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Supreme Court leaves online sales tax question to Congress

The court declined to review a New York law requiring collection of sales tax for online purchases.

Amazon looks to 30-minute deliveries via flying drone

Called Prime Air, Amazon's service will be powered by drones and will be ready from a technology standpoint as soon as necessary regulations are in place.

Amazon's proposed drones will deliver packages in 30 minutes or less

Amazon plans to use aerial drones to deliver packages via a new Prime Air service

Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com said Sunday the company plans to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less to customers by using unmanned aerial vehicles, perhaps as early as 2015.

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Google, Amazon reveal their secrets of scalability

Internet giants such as Google and Amazon run IT operations that are far larger than most enterprises even dream of, but lessons they learn from managing those humongous systems can benefit others in the industry.

Amazon, U.S. Post Office team up for Sunday deliveries

Sunday deliveries are coming to New York and L.A. ahead of a larger roll out in 2014, and weekend shipments are still free for Amazon Prime members.

Bluetooth name tags

'So, that's why it's called Bluetooth!' and other surprising tech name origins

The hidden, and occasionally accidental, history of common tech brand names.

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: Unapologetically content-driven

If you dismiss it as "not as good as the iPad Air," you're missing an important point.

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Amazon woos mobile developers with free analytics and testing tools

Mobile developers will be able to track usage of their Android and iOS applications, as well as experiment with interface improvements, with two free services from Amazon.

Amazon taps X-Files creator, The Wire writer for two new original shows

The online retailer will greenlight two new pilots for its Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

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Amazon MatchBook makes a big push for print book buyers to go digital

Amazon MatchBook, which lets customers who've previously bought the print edition of a book from Amazon score a digital copy on the cheap, is now open for business.

The Shining

Now screaming: 13 flicks for your All Hallows horror binge

These online Halloween goodies are so scary that they'll still be rattling around in your head long after the Great Pumpkin has disappeared for another year.

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