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Report: Amazon Nearing Launch of Alexa Paid Tier
July 23, 2024

Amazon reportedly plans to launch a paid tier of Alexa as soon as this month. The paid tier will offer a version of the voice assistant that has been dubbed “Remarkable Alexa,” is built on a new tech stack and offers greater capabilities, The Wall...

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CrowdStrike Outage Hits Amazon at a Key Moment for Shopper Loyalty
July 22, 2024

With the CrowdStrike outage having come just one day after the close of Amazon’s blockbuster Prime Day event, the eCommerce giant could see the outage impact deliveries at a critical time on the company’s calendar. In the wake of the outage, eCommerce retailers have themselves...

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Prime Day Sales Climb 11% as Shoppers Spend $14 Billion, Setting Record
July 18, 2024

American shoppers reportedly spent $14.2 billion during Amazon’s Prime Day event, setting a record for the number of items purchased. That’s an 11% increase over last year for the 48-hour eCommerce sale, Bloomberg reported Thursday (July 18), citing data from Adobe, which found consumers taking...

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Amazon Prime Day Sales Outpace 2023 Event in First Hours
July 16, 2024

The first hours of Amazon’s Prime Day reportedly saw sales outpacing those of last year’s event. During the first seven hours of the event on Tuesday (July 16), sales were up almost 12%, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing data from Momentum Commerce, which manages Amazon sales...

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Report: Amazon/Adept Deal Subject of FTC Inquiry
July 16, 2024

A U.S. regulator reportedly wants more information on Amazon’s deal with AI startup Adept. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked Amazon for details about the arrangement to hire researchers and high-level executives from the artificial intelligence (AI) firm Adept, Reuters reported Tuesday  (July 16),...

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Does Amazon Need Saks Global to Conquer Luxury Retail?
July 11, 2024

Amazon turned 30 on July 5th and did something that nearly 70% of all women also say they do on their birthday: They bought themselves a present. On July 4th, the day before their three-decade birthday milestone, it was announced that Amazon would take a...

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AWS Launches GenAI-Powered Service for Creating Applications
July 10, 2024

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a generative artificial intelligence (AI)-powered service that helps users create applications using natural language. With the new AWS App Studio, users can describe an application they want, the things they want it to do, and the data sources they want to...

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Amazon Debuts Updated Echo Spot as Prime Day Approaches
July 08, 2024

Amazon’s smart alarm clock, the Echo Spot, was first introduced in 2017. Now, it’s getting an upgrade. The tech giant announced in a Monday (July 8) press release an all-new Echo Spot. “Echo Spot is a sleek new customizable smart alarm clock, featuring a variety...

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Amazon Gets 3 Weeks to Show Compliance With Digital Services Act
July 05, 2024

The European Commission wants Amazon to prove it’s complying with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The watchdog group has given the tech giant until July 26 to turn over information on the measures it has taken to follow the law, Reuters reported Friday (July 5)....