Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tag Archives: Amazon

Google tackles a major flaw with home assistants

GOOGLE HOME

LONDON: Google is teaching its Google Home voice-activated speaker some new tricks. The tech giant announced today that it’s addressing one of the major flaws with assistants like Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo by adding multi-user support. Currently, Google Home and the Echo can’t distinguish between individual voices. In other ...

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Amazon launches ‘social influencer’ program

AMAZON

PARIS: Attention social media stars, Amazon has a new role for you to shine and make some big bucks. The e-commerce giant has quietly launched a “social influencer” program in hopes of recruiting stars from YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook to endorse products on its site.  One of the key things ...

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Amazon to create more than 5,000 jobs in the UK

LONDON: Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the EU. Amazon, along with other tech giants such as Google and Apple, has increased ...

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Amazon’s Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

MUMBAI: Flip-flops bearing the face of India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday, India demanded Amazon apologise for selling “insulting” doormats featuring India’s national flag, with Foreign Minister Sushma ...

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India warns Amazon over alleged insults to Indian flag

NEW DELHI: Amazon.com (AMZN.O) removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-colour flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the US company’s employees if they did not stop selling the product. “Amazon must tender unconditional apology,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on ...

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Judge orders Amazon refunds for children’s in-app purchases

NEW YORK: Thursday directed Amazon Inc to set up a year-long process to reimburse parents whose children made in-app purchases without permission, but rejected a U.S. regulator’s request for a $26.5 million lump-sum payout. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour, in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, issued his order more than six ...

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