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You Can Now Buy Stuff From Amazon On Twitter, Because You're Just That Lazy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

Online retailer Amazon has announced a new partnership with Twitter that allows shoppers to add items to their shopping basket just by using a hashtag...

Amazon Smartphone Leaked?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has long been rumoured to be working on a smartphone, and after its success with e-readers and tablets you can't blame it for looking for compl...

What is the Real Value of a Book?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course I could just go and seek out a pirate version of the book. I'm sure that someone has already ripped the Kindle version of the book and made it freely available on a pirate website, but I'm a writer myself. I know that people who put months of effort into books deserve to get something for their efforts.

Why Would Amazon's First Smartphone Have Six Cameras?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Excited about the iPhone 6? You might want to wait. If 3D screens and Amazon Prime are your thing, you might actually want to wait for something else:...

Is A 'Magic Wand' Apple's Answer To The TV Conundrum?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Before he died in 2011 Steve Jobs famously told a reporter that he had "cracked" the magic formula for a next-generation TV. Unless he didn't, that is...

If Norway Is a 'Human Rights Superpower', It Must Act on Peru

David Hill | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
David Hill

It sounds good, doesn't it, a Council on Ethics established by a Finance Ministry to investigate if companies violate ethical guidelines and, if the answer is yes, to recommend the government divests?

Amazon Fire TV: Should You Get One?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has unveiled the 'Fire TV', its new set-top box designed to turn your boring old screen into a fully connected smart TV set. But should you ...

Fertiliser, Foot-And-Mouth & The Formation Of Hurricanes: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Sahara Dust

Huffington Post UK u | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

It sounds impossibly exotic but Sahara Dust entered our consciousness and airspace this week – via a fine dusting of sand on the nation’s vehicles...

Indigenous Amazon Tribesmen Brandish Spears At Aircraft (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A group of “uncontacted” Amazon tribesmen peer out from a jungle clearing in these remarkable pictures. Dressed in loincloths and clutching sp...

Adventures in Independent Publishing: Part 1

Chris Saunders | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Last month, I finally joined the swelling ranks of the independently published. I'd thought about it long and hard, but in the end it was a pretty easy decision to make. I was tired of greedy, clueless, often unethical publishers telling me what to do and how I should do it.

Chromecast Hits The UK

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Google has launched its Chromecast TV dongle in the UK. Chromecast is a cheap and easy way to send pictures and video from your mobile device to yo...

Peru's Amazon at Risk: '21st Century Oil Firms With 18th Century Laws?'

David Hill | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
David Hill

Given that these three people have spent years between them working to defend the Peruvian environment and Peruvians' human rights and seen all manner of government, company or others' chicanery, their responses make it clear just how, well, 'terrible', 'incredible' and 'outrageous' the proposed law really is.

Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

David Hill | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK
David Hill

Abras Turco is reported as claiming to speak for 22 heads of indigenous communities in the region, and criticizing national, regional and local government 'for their incapacity to set in motion development projects.'

'Ripper Street' Resurrected

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Ripper Street' has been resurrected and is heading back to the BBC as part of a deal with internet giant Amazon which will see it premiere online bef...

Say Goodbye To 'Lovefilm' - Amazon Prime Is Here

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced that its 'Prime' on demand video service will launch in the UK next week, replacing 'Lovefilm' in the process. In the UK, 'Ama...

Are Books on TV Dead? Enter the Bloggersphere

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

How do you make programmes about books that people actually want to watch? And who - or what - should fill the gap left by the absence of books on mainstream TV? Macmillan clearly hope they've found the answer

Lush Uses New Shower Gel To Call Amazon Boss 'Rich, Thick And Full Of It'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Cosmetics range Lush has used a new shower gel to mock Amazon UK boss Christopher North after winning a High Court battle to stop the online giant sel...

Modern Publishing

Chris Saunders | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

I've kicked around the publishing game for a while. In the past decade I've had two books published by traditional publishers, and four by digital publishers. On the flip side, I've collected more rejections than I can count. I've experienced the high's and the low's, and now I'm going to share with you some of what I've learned...

Turn 'No' Into 'Yes' & Get The Lay: Amazon Book Is 'Disgusting Rape Apologism'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

“I’ve had situations where a girl is lying naked with me on my bed, still loudly proclaiming that we’re not having sex… Other times, I just fo...

Amazon Posts Record Profits, But Shares Tumble

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

Online retail giant Amazon saw its share price tumble after releasing its fourth quarter results, despite posting profits of $239 million (£144.9m). ...

Beyond the Stadiums Series: Tips on How to Explore the 12 Cities of the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Flavio Dino | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Flavio Dino

On June 14th, Britain begins its journey in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in a city that combines the comfort of a huge metropolis alongside access to the most diverse biosphere on the planet. Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, is located where the Negro River meets the Solimões River and forms the Amazon River a few miles downstream.

Publishing Your First eBook? The Hardest Part Starts Now

John Marrs | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Marrs

You've spent months or years slaving over a keyboard and developing an idea into a novel that you are proud of. But what many budding writers don't realise is that is only half the job.

Stop Going After The Tax Affairs Of Big Business, Treasury Urges Hodge

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

International companies are being put off doing business in Britain by the fear of being attacked over their tax affairs by MPs like Margaret Hodge, t...

Gas Firm 'Assumes' It Will Bring 'Fear' to the Peruvian Amazon

David Hill | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Gas company Pluspetrol admits it will cause 'fear' and possibly 'stress' and a 'sensation of invasion' among indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon who have little or no contact with outsiders.

Do You Call Customer Service for Help or Just Tweet?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

About a decade ago, many companies in the UK pushed their customer service centres offshore to new call centres located far away - often in India or the Philippines. The aim was to save money because the captains of industry bought into the idea that distance was dead - work in call centres can be performed anywhere by anyone.