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Amazon Patents Wristbands to Track Employee Movements...
Amazon has been granted patents for employee wristbands, which would track workers and tell them where to go.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-01 20:05 UTC
The Uncomfortable Truth About Whole Foods and Amazon's Grocery Monopoly...
Late capitalism resembles Soviet logic, especially when it comes to consumer options. Of all the derangements of contemporary American political culture—and there are many—the gormless liberal pursuit of a shapeless Russia conspiracy has got t
By viper1 on 2018-01-30 00:05 UTC
Here's what it's like inside Amazon's indoor rainforest...
The space is more like a greenhouse than a typical office.
By viper1 on 2018-01-29 22:27 UTC
Whole Foods places new limits on suppliers, upsetting some small vendors...
Valerie Gray, for instance, began selling her pasta sauce, Italian Heart’s Gourmet Foods, to the Whole Foods store in Reno, Nev., four years ago. For years, she said, the grocer allowed her to display 108 bottles of pasta sauce at a time. A professional photograph of Gray and her husband hung from
By viper1 on 2018-01-05 22:27 UTC
The bright side of the Amazon apocalypse...
When Americans talk about the rise of Amazon and online retail, things get dystopian pretty quickly: loss of jobs, the death of local towns and brick-and-mortar shops, grueling conditions and low pay in Amazon's warehouses, etc. But there might be a b
By viper1 on 2017-10-31 15:40 UTC
There's precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn't end well....
When the upstart Diapers.com made inroads in home deliveries, Amazons slashed its diaper prices through a “Amazon Mom” program, absorbing millions in losses that pressured the startup to sell—which it ultimately did—to Amazon. The discounts were later rolled back leaving Amazon with a large swath
By viper1 on 2017-10-31 15:40 UTC, Edited: 2017-10-31 15:43 UTC
Filling Amazons 50,000 jobs means finding new ways to train software engineers in the U.S....
According to a CBinsights report, the lucky city that will be home to Amazons second headquarters, would need to have or train about 17,000 software engineers. Thats a mighty task, considering that there are already 223,054 open positions for software d
By viper1 on 2017-09-18 17:05 UTC
BLUE APRON CEO: We don't want to compete with Amazon or Whole Foods...
The meal-delivery CEO is still optimistic in the face of steep competition from the world's largest monopoly - Amazon
By earlybird on 2017-09-13 19:20 UTC
It’s Time To Break Up Amazon...
With its mega-acquisition of Whole Foods, the retail behemoth moves to suck the value out of yet another market, writes Douglas Rushkoff.
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-07-27 18:56 UTC
Jeff Bezos Just Surpassed Bill Gates to Become the World's Richest Person...
A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailers earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the worlds richest person.
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-07-27 18:55 UTC
Watch what you say when talking to Alexa developers could be listening...
Amazon is considering a major policy change that would allow Alexa developers to see raw transcripts of users' transcripts with the virtual assistant. The move would be geared toward keeping Alexa competitive with other assistants. The post Watch what you
By viper1 on 2017-07-14 16:37 UTC
The Amazon Echo now doubles as a home intercom system...
Amazon will officially release the Show in a few days, but in the meantime, the company is introducing a long-awaited intercom feature for existing Echo..
By ceres on 2017-06-27 01:51 UTC
Google has fixed the Bluetooth shutdown issue on the Pixel, Pixel XL w/ ‘server-side changes’...
For the past month, some Pixel and Pixel XL owners have reported that Bluetooth on their device randomlyshuts down. The issue seemingly began in February after that months security patch an
By Bitcanopy on 2017-03-24 05:47 UTC
Google reportedly removing Hangouts’ SMS messaging to make it a better Slack rival - The Verge...
Google is removing the ability to send and receive SMS messages from its Hangouts service in May, according to an email sent to its G Suite administrators. The email, posted in its entirety on...
By Bitcanopy on 2017-03-24 05:46 UTC
Amazon Takes a Gamble on Middle Eastern E-Commerce...
The purchase price for Souq.com is pocket change for the online retailing giant, yet overseas buyers have found this market challenging.
By Bitcanopy on 2017-03-24 05:45 UTC
App of the Month: Dating Gets A Whole New Meaning with Hater...
Wonderful app with amazing concept! Match up your dislikes to find your soul mate with Hater. Have a quick look into the journey of the app with Intuz.
By intuz on 2017-03-18 05:34 UTC
Amazon brings Alexa to iOS...
The retail giant has revealed that its digital voice assistant will be featured on iPhones all over the world through
By intuz on 2017-03-18 05:31 UTC
Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin offer Amazon-like moon delivery in 2020...
Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has reportedly proposed sending a robotic lander to the moon’s south polar region by 2020, as an initialstep toward an “Amazon-like” lunar delivery system and eventually a pe
By ceres on 2017-03-03 21:43 UTC
App of The Month – Instagram. Love It, Hate It, But Can’t Ignore It...
Have you missed the timeline of Instagram makeover? Get the brief insights about all the latest updates of the platform along with the time of their release
By intuz on 2017-02-27 06:16 UTC
AI Forecast for 2017...
AI is mainstream and its applications are limitless; here is the AI forecast for 2017 from some of the experts in the industry.
By intuz on 2017-02-27 06:14 UTC

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