Google exec discusses new Pixel devices, privacy, artificial intelligence and more

Google has stepped up the competition between itself and Apple and Amazon for consumers’ hard-earned dollars, launching several new products, including the Pixel XL 2. While the products generally have similar features, the search giant is trying to use artificial intelligence as its hook.

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3 Timely E-Commerce Shipping Tips


Shipping has become a key part of success in the online shopping revolution. Amazon has raised consumer expectations dramatically when it comes to shipping, and etailers have been scrambling to keep up. Because changes occur on a near-daily basis in the shipping world, here are some tips for getting ahead of the game. The faster you can get your goods out the door and into your customers’ hands, the better. Consumers increasingly expect their purchases to arrive quickly, and they’re drawn to two-day, next-day and even same-day shipping offers.

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Amazon Deploys Army of Echoes Against Oncoming Threats


Amazon has unveiled five new Echo products that raise the bar in the automated home market. Among other things, Amazon has improved the sound quality in its second-gen Echo speaker to compete with several new competitors in the high-end audio segment. The new Echo has a new speaker architecture, a dedicated tweeter, Dolby sound processing, and a 2.5 inch down-firing woofer. The new smart speaker uses Amazon’s second generation far-field technology, which offers improved wake word-processing, better beam-forming and enhanced noise cancellation.

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How important is Amazon's NFL deal for Amazon and the future of the league?

Amazon is set to begin hosting the first of its 10 Thursday Night Football games with tonight’s match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. As consumers continue to be faced with a deluge of content options and cord-cutting becomes more popular, it remains to be seen whether consumers will fork out an extra $99 per year for something they can already get for free.

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Amazon unveils new products, including new Echo speaker, Fire TV

Amazon unveiled a host of new products on Wednesday, including a new Echo speaker and a pair of smart glasses with built-in Alexa functionality that wowed onlookers.

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You


The AI speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon’s Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple’s HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has indicated it will join the fray as well. With all these choices, how can you determine which smart speaker is right for you? Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home are the first generation of products in this new smart speaker and AI marketplace. They both do a good job — some of the time.

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Amazon 'reviewing' website after suggesting bomb-making materials to customers

Amazon said it’s “reviewing” its website algorithm after it reportedly suggested bomb-making materials to customers after they made purchases.

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AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Second


Amazon Web Services on Monday unveiled a new per-second pricing plan for EC2 instances and EBS volumes, which will take effect Oct. 2. The new pricing for Elastic Compute Cloud and Elastic Block Storage used with EC2 instances will allow greater flexibility and efficiency for customers wanting to expand their use of cloud computing data, AWS said. When EC2 launched in 2006, the only way to pay for the service was in one-hour increments, recalled Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at AWS.

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Oops! Amazon mistakenly sends out baby registry emails following glitch

Amazon mistakenly sent out emails to some of its users telling them a gift from their non-existent baby registry had been purchased.

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Amazon's lack of income tax paid has become an 'uncomfortable question'

Amazon has shown no sign of slowing down in recent years, expanding into areas such as cloud computing, logistics and most recently, firmly entrenching itself in the $800 billion grocery market with its acquisition of Whole Foods.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/19/amazons-lack-income-tax-paid-has-become-uncomfortable-question.html

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Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management


The rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services has become a mixed blessing for IT managers. While many were pleased to see Microsoft finally become a cloud-first company and build Azure into a viable alternative to AWS, they now are faced with a new set of challenges in trying to make the most of multiple cloud providers. Every indication is that the adoption of cloud services will continue to accelerate as more and more organizations discover the economic value of moving to on-demand solutions.

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Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google

The voice assistant business is about to get even more interesting, as Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana playing nice with each other.

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Amazon Takes 1st Steps Toward Whole Foods Pricing Makeover


Amazon on Monday kicked off the completion of its acquisition of Whole Foods Market with steep price cuts on some products. Among those now available at lower prices are Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85 percent lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, and 365 Everyday Value organic butter, according to Amazon.

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Amazon Prime Members to Get 'Special Savings' at Whole Foods

Amazon said Prime ‘will become Whole Foods Market’s customer rewards program’ in the future and that members will get ‘special savings and other in-store benefits.’

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How to make a pinhole camera to watch the solar eclipse

If your Amazon eclipse-watching glasses are unsafe or you’ve just been procrastinating, here’s how to watch Monday’s solar eclipse without going blind.

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Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

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Now you can collect some of your Amazon orders in just two minutes

Amazon has launched “Instant Pickup,” a service that lets customers collect items within two minutes of ordering them. The inital pick-up locations are at university campuses in California, Ohio, and Maryland.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/now-can-collect-some-your-amazon-orders-in-just-two-minutes.html

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