My Brief and Curious Life As a Mechanical Turk

As accomplished as modern-day computers are, there are some very basic things even the smartest machines have yet to master: tough judgment calls, advanced image recognition, making goofy faces, conducting psychological surveys. These are an assortment of tasks we humans can still claim as our own. Or at least, that… » 10/28/14 9:40am Tuesday 9:40am

Report: Simon & Schuster and Amazon Just Made Nice

Amazon and publishing house Simon & Schuster have reached a multi-year deal, sources told Business Insider. This means the tides could be turning in favor of Amazon in its battle against publishers. And that means you'll likely see cheaper Simon & Schuster books on Amazon soon, though whether or not that'll be good… » 10/20/14 6:32pm 10/20/14 6:32pm

Amazon Is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store in Manhattan

Amazon, the cyber store that sells everything, plans to open its first physical store at 7 W 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan just in time for the holiday season. The experimental store will work as a mini-warehouse for some same day deliveries in New York. It'll surely serve as a nice little billboard, too. » 10/09/14 2:38pm 10/09/14 2:38pm