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Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan

Early this year, Amazon pulled the plug on plans to build an "HQ2" in Queens after a number of local leaders and activists pushed back against the $ 3 billion in tax breaks and incentives it would receive. Now the online retail giant has confirmed pla…
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YouTube gift codes are now available on Amazon

Give the gift of endless entertainment to your friends and family this holiday season with YouTube gift codes, now available for purchase on Amazon in the U.S. Whether it’s for a friend miles away, a loved one at home, or a last minute gift, we’ve made it easy to treat someone to their favorite YouTube products.

Something for everyone

YouTube gift codes can be used to enjoy YouTube subscriptions, to buy or rent movies and shows, or to become a channel member on YouTube. Recipients can use their gift code towards a YouTube Premium subscription to watch uninterrupted  with ad-free, offline, and background — play. They can also enjoy these same benefits with YouTube Music Premium, a dedicated music streaming service that’s their guide to the entire world of music. For sports and entertainment fans alike, a YouTube TV subscription offers cable-free live and on-demand TV with 70+ channels and free unlimited cloud DVR storage space. Movie buffs can redeem their gift code to watch the latest and greatest movies and shows available on YouTube. And fitting with the giving spirit, recipients can use their gift code to support their favorite YouTube creators with a Channel Membership, which unlocks badges, emojis and creator perks.

Easy to buy and redeem

To purchase a gift code, simply:

  1. Click here to get to the purchase page.
  2. Choose a design and your desired amount.
  3. Enter the recipient’s email address and a message.
  4. Pick your delivery date and select purchase.

On the delivery date, the recipient will get a YouTube gift code delivered via email with instructions for redeeming on youtube.com/redeem. When redeemed, the gift code value will be added to the recipient’s Google Play balance, which can be used to make purchases on YouTube or Google Play.

Give a YouTube gift code today!

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Oculus Go is on sale for $120 at Amazon for Cyber Monday

Did you pass on the Oculus Go's discounted Black Friday price because it was still a little too dear? Your patience is being rewarded. Amazon is selling the stand-alone VR headset for $ 120 on Cyber Monday, or another $ 30 off the already fairly low…
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[Deal] Save big on bundles of Amazon Alexa devices ahead of Black Friday

We’re not quite at Black Friday yet, but Amazon’s already running some pretty great deals on things. There’s plenty of stuff on sale on Amazon right now, but Alexa devices specifically have a pretty nice bundle option going on. Amazon is selling an Echo Dot with Fire TV Stick for $ 41.99 (promo code ECHOTV), a […]

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Lenovo announces a super cheap $60 tablet for the US, butts head with Amazon Fire Tablets

Lenovo has announced an incredibly cheap tablet for the US market, and it looks like it’s going to compete right with Amazon’s extremely affordable Fire Tablet line. It’s pretty capable for its price, though. Lenovo Tab M7 The aptly named Lenovo Tab M7 sports a 7-inch display with a middling 1024 x 600 resolution powered […]

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[Deal] Amazon has a ton of Logitech accessories and peripherals on sale today only

Whether you’re looking to build out your workstation at home, you need a new keyboard for your laptop or NVIDIA Shield, or you’re ready to start buying discounted gaming gear for the holidays, Logitech is running a sale that you might be interested in. The deal is today only on Amazon and knocks a big […]

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[Deal] Anker’s Soundcore Flare Mini is cheaper than ever on Amazon right now

Anker makes some pretty great sounding Soundcore speakers, and right now you can get one of their best party speakers at a pretty nifty discount. The Soundcore Flare Mini is one of their colorful speakers, with a full LED light on the bottom that reacts to music that’s playing. And it’s even smaller than the […]

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[Deal] RAVPower fast wall chargers are discounted on Amazon today

You can never have enough extra wall chargers, especially if you have several phones, tablets, headphones, smartwatches, or anything else these days that needs to be recharged. RAVPower has a few options discounted today on Amazon so you can get all of your stuff connected without breaking the bank. The first charger on sale is […]

