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Trump renews attack on Amazon, claiming 'jobs lost'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Amazon, claiming the US online colossus is doing "great damage" to other retailers and destroying jobs.Trump, who has criticized Amazon in the past, offered no specific facts to back up his argument.

Amazon calls a $350,000 truce on the cloud wars

If you can't beat them, join them. That's what Amazon Web Services (AWS), did when it officially joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) on Wednesday, just two weeks after Microsoft joined as well.

The White House asked tech giants to help it digitally transform

The White House asked the U.S. tech giants to help federal agencies digitally transform during a private call held last week. The Trump administration is seeking advice from the private sector on how it can make better use of modern technology.

Amazon misses Wall Street expectations by a mile

Amazon's second-quarter report fell well short of Wall Street's expectations. The company's earnings missed analysts' forecasts by more than a dollar a share. It also offered a disappointing outlook for the third quarter.

Amazon launches 'The Hub,' a parcel locker for apartment blocks

Amazon has announced a new parcel delivery option that helps residents to receive large packages without waiting in all day. 'The Hub' is a modularised version of Amazon Lockers that's designed for residential spaces.

Amazon could let you try on watches, clothes in augmented reality

Amazon is investigating how it could use augmented reality technology to let you "try on" clothes and accessories before you buy. A new patent filed by the company details how a phone app would let you virtually "wear" items from Amazon's product pages.

Amazon building its own WhatsApp rival called 'Anytime'

Amazon is reportedly planning a new messaging app that will see it enter direct competition with Facebook. The company's said to be planning a robust bot platform for the app that will let you order food, listen to music and chat with businesses.

This company is taking cues from Amazon to reinvent manufacturing

3D printing was supposed to reinvent the world — giving common people the simple tools they needed to create any object they needed, right when they needed it, provided it was made out of certain metals or plastic.

Amazon's Echo Dot leads Prime Day sales

Amazon has announced that its Alexa-powered Echo Dot was the best-selling item during its Prime Day sales bonanza yesterday. The company slashed the price of the smart home device in a bid to increase sales of its connected ecosystem. The effort paid off.

Alexa and Cortana are growing at Siri's expense

A report has found newer digital assistants including Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana are gaining market share at the expense of established services. Despite releasing several new features this year, Apple's Siri is facing declining engagement.

Amazon recruits Alexa to sell Prime subscriptions, promote deals

Amazon has announced a range of benefits to using Alexa to shop during its upcoming Prime Day event. Alexa users will be able to get early access to deals, buy products with their voice and even start a new Prime subscription at a reduced price.

Blue Apron CEO: Amazon's grocery business could be 'good for us'

Following a disappointing IPO tainted by Amazon's recent acquisition of Whole Foods, the CEO of Blue Apron isn't giving up hope.

Amazon customers are calling for payment via bitcoin 'ASAP'

Bitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on Change.org are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP."

Is Silicon Valley resisting Trump? (It's complicated) Special

Brooklyn - Until recently, tech companies have largely shied away from politics. With Donald Trump’s election, though, they may no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. But are these companies really willing to stick their necks out?

Amazon announces it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

In what is being called a blockbuster of a deal, e-commerce giant Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt.

The 'two pizza rule' is Jeff Bezos' secret to productive meetings

On Friday, Amazon announced that it would purchase Whole Foods for $42 a share in an all-cash deal. That puts Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the helm of a company valued at $13.7 billion.

Amazon thinks you need a wand to order groceries with your voice

Amazon has launched a new hardware product that lets you use your voice to order grocery items from AmazonFresh. Called the Amazon Dash Wand, it features the company's Alexa digital assistant and comes with a magnet so you can stick it to your fridge.

Amazon interested in buying Slack for up to $9 billion

Amazon is reportedly in talks to purchase messaging start-up Slack in a deal worth up to $9 billion. If it goes ahead, the acquisition would be Amazon's largest ever and give it a strong foothold into enterprise tech. Slack is said to be wary.

Amazon preparing 'Ice Phone' to replace long-forgotten Fire Phone

Amazon is reportedly working on a new range of Android smartphones that will see it return to the market it abandoned two years ago. Its "Fire" smartphones failed to ignite the attention of consumers. Amazon is now building new phones known as "Ice."

China's version of Amazon already using drones for delivery

Beijing - It has been four years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced us to the company's newest innovation, a drone that would deliver packages to our doorsteps within 30 minutes of ordering. China's Amazon clone, JD.com has beaten them to it.

Amazon strikes back at Walmart's free two-day shipping offer

Amazon is making it cheaper to qualify for free shipping. The retailer just lowered its free-shipping minimum to $25 from $35 for customers who aren't members of its Prime membership program.

Amazon unveils its touchscreen Echo Show smart speaker

Amazon has announced its first touchscreen Alexa-powered smart speaker. The Echo Show's display is designed to let Alexa "show" you things like photos and lyrics, rather than communicating solely through voice. Its design could prove divisive.

Op-Ed: Should Amazon drop Breitbart? Yes, for market reasons, too

Washington - The much-touted idea of Amazon dropping Breitbart, as may be expected, is pretty much based on market perceptions in the media. The practical business values, however, may be more accurate long term values as a basis for assessment.

Apple's take on the Amazon Echo could be unveiled in June

Apple could unveil its own smart speaker built to rival Amazon's Echo and Google's Home as early as this June. The company is reportedly close to finalising the device's design ahead of a public reveal at its WWDC developers event in early summer.

'Parrot Heads' documentary soars to No. 1 on Amazon Special

Jimmy Buffett's fans, which are affectionately known as "Parrot Heads," are one of the most loyal fan-bases in contemporary music.

Amazon opens Echo smart speaker tech to every developer

Amazon has announced it's making the voice recognition tech inside its Alexa-powered Echo speaker available to developers building on the Alexa platform. It'll improve the voice input capabilities of third-party Alexa products, developing the ecosystem.

Amazon launches new FreeTime tools to help children online

Amazon has announced the launch of a new service built to give parents the confidence that their children are staying safe online. The company's new Parents Dashboard simplifies monitoring a child's Internet activity, showing what devices are used for.

Amazon to spend about $4.5 billion on its fight against Netflix

Amazon is set to spend a gargantuan ~$4.5 billion on video in 2017, according to analysts at J.P. Morgan, a figure that would put the internet giant much closer to rival Netflix than many industry observers thought.

Amazon is looking into virtual and augmented reality store spaces

Amazon is looking to use cutting edge AR and VR technology to revitalize the physical retail environment. With all sorts of physical store space projects on the go, the ecommerce company thinks virtual and augmented reality could help out in a big way.

Amazon typo took the Internet down on Tuesday

Amazon has revealed the cause of a service outage to its Web Services cloud platform earlier this week. The problem caused many major websites and apps to be inaccessible for a short time. The company blamed human error, citing a typo as the root cause.
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