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Amazon CEO Bezos Now Has More Money Than Bitcoin’s Market Cap

Jeff Bezos, CEO of online shopping giant Amazon, recently tapped record wealth levels, holding more personal wealth than all the speculative capital currently invested in crypto’s largest asset — Bitcoin (BTC).  “Amazon stock shares surged 4.4% to a record $2,878.70 Wednesday, boosting the founder’s world-leading fortune to $171.6 billion,” Bloomberg said in a July 1 …

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Amazon will let you co-watch Prime videos with friends in the US

Amazon Amazon’s new Prime Video feature could help you stay connected with friends even while social distancing. If you’re in the US, you can now host and attend a Prime Video Watch Party, a new option for desktop that lets you co-watch with friends and fellow Prime members. As the host, you’ll be in charge …

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Amazon reportedly seals $1.2 billion acquisition of self-driving startup Zoox

picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon will reportedly pay over $1.2 billion to acquire Zoox, one of the many companies working on self-driving technology, according to The Information and The Financial Times. The acquisition would be Amazon’s biggest step into self-driving so far, compared to smaller startup investments and internal work it has done to …

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Jumbo brings all your social media privacy settings into one app

If years of data breaches and privacy scandals have taught us anything, it’s that we can never really trust big tech to protect our privacy. Sure, a company like Facebook may offer an array of privacy features, but these settings change frequently and can be confusing to untangle. And even with the most stringent settings, …

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Amazon invests $2 billion in its clean energy fund

Chesnot via Getty Images Amazon is committing $2 billion to companies developing clean energy technology with its Climate Pledge Fund, the company announced Tuesday. The fund is one facet of Amazon’s Climate Pledge, which aims to eliminate the company’s net carbon emissions by 2040. While it’s perhaps another step in the right direction, the fund …

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Amazon UK will show its free Premier League matches on Twitch

Matt McNulty – Manchester City via Getty Images Amazon is reportedly planning on streaming live Premier League games for free on Twitch in the UK. According to Deadline, the move is intended to give fans the opportunity to interact with each other during matches, and will get streamers talking about football with their followers. This …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Drops, Then Pops as Traders See Weaker Markets Coming

Bitcoin took a hit Monday, only to recover as many market participants see price weakness ahead. Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,426 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining less than a percent over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 UTC on Monday (8:00 p.m. Sunday EDT), bitcoin was changing hands around $9,327 on …

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Amazon offers steep discounts on a host of Echo speakers

Billy Steele/Engadget All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon is known to discount an Echo device every now and then, but now? It’s going all-out. The internet …

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Get two 10-inch Echo Show displays for the price of one

Nicole Lee/Engadget All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Best Buy is making it easier than usual to outfit your home with smart displays. It’s running a sale …

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Beats’ Solo Pro headphones are on sale for $230 at Amazon and Best Buy

Sponsored Links Billy Steele/Engadget If you’re looking for some on-ear headphones to retreat from the outside world, now’s a good time to get them. Amazon is selling Beats’ Solo Pro wireless headphones for a more reasonable $230, a hefty $70 below the usual price. You can find them for that price at Best Buy, too. …

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