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'I blew it': Warren Buffett laments missing out on Google

Warren Buffett admits he missed the boat on investing in two of today's most successful tech companies: Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZNTech30). Both are among the largest companies in the world today.

Brie Larson to star in Amazon film about first female U.S. presidential candidate

Larson has signed on to play Victoria Woodhull, who became the first woman to run for president of the United States after launching a campaign in 1872.

Larson's agent and representative confirmed the casting to CNN. Deadline first reported the news.

Larson is set to produce the film, alongside others.

Gandhi flip flops sold on Amazon cause anger in India

The row comes days after the online retailer apologised for selling doormats featuring the Indian flag.

Gandhi, who campaigned for independence from Britain, is widely revered and known as the Father of the Nation.

The Indian embassy in Washington had been told to tell Amazon US to respect Indian feelings, a foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying.

Fury over India flag doormats for sale on Amazon

Sushma Swaraj tweeted that Amazon should issue an "unconditional apology" and withdraw the "insulting" products.

Failing this, she said India would rescind current visas for Amazon officials and not grant any more.

Amazon said it had removed the doormats from its site.

In a series of tweets, Ms Swaraj asked the Indian High Commission in Canada to take up the issue with Amazon after it was brought to her attention by another Twitter user.

Amazon unveils plans for grocery shop with no checkouts

The Just Walk Out shopping experience uses the same types of technologies found in self-driving cars.

The system detects when items are taken or returned to shelves and tracks them in a virtual shopping trolley.

Once the shopper leaves the store, their Amazon account will be charged and receipt sent to them.

The first shop is expected to open to the public in Seattle in the US in early 2017.

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Online reviewers have not been kind to this Donald Trump Christmas decoration

More than 1,000 people have reacted to the "Make America Great Again" cap with 91% giving it just one star.

Most have left a politically-charged comment about the decoration and Mr Trump's surprise win in the US election.

We've had a look at some of the most creative criticism of the item, currently out of stock.

"It called Mary a nasty woman, told Joseph to go back where he came from, built a wall around the manger, and then when you press it sings I'm Dreaming Of A Totally White Christmas," writes one user.

Why the timing for Amazon's 'Good Girls Revolt' 'couldn't have been any better'

The drama -- based on a Lynn Povich book of the same name -- follows a group of women at the fictional News of the Week magazine as they fight for their right to pursue careers as reporters in 1969.

At the time, women were only allowed to hold the title "researcher" -- though, they did the same (if not better) work as the male reporters to which they were assigned.

Anna Camp, Genevieve Angelson and Erin Darke star as women who work at the publication.

The book chronicles the real-life effort spearheaded by a group of women from Newsweek.

Google and Amazon are in a race to $1,000

Shares of both Amazon and Google parent Alphabet are now trading above $800 a share. Amazon is slightly higher than Alphabet -- but not by that much.

Both stocks are near their all-time highs. However, Amazon (AMZNTech30) seems to have more momentum than Alphabet.

Amazon wants Prime members to read a book

Starting Wednesday, Prime members can pick from more than 1,000 digital books, magazines, short works and comic books at no extra cost through Prime Reading.

Subscribers can access reads from any Kindle or Fire tablet or on the Kindle apps for iOS and Android. The rotating selection includes "The Hobbit," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "The Man In the High Castle" and magazines like Sports Illustrated, People and National Geographic Traveler.

Lady Gaga: Clips from new album 'leak' on Amazon

 

Previews can commonly be heard on Amazon when an album is available for pre-order, but they had been disabled for Gaga's highly-anticipated comeback.

Owners of Amazon's Echo speaker then discovered they could access songs by issuing the instruction: "Play Joanne by Lady Gaga."

Amazon declined to comment to the BBC.

The 30-second clips have been recorded and shared online by several fans, withone video showing Amazon's speaker lighting up and responding to the voice commands.