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Alexa Skills
The smart virtual assistant from the house of Amazon - Alexa - is getting bigger by the month. As of September 1, 2018, Alexa Skills number no less than 50,000. That's up from 40,000 this past May. 10,000 skills in 4 months. Not a bad feat. Even more impressive is the fact that there were only 4,000 compatible devices...
After being the 'King of Shorted Stocks' in the United States for a very long time, Tesla has lost the crown to Amazon, confirms S3 partners. Tesla short interest is now $9.83 billion, slightly lower than Amazon's short interest of $9.97 billion.The Details: Ihor Dusaniwsky, Managing Director of Predictive Analytics at S3 Partners LLC, a financial analytics firm that tracks short...
Last year, Apple announced HomePod, the company’s smart speaker at WWDC event. The HomePod marks Apple’s steps into the smart speaker market where Amazon Echo and Google Home are contesting for ground. Earlier this year, Apple finally launched its smart speaker to the public following the delay. The public release of HomePod was met with a wide welcome on...
At last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officially announced the HomePod, the company’s first ever smart speaker. The release of the HomePod marks Apple’s first steps into the smart speaker market where Amazon and Google now dominate. The HomePod was met with positive reviews at launch. However, it has seen a slow sales performance since the launch day. Apple has...
Amazon discounting third-party seller products
The holiday season is almost upon us, and America's largest retailers are once again fighting tooth and nail to gain our attention - and our credit card numbers. Exclusive deals, special deep discounts and unbelievable promo offers have already started to flow, and Amazon is predictably trying to stay ahead of the discounting game.The e-comm and tech giant is...
Amazon new Vancouver office
Amazon announced Friday that Vancouver would soon get a new corporate office that would double the company's staffing in the city over the next few years. The e-commerce and technology giant is looking to leverage the growing technology talent in the area, which means the job openings will primarily be for tech and non-tech jobs in software engineering.There are...
AmazonFresh
Amazon's grocery push has always been a stop-start game for the company. It piloted AmazonFresh, its grocery delivery service, in Seattle way back in 2006, and it hardly expanded its footprint since then. And, according to media reports, Amazon is now suspending AmazonFresh in many states around the country."The company emailed customers in at least five states on Thursday...
Cryptocurrency Amazon
Amazon already owns the cryptocurrency-related domain name amazonbitcoin.com, and it's just bought three new ones: amazonethereum.com, amazoncyptocurrency.com and amazoncryptocurrencies.comBut the e-commerce and technology giant isn't going to start accepting cryptocurrencies for payments on its Amazon Pay service, according to Amazon Pay VP Patrick Gauthier last month in an interview with CNBC. There doesn't seem to be much demand for...
Jeff Bezos AWS
Amazon Web Services, the number one player in the public cloud infrastructure market, is a huge asset to the retailer. The high-margin cloud unit keeps growing at above 40% rates, making sure that Amazon continues to stay profitable overall.Nearly a year and half ago, when I used to write for Seeking Alpha I wrote the following about Amazon Web...
Amazon Uber Logistics disruption
Compared to a few decades ago, our shopping habits have drastically changed, and it is mostly thanks to the internet. The internet itself became broadly available for the public in the 1990s: in 1995 there were ca. 16 million internet users. By now this number has increased to over 3.8 billion, which makes up over half of the world’s...
amazon cloud cam intelligent security camera
Amazon today launched new cloud-based hardware called the Amazon Cloud Cam. Essentially a security camera comparable to most similar products, the Cloud Cam has two distinct advantages: one, it is linked to the largest cloud infrastructure service in the world, AWS, and two, it's Alexa-enabled, giving it access to potentially a huge bank of voice commands.Obviously, you can't use...
amazon hq2
As we reported earlier, Amazon revealed that the company received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America for its second headquarters, dubbed Amazon HQ2. Nearly all the US states except Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming have shown interest, while seven cities in Canada and three from Mexico have also joined the race.The...
Amazon HQ2
In what can only be described as an Amazon-wooing frenzy, 238 cities, towns and districts have sent in their proposal for why Amazon's new HQ2 headquarters should be built there. That's the number recorded by Amazon when it closed the first round of proposal submissions last week.We received 238 proposals from across North America for #HQ2. The team is...
Roy Price Amazon Studios
Earlier today Deadline reported that Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, who was technically on "leave of absence", has now resigned from his position with the retailer's entertainment unit.Price has been responsible for Amazon Studios, its content and its strategy from its inception, but considering the cloud under which he's been over the past months, the resignation was all but...
Amazon HQ2
Last month, Amazon announced that it is looking for the next city to set up its new headquarters in, which has set off a chain of events that have now led to Newark, New Jersey offering the e-commerce giant up to $7 billion in state tax breaks if it sets up "HQ2" in the city.What does Newark have that...