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Amazon’s Alexa Goes Haywire, Tells Customer To ‘Kill’ Your Foster Parents’

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One of Amazon’s newest projects is researching ways to make Alexa a more human-like communicator for customers, but sometimes the virtual assistant’s language comes as creepy and offensive. New research is making Alexa better mimic human response, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The research sometimes results in awkward moments for people who frequently interact with the ...

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Report: Amazon.com Toy Sales Jump 30% in Third Quarter – and the deals aren’t over yet

A report out Monday finds that the Toys product group on Amazon.com sold an estimated $510M for Q3 2018, up 30% from last year. Amazon.co.uk Toy sales also witnessed a significant year-over-year growth of 15% with total estimated sales reaching £60M. Edge’s Market Share research reveals that Outdoor Play, Toys for Adults and Automotive toy trends will carry Amazon into the new year as one ...

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New Study Reveals Amazon’s Quiet Shift Toward ‘Pay-to-Play’ Platform

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A new study has found that Amazon’s focus on sponsored placements is transforming the ecommerce platform into a ‘pay to play’ arena where brands must advertise to stand out in a competitive market. Quartile, which specializes in marketplace advertising on the Amazon platform, conducted its 5-day study over the 2018 Thanksgiving weekend, analyzing 1.04 million orders generated by 108 brands ...

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Amazon announces new HQ sites, Starbucks announces cuts, and Consumers Expect to Spend More on Gifts in 2018

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) announced Tuesday that it will build two new Headquarters facilities in the United States amid record-high consumer confidence while Starbucks (SBUX) announces layoffs, Fox Business’ Charles Payne reports. Amazon chose New York City and the Washington, D.C. area, specifically Alexandria, Virginia, for its two new headquarters campuses placing them firmly in the nation’s financial and political centers. ...

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Amazon Shifts Focus from Private Labels to Exclusive Brands

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Private brand expansion has been a major priority for Amazon with several new labels being introduced every year. According to a new report by eCommerce analytics provider One Click Retail, Amazon is now slowing their private brand expansion in favor of introducing a number of Amazon-exclusive brands. Unlike Amazon-owned private labels, these brands are owned by manufacturers like Perrigo and First Quality ...

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Walmart vs. Amazon: 4 Factors Consumers Consider When Online Grocery Shopping

Despite rising competition, Walmart remains the largest retailer in the world. By a wide margin, more people purchase groceries in-store/online from Walmart than other leading food retailers and supermarkets, although Amazon is the online grocery purchasing leader, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in U.S Grocery Market Focus: The Walmart Food Shopper, a new report that’s first in a four-part series on ...

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Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC

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  by Peter Hasson The Southern Poverty Law Center helps Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter determine what organizations are “hate groups” The SPLC has been plagued with inaccuracies The nonprofit had to retract four articles in March and April Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and ...

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Amazon Cloud Is Being Used To Harvest Cryptocurrency By Hackers

  by Kyle Perisic Hackers are using malware hosted on Amazon’s cloud service to harvest cryptocurrency, according to a security software company. The malware campaign, called “Xbooster,” has infected Windows operating systems and has harvested about $100,000 worth of the cryptocurrency Monero, according to Krishna Narayanaswamy, founder and chief scientist of Netskope — a U.S. company that helps companies use secure software-as-a-service (SaaS), ...

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Save on cookware, electronics and more with these Amazon.com promo codes for May

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Current promotional codes from Amazon as of May 16, 2018 (some expire at the end of may, others in June or later) $25.00 off ELO Black Die-Cast Aluminum Kitchen Cookware Pots and Pans Set with Durable Non-Stick Coating and Oven Mitts, 9-Piece 20% off Waffle Cone and Bowl Maker- Homemade Ice Cream Wafflecones in Minutes – Includes Roller and Bowl ...

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Amazon gives new Whole Foods incentive to Prime members

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The integration of Whole Foods into the Amazon ecosystem continues Wednesday as the online retail giant extends discounts at Whole Foods to members of its subscription service. Prime members now save more at Whole Foods Market. Starting today, members get an additional 10 percent off sale items, typically hundreds of products throughout the store, plus weekly deep discounts on select ...

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Amazon Narrows Its Second Headquarters Search To 20 Cities

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  by Eric Lieberman Amazon has whittled down its search for a city to be home of its next massive headquarters, known as HQ2. “Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host HQ2,” a press release published Thursday reads. Now, there are only “20 metropolitan areas” still in consideration: – Atlanta, GA – Austin, TX – Boston, MA – Chicago, IL ...

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Loyalty or Lock-In? Most Smart Speaker Users Won’t Budge From Amazon or Google

More than two-thirds of current owners of Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers are planning to buy another smart speaker within the next six months, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. The report, Smart Speaker User Survey: Brand Awareness and Ownership, also found that 75% of Amazon smart speaker owners would choose another Amazon speaker, and 69% of ...

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Didn’t get what you wanted? These Amazon promo codes can help you get it CHEAP!

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If the gift you wanted wasn’t under the tree, use these promo links on Amazon.com to find something you want at a discount. Click on the link and the promo code will be automatically applied to anything you place in your cart. Grocery 15% off Chef Shamy butter. Available now through 1/5, while supplies last. Health and Personal Care 20% off ...

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