Retail Rivals Amazon and Best Buy Team Up to Sell Smart TVs

Best Buy will sell Amazon-powered TVs in its stores and on its website, and also become a merchant on Amazon’s website, where it will sell these TV sets exclusively.
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At Post Office, Amazon Isn’t the Only Big Shipper Getting Discounts

President Trump’s ordered review of the Postal Service’s finances will likely show that Amazon.com isn’t the only one getting a good deal on package deliveries: FedEx and UPS get comparable rates on so-called last-mile parcel delivery.
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Amazon Takes U.K. Rights to AMC’s ‘Dietland’

Amazon has picked up U.K. rights to AMC’s upcoming “Dietland,” the streaming giant announced Thursday. The show, which is described as darkly comedic, stars Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies. It is set to launch on Prime Video on June 5, following its U.S. premiere the previous day. Based on a 2015 best-seller by Sarai Walker, […]

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Apple, Amazon and Google Also Are Bracing for Privacy Regulation

After Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, cries for consumer protection have grown louder, and Facebook isn’t the only tech giant expected to be affected.
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What’s Driving Trump’s Attacks on Amazon? It’s Personal

The president’s attacks on the e-commerce company stem from its CEO’s ownership of the Washington Post, which the American leader says writes unfair stories about him, say people close to the White House.
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Trump Bashes Amazon, but Government Relies on It

In recent years, Amazon.com has won billions of dollars in business to help the government shift computing services from legacy mainframes onto the cloud, a business that it dominates.
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Trump Lobs Another Threat at Amazon, Driving Down Ecommerce Giant’s Stock Again

Donald Trump continued his saber rattling against Amazon on Monday, leading the company’s stock to again take a hit. Trump tweeted another vague threat that he would somehow make life more difficult for Amazon. The consensus among observers is that the main object of Trump’s ire is the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon […]

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How Apple, Amazon, Pandora and More Are Trying to Gain on Spotify

Spotify is the global leader in music streaming, but several competitors are working to differentiate their service to win over artists and listeners.
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Trump Rips Amazon Again, but Antitrust Case Is a Long Shot

President Trump’s tweets against Amazon.com have renewed investor concerns about the prospect of antitrust action against the online giant, but targeting it on anticompetition grounds would be difficult, policy experts say.
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Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

The president accuses the online retail giant of scamming the US Postal Service.
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Trump Rips Amazon Over Taxes, USPS and Retail Impact

President Trump criticized Amazon.com, lashing at the e-commerce giant over the taxes it pays, its use of the U.S. Postal Service and its impact on brick-and-mortar retailers.
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Amazon, Netflix Gain Ground in Japanese Streaming Market

Amazon nearly doubled its share and Netflix grew strongly in Japan’s streaming market last year as the two global services try to raise their profiles in Asia. dTV from Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo topped the list of SVOD services in Japan in 2017, with a 20.3% share, but that is 3.8 percentage points lower than […]

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Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Six models of the AmazonBasics product have been identified as posing a burns hazard.
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Smart speaker showdown: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

Smart speaker showdown: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon EchoYahoo Finance puts the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home to the test to find out which smart speaker is truly the most intelligent.



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Fashion for Conservation Debuts Campaign to Protect Amazon Rainforest

Fashion for Conservation presented two collections during London Fashion Week that were inspired by the Amazonian rain forest to raise awareness about the damaged ecosystem. Each collection featured zero waste and included materials from end of bolt textiles from interior design companies and upcycled pieces from donated clothes.
Kent-based designer Kalikas Armour opened the Rainforest Runway show with a collection inspired by the indigenous tribes who are living, and subsequently suffering, within the rain forest as the ecosystem declines. He sourced ethically made fabrics from around Europe and produced the one-off pieces in his studio. The black and gold collection was focused on eveningwear including shimmery gowns in varying lengths, sweeping opera coats and sequined suits with gold floral motifs.
Houston-based designer René Garza for the Magpies & Peacocks nonprofit design house utilized off-cuts and end of bolt textiles and discarded clothes and tablecloths and gave them a new life as beautifully draped dresses — some were long and fluid while others were nipped at the waist or featured plissé detailing. The show closed with a billowing yellow gown that started life as a tablecloth.
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Amazon Alexa ad ‘triggered cat food order’

Amazon has been cleared by the advertising watchdog after a television ad for its Echo Dot smart speaker activated a viewer’s device and placed an order for cat food.
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What It Would Take for Amazon to Become UPS or FedEx

Amazon.com is a long way from reaching the scale of America’s freight titans.
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What It Would Take for Amazon to Become UPS or FedEx

Amazon.com is a long way from reaching the scale of America’s freight titans.
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Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with UPS and FedEx.
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Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with UPS and FedEx.
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Warner Bros. TV Alum Tammy Golihew to Head PR for Amazon Original Series

