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Momentum grows to break up big tech, as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple face scrutiny

Regulators are gearing up to investigate the largest US tech companies. But are breakups of these corporations on the horizon? → Read More

Lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa records kids without their consent

The suits follow a request last month to the FTC to investigate the Echo Dot Kids Edition. → Read More

Calls to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple get louder

Regulators are gearing up to investigate Big Tech. But are breakups of these companies on the horizon? → Read More

Amazon's Scout robots: That's no cooler, that's your Prime delivery

A deeper look at Amazon's autonomous roving sidewalk bots. → Read More

Amazon's Scout delivery robots: Cute, friendly and intentionally boring

A deeper look at Amazon's autonomous roving sidewalk bots. → Read More

Amazon reveals its newest Prime Air drone design

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its latest Prime Air drone, which is a hybrid model that's borrows from both helicopter and airplane designs. This is a developing story. Everything announced at WWDC: Get the latest on iOS 13, iPad OS, Dark Mode for iPhone and more. New Mac Pro makes its debut: The long-awaited update to Apple's flagship desktop starts at $5,999, available in the fall. → Read More

Amazon Prime one-day delivery now covers over 10 million items in US

The company talks up its faster shipping capabilities as it works to stand out against Walmart. → Read More

Watch out, Apple Pay. Tap-to-pay cards are coming on strong

These cards could speed up how we shop and commute every day. → Read More

Amazon's new Alexa features puts added emphasis on privacy

You'll now be able to say, "Alexa, delete everything I said today," to wipe out the day's audio history. → Read More

MacKenzie Bezos joins Giving Pledge, agrees to donate half her $37B fortune

Her soon-to-be ex-husband Jeff Bezos hasn't joined the pledge. → Read More

To power Prime one-day shipping, Amazon asks sellers to send it more stuff

It's offering discounts of up to 75% to get sellers onboard. → Read More

Shareholder efforts to curb Amazon facial recognition tech fall short

The proposals were both long shots to pass, but added pressure on Amazon on its sale of Rekognition. → Read More

ACLU pushes Amazon shareholders to vote for facial-recognition ban

The company's annual shareholder meeting is Wednesday. → Read More

Challenging Amazon, Walmart launches free one-day online shipping

The service debuts in Las Vegas and Phoenix and launch in Southern California in a few days. → Read More

Amazon is helping its employees quit... and start their own package delivery businesses

The program will have former employees deliver packages for Amazon. → Read More

Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Moon lunar lander, plans for huge space colonies

The Blue Origins founder wants to get to the moon by 2024. → Read More

Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Origin's new Blue Moon lander

There's also a cute rover. → Read More

Amazon Go's first NY store is also the first to accept cash

The 12th Go store comes to the Brookfield Place mall near the World Trade Center. → Read More

Apple iPhone sales drop, but services and wearables offer a boost

Services revenue, a bright spot for the company, posted an all-time high. → Read More

Apple iPhone sales drop, but aren't as bad as predicted

Services revenue, a bright spot for the company, posted a new all-time high. → Read More