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Amazon Introduces Layaway Plans on Select Items

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. You can now purchase items on layaway at Amazon. The mega-retailer introduced payment plans on thousands of Amazon Layaway items, including furniture, home entertainment, laptops and PCs, cameras and camera accessories, sports and exercise gear, lawn and garden essentials, electronics, musical instruments and more. No credit check, no interest, no cancellation or restocking fees. Before you get started, here’s what you need to know about the payment plan. Note: Amazon Layaway is not yet available for orders shipping to CT, DC, IL, MD, OH and PA. How Doe...

Google to Grant Police Access to Smart Home Footage Without Warrant

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Amazon to Increase Prime Video Prices in These Countries

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Amazon.eth ENS domain owner disregards 1M USDC buyout offer on Opensea

On Tuesday, the Ethereum Name Service, or ENS, domain Amazon.eth received an offer for 1 million USDC (a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar) from an anonymous wallet address on OpenSea. The offer to buy the ENS domain went unanswered however, and no transaction took place. This is despite the last sale of the domain name being five months ago for 33 Ether (worth around $100,000 at that time). The expired million-dollar offer for Amazon.eth on OpenSea | Source: OpenSea It is unclear at the time of publication whether the owner simply was not informed of the offer, or did not consider it to be near fair value, or if the bidding and domain owner accounts were linked in an attempt to boost the price of the asset (in what is known as a “wash trade”). According to data from Op...

Wits University: How AWS Cloud Training Helped Avoid COVID Disruptions

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Amazon Announces New CEO for its Worldwide Stores

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Amazon is Set to Penetrate the African Marketplace

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South Africa’s Ukheshe Technologies Joins Forces with AWS

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Joe Budden To Host New Show ‘Music Lovers Only With Joe Budden’ On Amp

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Dane Isaac / Amazon Joe Budden isn’t resting on his laurels, as the rapper and podcast host is breaking ground on a new show dedicated to his love of music. In a press release on Wednesday (May 10th), it was announced that the veteran MC and radio personality will be the host of a new show, Music Lovers Only with Joe Budden which will make its home on Amp, the new live radio app from Amazon. The well-versed and highly opinionated artist will host the show live, taking listeners on a journey of his favorite songs spanning throughout the decades and genres, pulling from the vast catalog of fully licensed music that Amp has in its catalog. The show will air on a weekly basis every Monday starting this month. Related Stories For Budden, this new hosting gig i...

Amazon CEO expresses optimism about the future of cryptocurrencies and NFTs

Speaking during an interview with CNBC after releasing his first shareholder letter as the new CEO of Amazon, Andy Jassy said that while he does not own any cryptocurrencies or nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, he is optimistic about the outlook of the industry. Jassy stated:  “We’re not probably close to adding crypto as a payment mechanism in our retail business, but I do believe over time that you’ll see crypto become bigger. I expect that NFTs will continue to grow very significantly.” Specifically, regarding the sale of NFTs by Amazon, Jassy claimed that “it’s possible down the road on the platform.” Last November, Cointelegraph reported that Amazon was hiring a Financial Services Specialist who “understands the overall cryptocurrency an...

Kenya to Double Tax Big Tech

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New Content Rules Target Firms & Creators in Kenya

Image sourced from Pixabay Broadcasters, content creators, and online streaming service platforms in Kenya will start classifying content under new regulations meant to keep up with increased production. According to Business Daily, commercial TVs and radios will review 70 percent of the content aired for age appropriateness to show if it’s good for watching from a certain age, with the Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) reviewing the other 30 percent. This will target pre-recorded shows like movies, advertisements, and telenovelas. Netflix, Showmax, and Amazon will also review 70 percent of their movies and add KFCB’s age-appropriate symbols. “Classification of one-day content can take one week and we are not able to keep up. So the involvement of the industry is to ensure complia...

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