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What the Tech? Amazon Creates Counterfeit Crimes Unit

If you’ve shopped at Amazon you’ve probably run across a product that is a counterfeit. Fake Apple chargers, earbuds, Vera Bradley purses, batteries, SD cards and Yeezy shoes have been spotted but still purchased by shoppers. Amazon has announced it created a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to not only investigate products and sellers but to bring them to prosecution and justice….

Amazon Creating 800 Jobs with New Facility in Georgia

Amazon has announced it will open a facility in Georgia that will create 800 jobs in the state. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office says the new warehouse based in Columbia County will ship small orders, including books, toys, and household goods. Kemp says he’s excited for the new operation. A Columbia County official says the new facility will be the…

What the Tech? How to Spot Fake Amazon Product Reviews

It’s easy to purchase things on Amazon.com, it’s just as easy writing reviews for those products. It’s also a breeze to hire someone to write reviews for a product they’ve never even tried. On the internet there are companies offering to write reviews for as little as $25. For a few  dollars more they’ll write reviews that will include customer…

What the Tech? Amazon Hiring Hundreds to Work from Home

If you’re looking for a job but hate the thought of actually going in to work, Amazon may be just what you’re looking for. Amazon is looking to hire nearly 240 employees who will work from home. The jobs include positions in customer service, IT, software development, marketing, human resources and working on Amazon’s growing list of Alexa and Echo…

What the Tech? Does Zulily Offer Better Deals?

Maybe you’ve seen the ads on Facebook or other places online. The online retailer Zulily is putting pressure on its biggest competitors, offering a new “Best Price Guarantee”, just in time for the holidays. If you haven’t heard of Zulily, don’t worry, many people haven’t, despite it being in business since 2010. I found the website very clean looking; products…

Move Over UPS Truck: Amazon Delivery Vans to Hit the Street

Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a brown UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van. The online retailer, wanting more control over how its packages are delivered, is rolling out a program Thursday that lets entrepreneurs in the U.S. launch businesses that deliver Amazon…

Amazon May Enter Alabama Pharmacy Business

CBS reports the online giant has filed to operate in Alabama + eleven other states.

From CBS:   “Amazon’s potential entry into the pharmaceutical business spurred drug store and pharmaceutical benefits manager CVS (CVS) to make a $66 billion offer for health insurer Aetna (AET), according to the Wall Street Journal, As the Journal noted, most prescriptions are filled in bricks-and-mortar pharmacies though patients with chronic conditions are encouraged by insurers to get their medications through mail-order…

Amazon to close on Whole Foods buyout Monday

Amazon will close its $13.7 billion buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday and plans to cut prices on grocery staples. Starting Monday, Whole Foods will offer lower prices on staples including bananas, eggs, salmon, beef, and other products. Looking ahead, the Seattle company hopes to give Amazon Prime members special savings and other in-store benefits. Also, certain Whole…

Ready-to-Cook Meals from Amazon in Bid to Expand Groceries

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They are currently sold only in selected markets, including Amazon’s headquarters of Seattle. Prices are generally $16 to $20 for two servings. The…