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Amazon tests e-commerce waters in India

US online retail giant Amazon has made its first foray into Indiawith launch of a shopping website, Junglee.com, as it tests the waters for a possible full entry into the nation’s e-commerce market. India’s e-commerce business is set to boom as incomes and consumer demand climb in a country of 1.2 billion people…

Leave isolated Amazon natives alone, Peru says

Peruvian officials on Tuesday urged outsiders to stay away from isolated Amazon basin rainforest natives after pictures of “uncontacted” tribe members were published online. Mariela Huacchillo with the Peru’s office for Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP) told AFP that even indirect contact with the indigenous people could spread deadly viruses that…

Ecologists fume as Brazil Senate OKs forestry reform

BRASILIA — The Brazilian Senate has passed a forestry reform bill which is backed by the country’s powerful agribusiness sector but opposed by environmentalists who see it as a threat to preservation of the Amazon. The legislation, which received 59 votes in favor and seven against in an overnight vote,…

Dell abandons Android tablet in U.S.

Dell said it would halt sales of its Android tablet computer in the US market, as rival Amazon’s new Kindle Fire has heated up in a market dominated by Apple’s iPad. A message on the Texas-based computer’s website said that the seven-inch (17.8-centimeter) Streak tablet powered by Google’s mobile operating…

Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level

BRASILIA — Brazil said Monday that the pace of deforestation in its Amazon region fell to its lowest level since authorities began monitoring the world’s largest tropical rainforest. The head of the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), Gilberto Camara, said deforestation dropped to 6,238 square kilometers (2,408 square miles),…

Amazon sells Kindle Fire below cost: research firm

At $199, Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire slightly below the cost it takes to manufacture the tablet computer, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. In a “teardown” estimate published Friday, IHS iSuppli said it costs $201.70 to manufacture the Kindle Fire, which Amazon began shipping to customers this week. “The Kindle Fire, at…

Friday Genius Ten “Keep On Living (And Dancing)” Edition

I was extremely happy to see that the first full-length album by MEN has come out. I got their EP for a couple of bucks at a show that probably was a couple of years ago now, and have been eager for more. The lead of the band is JD…

Amazon weathers attack by pro-WikiLeaks hackers

After taking down the websites of Visa, Mastercard and others with cyber attacks, supporters of WikiLeaks tried but failed on Thursday to knock online retail giant Amazon.com offline. The loose-knit group of hackers known as “Anonymous” announced an assault on the Amazon website for 11:00 am (1600 GMT) as part…

Amazon Fail: A Follow-Up

Well, the hopes that Amazon was just an innocent victim of a bantown event or right wing complaint campaign have been shot to hell. The company released an official statement about deranking nearly 58,000 titles that had feminist, LGBT, or sex-positive* titles, and unfortunately, it’s not satisfactory and indicates that…

Amazon FAIL

Another update: I’m increasingly convinced that this was just a mistake. I’m extremely convinced that this wasn’t an internal decision of Amazon’s, because frankly, they probably make more money off queer people and feminists than they do off wingnuts. Update: This theory seems plausible to me. If you haven’t seen…

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