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Amazon Invents Easy Way to Order Everything

[caption id="attachment_477592" align="aligncenter" width="522"]Tide Amazon Dash Button As if you needed an easier way to buy things on Amazon.[/caption] In what could be an amazing way to order all your essential items online, or just as easily an April Fools' joke (it's not), Amazon has announced a new service called the Amazon Dash Button. The Dash Button is a physical piece of hardware that you can place in your home wherever it's convenient. Running low on diapers, toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc.? Push a button and you've ordered it on Amazon. The ...

Amazon Acquires Twitch for Nearly $1 billion

Amazon buys Twitch

Wholesaler, tech giant and Kindle-maker Amazon made a $970 million dollar acquisition of video game live-streaming website Twitch last Monday. Twitch is a website devoted to allowing video gamers to live-stream themselves playing video games so others can watch and share the experience. They have even pushed for some unique practices, including playing and finishing games such as Pokémon as a community (which is so awesome).
“Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like...

Amazon Launches eBook Program, AKA Your Nearest Public Library

kindleunlimited As someone who spends most of her free time reading, I was initially excited to see that Amazon was launching a Netflix for eBooks: Kindle Unlimited. Sure, I have a library card, but a suburban county library can hardly compare with the 600,000 eBooks Amazon will have available. Plus, you'd never have to wait on hold for popular books. And all for just $9.99 a month. It all sounds like a great idea, and a great deal,...