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  • Amazon expands Kindle lineup, boosts price of basic e-reader

    Amazon expands Kindle lineup, boosts price of basic e-reader
    Amazon.com Inc ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet. The No. 1 U.S. online retailer also...
  • Authors United takes its case to Amazon's board of directors

    Authors United takes its case to Amazon's board of directors
    More than 1,000 writers acting as Authors United have signed a letter to be delivered to the 10 members of Amazon's corporate board. One of those board members has already gotten a letter from the group -- that's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the...
  • Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine

    Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine
    A joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp plans to announce on Wednesday that it will team up with Blue Origin, a company run by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to develop a new rocket engine, a source familiar with the plans said....
  • Boeing, SpaceX poised to build 'space taxis' for NASA

    Boeing, SpaceX poised to build 'space taxis' for NASA
    NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday. The U.S. space...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge stirs controversy in drought-plagued California

    The simple act of dumping ice water onto one’s head has turned into one of the most viral feel-good campaigns of 2014.   More than 2 million Ice Bucket Challenge videos featuring tech giants such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Amazon bringing you that pair of underwear you ordered!

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Amazon bringing you that pair of underwear you ordered!
    In one small step for man and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company's plan to one day use small unmanned...
  • Authors' Protest of Amazon Shows That Bigger Isn't Always Better in Business

    When some 900 authors last week delivered a call to arms against Internet giant Amazon, the subtext of their message went beyond a dispute about rights and numbers. It also signaled a growing discomfort over control of intellectual property in the hands...
  • Florida hopes to get Blue Origin launches

    Florida hopes to get Blue Origin launches
    SpaceX made it official last week: The California-based company will build its first commercial spaceport in Texas, spurning overtures from Florida and other launch-minded states. Although Florida gets the "consolation prize" of SpaceX's government...
  • Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch responds on e-book pricing

    The dispute between Amazon and Hachette over e-book pricing heated up this weekend with a volley of open letters making various cases to the public. The latest is a response to consumers from Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch about how and why the company...
  • State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role

    State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role
    Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace. Virginia was one of six...
  • Chinese magnate says he wants to buy New York Times

    A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...