From Andes to Amazon: a self-drive adventure in Ecuador

Felipe Robinson is explaining the difference between an eddy, a hole and a wave as we paddle down the Jatunyacu, a headwater of the Amazon. I sort of know, but there’s nothing like staring from the front of an inflatable kayak, a “duckie”, as we crest a boulder and plunge into a churning abyss —
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Amazon has been an easy punching bag for a certain cadre of critics as of late. The online retailer, which had a $1 trillion valuation in September 2018 and is run by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has drawn the ire of progressives. Sen. Bernie Sanders successfully shamed the company into paying its workers
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Amazon is bailing on its plans to build a campus in Long Island City, Queens. Amazon had run into community opposition and will now stick to its plans in other locations in Virginia and Nashville. The move to New York City was announced in November with plans to invest $5 billion between Long Island City
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Apple will be holding a special event on March 25, 2019, at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, in Cupertino California. That’s according too John Paczkowski. Writing for Buzzfeed: Apple has settled on a date for its first big product announcement of 2019. Sources tell BuzzFeed News that the company plans to hold a
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Google LLC today said that it plans to spend $13 billion on new data centers and infrastructure expansion in 2019 as part of its growth strategy. The figure is a significant jump over the $9 billion the search giant invested in this area during 2018, though the company intends to reduce overall capital expenditures. Ruth Porat, chief financial officer
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Datadog announced today that it will acquire Madumbo for its artificial intelligence (AI)-based application testing platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Paris, France-based startup was co-founded in 2017 by Sébastien Deprez, now chief technology officer, and Gabriel-James Safar, now chief executive officer. Madumbo has built a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that tests the
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The growing popularity of digital gaming downloads has lead many to predict the demise of GameStop (NYSE:GME). That potential moment is a lot closer to reality now, after the video game retailer said it was no longer trying to sell itself. A lack of available financing on terms that would be acceptable to potential buyers
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Congress needs to rethink its requirement for the General Services Administration to pilot and eventually set-up a new e-commerce platform. Lawmakers should tell GSA to pause its efforts before any more money is spent by the government or by industry. If the goal of the e-commerce marketplace is to give agencies easier access to commercial
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You might think that all portable Apple Watch chargers are about the same, but we can assure you that’s not the case. In fact, if you think that then you’ve definitely never come across the UGREEN Portable Apple Watch Charger before. This awesome accessory is similar to other models in that it’s small enough to
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In April last year, Raheel had already traveled to more countries than anyone else from his neighbourhood in Multan at just the age of 24. A college student with a knack for online marketing, he had amassed thousands of air miles and had more money in his bank account than his father. How did he
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