Amazon Studios has recruited Warner Bros. TV alum Tammy Golihew to head all publicity for Amazon original series. The appointment of Golihew, a highly regarded industry veteran, is a signal to the creative community that the entertainment arm of the digital giant is beefing up its programming, development and marketing infrastructure. It comes as Amazon […]

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Partner to Pare Health Costs

Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan are forming a company to figure out how to reduce health-care costs for their hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees.
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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Partner to Shake Up Health Care Industry

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have teamed to form a new company designed to bring innovations to the health care industry. The three business giants unveiled the plan on Tuesday with few details other than to say the focus of the venture is on “improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs” for each […]

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Amazon Narrows Choices for Second Headquarters to 20

Amazon named 20 metropolitan areas as finalists for its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. New York, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis are among the choices.
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Amazon Narrows Choices for Second Headquarters to 20

Amazon named 20 metropolitan areas as finalists for its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. New York, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis are among the choices.
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To Woo Amazon, Cities Tackle Everything From Traffic to Housing

Amazon’s contest to find a place for its second headquarters is spurring civic leaders around the country to confront municipal problems that have confounded lawmakers and local leaders for decades.
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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.



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The Limits of Amazon

Amazon.com has an ever-expanding ability to deliver what customers need—but not everything is an Amazon business, writes Christopher Mims.
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Trump Criticizes Post Office for Charging Amazon ‘So Little’

President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. Postal Service should charge Amazon.com and other companies more to deliver their packages.
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Amazon Echo Prices Turn Market on Its Ear

Amazon.com Inc.’s $ 30 price tag on the Echo Dot smart speaker is triggering price cuts on Google Home devices and complicating Apple Inc.’s HomePod prospects.
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Mediapro, IMG, Film45 Producing Amazon Prime Video Manchester City Series

MADRID — Mediapro, IMG and Film45 will team with Amazon Prime Series and Manchester City to produce Amazon’s awaited and exclusive doc series tracking the manager, stars and boards of the English soccer club over its 2017-18 season. Announced last month, and launching in 2018, the as-yet-untitled series comes at a time when Manchester City, […]

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As the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult

Web-driven comparison shoppers are keeping a lid on inflation and weakening retailers’ pricing power, complicating the Federal Reserve’s deliberations on how much and how fast to raise interest rates.
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How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day

Third-party merchants slash prices and stockpile inventory in hopes Amazon.com will select their items for holiday promotion—which can boost sales all season.
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Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices in Latest Spat

Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap.
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Lord of the Rings TV series to be made by Amazon

A television prequel series to the Lord of the Rings is to be shown on Amazon Prime after the tech giant secured the global TV rights to the fantasy franchise.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive

Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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Amazon Scores Manchester City Soccer Series

Amazon will take viewers behind the scenes at high-flying English soccer team Manchester City in a series following the Premier League club over a season. The as-yet-untitled series will follow the club over the current 2017/18 season. City are managed by charismatic former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola and currently sit atop the league, and are […]

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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive

Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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Amazon discussing Lord Of The Rings TV show

Amazon is reportedly in talks with the estate of J R R Tolkien to develop a TV show based on The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
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Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook

A flood of potentially stolen art objects from the Middle East is showing up on Amazon, eBay, Facebook and WhatsApp, often ensnaring unsuspecting buyers
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As Cities Woo Amazon to Build Second Site, Incentives Are Key

Amazon’s in-house economic-development team shows how important tax-incentive deals have become to its business model and gives a window into why the company took the step of pitting cities against each other to win the biggest subsidy package possible.
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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.
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Amazon Studios boss resigns amid Weinstein claims

Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned amid claims he dismissed allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.
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Amazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price

Amazon suspended the head of its entertainment studio, Roy Price, in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment and criticism of his close business relationship with Harvey Weinstein.
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Alibaba Sizes Up Facebook, Amazon With R&D Funding Splurge

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it will nearly triple spending on research and development, to more than $ 15 billion over the next three years, as it seeks to keep pace with Western rivals such as Alphabet and Amazon.
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Jeff Wilke: The Amazon Chief Who Obsesses Over Consumers

Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s chief executive of world-wide consumer, focuses on the wants and needs of the retailer’s customers. He also is in charge of integrating Whole Foods, Amazon’s latest purchase, into the fold.
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Amazon Has a Luxury Problem

Swatch and other high-end retailers are staying away from Amazon’s online marketplace, saying it undermines the strict control that is key to maintaining a sense of exclusivity—and keeping prices high.
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Where Amazon Is Failing to Dominate: Hollywood

Amazon Studios has been stumbling when it comes to producing content that attracts audiences and buzz. It has alienated top producers and is struggling to redefine its strategy.
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Where Amazon Is Failing to Dominate: Hollywood

