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Amazon Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Connect
If Google has any eyes on the smart home market, they'd better re-think their strategy, at least where smart speakers are concerned. Amazon now has a total of 8 Echo products that, in various combinations, pretty much achieve everything that a smart speaker in a smart home should, including offer a visual experience.The three latest additions to the line...
Flipkart Amazon India
Is it a coincidence that Amazon's Great Indian Sale just happened to be on the same days that its rival Flipkart announced its Big Billion Days sale? Hardly. And neither is it a coincidence that both deep-discount events opened up right before what is possibly India's biggest shopping season - the festival of Diwali.As Amazon and Flipkart, the top...
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The last time Walmart reported a Same Store Sales drop was nearly three years ago. For the last 12 consecutive quarters, Walmart has watched its stores sell more than what they did a year ago, an impressive feat for a company with $78 billion in quarterly revenues from the United States.During the second quarter of 2015, Walmart's US sales...
technology number one spot
The human race is competitive by nature, and any rat race to the top spot at anything is always thick with competition. Number one in this, number one in that and so on. Things are not much different in the technology world, either. Contrary to popular belief, which is that the tech world is prone to disruption, our history...
Amazon Alexa Microsoft Cortana integration collaboration
Microsoft and Amazon are going to join hands and pair up their respective digital personal assistants, Cortana and Alexa, opening up a wide array of options for users – a smarter move than competing with each other.Microsoft’s personal assistant, Cortana, was announced a few years ago as a specialist at organizing your life on Windows devices, and that has since...
Amazon Echo Dot Sonos Alexa
Amazon’s Alexa is getting smarter with every new feature added, and the current focus is on the overall entertainment experience at home. The recent addition, dubbed “multi-room music” for Amazon Echo devices, makes Alexa even smarter. Essentially, the new feature will allow device owners to synchronize music across multiple Echo devices in their home using voice commands. The company also said that an extension to...
Alibaba now lead sponsor and official cloud computing partner of the Olympic Games
Alibaba (BABA), the Chinese e-commerce giant who we cannot stop comparing to Amazon (AMZN), has done one thing much better than Amazon this year - send their stock price soaring way higher than what Amazon could manage. Alibaba's stock has surged by more than 90% since the start of the year, making Amazon's 27% increase look like below-par performance.The disparity...
Whole Foods acquisition - Amazon Web Services AWS Microsoft Azure Office 365
Earlier this Wednesday, the FTC cleared Amazon's proposed purchase of Whole Foods Market, a deal that is valued at $13.7 billion and is expected to be closed by the end of the year.In a statement, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Bruce Hoffman, said that it "decided not to pursue this matter further," referring to a...
voice shopping
Barely a year after Amazon launched its first ever Voice Shopping Weekend in November 2016, Walmart and Google have teamed up to take on the e-commerce giant on its own turf. Starting this September, users of Google Assistant on Google Home smart speakers, Android devices and other products will be able to pick from hundreds of thousands of SKUs (stock-keeping...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has its primary focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or public cloud, as a cloud computing services provider
Amazon Web Services (AWS) may have already lost its position as the largest cloud player in terms of revenues to Microsoft, thanks to the latter’s surging cloud-based software products, which saw the company’s annualized cloud revenue run rate exceed $18.9 billion during the most recent quarter. Meanwhile, Amazon’s AWS posted $4.001 billion in revenues during the most recent quarter,...
solar eclipse glasses
If you are among those who picked a low-cost pair of glasses from Amazon to watch the August 21 solar eclipse, you can expect a refund from the company.Viewers are getting prepared in the US for the upcoming solar eclipse, and many have purchased protective glasses from retailers such as Amazon.com. It has now come out that not all the glasses...
Eufy Genie smart speaker on Amazon
Anker, primarily known for its power banks and charging cables, has announced a new smart speaker called Eufy Genie. Anker’s announcement of Eufy Genie with Alexa voice capability built in further strengthens its relationship with Amazon, given that most of Anker’s products are primarily sold through Amazon.Eufy Genie, the Smart Home Speaker with Amazon Alexa, is a low-cost device and...
Amazon Prime Live Events
A recent Reuters report reveals that Amazon could be in talks with event venue owners around the United States as part of a plan to enter the event ticketing business. The four sources told Reuters that Amazon wants to partner with these venue owners and start offering event tickets on its online portal.If the information is true, this could...
Amazon invests in Andy Rubin startup Essential Products Inc.
Joining Chinese media giant Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology Group, Amazon is now an investor in Android co-creator Andy Rubin's smart hardware startup, Essential Products Inc.The investment was part of a $300 million round of funding for Essential, where the participants were Amazon's Alexa Fund, Access Technology Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Altimeter Capital and Vy Capital. Access's contribution was $100...
Amazon Alexa music for activities feature
Alexa, the intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon, has had a major upgrade this week. Alexa became popular on the Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap and Echo Dot devices developed by Amazon Lab126. Since then, Alexa has been getting a slew of skills from independent developers and agencies to work with specific applications.Alexa can now find music for a wide...