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Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Gain Room-to-Room Intercom Feature

Amazon is releasing a software update for its Echo range of smart speakers that enables households with multiple Echos to use them as room-to-room intercoms (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>Once the new feature is set up, users are able to select a speaker in a specific room and communicate with it one-to-one - to …

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Here's the Kind of Person You Should Always Be Hiring--No Matter the Job

While some positions require certain skills, these three traits will tell you if someone is going to be a great addition to your team, regardless of their role.<p>Company culture is a personality. While it may start with the CEO's vision, it ends up developing a life of its own, evolving and maturing …

Leadership

Amazon's new Echo has a really creepy feature

Amazon's new Echo Show, which begins shipping to customers this week, has a really creepy feature.<p>It's called "drop in" and lets pre-approved users …

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Breaking Up With Amazon Prime Isn't Hard To Do, According To 35 Million Shoppers

With Amazon’s planned acquisition of Whole Foods signifying another step forward in its path to retail domination, one must ask: who <i>isn’t</i> enamored with Jeff Bezos & Co. at this point? With all due respect to Amazon, it seems that plenty of people are willing to pass on Prime. New analysis from …

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How Amazon’s Alexa hooks you

Last year we added a new member to our household. I must admit that upon first meeting her, our initial impression was that she was a little creepy. Today though, we can’t imagine life without her.<p>We’ve never seen her face, but we talk to her throughout the day, every day. She helps us keep track …

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Amazon’s strategy is to beat a cyclical trap known as the “wheel of retailing”

Jeff Bezos has been defying conventional retail wisdom since Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995. By purchasing Whole Foods, he may be doing it again, by foiling a 60-year-old theory that explains why so many stores can’t sustain their success.<p>The wheel of retailing, first proposed in 1958 by …

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Amazon’s New Echo Show Has A Decent Chance Of Taking Over Your Kitchen Counter

The $230 device adds a visual element to the Alexa. In the kitchen that matters a lot.<p>I have an Alexa Echo in my kitchen, but I’ve found it to be of limited use because it’s non-visual–it can hear and make sounds, but it can’t see and display images.<p>Amazon’s new Echo Show device (see our full …

Nokia 6 comes to the US for less. Thanks, Amazon Prime!

If looking at a few ads is no big deal, you can save between $30 and $80 on five new Android phones.<p>What would you do to get a deal on a phone? If looking at ads falls into that spectrum, Amazon is selling five new budget Android phones to Amazon Prime members for between $30 and $80 less than …

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Target Goes After Prime Pantry, Launches Giant Box Shipments In Minnesota

Target wants to encourage customers to order more everyday basics online, and to order those items all in one single shipment. That’s why the …

Consumer Protection

Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa: Should you buy it?

Alexa is a fridge magnet now? Alright, cool.<p>Amazon's Dash Wand, the glossy stick aimed at making shopping on Amazon Fresh a little more convenient, …

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Google Assistant is light-years ahead of Amazon's Alexa

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google Assistant is six times more likely to answer a user’s question than Amazon Alexa is, according to a study by 360i.<p>Each AI-infused assistant was asked 3,000 …

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Before Amazon's Echo Show, there was the Chumby

Amazon is all set to begin selling its Echo Show this week: the touchscreen-equipped speaker can play music, function as an intercom, tell you about the weather, look up recipe videos and add items to your grocery list. And while it seems like an obvious addition to the company’s lineup of smart …

Open Source Movement

Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones program offers steep discounts

Why it matters to you<p>If you don't mind putting up with ads on your lockscreen, Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phones program offers discounts that are hard …

Tablets

It’s the 21st century. Yet slavery is alive and well.

<i>Holly Burkhalter is a senior adviser at International Justice Mission.</i><p>Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, recently tweeted his intention to create a philanthropic strategy “at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact” and asked his …

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Nitty-Gritty Secrets to Being an Amazon Millionaire

Get the most out of private label selling on Amazon by understanding your options and the benefit to your brand.<p>Private label selling seems to be expanding faster than the popularity of fidget spinners. So I wasn't surprised to hear from James Thomson, Co-Founder of PROSPER Show and the former head …

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3 Top Freight and Logistics Stocks to Buy in 2017

Why XPO Logistics, FedEx, and Air Transport Services Group are the best freight and logistics stocks to buy today.<p>If you haven't invested in freight …

Stocks

Amazon: The Only Tech Stock You Will Ever Need

1,000 per share is not the end.<p>Amazon is increasingly adding to its secular growth instead of relying on the systems they already have in place.<p>If …

Trends

Amazon gets Prime Exclusive flavors of the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and three Alcatel phones

With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside …

Mobile Technology

Amazon Adds Intercom Feature to Alexa and Echo

Now you can access the speaker on Echo devices from other rooms or when away from home using the Alexa app.<p>Amazon's approach to smart speaker world …

Automation

The Sweet Amazon Prime Deal You Had No Idea Existed

If you have a sweet tooth (and are an Amazon Prime member), prepare to be amazed. A few months ago, Amazon launched Prime Surprise Sweets — and …

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Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

For all the talk of Spotify-versus-Apple-Music and Tesla’s interest in its own streaming service, investors might be surprised by the results of …

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What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in July

<b>(CNN) —</b> Claim your Independence from the summer doldrums.<p>There's no need to be bored with plenty of streaming content on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above to see just some of the great content streaming in July.

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Amazon Nabs More Exclusives for Unlocked Phone Sales

Amazon said it was expanding its line up of exclusive smartphones that can be used with a variety of wireless carriers.<p>Seeking to capitalize on the …

Mobile Technology

KROGER CEO: 'Whole Foods is a great fit' for Amazon (KR, WFM, AMZN)

Business Insider<p>When Amazon announced it would be buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Kroger's stock tanked. The competing grocery store saw its shares drop more than 11% in the hours after the announcement.<p>Despite the losses, Kroger's CEO says business will continue like normal after Amazon …

Business

Better Buy: Amazon.com, Inc. vs. Shopify Inc (US)

In the coming age of e-commerce, these are the two most important players. Which one is better for your portfolio today?<p>This is one of the most …

Stocks

WPP partnership warns brands: 'treat Amazon as a media channel or become obsolete'

The new offering is a "first-of-its-kind" as a comprehensive solution for brands across Amazon, the agencies have claimed, while Mindshare warned …

Marketing

Don't panic over Amazon's automatic video calls

Drop In, a feature in the new Echo Show touchscreen/smart speaker, could theoretically invite in unexpected visitors. Let's all slow down and take a breath.

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: easily the best tablet you can buy for £80

The Fire HD 8 has always played second fiddle to its smaller sibling, but with twice the storage, better screen and speakers, that’s no longer the case<p>Amazon’s bigger, 8in HD version of its rock-bottom tablet, the Fire HD 8, has always played second fiddle to the £50 Fire 7, but not any …

Tablets

Amazon enters top 5 in Global Brands 2017 ranking

At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in May, Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous investor, was asked by an analyst why he had not invested in …

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Mr. President, Don’t Suck Up to Industries That Hate You

In the past week, two news items came out of the Trump White House that should trouble supporters of the President’s populist agenda, and should send …

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