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Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back

The company’s vast power in e-commerce is only the initial, quick jab to an opponent’s face. Data-focused innovations in offline retail will be Amazon’s second, much heavier cross. ...

Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners

Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today, Echo owners who wanted to stream music from Amazon could either pay for an annual Prime membership for access to Prime Music or ...

USDA launches pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to shop for groceries online

The USDA this morning announced the launch of a pilot program that will open up online grocery shopping to those on public assistance. During a two-year pilot program, those receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — often referred to as “food stamps” — will be able to shop for groceries from online retailers, including ...

Amazon devices, Philips juicers, Microsoft tablets, Kenwood mixers, and more on sale for April 18 in the UK

04.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

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The bank holiday weekend is almost here, and that means just one more working day before a glorious four-day break. With this in mind, we have lined up a selection of great deals to help you get the good vibes going.

We have handpicked the very ...

The people who write fake Amazon reviews

Amazon's search results for basic consumer electronics are dominated by no-name brands with hundreds of obviously-fake 5-star reviews. The company claims to put a lot of effort into stopping this, but few are apparent, leaving the world to speculate at Amazon's plans for the market at hand: people who search vaguely for cheap things ...

Dell laptops, Amazon devices, Sony speakers, Philips beard trimmers, and more on sale for April 17 in the UK

04.17.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We love a wholesome programme over here in the UK. For years we have fallen deeply in love with the quaint Great British Bake Off, and now it seems that the Great British Sewing Bee is capturing our collective imagination too. With this in mind, we h... ...

Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers

04.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification. This is the first time Amazon has offered a certification program for Alexa developers, the company says. Certification programs are ...

Logitech’s new remote ditches the touchscreen for Alexa

Logitech has a long history of serving AV nerds with its advanced line of universal remotes. In an age of eight million set-top boxes, dongles and video-on-demand services, the Harmony line has done a good job streamlining users’ needs into a single device. As the name suggests, the Harmony Express isn’t designed for as serious ...