How EU data protection law could interfere with targeted ads
The successor to the 20-year-old European data protection directive has inched closer to becoming law, having been approved by the Council of Ministers, which represents each of the 28 EU member states. This ...
Amazon launches virtual assistant speaker to public
Amazon said Tuesday its Echo personal assistant speaker aimed at integrating with smart home devices was on sale to the public after seven months of tests on an invitation-only basis.
Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming
Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned ...
Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read
Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads.
Conservation policies could improve human health
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could also deliver public health benefits, according to a study published today.
World's last tribes on collision course with modern society
Threatened by disease and deforestation, the world's last isolated tribes in the Amazon are on a collision course with modern society like never before, experts say.
Amazon sees line-of-sight hurdle to US drone parcel delivery
Amazon insisted Wednesday on a significant change to proposed US drone regulations before it introduces 30-minute Prime Air parcel delivery by unmanned aerial vehicles to its American customers.
EU launches antitrust investigation into Amazon over e-books
The European Union has launched an antitrust investigation into online retailer Amazon over its distribution of e-books, which have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Amazon's music service plays to a different beat
A few dozen people crowded into a meeting room at Amazon.com's Seattle headquarters last month for one of the nice perks of working at the giant online retailer: a free concert.
What are the longest rivers in the world?
There are many long rivers in the world, but which ones are the longest? Naturally, there is a disagreement over the answer to this question. While The Nile has traditionally been considered to be longest ...