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Airline Used by Amazon Goes to Court as Pilot Strike Enters Day 2

Photo ABX Air cargo planes at its headquarters in Wilmington, Ohio. Pilots struck the airline on Tuesday to protest excessive flight assignments. Credit Al Behrman/Associated Press SEATTLE — A strike by airline cargo pilots that threatens to delay Amazon orders ...

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Amazon Pairs Its Speaker With Streaming Music, at a Bargain Price

Photo Steve Boom of Amazon said, “We think the next phase of growth for streaming is really going to come in the home.” Credit Kyle Johnson for The New York Times For years, Amazon has been a quiet but potent ...

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Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home

“Amazon is the accidental winner here,” said Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at the Stern School of Business at New York University. “Amazon got there first, which is superimpressive, and it has been a huge hit.” Google is a ...

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A Peek at Secret English Farm Where Amazon Tests Its Drones

At the site in the Cambridge countryside, and a similar facility in Canada, Amazon is likely to be working on the drone’s sensors and other improvements needed for its daily use. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on the English ...

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Amazon Creates 3 Games for Twitch Fans

Photo A Twitch booth at a video game trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Amazon bought Twitch for $ 1 billion in 2014. Credit Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg SEATTLE — Amazon paid about $ 1 billion two years ago to acquire Twitch, the ...

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Amazon and Pandora to Gauge Music’s Value in the Internet Age

By Christmas, according to these people, Pandora wants to introduce a fully developed competitor to Spotify and Apple Music, with a catalog of tens of millions of songs that a listener can gain access to on demand. That version is ...

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Amazon Has a Potent Weapon in the Tablet Wars: Low Prices

Photo The new Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets. SEATTLE — When Amazon introduced its first tablet, it seemed like just another me-too entrant in a hot category pioneered by Apple. The company did nothing to diminish this view when it ...

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Tech Fix: Subscribe and Save on Amazon? Don’t Count on It

Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times WHAT do subscriptions to a newspaper, magazine or Netflix account have in common? Once you sign up, you expect to pay the same rate every month. Yet that’s not the case at Amazon ...

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Amazon Has Big Plans for Alexa: Running the ‘Star Trek’ Home

SEATTLE — Amazon surprised a lot of people when its Echo, a $ 180 so-called smart speaker, became a hit, giving them a novel way to play music, turn on the lights in their homes and set thermostats with voice ...

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Tech Fix: Alexa, What Else Can You Do? Getting More From Amazon Echo

To change the default music player, open the Alexa smartphone app. Then tap Settings, tap Music and Media, and tap Choose Default Music Services and select Spotify for your default music library or Pandora for your default station service. That ...

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