February 28, 2014 |
Birds of a feather do flock together in Peru, which boasts more than 1,800 avian species, so Inkaterra Hotels is focusing on these exotic creatures by offering bird-watching experiences at two of its in-country properties. The four-day, three-night itineraries are based at either the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica , in the Peruvian Amazon, or the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel , in the cloud forest at the base of Machu Picchu. The tours are designed with both novice and expert birders in mind and combine private guided tours with each hotel's existing excursions.
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February 27, 2014 |
A rare cache of buried 19th century gold coins discovered by a California couple on daily walk could be hitting Amazon.com as early as May. Whatever portion of the find is put on the retail site for sale will no doubt attract great interest among rare-coin enthusiasts, who have been set abuzz by what experts are calling the most valuable find unearthed in North America. PHOTOS: California couple discovers cache of gold coins If the coins were melted down, the gold alone would be worth $2 million, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Services in Newport Beach, who recently authenticated the coins.
February 26, 2014 |
The Victorian-era detectives of "Ripper Street" have been granted a stay of execution, thanks to Amazon, which ordered a third season of the BBC series that had been canceled last year. The online retail giant announced the new eight-episode season as part of the launch of its Amazon Prime Streaming Video service in the United Kingdom. The third season will stream on Amazon in the United Kingdom before it airs on BBC One, where the first two seasons aired. BBC America, a co-producer of the series, will air the new season after it has aired in the United Kingdom on BBC One. Currently, Amazon does not have streaming rights for the show in the United States.
February 25, 2014 |
Netflix has taken to YouTube to make fun of the drone delivery program Amazon.com unveiled last year. In a satirical video, Netflix jokingly announced "Drone 2 Home," a service that allows the company to deliver DVDs the same day users rent them from the company's website. "That's right. Our fleet of high-tech drones will deliver your disc to you within mere seconds of you adding it to your queue," Netflix DVD division manager Hank Breeggemann said in the video. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The video shows drones chasing down customers, crashing and exploding, and even delivering movies to users while they're in the bathroom.
February 21, 2014 |
Amazon.com is gearing up to release an Internet-connected television set-top box as early as next month, according to a report Friday. The Seattle-based online retailer is aiming for a March debut for a product that would go head-to-head with the Apple TV, the Google Chromecast and the numerous Roku set-top boxes that are already on the market, according to the technology blog Recode, formerly known as AllThingsD. Details about the device are limited, but Recode said the Amazon set-top box will be based on the Google Android operating system, which is also used by the company for its line of Kindle Fire tablets.
February 12, 2014 |
Amazon.com Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., both giants in their respective retail fields, are heralding the arrival of spring with major hiring surges. E-commerce king Amazon said it will take on more than 2,500 full-time workers in several states as the company's stable of fulfillment centers expands. The employees will be hired to pick, pack and ship customer orders at facilities in Virginia, Kansas, South Carolina, Washington and Tennessee. The online retailer said it hired more than 20,000 fulfillment center workers last year and that the median pay at the sites is 30% higher than the pay at traditional retail jobs.