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Howard University and Amazon want to diversify the entertainment industry

Howard University and Amazon Studios are working together to diversify the entertainment industry. Today, they announced Howard Entertainment, a program that will give African American, Latinx and Native American students a chance to study and train…
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Amazon bolsters its ecosystem for kids and parents with new Kids Edition tablets and FreeTime on Fire TV

The Kids Edition tablets have always been a pretty important part of Amazon’s lineup, but that’s getting turned up to 11 with today’s announcements. Not only did Amazon announce some refreshed regular Fire tablets, but they revealed a Kindle Kids Edition and Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, and announced that FreeTime will be coming to […]

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Amazon announced a ton of new Echo hardware today, including an Apple HomePod competitor, smart glasses, and more

Amazon hosted a huge hardware event today, and they announced a ton of stuff. Some of these announcements are simply refreshed Echo stuff, but there are some brand new products here that integrate Alexa into your life in legitimately new and exciting ways. Let’s dig in. Amazon Echo learns some new tricks Amazon is updating […]

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[Deal] The crazy Echo Wall Clock is discounted on Amazon today

Amazon recently announced several new Echo devices to bring Alexa to other gadgets around your house. One of those was a wall clock that’s designed to make your timers and alerts a little more visible, and it’s discounted on Amazon today. The clock looks like a pretty normal clock, too, so it won’t stick out […]

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[Deal] Grab some cheap Belkin surge protectors from Amazon today (up to 42% off)

Belkin and Amazon are running a deal today that involves some pretty hefty discounts on surge protectors for your devices. Whether you’re just looking to upgrade the protection on your expensive gadgets or you just need more outlets to plug stuff into, there’s definitely something here you can use. The deal has some very basic […]

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Time’s mixed reality app takes you inside the Amazon rainforest

Time's Immersive app brought you to the moon a couple of months ago — now, it's taking you on a timely trip to the Amazon forest. The publication has rolled out a new augmented reality experience for its application — now available for both iOS and…
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LG ditches Google Assistant for Amazon Alexa in its new appliances at IFA 2019

LG’s smartphones have typically utilized Google Assistant, with some of them even having a dedicated Google Assistant button. This has always been a pretty stark contrast to the rest of the Android ecosystem, with many manufacturers opting for all kinds of Amazon Alexa integration, and Samsung rolling their own with Bixby. But that tide might […]

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Pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 are live on Amazon – shipping August 9th

While we ponder as to the reasons why Samsung chose to skip the Tab S5 moniker when it came to naming the Galaxy Tab S4’s successor, with the Tab S5e launching as a mid-range tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 is already available to pre-order from Amazon in the US. Starting from $ 649 for the 6GB/128GB […]

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Amazon cancels podcast-inspired ‘Lore’ after two seasons

There's a flurry of show news from Amazon this weekend, but not all of it is positive. The company has cancelled its podcast-based Prime Video series Lore after two seasons. This wasn't a complete shock when the second season premiered in October 2…
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Amazon smashed records with Prime Day 2019, beating out Cyber Monday and Black Friday combined

Amazon has released some early numbers for their Prime Day numbers from the last few days, and they’re impressive, to say the least. Not only did Prime Members buy more than 175 million items throughout the two-day event, but it ended up being bigger than both Cyber Monday and Black Friday, combined. That’s a feat. […]

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The Amazon Prime Day strike could be a turning point for workers’ rights

Today, Amazon will start its fifth annual Prime Day, which has been expanded to 48 hours this year. Designed to enlist (and keep) Prime members, it is the company's biggest shopping event of the year — on the same level as Black Friday — with exten…
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Lady Gaga’s cosmetics line is just for Amazon

You won't find Lady Gaga's new beauty line at Sephora or Ulta, or even alongside the Fenty counter at your local department store. The songstress announced that Haus Laboratories — her upcoming line of cosmetics — will be sold exclusively on Amazon…
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Long overdue, Amazon Prime Video comes to Chromecast and Android TV (and Fire TV gets YouTube)