Amazon Studios has been stumbling when it comes to producing content that attracts audiences and buzz. It has alienated top producers and is struggling to redefine its strategy.
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Amazon, BBC Prep ‘King Lear’ With Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

The Bard is heading to streaming service Amazon Prime Video, which has teamed with the BBC on an adaptation of “King Lear,” starring Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.  The BBC commissioned the project; Amazon joined as a co-producer. Principal photography gets underway this month, with former HBO executive Colin Callender’s Playground on production […]

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EU Orders Recoup of $300 Million in Amazon Back Taxes

The European Union upped the stakes in its push to collect taxes from U.S. tech giants, pressing its cases against Amazon.com and Apple.
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EU Orders Recoup of $300 Million in Amazon Back Taxes

The European Union upped the stakes in its push to collect taxes from U.S. tech giants, pressing its cases against Amazon.com and Apple.
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Amazon Sells $1.6 Million in Whole Foods’ Products in First Month

The e-commerce giant delivered one of the first infusions of cash to the organic grocery chain through its site, providing Whole Foods with the potential for a new mass-market platform and new revenue.
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Perry Ellis Partners With Amazon Alexa

Perry Ellis is tapping into the voice activation market.
The men’s wear brand has teamed with Amazon to create an “Ask Perry Ellis” skill, or a set of built-in capabilities, that works with the voice-activated Amazon Alexa device to offer styling suggestions for various occasions.
“Over the years, we’ve seen men’s dressing habits evolve from wearing clothes for one specific occasion to the need to wear clothes for many different occasions,” said Melissa Worth, Perry Ellis’ president, before presenting the new technology on Thursday morning at The Standard Hotel in New York’s East Village. “At Perry Ellis, we are committed to providing solutions that are going to help him feel comfortable, look stylish and be appropriately dressed for any occasion on his calendar.”
According to Worth, after surveying a group of men, the team at Perry Ellis found that 81 percent of them had challenges getting dressed and 45 percent said the biggest struggle was getting dressed for a specific event and making sure they were appropriately dressed.
Perry Ellis is hoping to remedy this with “Ask Perry Ellis,” which allows men to ask Alexa what to wear for a particular event — the skill is programmed to respond to 150 different occasions ranging

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Amazon revamps Echo smart speaker family

The new speaker promises better bass than before and can change its shell to match a room’s decor.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket

Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products beginning next year, banning “brand advocates” from stores and pushing sellers to pitch to the grocer’s Austin, Texas, headquarters.
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UK Daily Deals: Save £7 When You Preorder PS4/Xbox One/Mac and PC Video Games at Amazon, FIFA 18 and COD: WWII for £43

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For Amazon, Can Two Headquarters Still Equal One Culture?

In planning Amazon’s second headquarters, CEO Jeff Bezos faces a new challenge: how to maintain the online retail giant’s carefully cultivated culture when he can’t be in two places at once.
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Amazon kicks off competition for new HQ

The e-commerce giant is looking to build a second headquarters for 50,000 workers.
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Amazon Seeks Prime Location for $5 Billion Second HQ

Amazon plans to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America that will house up to 50,000 employees and cost $ 5 billion to build and operate.
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Amazon Seeks Prime Location for $5 Billion Second HQ

Amazon plans to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America that will house up to 50,000 employees and cost $ 5 billion to build and operate.
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Amazon Gaming Preorder Deals: Destiny 2 for £41, FIFA 18 for £43, Call of Duty: WWII for £43, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 for £43

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Amazon Bulks Up to Defend Alexa’s Lead

Amazon is pouring more resources into Alexa to try to maintain its edge as competition heats up among artificial-intelligence assistants.
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Why Amazon Isn’t Ready for Prime Time in China

The American e-commerce giant hasn’t been able to increase its tiny share of the market as Chinese competitors offer many of the same perks without requiring a membership.
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Agatha Christie’s Murder Mysteries Are Coming To Amazon As TV Shows

The first adaptation, “Ordeal of Innocence,” is slated to star Catherine Keener and Bill Nighy.
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Wal-Mart and Google Partner to Challenge Amazon

Google and Wal-Mart Stores are joining forces in a partnership that includes enabling voice-ordered purchases from the retail giant on Google’s virtual assistant, challenging rival Amazon.com’s grip on the next wave of e-commerce.
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Here’s a Helpful Way to Hack Your Amazon Shopping Experience

Time to install Amazon Assistant.

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen sign up for new Amazon drama

David Tennant and Michael Sheen are cast as leads in the adaptation of a Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel.
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Amazon ‘in talks over US ticketing market’

Amazon could soon be entering yet another new market – working with US venue owners to sell event tickets.
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Disney plans to take on Netflix and Amazon

Disney has announced plans to end its deals with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon and launch its own rival service.
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The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target

The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and TargetIf you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.



