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Amazon unveils microwave, clock, smart plug-in

(21 Sep 2018) Amazon unveiled a bevy of new products connected to its flagship voice assistant Alexa, including a microwave, a clock and a smart plug-in (Sept. 20)

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Amazon 2nd company to top $1 trillion valuation

(5 Sep 2018) Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of Apple. Amazon has cemented customer loyalty through its devices and fast, free shipping as well as music and video streaming perks. (Sept. 5)

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Brazil : isolated tribe discovered in Amazon

Drone images show a figure from an isolated tribe through the Amazon rainforest.

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For actor Billy Bob Thornton, working on ‘Goliath’ has offered lessons in law

(27 Jul 2018) Billy Bob Thornton says his latest role as a down-and-out lawyer in Amazon Prime series “Goliath” was a lot of work and a little bit of law school. (July 26)

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Amazon’s Uber Imitation Program Flex Is A Disaster For Its Workers (HBO)

Amazon just had its best Prime day ever.

The company sold more than 100 million products over a 36-hour period, bragging in a press release that it was the “biggest shopping event in Amazon history.” But a massive shopping event like Prime Day is only in possible in part because of Amazon’s Flex program, which recruits everyday people to deliver Amazon packages for a modest wage.

That’s because the most expensive part of delivering a package is getting it from a local warehouse to a customer’s doorstep. Amazon’s Flex program helps reduce that cost by hiring delivery drivers as independent contractors.

VICE News followed a married couple in Phoenix, AZ, who use Flex as their primary source of income. “[Flex] saved our lives,” Beverly Karpinski, 64, told VICE News. “For three months we had no income except for my husband’s social security check, and one day I was on Craigslist and I saw Amazon was hiring independent delivery drivers.”

Karpinski and her husband, Ed, both signed up for Flex and have been delivering packages for more than a year. In Arizona, the Karpinski’s make about $18 an hour before expenses.

You don’t need any qualifications to drive for Flex: just pass a background check and have a valid driver’s license. Due to the driver’s independent contractor status, Amazon doesn’t provide any benefits like healthcare or paid time off. Amazon says Flex drivers across the country make $18-$25 an hour, but that doesn’t include gas or car maintenance.

Amazon declined to provide any details about how many Flex drivers Amazon hires, or how many fulfillment centers across the country support Flex, but an Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the company leverages its malleable Flex workforce in order to compensate for Prime Day. The spokesperson also confirmed that the delivery route given to Flex drivers is generated by an Amazon algorithm.

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First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights — though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to finish their tests — with both companies using radically different technology.

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Colombia creates largest protected area in the Amazon

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announces the expansion by 1.5 million hectares of the Chiribiquete National Park, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site on Sunday. The park is the ninth world heritage listing in Colombia, the second most biodiverse country in the world after Brazil.

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Thornton’s ‘Goliath’ returns with less law, more order

For season two, actor Billy Bob Thornton’s Amazon Prime drama got such an overhaul, it’s almost a reboot — with less law, more order. (June 15)

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