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Amazon adds Echo devices for home and car in bid to dominate voice gadgets

Sep 20 2018

SEATTLE Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled devices.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos commits $2 billion to help homeless, pre-schools

Sep 14 2018

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Inc's founder and the world's richest person, said on Thursday he will commit $2 billion to helping homeless families and starting pre-schools for low-income communities.

Senate cancels postal service hearing; Trump's Amazon crusade delayed

Aug 31 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A Senate hearing about reforming the U.S. Postal Service that could have scrutinized what Amazon.com Inc and others pay for package delivery has been delayed, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, moving back President Donald Trump's effort to hike the world's largest online retailer's rates. | Video

U.S. calls foreign mail system unfair in surprise win for Amazon

Aug 24 2018

The U.S. State Department on Friday said it would push for foreign postal carriers to pay the U.S. Postal Service more to deliver small parcels within the United States, taking up a longtime complaint by Amazon.com , UPS and others who have alleged the current system is unfair. | Video

Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

Jul 27 2018

Amazon.com Inc forecast strong fall sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets on Thursday thanks to the retailer's younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. | Video

Aufbruch zu neuen Ufern beschert Amazon Rekord-Gewinn

Jul 27 2018

San Francisco/Bangalore Für Amazon werden neue Geschäfte abseits des margenschwachen Online-Handels zur Goldgrube: Die florierende Nachfrage nach Online-Speicherdiensten und Anzeigen bescherte dem weltgrößten Internet-Händler den höchsten Quartalsgewinn seiner Geschichte.

Amazon's face ID tool mismatched 28 members of Congress to mug shots: ACLU

Jul 26 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A facial recognition tool that Amazon.com Inc sells to web developers wrongly identified 28 members of the U.S. Congress as police suspects, in a test conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the organization said on Thursday.

Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

Jul 26 2018

Amazon.com Inc forecast strong fall sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets on Thursday thanks to the retailer's younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. | Video

Amazon's face ID tool mismatched 28 members of Congress to mugshots: ACLU

Jul 26 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 A facial recognition tool that Amazon.com Inc sells to web developers wrongly identified 28 members of Congress as police suspects, in a test conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the organization said on Thursday.

Amazon.com's film studio chief Ropell to depart

Jul 24 2018

Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday said Jason Ropell, the executive in charge of its film division, plans to leave the company, in what could signal a shift toward commercial projects and away from independent films.

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