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Amazon Fashion Europe Teams With Nicopanda on Capsule Collection

SEE NOW, PRIME LATER: Amazon Fashion Europe has teamed with Nicopanda on a unisex streetwear capsule range that launches on Sept. 16, and will be available to purchase immediately after the spring 2018 show, WWD has learned.
Nicola Formichetti, the Italian-Japanese creative director known for his work with Diesel and Uniqlo, will stage the label’s runway show at the e-commerce giant’s European Fashion Photography Studio in Hoxton during London Fashion Week.
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Formichetti touted the company’s “fast delivery and selection” and said he’s excited to join with it. “True to Nicopanda’s DNA, the collection is unisex with an international street-culture aesthetic,” said designer Nicola Formichetti. “Each piece includes signature Nicopanda graphic motifs and a bold color palette.”
The six-piece streetwear collection is comprised of a bomber, a hoodie, leggings, a long-sleeve T-shirt, a scarf and a clutch bag done in a palette of navy, red and pink. Prices range from 50 pounds for leggings to 200 pounds for a bomber jacket. It can be purchased from Amazon’s five fashion stores in Europe and on the Amazon Prime Now app in London as well as on amazon.co.uk.
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Amazon Plans Job Fair for 50,000 Positions

The event, scheduled for Aug. 2, comes as Amazon.com is jockeying with other logistics companies for the same pool of workers ahead of the holiday-shopping season.
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Amazon Tackles Hollywood’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Obsession

“The Last Tycoon,” a nine-episode series, is the latest good-looking attempt to adapt F. Scott Fitzgerald for the screen.
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Amazon launches a social network for spending money

Amazon launches a social network for spending moneyAmazon’s Spark is a social network that for spending cash. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the company’s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users upload images of themselves using products, or just products. Other users can then view those images and follow links to purchase the displayed items through Amazon.



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Agatha Christie’s Murder Mysteries Are Coming To Amazon As TV Shows

The first adaptation, “Ordeal of Innocence,” is slated to star Catherine Keener and Bill Nighy.
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The Most Ridiculous, Hilarious, and Absurd Product Reviews on Amazon

Apparently George Takei has an Amazon account he uses to just write funny reviews.

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Amazon Prime Day is LIVE: Get a £5 promo code when you buy £50 of Amazon.co.uk Gift Cards.
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Amazon to throttle services for internet protest

Some of the world’s largest internet companies are preparing to throttle their own websites in a day of protest against the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket’s ‘ransom demand’

An image sharing site’s change of policy stops photos appearing on Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
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Amazon Will Now Let You Try on Clothes Before You Buy Them

Upgrade your style without ever leaving home.

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Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Unites Maverick CEOs

Amazon’s planned $ 13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods unites two maverick businessmen who will now have to blend very distinct approaches to make the deal a success.
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Amazon Leads Tech’s Takeover of America

A handful of tech giants are spreading their tentacles into industries no one ever expected them to and reshaping our world in their image.
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Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

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My Journey Through The Amazon With The Team Of ‘Years Of Living Dangerously’

Over the course of ten days in June 2016, I traveled to the Brazilian Amazon to film an episode for “Years Of Living Dangerously,” the National Geographic documentary series about climate change. You can watch my full story on Wednesday, November 16th at 10 p.m. ET on the National Geographic Channel.

June 1: Cristalino Eco-Lodge, Cristalino State Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil

Today was not my typical workday. It was over 95 degrees, humid, and I was following a man holding a machete that I had never met into the jungle. My outfit included padded shin guards to protect me from snakebites. As I walked, the former miner-turned-environmentalist guide named Francisco was giving me a quick safety briefing: don’t veer off the path, don’t go in the nearby river with open cuts and don’t feed the monkeys, no matter how cute. “Why can’t I swim with open cuts?” I asked. “Because open cuts can get infected and because the cuts also attract piranhas.he explained. No, this was definitely not my typical workday.

Where was I? I was walking through a dense forest on the Cristalino Reserve in the Brazilian Amazon. The guide at the front of our group, the one wielding a machete, was helping to clear our path of low-hanging vines, thorny branches and fallen logs. Suddenly, he stopped. “I want to show you something,” he said, as he guided me towards an absolutely massive tree that six or more adults could encircle. “This tree is about 800 years old,” he tells me. “It has lived through more of the world than any of us ever will.”

Our destination was a 165-foot tall observation tower that allowed me to climb up through the forest’s layers, past the canopy, for a bird’s-eye view of this small piece of the Amazon. Until now, I had been so focused on the beauty of our hike – and on avoiding snakes – that I hadn’t focused on my fear of heights. The tower is sturdy, but it vibrated and shook a little as I slowly made my way to the top. As I climbed, it helped to focus on the fact that someone was waiting for me up there, a renowned Brazilian scientist named Antonio Nobre who I’ve been a fan of and wanted to meet for some time. 

