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Somewhat Daily News for December 15, 2016

Today’s post features such fun things as education (and lack thereof) news, Standing Rock news, Aleppo needs your help news, Amazon news and some sad news for the sports world. 453 more words

Whoooo! Complaining Works! Amazon Book Reviews Are Now Exempt!

I just wanted to celebrate that as of today, amazon have seen sense in their guidelines and have now made exceptions to their 5 non-verified purchase reviews rule.  347 more words

Book Review

UPDATE:  Amazon have seen sense and since posting this blog post they have exempt book reviews – sort of.  There is more in this final post about the new rules…

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Book Review

Amazon Launches Prime Reading

If you have a Prime account like I do, then you’re likely already aware of the many perks associated with the subscription. And now Amazon adds to it again. 143 more words

Walmart takes on Amazon in all spheres

Walmart Stores is accelerating its investment in e-commerce in a bid to narrow the gap with Amazon.com and to give it an even more dominant position against the rest of the field in retail. 418 more words

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Amazon is experimenting with a 30-hour work week for certain teams

Amazon is launching a program that would give a specific team of employees a 30-hour work week, The Washington Post reports. The employees will be a subset of Amazon’s technical team, and would earn 75 percent of what their 40-hour counterparts earn, but with the same benefits package. 136 more words


Amazon wants to sell a cheaper music subscription service that will only work on its Echo player

Amazon is going to launch a music subscription service that would work the same way services from Apple, Spotify and many others work: The Service will cost a small $10 a month for all the music you can listen to anywhere you go. 77 more words