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Amazon profits fall short as company faces protests and monopoly fears

July 25, 2019 at 11:09PM Second-quarter earnings lower than expected amid threat of government actionAmazon reported lower-than-expected profits in its second quarter of 2019, as it faces unprecedented pushback from lawmakers and consumers over its growing power.The company reported second-quarter earnings of $2.6bn, or $5.22 a share, up from $5.07 this time last year but… Continue reading Amazon profits fall short as company faces protests and monopoly fears

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Amazon Kindle Oasis review: New 2019 model is warm and luxurious – but comes at a cost

July 24, 2019 at 12:43PM This is the best money can buy. But it takes a lot of money to buy it Amazon Kindle Oasis review: New 2019 model is warm and luxurious – but comes at a cost ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Kindle Oasis review: New 2019 model is warm and… Continue reading Amazon Kindle Oasis review: New 2019 model is warm and luxurious – but comes at a cost

Technology | The Guardian

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display

July 24, 2019 at 06:00AM Camera shutter, tap gesture, better speakers and 5.5in screen make for an appealing smart alarm clockAmazon’s latest Echo Show 5 Alexa smart display is smaller, cheaper and has improved privacy, but is a £79.99 5.5in screen with a camera ready to replace your alarm clock in the bedroom?The Show 5… Continue reading Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display

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Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with new malware, report claims

July 19, 2019 at 01:44PM NSO Group spyware could potentially scrape a person's full history, including location, messages and photos Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with new malware, report claims ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook… Continue reading Hackers can steal all your private data from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon with new malware, report claims

Technology | The Guardian

Kindle 2019 review: Amazon’s cheapest e-reader gets adjustable frontlight

July 18, 2019 at 06:00AM Amazon’s basic Kindle lights up with a better screen to close the gap with the PaperwhiteAmazon’s cheapest, most basic Kindle now has a light and a better screen, which makes it very nearly the new default ebook reader. The new Kindle 9 – which is, confusingly, one of the new… Continue reading Kindle 2019 review: Amazon’s cheapest e-reader gets adjustable frontlight

Technology | The Guardian

Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers

July 17, 2019 at 12:43PM Investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour is likely to spark US angerThe European Union has launched a formal investigation into Amazon, opening a new front against the US tech giants.Announcing the decision, the European commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, said she wanted to take “a very close look” at whether Amazon’s… Continue reading Amazon faces EU inquiry over treatment of small retailers

TIME

Time: E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge

July 17, 2019 at 02:23PM (BRUSSELS) — The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether U.S. online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager… Continue reading Time: E.U. Investigates Amazon Over Use of Retailer Info To Gain Competitive Edge

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Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

July 16, 2019 at 08:40AM Users of Amazon’s voice assistant will soon be able to talk to Alexa in Hindi. Amazon announced today that it has added a Hindi voice model to its Alexa Skills Kit for developers. Alexa developers can also update their existing published skills in India for Hindi. Amazon first revealed that… Continue reading Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

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Amazon Prime Day’s best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch

July 15, 2019 at 11:44AM Xbox One discounts stretch to more than £100, while some of the most popular games are also on sale Amazon Prime Day's best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Prime Day's best game console deals: From Playstation VR… Continue reading Amazon Prime Day’s best game console deals: From Playstation VR package to the Nintendo switch

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Dog parties and Operation Kylie: How Pets at Home plans to defeat the short-sellers and Amazon

July 14, 2019 at 02:00PM Dog parties and Operation Kylie: How Pets at Home plans to defeat the short-sellers and Amazon ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Dog parties and Operation Kylie: How Pets at Home plans to defeat the short-sellers and Amazon

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Time: Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far)

July 12, 2019 at 09:37PM Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping extravaganza, is back again, and this year, it’s going into overtime. Prime Day is now a 48-hour event, giving you two days to get your hands on some discounted goods. Amazon’s self-made holiday originally began as a celebration of its 20 year anniversary, and… Continue reading Time: Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far)

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Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

July 12, 2019 at 06:56PM Project to last at least 10 years Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

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Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

July 12, 2019 at 06:56PM Project to last at least 10 years Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pentagon war cloud: Judge clears way for Amazon versus Microsoft showdown over $10bn military contract

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Time: Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’

July 12, 2019 at 07:51PM Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are wider than the current Echo to squeeze… Continue reading Time: Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’

Technology | The Guardian

NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients

July 10, 2019 at 12:01AM Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for adviceThe NHS has teamed up with Amazon to allow elderly people, blind people and other patients who cannot easily search for health advice on the internet to access the information through the AI-powered voice assistant Alexa.The… Continue reading NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients

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Amazon Prime Day 2019 strike planned as shoppers await best deals of huge sales event

July 09, 2019 at 09:05PM 'We provide great employment opportunities with excellent pay,' the online retail giant claims Amazon Prime Day 2019 strike planned as shoppers await best deals of huge sales event ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Prime Day 2019 strike planned as shoppers await best deals of huge sales event

The Independent - Tech

Amazon to launch thousands of satellites to create global internet network

July 08, 2019 at 11:46AM 'This is a long-term project that envisions serving tens of millions of people who lack basic access to broadband internet,' Amazon says Amazon to launch thousands of satellites to create global internet network ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon to launch thousands of satellites to create global internet network

Technology | The Guardian

Corbyn wishes Amazon ‘many happy tax returns’ on its 25th anniversary

July 05, 2019 at 10:45AM Labour leader sends barbed message to the online retailer’s founder, Jeff BezosThe Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has sent a barbed birthday card to Jeff Bezos to mark Amazon’s 25th anniversary, wishing the company “many happy tax returns” and demanding it pays more UK tax, pays its staff better and improves… Continue reading Corbyn wishes Amazon ‘many happy tax returns’ on its 25th anniversary