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  • Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport. Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for a...

  • German govt backs authors in spat with Amazon

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top culture official has voiced support for hundreds of authors who claim they're being discriminated against by online retailer Amazon amid negotiations with their publisher. A letter signed by over 1,000 German-language writers criticized Amazon's behavior in a dispute...

  • Redlands to be home of Amazon distribution center

    REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Amazon.com has chosen Redlands as the site of its fifth California distribution center. The San Bernardino Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1pRgEyg ) the online retail giant announced Thursday that its newest facility is expected to bring as many as 500 new jobs to the area...

  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for "turning the facts inside out" by alleging that the...

  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest...

  • Amazon to hire 300 in northern Ky.

    HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — Amazon says it plans to hire hundreds of workers in northern Kentucky. The company says it plans to hire 300 full-time employees at its fulfillment center in Hebron to pack and mail customer orders. Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore said in a statement to The Kentucky...



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