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Amazon Sues “Fake Review” Providers

Amazon is taking a legal step to fight fake product reviews. The online retail giant has filed a lawsuit against a California man named Jay Gentile, whom the company identifies as the operator of a handful of sites including buyazonreviews.com, buyamazonreviews.com, bayreviews.net and buyreviewsnow.com. According to GeekWire, Amazon says those sites are part of an “unhealthy ecosystem” which has sprung …

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Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It

Earlier, we looked at a report from Walker Sands, which looks at consumers’ online shopping habits, and bodes well for Amazon’s new Home Services offering. In a separate section of the report that we didn’t get into, they look at consumers’ attitudes toward the use of drones for product delivery, which may give us an idea of how people will …

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Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon Home Services, in which it handpicks local service businesses to include in a marketplace on Amazon.com, enabling customers to purchase services from those in the home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, automotive, and other categories. We first learned about the service last summer, but now it’s been launched, albeit, in a …

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Antitrust Prosecution Comes To E-Commerce

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has charged a former e-commerce executive with price fixing, in what would be the DoJ’s antitrust division’s first online marketplace prosecution. The defendant is charged with price fixing in violation of the Sherman Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of $1 million for individuals. David Topkins, …

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Silicon Valley Premieres Four Days Early on Twitch

April 12th is going to be a good day, as both Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley return to HBO’s lineup. And if you’re really impatient, you can watch the season premiere of the latter a few days early. On April 8th at 3pm EST Amazon’s live-streaming gaming platform Twitch will host a Q&A with the cast and then show …

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Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, the company has announced an extension of Dash with the Amazon Dash Button. Given the timing of the announcement and …

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Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Amazon Might Buy Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter in What Could Be Its Largest Acquisition Ever

If Amazon is truly serious about getting into the world of high fashion, an acquisition like this would be a very strong move. According to a report from Women’s Wear Daily, Amazon is eyeing online fashion retailer Net-a–Porter. The price could be somewhere just under two billion euros. Net-a-Porter is owned by Richemont, a Swiss luxury good holding company. According …

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YouTube Is Going After Twitch with New Game Streaming Focus: Report

YouTube has been experimenting with live streaming for many years, finally letting any channel in good standing participate in live streaming in December of 2013, and the YouTube Live channel currently features livestreams of sporting events, music, news, and more. But if you take a look through the offerings you might come back uninspired. YouTube Live hasn’t really taken off …

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Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express

Amazon has a new service called Amazon Vendor Express aimed at letting businesses sell their products directly to the company, who will resell them to customers. Amazon takes care of promoting, selling, and shipping the products, utilizing its network of fulfillment centers. Membership is free. Products become eligible for free two-day shipping for Prime members and free shipping on orders …

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Amazon Drones Get FAA Go-ahead for Testing, but Don’t Get Too Excited

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon an “experimental airworthiness certificate” that allows the company to begin research and training on its fleet of delivery drones, what the company calls Amazon Prime Air. Unfortunately for Amazon, the certificate comes with some of the same restrictions the FAA proposed in its comprehensive drone regulations back in February. “The Federal Aviation Administration …

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‘Bosch’ Season 2 Is a Go After Strong Performance

Bosch, Amazon’s first original hour-long drama, has already been greenlit for a second season. That means it’s also the first drama series to be renewed at Amazon. The show, which premiered ten episodes back in February, is based on a series of Michael Connelly novels that follow LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch – played by Titus Welliver, who you may …

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