first  —  Amazon's ambitious satellite venture, called Kuiper, is teaming up with Verizon to further expand 4G/LTE …
Oct 26, 2021, 10:00 AMIn context
Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post:
Amazon launches a center for quantum computing at Caltech, joining the US, China, IBM, Microsoft, Google, and other rivals researching the topic   —  Quantum computing one day may render current methods of encryption obsolete  —  Amazon is officially entering the race to develop a quantum computer …
Oct 26, 2021, 9:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Oct 26, 2021, 9:00 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Internal presentation details Amazon's “Project Mic”, a live audio app that lets users host radio shows, complete with music, focused on the US initially   —  A new app is in the works  —  Amazon is next on the list of companies getting into the live audio game.
Oct 26, 2021, 8:50 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Amazon signs a contract with GCHQ, MI5, and MI6 to host top-secret material in the UK; the deal is worth an estimated £500M-£1B over a decade   —  Cloud contract for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 with US tech group aims to speed analysis but likely to ignite sovereignty fears
Oct 26, 2021, 7:35 AMIn context
Crystal Tse / Bloomberg:
Thrasio, which aggregates third-party sellers on Amazon, raises $1B+ led by Silver Lake, source says at a $5B+ valuation   —  Thrasio Holdings Inc., an aggregator of Amazon.com Inc. products, has raised more than $1 billion in a private funding round led by technology investor Silver Lake.
Oct 25, 2021, 9:15 AMIn context
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and UK reach a deal with the US to drop digital services taxes on Big Tech companies as part of a global tax overhaul in 2023   —  WASHINGTON — The United States reached an agreement on Thursday with Austria, France, Italy, Spain and Britain that will terminate …
Oct 21, 2021, 1:45 PMIn context
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon rolls out Local Selling, an in-store pickup option for items from local businesses in the US   —  - Amazon said Thursday it will let third-party sellers offer in-store pickup to shoppers who live near the merchant's brick-and-mortar stores.  — In-store pickup, or click-and-collect ordering …
Oct 21, 2021, 12:15 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launches a broad investigation into the user data practices at Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google, and other tech companies   —  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to seek information on how those firms and others use consumers' financial information
Oct 21, 2021, 8:26 AMIn context

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