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The implications of this piece are quite interesting.

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Amazon is patenting technology which will allow them to detect when you're comparison shopping while in one of their stores, if you're on the store wifi. They can block your access to competitors' websites, redirect you to the Amazon website, or even alert an Amazon salesperson to approach you in the store!

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Lots of talk about Amazon's new plan to turn your home into an automatic Amazon profit generator. What's the next step? Monetizing your family and romantic relationships?

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This is a thoughtful look at some of the deeper implications of Amazon's plans for Amazonizing (if that's not a word, I've just coined it) local services.

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It's not just that Amazon is making low-level workers that they've just laid off sign non-compete agreements - although it's insane to make people who've just lost their jobs forswear looking for new work in their fields. What's really cruel is that these clauses are probably not enforceable - but those who signed them will have no recourse, since they can't afford lawyers. It's a one-way legal system, and Amazon is exploiting it to the hilt.

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An interesting look at Amazon's market power and how they use it.

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Looks like Jeff Bezos has decided to treat his Washington Post employees the same way he treats his Amazon employees: by slashing their retirement benefits.
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