Even if you live in New York, you are benefiting indirectly from the invisible functions the Amazon performs to sustain the Earth.
Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

Once I made it to the top of the tower, I looked around and saw mist coming up through the trees. I heard the amazing sounds of the forest; the Macaws along with lots of other kinds of birds I’d never seen before flew over me. It was breathtaking! It’s easy to feel entirely remote up there and surreally disconnected from the rest of the world beyond the tree line. Yet, Nobre explained how misguided – and ultimately damaging – that type of thinking can be. He pointed out how the things that happen here significantly impact the rest of the world.

He explained to me that, “Even if you live in New York, you are benefiting indirectly from the invisible functions the Amazon performs to sustain the Earth. There are all of these invisible systems that are critical to the environment and have an immense impact. The forest is providing all of these crucial services to us for free; we don’t have to pay for them. We gain the benefits, but because they are invisible, we unfortunately tend not to value them as much as we should.” 

He explained that one of the functions of the rainforest is to be the  “lungs of the world,” absorbing greenhouse gases. In addition, the forest absorbs groundwater through its roots and releases it in invisible streams – what Antonio called flying rivers – that help in cooling the Earth’s atmosphere. “When they do this,” he says, “same way as when you’re sweating then cool down, trees cool down the surface. They’re like air conditioners.”

“If you lose the Amazon,”he told me, “you lose a critical function of the rainforest that moderates the world’s climate by pumping and filtering ― cleaning and breathing for the entire planet.”

June 3: Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State, Brazil

I now had a better idea of just how much is at stake in the fight to protect the Amazon. Next up was to find out what’s driving its destruction. Especially because I had heard that after decades of decline, overall rates of Amazon deforestation are on the rise again.

To learn more, I went to nearby Alta Floresta, or “High Forest,” a city that was covered with trees when founded in 1976, but now, sadly, is almost entirely deforested. In the past, the government encouraged people to come to the Amazon and exploit it. The city’s progression from a forested area to a deforested one in the 1980s and ‘90s made it notable, albeit in a negative way. The nickname reflects its high deforestation rates: “Falta Floresta” or “Lacking Forest.” Alta Floresta’s story, I discovered, is not unique in this region, and even as some have made efforts to reforest some of its cleared areas, newer cities and towns are driving deforestation around it.

To get a better sense of why this is happening, I met with Paulo Adario, the Brazilian director of Greenpeace’s Amazon program, who took me up in a small plane to fly over the region. This perspective was different from Cristalino, where I’d gotten the impression that the forest stretched on forever. As we moved further and further away from the reserve’s borders, I realized how mistaken I was in my impression of an infinite forest; the landscape below was a mosaic of large cleared areas cut out of the forest. The extent of this devastation was heartbreaking.

Adario told me that we were actually in the middle of the “Arc of Deforestation,” a crescent shaped belt of largely deforested land that passes through Brazil’s northern Mato Grosso and southern Pará states where nearly half the world’s tropical deforestation takes place. Protected areas like Cristalino and indigenous reserves like the nearby Xingu National Park represented some of the most effective buffers against encroaching deforestation, though even they are not immune to illegal activity on their lands. What is driving these trends? “People don’t deforest because they hate trees,” Adario told me. “They deforest because they can make money.” There are many causes: mining, logging, infrastructure projects like roads and mega-dams to name a few. What is the number one reason for deforestation in Brazil? Adario pointed out of the plane’s window to some white blobs: Cattle. “They are responsible for 65 percent of all deforestation in the Amazon…and 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions,” he told me.

I had a flashback to my family’s dinner table growing up in Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil. Eating meats and especially beef. They were a central part of our daily meal routine. Meat is still a staple in Brazilians’ diet and around the world. On this trip I have learned we cannot continue to eat the same way. If we don’t make changes, the future generations won’t have the same abundance of natural resources.

June 5: Novo Progresso, Pará State, Brazil

Being with Adario in Alta Floresta revealed how much we already know about what’s driving deforestation in the Amazon and endangering our climate. The flyover showed we also know where the worst destruction is taking place, both legally and illegally. Unfortunately, deforestation is back on the rise. The logical next question is why can’t we stop it?

To find out more, I’ve crossed the border from Mato Grosso State to neighboring Pará to visit a place that many consider the prime example of Brazil’s “Wild West” – a frontier town called Novo Progresso or “New Progress,” which was elevated to the category of Municipality  only in 1991. The city is located on the roadside of BR-163. This roadway is of fundamental importance for the flow of Brazilian production. It is right at the edge of the rain forest’s borders. Novo Progresso, which has about 25,000 inhabitants, appears to have many legalized timber companies in its surrounding areas. As we drove along BR-163, I saw many of them on both sides of the road. I don’t understand how that is even possible – how can they authorize the operation of timber companies inside of protected areas?

