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Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy
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 Given all of the security concerns raised by the rise of the Echo and other smart home hubs, Amazon surely knew that adding a camera to one of its devices was going to reinvigorate the privacy debate. After all, an alwa [...]
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Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies
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 With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take full-length photos and videos of themselves specifically f [...]
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Amazon’s new Alexa developer policy now bans all ads except in music and flash briefings
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 Amazon has quietly introduced a change to its Alexa Skills Developer agreement aimed at further restricting advertisements within Alexa’s voice apps, which it calls “Skills.” Previously, the developer [...]
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Lazada, Uber and Netflix team up ahead of Amazon’s expected entry into Southeast Asia
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 Amazon isn’t in Southeast Asia yet — the e-commerce giant pushed back plans to enter early this year — but that isn’t stopping future rival Lazada teaming up with a range of companies to offer a [...]
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AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software
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 AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer services and apps. The late [...]
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Amazon’s retail ambitions include furniture and appliances, plus groceries in India
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 Amazon’s brick-and-mortar retail plans currently focus on its ongoing roll-out of physical book stores, as well as its very limited experiments with cashier-less convenience, but it could expand those ambitions si [...]
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Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are waging war over the hotel room
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 As the hotel industry wages war against Airbnb, companies making voice-powered assistants are also heading to battle in the hotel room itself. Bloomberg reports that Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are vying [...]
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Amazon’s Music VP Steve Boom will tell TechCrunch Disrupt how the future sounds
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 Alexa voice control and Prime’s subscriber base have suddenly made Amazon a real contender in music alongside Spotify, Apple and YouTube. But what does it really take to come out on top in the crowded space of str [...]
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Amazon’s AWS acquired meeting productivity startup Do to expand Chime
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 Amazon has quietly made one more acquisition to build out the productivity services on its cloud platform AWS. The company has acquired Do.com, a startup that had built a platform to make meetings more productive by [...]
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