If you’re an avid media enthusiast or a cord-cutter, you’ve probably run into the painful reality of Amazon and Google not really getting along. So far that’s limited some app availability between the two platforms. Google semi-recently pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV platform, and Amazon has never had a Google Cast option or Android […]

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UK regulator forces Amazon to put its Deliveroo plans on ice

Amazon must put the brakes on its potential tie-up with food delivery company Deliveroo, a UK competition regulator has ruled.
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PlayStation Classic price drops to $25 at Best Buy, Amazon

We get it — you really don't like the PlayStation Classic. You've told us, over and over again. We weren't huge fans when we reviewed it, but that was when it cost $ 100. The price quickly dropped over the next few months, to $ 60, $ 40, and even $ 30….
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Amazon gives Fire TV devices a section devoted to live television

Fire TV devices now have access to plenty of live television services, and Amazon wants to be sure you know what's playing regardless of what services you prefer. The internet giant is rolling out a dedicated Live tab that showcases whatever's playi…
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Amazon adds on to the smart home with the confusingly named Echo Show 5

Amazon is taking Microsoft’s naming approach to hardware devices, as they’ve just introduced the somewhat more privacy focused Echo Show 5. The naming comes from the device’s 5.5-inch screen, which is quite a bit smaller than the 10.1-inch display on the larger Echo Show. This nestles the Echo Show 5 right in between the Echo […]

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Amazon Prime shipping could shrink to just one-day

One of the perks of Amazon's Prime membership is free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible purchases. That, however, might change. In a call to investors following Amazon's first quarterly earnings report today, CFO Brian Olsavsky said that the company…
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Amazon signs nine-figure deal with ‘Westworld’ creators

Amazon has inked a massive deal with Westworld's showrunners to create original shows that could make Prime Video more enticing to potential subscribers. According to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, the tech giant has closed a low-to-mid nine-fi…
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Apple Music is on Amazon Fire TV

Apple Music users in the US can now listen to their tracks on Amazon Fire TVs (or sticks). The news comes only months after Apple Music became available on Echo devices stateside. Apple's streaming service is also expected to come to Echo users in th…
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Amazon is shutting down its US pop-up stores

Amazon is re-thinking its physical retail strategy, and will reportedly start another chain of grocery stores later this year alongside Whole Foods. But not all of its concepts will stand the test of time — the company closing down its 87 retail pop…
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The Morning After: Amazon drops ‘LotR’ hints

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We're closing things out with a teaser from Amazon, as well as a preview of Samsung's big Galaxy S10 reveal. Some of the highlights from last week include a Zelda remake and our review o…
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Woody Allen sues Amazon for backing out of film deals

Woody Allen filed a $ 68 million lawsuit against Amazon Studios today. The suit, filed with the Southern District Court of New York, claims Amazon backed out of a multi-film agreement with the controversial director over what Allen calls a "25-year-ol…
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[TA Deals] Get certified in Amazon Web Services for cheap (95% off)

Amazon Web Services is quickly becoming one of the major backbones of internet-connected services and products, and if you want to stay on top of your development game, you’re going to need to know how to work with AWS. Talk Android Deals is offering a certification bundle that will get you prepped and teach you […]

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Bootleg version of ‘One Cut of the Dead’ accidentally released on Amazon

One Cut of the Dead, a comedic zombie film that has been making waves on the Japanese film circuit, was briefly available to stream on Amazon Prime Video yesterday. Just one problem: it was never supposed to be. Third Window Films, the distributor of…
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Amazon advised US government on a portal that could make it billions

A key Amazon executive and former Obama administration official privately advised the US government on a procurement portal that could be worth billions to the company, the Guardian reports. Director of Government Anne Rung corresponded with an offic…
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Amazon goofed, accidentally allowed one Echo user to listen to someone else’s recorded messages

