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Jeffrey Dastin

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 14 2018

Exclusive: Amazon to tap Brazil beauty obsession with cosmetics partners

SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc is recruiting major Brazilian cosmetics firms Grupo Boticario and Natura Cosmeticos SA to sell via the logistics platform it is developing in Brazil, three people familiar with talks told Reuters, making an early play for the world's fourth-largest beauty market. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Exclusive: Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

May 24 2018

Oregon family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own

A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc's popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation. | Video

May 22 2018

Civil rights groups warn Amazon about govt use of facial recognition

U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday called on Amazon.com Inc to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of color unfairly.

May 16 2018

Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members in new grocery showdown

Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war. | Video

May 09 2018

U.S. drone program taps Apple, passes over Amazon, China's DJI

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc soon will be capturing images of North Carolina by drone; a 1,500-pound, unmanned aircraft will look for mosquitoes in Florida; and startup Flirtey will fly medical equipment on drones to heart-attack victims in Nevada. | Video

May 09 2018

Amazon rolls out model 'smart' homes for U.S. shoppers to try out Alexa

VALLEJO, Ca Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it has set up model "smart" homes across the United States for shoppers to experience what it's like for voice aide Alexa to dim the lights, turn on the TV or order more laundry detergent. | Video

May 08 2018

U.S. to reveal winners of drone program that has attracted top companies

Major technology and aerospace companies including Amazon.com Inc , Apple Inc , Intel Corp , Qualcomm Inc and Airbus SE are vying to take part in a new slate of drone tests the United States is set to announce on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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