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3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

Enlarge / 2007-era Kindles had a pretty good fourteen-year run—but we imagine there are some 2016-era Kindle Oasis (8th-gen) owners feeling pretty salty about their free 3G broadband going away right now. Mel Melcon via Getty Images / NineFiveSeven / Jim Salter This Wednesday, Amazon sent a notification email to customers who bought early Kindle …

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Amazon denies rumored plans for Bitcoin support

Amazon has refuted recent speculation it may be readying to support Bitcoin payments, asserting it currently has no plans for BTC. According to a Reuters report on July 27 citing a spokesperson from the firm, Amazon remains interested in the crypto industry but has no specific plans to onboard digital assets for payments just yet: …

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Jeff Bezos Directs Amazon to Accept Bitcoin and Other Popular Cryptocurrencies: Report

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Amazon is reportedly planning to accept bitcoin by the end of the year, after which the company will roll out support for other major cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, the company is exploring launching its own cryptocurrency. “The directive is coming from the very top … Jeff Bezos himself.”</strong> Amazon’s Crypto Project ‘Ready to Roll’ …

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Massive Short Squeeze Pushes Bitcoin Closer to $40K, Crypto Economy Jumps 9% Higher

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The price of bitcoin jumped over 15% in a matter of three hours on Sunday evening and came awfully close to the $40K handle. Since then, the crypto asset has dropped back a few percentages and currently hovers above the $38K range. The entire cryptocurrency economy has spiked 9.72% rising to $1.53 …

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Come talk with us about machine-learning experiments gone right—and wrong

Enlarge We’ve spent the past few weeks burning copious amounts of AWS compute time trying to invent an algorithm to parse Ars’ front-page story headlines to predict which ones will win an A/B test—and we learned a lot. One of the lessons is that we—and by “we,” I mainly mean “me,” since this odyssey was …

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Amazon plans to accept Bitcoin payments this year, claims insider

An anonymous source within Amazon has reportedly told London business newspaper City A.M. that the e-commerce giant is planning to accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments by the end of 2021, possibly setting the stage for broader mainstream acceptance of crypto transactions.  “This isn’t just going through the motions to set up cryptocurrency payment solutions at some point …

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Amazon’s Payment Team Hiring Digital Currency Expert to Develop Cryptocurrency Strategy and Products

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Amazon’s Payments Acceptance &amp; Experience team is hiring a digital currency and blockchain expert to develop the company’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap, including a launch strategy. “We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon,” the company’s …

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US cracks down on “Fulfilled by Amazon,” citing sale of 400,000+ hazardous items

Enlarge Aurich Lawson | Getty Images The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) yesterday filed a complaint against Amazon over the sale of hundreds of thousands of hazardous products, including carbon monoxide detectors that fail to detect carbon monoxide, hair dryers without required protection from shock and electrocution, and flammable sleepwear meant for children. The …

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Pentagon kills Microsoft’s $10B JEDI cloud contract, says tech is now outdated

Enlarge US Department of Defense Following years of controversy and intrigue, the Pentagon canceled its JEDI cloud computing contract with Microsoft today. Microsoft was awarded the contract in October 2019, but work stalled as Amazon, the other finalist, mounted a legal challenge. Now, the Department of Defense has scrapped the entire project, saying that it’s …

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Amazon doesn’t like FTC chair Lina Khan’s views, wants her off investigations

Enlarge / Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill on April 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images Amazon filed a 25-page petition today with the Federal Trade Commission asking that Chairwoman Lina Khan recuse herself from antitrust investigations into the company. Khan, a …

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