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Amazon's Ring takes heat for considering facial recognition for its video doorbells

Two patent applications from the company describe identifying "suspicious" people then automatically alerting police. → Read More

Amazon has a big target on its back going into 2019

Sure, everyone shops there, especially at this time of year. But critics are finding plenty to complain about. → Read More

Amazon creates fun-size Amazon Go store

Next stop: airports? → Read More

Google CEO denies search launch in China, commits to transparency

Sundar Pichai does leave the open door to returning to China someday. → Read More

Google CEO was asked by a Congressmen if his iPhone was tracking him

Pichai didn't really answer. → Read More

NYC voters: Amazon HQ2 good, incentives not so much

A new Quinnipiac poll finds New Yorkers favor the project 57 percent to 26 percent, but are mixed about the billions in subsidies. → Read More

Despite loud criticism, NYC voters strongly support Amazon HQ2, poll finds

Quinnipiac finds New Yorkers favor the project 57 percent to 26 percent. → Read More

How Ring's Neighbors app is making home security a social thing

The app may help make your neighborhood safer, and convince you to buy a video doorbell. → Read More

Shopping on phones is surging this Cyber Monday

Plus, sales via phones this Black Friday smashed the previous US record. → Read More

Holiday shopping with your Amazon Echo? You're a trendsetter

Buying stuff using your smart speaker could be the future. For now, it’s hard. → Read More

Holiday shopping with your Amazon Echo? You're a trendsetter

Buying stuff using your smart speaker could be the future. For now, it’s hard. → Read More

Technical error exposes Amazon users' names, email addresses

This is the second time in as many months Amazon has had to tell customers their email addresses were wrongly disclosed. → Read More

Holiday shopping with your Amazon Echo? You're a trendsetter

Buying stuff using your smart speaker could be the future. For now, it’s hard. → Read More

How Amazon's deal with Apple puts the hurt on small sellers

The new deal should benefit plenty of customers, but pulls the rug out from under many Amazon merchants. → Read More

Amazon's $2B in HQ2 incentives just bought it a lot of criticism

The winners may actually be losers in the big picture, critics say. → Read More

Amazon's $2B in HQ2 incentives just bought it a lot of criticism

The winners may actually be losers in the big picture, critics say. → Read More

Amazon announces NYC and Northern Virginia as HQ2 winners

Jeff Bezos & Co. have finally settled on two sites for new campuses. → Read More

HGTV's Property Brothers construct Casaza, a new home furnishings site with an AR twist

The brothers put $2.5 million of their own money into the e-commerce site, which will focus on design. → Read More

Apple pumps up its Amazon listings with iPhones, iPads and more

Scoop: New listings will arrive in the coming weeks, though HomePod isn't included. → Read More

Apple pumps up its Amazon listings with iPhones, iPads and more

Scoop: New listings will arrive in the coming weeks, though HomePod isn't included. → Read More