Business in remote Novo Progresso, a place I’d never heard of, seems to be booming. Given what I’m seeing, the industries driving the growth are the same ones Adario said are placing the most pressure on this irreplaceable forest. In the battle to save the Amazon, it is clear that Novo Progresso is on the front lines, divided between those whose living depends on exploiting the forest and those whose living revolves around defending it.

I went to meet one of the defenders of the rainforest. We turned off the city’s main road and onto a dusty side street; we stopped in front of a single-story building with a guarded perimeter. We had arrived at the local outpost of Brazil’s environmental police, IBAMA. Inside, there were several armed men dressed in camouflage lounging on wooden benches. I was one of very few women there, but not for long. I was told that the “Blonde Devil” was to arrive soon. It appeared she was coming straight from a raid on an illegal logging camp.

Maria Luiza Souza, known by those she chases as the “Blonde Devil,” is a senior IBAMA official in charge of surveillance operations for the region. Her accomplished reputation precedes her. Her success has not only earned her notoriety and her nickname, it has also shockingly earned her a price on her head. Bravely, despite the repeated threats to her life, Souza refuses to back down.

“Why is it so hard to stop illegal deforestation, especially when we often know where it’s happening?” I asked her.

“We are blind during the rainy season in the Amazon,” she told me. “Why; because it’s too cloudy for the satellites to capture quality images of the forest.  During this period, the deforestation runs rampant.” She explained, “That even when armed with good imaging, the remoteness of many Amazon locations means it can take hours, or even days, for law enforcement officials to arrive on site. This can give criminals a sufficient head start to do their damage and disappear without getting caught.”

“There is no accountability,” Souza continued. “Criminals see that they can profit from crimes without big consequences… so they continue them… [and] there’s still demand. There’s a market for buying illegal cattle… and illegal timber from the Amazon. As long as there’s [cheap] supply, people will buy it.”

“I first came to Novo Progresso in 2007 and nothing has improved in this city. Nothing,” Souza replies. “The environmental crimes don’t improve the city, they don’t improve living conditions in Novo Progresso. Nothing stays for the community. They are plundering the Amazon [and] Novo Progresso has not developed at all. It should be called Novo Regresso,” she finished.

Despite the fact that IBAMA needs more resources to cover the vast territory, it was clear that Souza and her IBAMA team continue doing critical work to reduce the region’s criminal activity and defend the Amazon from illegal destruction. It was clear after speaking with her that IBAMA enforces the laws put in place by the government but would benefit from the additional support of more environmental police. There are two other points to be considered in this fight:  law enforcement needs to hold criminals accountable and there needs to be policy incentives to promote less destructive industries overall.

Brazil’s economy is struggling and its government is under fire. As a result, budgets are being slashed and compromises are being made.

June 7: Brasilia, Federal District

I arrived from the Amazon to Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, triggering a bit of culture shock. After days of high heat and higher humidity, dirt roads and lush forests, the city’s dry savanna climate, famous modernist architecture and sweeping boulevards felt like an entirely different world.

It is a tense time for my country. Brazil’s economy is struggling and its government is under fire. As a result, budgets are being slashed and compromises are being made in an effort to restore short-term growth and national stability. The country is at a crossroads for how to move forward and jumpstart its economy once again. What does this all mean for the Amazon? As we drove by the beautiful architecture of Brasilia and the National Congress buildings, I wondered how many of the country’s political leaders have visited the rainforest.

To find out more, I arranged to meet with Senator Katia Abreu from the state of Tocantins, a major player in the negotiation of the country’s new forest code. A rancher herself, she is the former president of Brazil’s Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock as well as the country’s former Minister of Agriculture, a role she held until just three weeks before my arrival.

Brazil made a commitment at COP21, in Paris, to halt all illegal deforestation by 2030. Given that the forest is under siege now and it’s only 2016, this seems a long way off, so I ask her: “Why wait until 2030? Why not now?”

“Because you need tools to reduce deforestation,” she told me. “It is not the case that you say ‘stop’ and suddenly, with a magic wand, everything stops…we fight against it every day. We made a promise for 2020, and now a new promise for 2030. It is a promise we are striving to keep.”

