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Amazon introduces a way for any TV provider or streaming service to build Alexa-powered video apps
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 Alexa can already control your Fire TV to help you launch Netflix or find your favorite show, among other things, but today Amazon is announcing a new tool for developers that will allow any cable and satellite TV compa [...]
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Amazon Rekognition can now recognize celebrities
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 Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s deep learning-powered image detection and recognition service, is getting a little bit smarter today. The service can now recognize thousands of celebrities across a number of categori [...]
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Amazon, Kickstarter, Reddit, YC join ‘save net neutrality’ protest planned for July 12
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 A day of protest over the FCC’s controversial proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules has been planned for July 12, with supporters of the online action including the likes of Amazon, Etsy, Github, Kickstarter, [...]
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Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance
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 Amazon announced today it’s making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. The program, which requires that customers have a valid Electr [...]
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Alabama-based Shipt raises $40 million to challenge dominant grocery delivery startups
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 Shipt, the Birmingham, Ala.-based online grocery delivery marketplace, has raised another $40 million in its quest to rise above its southeastern roots to become the dominant grocery delivery brand in the U.S. From its [...]
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Why Apple’s HomePod won’t just collect dust on your shelf
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 Apple brought its smart speaker into the world with a shoddy name and an unconventional pitch, but anyone brash enough to cast the device to the side so easily will surely pay the price. Apple, unlike Amazon and Google, [...]
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Amazon brings its big-screen shopping app to Fire TV
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 In December, Amazon introduced a way to shop its site from the Apple TV through a dedicated app designed for tvOS. That same app, which lets you search and browse Amazon products and make purchases using your remote, ha [...]
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Alexa adds support for reminders and named timers
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 One of Alexa’s more practical, everyday uses is setting timers – helpful when cooking, remembering to perform some task, or alerting kids it’s bedtime, among other things. Today, Amazon is improving it [...]
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Amazon rejects AI2’s Alexa skill voice-search engine. Will it build one?
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 Surprisingly, Amazon Alexa doesn’t have a good way to search for Alexa skills by voice. You can’t say that you want to play word games, need a skill to check airport security wait times, or feel like meditat [...]
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