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Amazon launches Kindle e-reader aimed at children

October 07, 2019 at 02:00PM New 6in Kindle Kids Edition comes with 1,000 books, word-building tools and parental controlsAmazon has launched a new version of its popular Kindle e-reader aimed at children, which comes bundled with more than 1,000 age-appropriate books.The new £99 Kindle Kids Edition is a special variant of Amazon’s latest, cheapest frontlit… Continue reading Amazon launches Kindle e-reader aimed at children

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Amazon promotes ‘extremely creepy’ security cameras that can be easily hacked to spy on you

October 01, 2019 at 10:42AM 'Someone spied on us,' one buyer revealed. 'They talked through the camera and they turned the camera on at will' Amazon promotes 'extremely creepy' security cameras that can be easily hacked to spy on you ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon promotes 'extremely creepy' security cameras that can be… Continue reading Amazon promotes ‘extremely creepy’ security cameras that can be easily hacked to spy on you

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Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside glasses, a ring and your ears

September 26, 2019 at 07:42AM Amazon is putting Alexa into glasses, people's ears and on their hands, with a whole host of new Echo devices. Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside glasses, a ring and your ears ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside… Continue reading Amazon Alexa: New Echo devices put virtual assistant inside glasses, a ring and your ears

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Time: Amazon Is Making it Easier to Delete Your Alexa Recordings

September 25, 2019 at 09:20PM (Bloomberg) –– Amazon.com Inc. defended the privacy features of its Alexa digital assistant — and introduced some new tools to reassure users – following months of debate about the practices of the technology giant and its largest competitors. The company plans to roll out a feature that lets users of… Continue reading Time: Amazon Is Making it Easier to Delete Your Alexa Recordings

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

September 24, 2019 at 09:21PM Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, chat and remote video, as well as follow-up visits and… Continue reading Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

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Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030

September 19, 2019 at 05:30PM In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued a call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of a sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle… Continue reading Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030

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Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040

September 19, 2019 at 04:06PM Amazon will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. The commerce giant will seek to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral… Continue reading Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents

September 13, 2019 at 04:05PM House judiciary committee wants records in antitrust inquiryMark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook names in requestsThe US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Related: YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after… Continue reading Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents

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Morrisons expands super-fast Amazon delivery deal

September 12, 2019 at 10:23AM Supermarket to roll out grocery deliveries within one hour across more UK citiesMorrisons has expanded its partnership with Amazon for ultra-fast same-day grocery deliveries to more cities across the UK, as it reported a drop in quarterly sales.The Bradford-based supermarket group said it had signed a multiyear deal with Amazon,… Continue reading Morrisons expands super-fast Amazon delivery deal

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ScyllaDB takes on Amazon with new DynamoDB migration tool

September 11, 2019 at 01:24PM There are a lot of open source databases out there, and ScyllaDB, a NoSQL variety, is looking to differentiate itself by attracting none other than Amazon users. Today, it announced a DynamoDB migration tool to help Amazon customers move to its product. It’s a bold move, but Scylla, which has… Continue reading ScyllaDB takes on Amazon with new DynamoDB migration tool

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Amazon hand-recognition system lets customers pay just by waving

September 04, 2019 at 09:04PM Next-generation biometric technology could be introduced to Whole Foods stores in the US later this year Amazon hand-recognition system lets customers pay just by waving ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon hand-recognition system lets customers pay just by waving

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Amazon accused of handing over ‘diddly-squat’ in corporation tax

September 03, 2019 at 11:00PM Firm attacked even though it says its contribution has nearly tripled since 2017Amazon has been accused of continuing to underpay corporation tax in the UK despite nearly tripling the payment from a key British division to £14m.Amazon UK Services, the company’s warehouse and logistics operation that employs more than two-thirds… Continue reading Amazon accused of handing over ‘diddly-squat’ in corporation tax

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Does Amazon have answers for the future of the NHS?

August 24, 2019 at 04:00PM The technology behemoth is preparing a move into the healthcare market, but critics fear profit will come before patients and privacyEnthusiasts predicted the plan would relieve the pressure on hard-pressed GPs. Critics saw it as a sign of creeping privatisation and a data-protection disaster in waiting. Reactions to news last… Continue reading Does Amazon have answers for the future of the NHS?

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Amazon removes hundreds of toxic and unsafe products after news report

August 23, 2019 at 09:35PM Wall Street Journal found that more than 4,000 items for sale on Amazon have been declared unsafe by federal agenciesAmazon has removed hundreds of toxic and unsafe products from its site after a Wall Street Journal report found thousands of listings from third-party sellers don’t comply with federal safety standards.… Continue reading Amazon removes hundreds of toxic and unsafe products after news report

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Amazon Fire: Deals for streaming TV stick appearing in Google search results for rainforest disaster

August 24, 2019 at 08:35AM Brazil's rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year Amazon Fire: Deals for streaming TV stick appearing in Google search results for rainforest disaster ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon Fire: Deals for streaming TV stick appearing in Google search results for rainforest disaster

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Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

August 20, 2019 at 10:42AM Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollutionAmazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.While supermarkets and other retailers have been reducing their use of single use plastics, the world’s… Continue reading Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled

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Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices

August 08, 2019 at 11:37PM Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hoursHundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon’s Alexa devices in China as part of a controversial and often illegal attempt to meet production targets, documents seen by the Guardian reveal.Interviews… Continue reading Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices

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Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 review: the most paper-like reader yet

August 08, 2019 at 07:00AM Luxury model has colour-changing frontlight that gets warmer as the sun setsAmazon’s most expensive, luxury e-reader, the Kindle Oasis, has taken a leaf out of the modern smartphone’s book for 2019 with a colour adjustable light that gets warmer as the sun sets.It’s a small thing that makes quite a… Continue reading Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 review: the most paper-like reader yet

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Revealed: Amazon touts high wages while ignoring issues in its warehouses

August 07, 2019 at 07:00AM Though it offers $15 an hour, workers report injury claims denied, sweltering in warehouses and rising productivity demandsAmazon won praise when it raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour in October 2018. Since then, the company has responded to criticism over its working conditions by claiming it is an… Continue reading Revealed: Amazon touts high wages while ignoring issues in its warehouses

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Time: FedEx Is Ending a Major Amazon Deal As Amazon Builds a Rival Shipping Network

August 07, 2019 at 02:35PM FedEx is snipping another tie with Amazon as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in an emailed statement. The decision quickens the company’s retreat… Continue reading Time: FedEx Is Ending a Major Amazon Deal As Amazon Builds a Rival Shipping Network

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Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage

July 31, 2019 at 11:38PM Amazon has acquired Israeli storage tech startup E8 Storage, as first reported by Reuters, CNBC and Globes and confirmed by TechCrunch. The acquisition will bring the team and technology from E8 in to Amazon’s existing Amazon Web Services center in Tel Aviv, per reports. E8 Storage’s particular focus was on… Continue reading Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage

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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