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Review: Amazon Echo Show

Every morning, as I survey the landscape of jeans and blue gingham shirts in my dresser, I ask Alexa about the weather. One day last week, as my virtual assistant chirped out of Amazon’s new Echo Show smart speaker, I noticed the voice sounded muffled. I walked into the kitchen and ...

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Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society

News that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods Market for more than $ 13 billion was greeted jubilantly by financial markets, with Amazon’s stock rising 2.5 percent, almost enough to cover the entire purchase. At the same time, the shares of other grocery retailers, ranging from Kroger’s to Walmart, were ...

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Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Starts a Supermarket War

Shares of Walmart, Target, Kroger and Costco, the largest grocery retailers, all tumbled on Friday. And no wonder. Grocery stores have spent the last several years fighting against online and overseas entrants. But now, with its $ 13.4 billion purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon has effectively started a supermarket war. ...

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Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet

SEATTLE — The moneymaking machines at the core of Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, are notably different. But the respective kings of online retailing, software and internet search should all credit a relatively new line of business for lifting their financial results. In their quarterly earnings ...

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Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger estimates. Their results are published as early view in the journal ...

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Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back By HIROKO TABUCHI, CLAIRE RIGBY and JEREMY WHITE February 24, 2017 A fire smolders on land cleared for soy farming in Propiedad Valle Verde, near Santa Cruz, Bolivia. By HIROKO TABUCHI, CLAIRE RIGBY and JEREMY WHITE February 24, 2017 COLONIA BERLIN, Bolivia — A few months ago, a representative from Cargill traveled to ...

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