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Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

In the days leading up to the US midterm elections on November 6th, Amazon’s Alexa will be able to tell users information about voter registration deadlines, polling information, and give real-time election results. Following the election, Alexa will also be able to give more details on the outcome, including how many seats each party gained, and information on specific candidates.
Amazon is having a spooky bad October

Amazon is having a spooky bad October

After a long winning streak, Amazon is having a rough month. The company’s stock slid 6.3% on Oct. 29, following a 7.8% drop ahead of the weekend on Oct. 26. The plunge came after Amazon released third-quarter earnings on Oct. 25 that indicated its most important businesses were all slowing down.
Amazon Has Pulled Its Ads From Bloomberg Over China Hack Story

Amazon Has Pulled Its Ads From Bloomberg Over China Hack Story

Amazon pulled its fourth-quarter advertisements from Bloomberg’s website, a move some within the media giant think is retribution for Bloomberg’s controversial storyalleging that Chinese spies hacked into the online retailer’s servers. According to a source in a position to know, Amazon’s digital media buyer, Initiative, informed Bloomberg’s sales staff on Oct. 16 that it would cancel its ad buys for the fourth quarter due to budget cuts. Internally, the source said, the staff received that decision, made only eight days after a previous communication with Initiative confirming that the ads would run, as a direct response to Amazon’s displeasure over the Oct. 4 story. (Amazon announced Thursday that its marketing expenses for Q3 2018 were $3.3 billion, up more than $800 million from the year before.)
Amazon plunges 10% on revenue and guidance miss

Amazon plunges 10% on revenue and guidance miss

Amazon's third-quarter earnings beat Street estimates, but its revenue and fourth-quarter outlook fell short of expectations, causing the stock to plunge in extended trading. The company gave fourth-quarter revenue guidance in the range of $66.5 billion and $72.5 billion, well-below consensus of $73.79 billion. The fourth quarter is the biggest and most important sales period for Amazon because of the holidays.
Here are where the first Amazon Go stores in San Francisco will be located

Here are where the first Amazon Go stores in San Francisco will be located

Amazon is getting ready to introduce some more of its futuristic convenience stores where buyers can skip the line. San Francisco may be the center of techie desires and culture but all of Amazon’s five existing Go locations have been elsewhere. Today, the company is announcing some new locations for upcoming stores, including one that will be opening in San Francisco today.
The ‘Amazon Effect’ Can Drive Prices Up, Too

The ‘Amazon Effect’ Can Drive Prices Up, Too

In recent years, the so-called “Amazon effect” has been used to explain low inflation in developed economies: Prices are supposedly lower – and more transparent – online, forcing offline retailers to reduce prices. The effect, however, can go both ways – the influence of e-commerce makes prices fluctuate more often, reacting immediately to shocks like energy price and exchange rate jumps.
Amazon Takes Aim at Yet Another Massive Opportunity

Amazon Takes Aim at Yet Another Massive Opportunity

There's no doubt that India is a gold mine for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The company is tapping into the many opportunities in this region, ranging from e-commerce to smart speakers and even insurance, but it will keep pushing the envelope, as its latest move indicates. Recent filings with Indian regulatory authorities revealed that the e-commerce giant has made a fresh infusion of $80 million into its digital payments business, Amazon Pay. This brings the company's total investment in Amazon Pay to more than $170 million over the past year.
TECH & SCIENCE TECH & SCIENCE

TECH & SCIENCE TECH & SCIENCE

Whistle-blowing platform WikiLeaks said today that it had obtained and published a “highly confidential” document pilfered from technology company Amazon. Naming the release “Amazon Atlas,” the anti-secrecy organization claimed the document, dated late 2015, provided unprecedented insight into the locations of Amazon’s data centers and highlighted the company’s ongoing relationship with the U.S. intelligence community.
U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

Homeland Security has said it has “no reason to doubt” statements by Apple, Amazon and Supermicro denying allegations made in a Bloomberg report published earlier this week. It’s the first statement so far from the U.S. government on the report, casting doubt on the findings. Homeland Security’s statement echos near-identical comments from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center.
Critics fear Amazon's minimum wage hike will distract from its other issues

Critics fear Amazon's minimum wage hike will distract from its other issues

The world’s most powerful retailer will pay more, but its impact on the economy may mean more struggles for low-wage workers. In 1967, just a year before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther Kinglaunched the Poor People’s Campaign to “to demand that the government address itself to the problem of poverty”. Five decades on little has changed for low-wage workers.


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