Amazon has apparently made a pretty big mistake with their Echo devices by giving a user in Germany access to someone else’s recorded messages. The error wasn’t the Echo or Alexa’s fault in any way, so don’t freak out about your Echo Dot in the corner, but it’s still a fairly big mess up on […]

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2018: The year Amazon became even harder to avoid

It's been ages since Amazon was just a place to buy books. But even now, it's still easy to think of the company as a big online store. Resist that urge. Amazon's size and scale mean it's almost preternaturally good at selling and delivering things,…
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Google Chromecasts return to the “shelves” at Amazon

Animosity between big tech companies is nothing new in the industry. One of those spats in recent years involved Google and Amazon as both companies try to achieve dominance for both their streaming video services and their streaming hardware. For the latter, a bit of a crack in the recent stalemate has appeared as Amazon […]

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Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV

Just as we hear that Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo platform, Android Police points out that Amazon Music is preparing an app for Android TV. The app recently made its debut on Xbox One also, so it appears Amazon is making an effort to reach…
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Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech

In July, three members of Congress — Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) — sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter requesting information about the company's facial recogni…
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Black Friday Deals: Save big on these discounted Amazon devices

While many of the deals we’ve featured in our Gift Guide and Black Friday posts can be purchased from Amazon, what about the retailer’s own devices? Well, it should come as no surprise that Amazon is also discounting its own-branded devices that include everything from smart plugs to Fire tablets to Echo devices as well […]

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Amazon strikes a global deal with Blumhouse for eight thrillers

Jason Blum's Blumhouse Television, the production house behind TV shows like Eye Candy and Cold Case Files, has struck a deal with Amazon Studios to create eight dark/thriller films that will all be thematically connected. If the name Jason Blum soun…
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[Deal] Amazon has the 128GB LG V30+ for $400 right now

It may not be the most current phone on the market, but Amazon is currently running a pretty slick deal on the LG V30+ right now, bringing the price of the phone down to just $ 399. And it specifically is the “plus” version of the phone, so you do get the extra onboard storage totaling 128GB. […]

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House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against Amazon, AT&T

Now that Democrats are poised to control of the House of Representatives, they're planning investigations into the Trump administration's actions against technology companies. Inbound House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff told Axios in a…
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Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,…
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Amazon launches Echo Auto alongside refreshed Echo Plus, Dot, Show devices

Amazon launched a veritable swathe of new Echo and Alexa-related devices at an event held at its Seattle headquarters which included the new Echo Auto, which is an invitation-based product launch at the current time. Join us after the break to find out more about the refreshed Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo […]

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Amazon announces a slew of new Echo devices to bring Alexa to every room in your home

Amazon launched a ton of devices during its event at its Seattle headquarters, and besides announcing a refreshed Echo line-up, the e-tailer also unveiled a bunch of other smart devices ranging from a microwave with Alexa built-in to the Amazon Smart plug and other auxiliary devices, as well as the Echo Wall Clock. Join us […]

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For Amazon, better skills mean bigger ad revenue

Amazon is improving its Alexa voice assistant with each new update, enabling more natural conversation patterns and upgrading the system's ability to understand complex or vague questions. All of this is great for people who are sick of screaming, "A…
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Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

You might just be looking at some of the Alexa-powered devices due to show at Amazon's rumored hardware event this month. Pocket-lint has spotted listings (since pulled) for the Echo Sub wireless subwoofer (above) and Smart Plug (below), both of whi…
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Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD Kids Edition announced

Amidst some of the big smartphone announcements being made this time of year, Amazon has announced a couple new products as part of their portfolio. “New” might be a bit of a stretch though as the new Amazon Fire HD 8 and Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition really just represent a refresh of existing […]

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Netflix and Amazon will have to make more European content by law

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will likely soon have to ensure at least 30 percent of their libraries are dedicated to local content in the European Union. A preliminary agreement on the rules is already in place, and Roberto…
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