I told her that I saw a lot of clear land and that I was shocked with the size of the devastation. I asked her if it is possible for Brazil to grow without having to cut more trees. She says yes, but then she explained “Brazil carries a huge responsibility on its shoulders.” Abreu continued telling me that the Food and Agriculture Organization expect Brazil to increase its production 40 percent by 2050 ― more than any other country ― to feed the world’s growing population.   “Meats and soy are the most important products in our commercial balance,” she told me. “In general, not only the meat industry but all segments of agriculture, of Brazilian agribusiness, have saved Brazil in this [economic] crisis…”

I learned agriculture is important for Brazil and more soy will be needed to feed more cattle to combat world hunger. How can the expansion in production be managed so that it will put less pressure on Brazil’s forests and not endanger the indigenous and riverside communities that live and depend on the rainforest?

June 8: Memorial of Indigenous Peoples, Brasilia, Federal District

The Memorial of Indigenous Peoples in Brasilia is a round, spiral structure that the famed architect Oscar Niemeyer created from inspiration he found in the traditional village structures of the Yanomami Indians in Brazil’s north. The memorial is a symbolic tribute to Brazil’s diversity and wealth of indigenous cultures. Today, the memorial serves as a grave reminder of the highest stakes possible in the fight to protect the Amazon ― human stakes.

I walked slowly past the memorial’s displays of indigenous artifacts as I spoke with Sonia Guajajara, the national coordinator of Brazil’s Association of Indigenous Peoples. She is a key spokeswoman for the country’s indigenous movement.

“Look Gisele,” she told me, “here in Brazil, we live under enormous pressure from the development model that’s been adopted. It’s based on the expansion of agribusiness, the planting of crops like soy, and on animal agriculture that uses huge expanses of pasture to raise livestock… Everything is in the name of increasing production to expand the economy, not considering the lives and the social rights of the people living there.”

The perception throughout Brazil that indigenous and environmental interests can’t be aligned with national economic goals has elevated tensions between indigenous communities, activists, loggers and ranchers in the Amazon to deadly levels.

Last year, Sonia’s indigenous territory, Arariboia, suffered from a forest fire that burned more than half of its 413,000 hectares. It was a massively destructive blaze – and it may have been arson. Ninety percent of Brazil’s forest fires are caused by human actions, intentionally set in areas of conflict to force people to vacate protected land.

“We are living in a moment of great global transformation,” says Sonia, “where all those who do not incorporate themselves into this system are seen as an inconvenience and embarrassment because of our age-old and harmonious relationship with nature, where land is a sacred good and not merchandise, where rivers represent life, and the forest is our protector. In the name of economic development, all of this is threatened.”

As a self-described “conscious citizen,” Sonia says her mission is to get people to care about the Amazon, indigenous people and their rights. This made me think about my own role as a conscious citizen. How can I inspire others to care – and do – more to help the incredible people I’ve met and places I’ve seen here? I want to show that environmental conservation does not slow or impede economic development and that we need to find sustainable ways to use the forest’s richness without destroying it.

We cannot pretend it isn’t happening and that we have nothing to do with it.

June 10: Boston, Massachusetts

Back with my family and friends in Boston, I have so much on my mind. I have been humbled by the opportunity to have this experience and learn so much. I wanted to tell them about the Amazon’s overwhelming importance to the earth and the beauty. Before this trip, I would have focused on the physical beauty, its rich biodiversity, describing the colors, sounds, foliage and animals that I was fortunate enough to witness. Beauty is so often thought of as only something visible. I realized that the Amazon forest goes much beyond its physical beauty. There are invisible treasures, the interconnected systems, like Nobre’s flying rivers that give life to all other treasures. Everything I’ve learned on this trip to the Amazon further affirms my central belief, that we – and everything around us – are connected. Just as the Amazon rainforest is connected with the world’s climate, the foods we choose to eat connect back to it and its long-term sustainability, too. Every choice we make has consequences and we are the only ones responsible for them and the only ones who can change them. We cannot pretend it isn’t happening and that we have nothing to do with it.

I recall something Sonia Guajajara said in Brasilia, “people think that because they are living in the United States, in Europe, or on any other continent, they believe they are separate, that they have nothing to do with what happens here [in Brazil]. The world is round, isn’t it? It spins. What happens here happens to everyone. The importance of having the forest preserved, conserved, is that it is going to benefit everybody.”

If we willingly ignore how interconnected we are, the Amazon’s incredible treasures will disappear and so, too, will life as we know it.

We can’t let that happen.

Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian-born model and Ambassador for the UN Environmental Program, who can next be seen as a correspondent for the National Geographic documentary series Years of Living Dangerously on Wednesday, November 16th at 10 p.m. ET on the National Geographic Channel.

