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Police shut down Amazon’s attempt to promote Marvelous Mrs. Maisel by selling 30-cent gas

Police shut down Amazon’s attempt to promote Marvelous Mrs. Maisel by selling 30-cent gas

Amazon’s latest marketing campaign for the Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has not gone as planned, with the Santa Monica Police briefly shutting down a 30-cents-per-gallon promotion for gas due to traffic delays caused by eager customers, according to ABC 7 reporter John Gregory. The promotion has since resumed, with Amazon now working…
Amazon’s fantasy Carnival Row works best when it isn’t copying Game of Thrones

Amazon’s fantasy Carnival Row works best when it isn’t copying Game of Thrones

Since Game of Thrones ended in May, HBO’s streaming rivals have been racing to capture their share of the viewers who still crave shows packed with fantasy spectacle, intrigue, and sex. Amazon seems especially focused on winning over genre fans: its Prime Video service is currently spinning up an epic-fantasy lineup that promises series based…
Amazon’s series The Boys demonstrates why evil-Superman stories are so popular

Amazon’s series The Boys demonstrates why evil-Superman stories are so popular

Warning: This essay contains major spoilers for season 1 of The Boys. In the first season of Amazon’s comics adaptation The Boys, anti-superhero vigilante Billy Butcher (Karl Urban of the Star Trek reboot movies and Thor: Ragnarok) comes to Susan Raynor, the deputy director of the CIA, with evidence of a massive corporate conspiracy, and…
A bunch of Amazon devices are on sale at crazy low prices, Echo and Echo Show included – PhoneArena

A bunch of Amazon devices are on sale at crazy low prices, Echo and...

Prime Day has come and gone and Black Friday is still several months away, but that doesn't mean bargain hunters in love with the Amazon ecosystem can rest, as the e-commerce giant's discount-specialized subsidiary is currently running a massive sale on Echo devices, Fire TV media players, and Alexa-enabled accessories.The first-generation Echo Show is undoubtedly…
Amazon unveils first batch of casting for The Wheel of Time adaptation

Amazon unveils first batch of casting for The Wheel of Time adaptation

Reinventing the wheel — It's been a very long slog, but production is finally slated to begin this fall. Jennifer Ouellette - Aug 15, 2019 12:22 am UTC Enlarge / Amazon is adapting the late Robert Jordan's bestselling 14-book series of fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time.Amazon has announced its first round of casting for The…
Amazon will now donate unsold warehouse merchandize by default instead of trashing it

Amazon will now donate unsold warehouse merchandize by default instead of trashing it

Amazon has unveiled a new program today in the US and UK that will donate unwanted products from third-party Marketplace sellers instead of sending them to the garbage dump. The new program, called Fulfilled by Amazon Donations, will see hundreds of thousands of products third-party vendors were unable to sell go to US nonprofits and…
Amazon’s Wheel of Time show has a cast of unknowns and big ambitions

Amazon’s Wheel of Time show has a cast of unknowns and big ambitions

Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings show might be getting most of the attention around the streaming service’s big-budget fantasy adaptations, but the company has just announced casting for nearly all the key characters in its other doorstop fantasy novel show: Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. The show announced its cast for the books’…
Amazon Ring saves Amazon money on stolen packages

Amazon Ring saves Amazon money on stolen packages

You gotta respect Amazon’s tenacity. Amazon found the one part of your online shopping journey it doesn’t control — what happens between placing a package on your doorstep and you taking the package inside — and decided to buy the video doorbell security company Ring to help regulate that unknown. Ring saves Amazon money by…
Amazon BOGO deal takes half off a PS4 or Xbox One video game – Polygon

Amazon BOGO deal takes half off a PS4 or Xbox One video game –...

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy. Amazon’s latest video game promotion is a BOGO deal, taking half off a select PlayStation 4 or Xbox One title when you buy another game…
Amazon sells a DIY tiny house kit you can build yourself in a few days – BGR

Amazon sells a DIY tiny house kit you can build yourself in a few...

There are plenty of cool things on Amazon, but the Allwood Arlanda XL DIY Tiny House Kit has to be somewhere near the top of the list. You’ve obviously heard about the tiny house trend and how popular it has become. You’ve also heard about how incredibly expensive tiny homes are to build. Well if…
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Tesla drops Standard Range versions of Model S and X

Tesla has discontinued the Standard Range versions of the Model S and Model X, effectively increasing the minimum price of each car by a few thousand dollars, reports Reuters. The company’s online configurator now only lists the Long Range and Performance models of each car as being available to order. Tesla has also cut the…

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