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Fake reviews: an industry within an industry
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Fake reviews: an industry within an industry

Amazon and Google are under investigation by UK watchdog
28 Jun 2021
Who will buy Channel 4?
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Today’s big question

Who will buy Channel 4?

Privatisation of public-service network may attract bids from US streaming giants
24 Jun 2021
Eight TV shows to watch out for this summer
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In Depth

Eight TV shows to watch out for this summer

We can’t go on holiday and the weather is bleak - but at least we have some great telly to look forward to
22 Jun 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s elastic Conservatism is going to snap’
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Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson’s elastic Conservatism is going to snap’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
28 May 2021
‘Radical policy changes are needed to fix the housing crisis’
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Instant Opinion

‘Radical policy changes are needed to fix the housing crisis’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Apr 2021
Amazon’s new boss: who is Andy Jassy?
Amazon Web Services chief executive Andy Jassy will take over from Jeff Bezos
Behind the scenes

Amazon’s new boss: who is Andy Jassy?

Jeff Bezos, founder of the company, will hand over the reins in Q3
3 Feb 2021
Policeman sacked after scanning carrots to buy doughnuts
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In Brief

Policeman sacked after scanning carrots to buy doughnuts

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Nov 2020

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Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans
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Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans

Previously unseen internal documents and emails granted Congress new licence to probe
30 Jul 2020
Are we snoring more because of lockdown?
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In Brief

Are we snoring more because of lockdown?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Jun 2020
Amazon thrives during pandemic - but comes under pressure
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In Depth

Amazon thrives during pandemic - but comes under pressure

This is a crisis tailor-made for an e-commerce giant like Amazon, and business is booming, even as it faces criticism
16 Apr 2020
‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’
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In Brief

‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’

Industry body calls for government to delay new levy by a year
14 Apr 2020
Amazon worker fired amid strike over coronavirus protection
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Amazon worker fired amid strike over coronavirus protection

Calls for hazard pay after multiple employees test positive for coronavirus
1 Apr 2020
EU seeks to break big tech monopolies
European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager(L) and EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton (R) give a press conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Februa
In Depth

EU seeks to break big tech monopolies

Brussels sets out an ambitious strategy for legislation to contend with rapidly advancing technology and monopolistic big tech
20 Feb 2020
Inside Jeff Bezos’s new $165m Beverly Hills mansion
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In Depth

Inside Jeff Bezos’s new $165m Beverly Hills mansion

Amazon founder breaks record for most expensive LA property
14 Feb 2020
Space tourism: how far has the industry come?
Virgin Galactic
In Depth

Space tourism: how far has the industry come?

Japanese billionaire advertising for ‘single woman’ to accompany him on trip to Moon
17 Jan 2020
‘Amazon effect’ blamed as Book People enters administration
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‘Amazon effect’ blamed as Book People enters administration

Independent book retailer has appointed advisers from PricewaterhouseCoopers
18 Dec 2019
Amazon in row over Auschwitz Christmas ornaments
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In Brief

Amazon in row over Auschwitz Christmas ornaments

Online retail giant sparks outrage by selling festive products depicting the Nazi death camp
2 Dec 2019
The best Black Friday deals of 2019
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In Review

The best Black Friday deals of 2019

The biggest sales event of the year is nearly upon us - and the deals are starting to land
29 Nov 2019
Best TV of 2019
 The Crown is among Netflix’s British success stories
In Depth

Best TV of 2019

The Crown, Peaky Blinders and Stranger Things were among the year’s must-watch shows
12 Nov 2019
Amazon accused of treating workers like slaves
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In Brief

Amazon accused of treating workers like slaves

Past employees offer damning criticism of web giant
21 Oct 2019
Amazon hardware event 2019: Echo Buds, Frames and more
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In Depth

Amazon hardware event 2019: Echo Buds, Frames and more

From Alexa-powered glasses to pet trackers, the exciting new gadgets announced at the product keynote
26 Sep 2019
Alexa to impersonate celebrities
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In Depth

Alexa to impersonate celebrities

Samuel L. Jackson will be first star to lend voice to Amazon’s new artificial intelligence feature
26 Sep 2019
Why is the BBC launching a voice assistant?
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In Depth

Why is the BBC launching a voice assistant?

‘Beeb’ will focus on regional accent recognition to stand out from Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant
27 Aug 2019
How US-China trade war is benefiting British tech companies
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In Depth

How US-China trade war is benefiting British tech companies

UK receives a record £5.5bn in foreign investment during the first half of 2019
21 Aug 2019
Chinese schoolchildren build Alexa devices overnight
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In Brief

Chinese schoolchildren build Alexa devices overnight

Overtime shifts at Foxconn factory break China's labour laws
9 Aug 2019
Why the US is probing tech giants over market dominance
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In Depth

Why the US is probing tech giants over market dominance

Department of Justice to review ‘widespread concerns’ that tech firms hold a monopoly of power
24 Jul 2019
European Commission opens Amazon antitrust probe
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In Depth

European Commission opens Amazon antitrust probe

Brussels wants clarity on whether Amazon undermines competition with its position as both retailer and marketplace
18 Jul 2019
France’s new digital tax explained
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In Brief

France’s new digital tax explained

3% levy on revenue of big tech firms like Google and Facebook faces stiff opposition from Washington
12 Jul 2019
Instant Opinion: Social-care funding scandal stains nation
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Social-care funding scandal stains nation

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 5 July
5 Jul 2019
Amazon at 25: where next for the online giant?
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In Brief

Amazon at 25: where next for the online giant?

The online retailer has gone from being an ‘everything store’ to an ‘everything company’
5 Jul 2019
Why Amazon is opening pop-up shops on the UK high street
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In Brief

Why Amazon is opening pop-up shops on the UK high street

Clicks and Mortar initiative will give 100 small online businesses a physical presence
3 Jun 2019
How smart speaker AIs reinforce gender bias
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In Depth

How smart speaker AIs reinforce gender bias

Unesco urges tech firms to offer gender-neutral versions of their voice assistants
22 May 2019
Best tablets 2019: iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface and more
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In Review

Best tablets 2019: iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface and more

From £100 bargains to £1,000 showstoppers, here’s our pick of the top portable touchscreen computers
8 Apr 2019
Jeff Bezos’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi Arabia’
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Jeff Bezos’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi Arabia’

Personal information was used to blackmail Amazon boss back in February
1 Apr 2019
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