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A judge has ordered Amazon to refund the parents of children who made in-app purchases on Kindle and Android devices without their consent.
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Amazon Steps Further Into Fashion, to Sponsor India Couture Week

MUMBAI — Amazon India has stepped in as the official title sponsor for another major fashion event, India Couture Week.
The week will open for its sixth season on July 29 and run for five days at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi.
A large part of couture in India caters to the huge wedding market, which has long provided the main livelihood for designers.
“We want to work across the fashion spectrum,” Vikram Raizada, director of category management at Amazon India, told WWD, explaining that the e-tailer is extending its association with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) with the sponsorship.
“The association will also help extend the fashion segment further across the 19,000 pin [zip] codes that Amazon reaches across the country,” he said.
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What’s New On Amazon Prime In June 2015?

Summer is on the way, which means when it gets too hot to go outside, it’s time to stay in and have a movie marathon. In addition to all the new titles headed to Netflix in June, Amazon Prime boasts a handful of new movies arriving next month.

Get ready to stream classics like “The Shining” and “Apocalypse Now” (and the “Redux”), or try “Seven Psychopaths” and “Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour” to lighten things up. Here’s what’s new in June on Amazon Prime:

Movies & TV shows to stream

“The Shining” (June 1)
“Roman Holiday” (June 1)
“Apocalypse Now” (June 1)
“Apocalypse Now Redux” (June 1)
“Something Wild” (1986) (June 1)
“Sid & Nancy” (June 1)
“Sucker Punch” (June 1)
“Troll” (June 1)
“Troll 2” (June 1)
“Repo! The Genetic Opera” (June 1)
“The Island of Dr. Moreau” (June 1)
“Seven Psychopaths” (June 1)
“The Paper Chase” (June 1)
“People Will Talk” (June 1)
“Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog” (June 1)
“Murder of a Cat” (June 1)
“Nine Months” (June 1)
“Words and Pictures” (June 1)
“Life of Crime” (June 12)
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” (June 13)
“Leprechaun: Origins” (June 15)
“A Most Wanted Man” (June 19)
“Lucky Number Slevin” (June 22)
“Covert Affairs” Season 5 (June 24)
“Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour” (June 26)
“The Mist” (June 27)

Movies to rent or purchase
“McFarland, USA” (June 2)
“The Lazarus Effect” (June 16)
“Home” (June 26)
“Get Hard” (June 30)

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Amazon Review For A Coat Rack Is About Anything But A Coat Rack

If you’ve ever tried to get over a rough breakup, you know that half the struggle is letting go of all the bitterness. You must release your anger toward your ex, so go ahead and rant — even if you have to do so in an Amazon.com review of a coat rack:

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You’re the worst, Steve.

The review was posted to Reddit on Monday — but as funny as it is, it’s probably a work of fiction. By the looks of it, the Amazon user in question — one K. Murr Jr. — spent the whole of January 28, 2014 posting equally amazing (and equally off-topic) reviews of assorted furniture, Paul McCartney concert DVDs, and other things. Like this three-piece table set:

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Amazon, Warner Bros. Fight Results In Delays Of Pre-Orders For Some Movies

Everything is NOT awesome between Amazon and Warner Bros. The online retailer has pulled all pre-orders for next week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases of “The Lego Movie.”

The New York Times reports that Amazon and Warner are locked in a contract battle that’s also seen pre-order delays for other upcoming Warner films, including “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Winter’s Tale” and “Transcendence.”

An Amazon spokesperson reached by the Times would not comment on the business dispute, and Warner Bros. spokesman Jim Noonan told Reuters that his company’s “policy is to not comment on contract points or any proprietary issues involving our partners.”

Fans of Warner Bros. movies aren’t the only ones affected by the dispute.

VizMedia, which produces Japanese animated DVDs such as the “Bleach” and “Naruto” series that are distributed by Warner Bros., has noticed customers posting complaints on Facebook about their inability to pre-order upcoming titles from Amazon.

“Our products are distributed by Warner Brothers, and currently they’re in contract negotiations with Amazon. Pre-orders are disabled while that goes on, but we’re hoping it will be resolved soon,” VizMedia stated on May 29.

Other movie fans have taken to Amazon’s forums to vent.

“I guess I can thank Amazon for steering me back towards brick and mortar stores,” a user named John A. wrote while complaining about the inability to pre-order “The Lego Movie.”

Amazon is also currently fighting with the Hachette publishing company, pulling pre-orders for some books and delaying shipments for others. At one point, Amazon suggested that customers who want those titles shop elsewhere.

Although that dispute remains unresolved, Amazon began restocking some Hachette titles last week.

“Lego Movie,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Winter’s Tale” were released online ahead of the DVD and Blu-Ray, and as of this writing, the streaming versions remain available via Amazon Instant Video.
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If Movie Posters Carried One-Star Amazon Reviews (PICTURES)

In which Jamie Jones takes quotes from one-star reviews on Amazon and adds them to film posters – to suitably hilarious effect.

From Home Alone (“Kevin is a little bitch!”) to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (“This movie blew kittens”), here are some of our favourites – check out Amazon Critics for more.

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