News tagged: Amazon

Largest Amazon Wind Farm Opens In Texas

The largest wind farm from online retailer and cloud provider Amazon has turned on in Texas. "Amazon Wind Farm Texas" features more than 100 turbines and it'll produce enough energy to power upwards of 330,000 homes. It's located in Scurry County, Texas.

Amazon, eBay Reportedly Allowed VAT Fraud

VAT fraud has been allowed to take place somewhat uninhibited by Amazon and eBay, according to a report from the UK's Public Accounts Committee. The report accuses those sites, along with other unnamed online marketplaces, of consistently facilitating VAT fraud.

Misfit Launches Vapor Smartwatch

Misfit Vapor smartwatch, the company's first proper smartwatch was expected to launch a few weeks ago. Due to some unknown reasons, the company decided to postpone the launch to October and while there is no official confirmation of the launch, the smartwatch is now listed on

Amazon Discounts Echo Show By $30

Amazon is bringing down the price of its Alexa-based Echo Show for the first time. The product has fallen from $230 to $200 following a decline in sales triggered by the removal of YouTube from the platform. Amazon launched the product at $230 back in June.

Amazon Is Working On A Delivery Service

Amazon is testing its own delivery service that can bring items from third-party merchants on its platform to consumers. The "Seller Flex" service is being piloted on the west coast of the United States and an expansion is planned for 2018. It previously rolled out in India.

Alexa Added To Some Nissan Vehicles

Voice controls via Amazon's Alexa digital assistant are now available on some Nissan vehicles. Alexa is capable of remotely controlling all vehicles from 2016 onward that came with NissanConnected Services. Owners will be able to remotely start their car and control their lights.

Amazon Alexa, Echo Reach India

Amazon has delivered its Echo lineup along with its Alexa digital assistant to India, though the products are only available by invitation right now. The Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are available for Rs 9,999, Rs 14,999, and Rs, 4,499, respectively.

Amazon Ordered To Pay €250M In Back Taxes

Amazon has an unpaid tax bill totaling €250 million, says the European Commission, which has ordered the company to pay up. The online retailer managed to avoid a large portion of taxes with an allegedly illegal tax deal in Luxembourg. It was able to skirt around corporate tax.

Amazon Alexa Calling Reaches UK, Germany, Austria

Alexa's calling capabilities are arriving in a few new markets. Amazon has rolled out that feature in the UK, Germany, and Austria. People can now talk with their smart speaker and use the included digital assistant to place a phone call. This feature is already in the US.