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Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

AWS launches auto-scaling feature to automatically add resources

Amazon Web Services has announced full support for auto-scaling, making it significantly easier for cloud customers to dynamically grow their apps in response to demand. The service automatically adds more resources as required, optimising performance.

Amazon draws up shortlist for second HQ

Amazon, the world’s leading e-commerce site, is on a global hunt for a second site to act as its headquarters. Now Amazon has drawn up a top twenty potential cities, and several major North American cities have made the shortlist.

Amazonians want pope to come to their defense, with a bow and arrow

Puerto Maldonado - Indigenous leaders from the Amazon who will meet Pope Francis in Peru on Friday will present him with a bow and arrow, a gift rich in symbolism for a vulnerable people clinging to a simple past, facing an uncertain future.

Toronto makes the shortlist for Amazon's HQ2, alongside 19 rivals

Amazon has announced the shortlist of cities that could host its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2. The company received 238 proposals from locations across the region. It's now narrowed the list to a total of 20 cities, including Toronto.

Google Assistant shouts down Alexa at CES

Google's attended CES with its biggest showing in years, arriving with an aggressive round of promotional material for Google Assistant. It comes after Amazon's Alexa was widely seen to have "won" last year's CES with more integrations than Google.

Streaming services take over Golden Globes, become the new normal

On January 7, streaming services dominated the 75th annual Golden Globe awards, thus becoming the unremarkable new normal.

Amazon Alexa to launch on Windows 10 PCs this year

Amazon's announced that select Windows 10 PCs will come with Alexa built-in this year. The company has partnered with Windows device manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo to add Alexa to new laptops. Microsoft doesn't appear to be involved.

Increased sales for Echo Dot signal change in consumer shopping

The biggest selling product for the e-commerce site Amazon over the holidays was the Echo Dot. In all, Alex gadgets were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any product category.

Amazon considers entering insurtech market

Amazon may enter the insurance market through a new channel. The e-commerce giant already offers some insurance-related digital services.

Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook launch new deep learning toolkit

Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook have announced the release of a neural network platform that allows deep learning frameworks to interoperate. It's designed to make machine learning more accessible by letting developers mix and match different models.

Shopify's new ARRIVE app is a package chaser's dream

Shopify’s experimental Garage product development group has come up with a dream app for those of us who worry about where our online purchases are and when they will arrive. The new app is easy to use and will come in handy this holiday season.

Amazon claims record-breaking Australia launch

Sydney - Amazon's Australia launch was the company's biggest-ever opening day for orders, the US giant said Wednesday, but some shoppers were underwhelmed by the range of goods and prices on offer.

Amazon announces plans to put Alexa inside workplaces

Amazon's announced Alexa for Business, a program designed to convince enterprises that voice assistants can work in offices. The company said it wants employees to have an "intelligent assistant at work" while giving IT controls to manage voice devices.

Amazon launches browser-based tool for building VR experiences

Amazon has launched a web-based toolkit to help developers create immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences. Built on Amazon Web Services, Sumerian provides a complete VR creation studio inside a web browser, removing the need for coding skills.

Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace

Rio De Janeiro - Endangered Amazon hardwood trafficked by a Brazilian exporter allegedly behind the massacre of nine farmers this year is being sold unimpeded around the world, according to environmental pressure group Greenpeace.

Amazon is launching a 'Secret' cloud service for the CIA

-Amazon Web Services introduced Secret Region, a new service specifically for the CIA and the rest of the intelligence community. -It's not really a secret service: It's name just indicates it can handle data that's been classified at the "secret" level.

Amazon selling China cloud business for $300 million

Amazon has announced it's selling its cloud computing business in China to the service's local partner. It comes as China seeks to tighten Internet regulations and make it more difficult for foreign tech firms to operate within its borders.

'Invasive' Amazon Key rejected by 60 percent of Prime members

Amazon launched its new in-home delivery service Key today. The smart lock system lets drivers place items inside your house, potentially compromising privacy. It's exclusive to Prime members but a survey has found 60 percent of people are not interested.

8,000 7-Eleven stores to offer Amazon Cash service

Now 8,000 7-Eleven convenience stores will have Amazon Cash the service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon account.

The ‘voice’ of AI: Why Americans are picky

New research, conducted in the U.S., provides insight into Americans’ attitudes regarding artificial intelligence and customer service. It seems like much of the population hold strong views on the ‘voice’ of AI.

For Amazon tribe, rainforest is a whole world

Serra Do Navio - When Japarupi Waiapi looks into the dense foliage of the Amazon rainforest, he sees the equivalent of a supermarket, pharmacy, furniture store -- and that's just the beginning.Food like coconuts, roots and bananas grows plentifully.

Amazon CEO Bezos cashes in more than a billion in Amazon stock

Seattle - The Chief Executive Officer of retail giant Amazon Jeff Bezos sold off over a billion dollars in stock. However, he still owns almost 80 million shares.

Amazon.com Inc. taps into Vancouver's local tech workforce

Vancouver - Amazon.com Inc. still hasn't decided where it will locate its second headquarters, however, the Seattle, Washington-based e-commerce and cloud computing company has announced it will be opening a second corporate office in Vancouver, Canada.

Beer o'clock in the Amazon: the tribe that loves to party

Serra Do Navio - Deep in the Amazon rainforest, it's that time again -- beer o'clock.Members of the tiny, remote Waiapi tribe in Brazil's eastern Amazon raise calabash gourds to their painted faces and quaff the homemade brew they call caxiri.

Amazon now lets you view items in your home using AR

Amazon has announced a new app feature that lets you view what items look like in your home using augmented reality. It uses Apple's ARKit platform to let you visualise online products inside your living area, helping you decide which one to purchase.

Apple's appeal 'eclipsed' by companies building for the future

According to a recent survey, Amazon is now the most trusted tech company, beating rivals Apple, Google and Facebook to win over customers. Facebook and Twitter rank particularly poorly with web users saying they wouldn't mind if social media disappeared.

Amazon looks set to enter pharmacy market

The distribution of medicines in the U.S. looks set for a shake up with renewed rumours that Amazon is going to enter the medicines distribution market.
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