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Amazon adds support for Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu in local Indian languages push ahead of Diwali

More than seven years after Amazon began its e-commerce operations in India, and two years after its shopping service added support for Hindi, the most popular language in the country, the American giant is embracing more local languages to court hundreds of millions of new users. Amazon announced on Tuesday its website and apps now ...

Amazon makes Alexa Routines shareable

Amazon is making it easier for Alexa devices owners to use Routines. The feature, which has been around for years, allows Alexa users to combine multiple tasks into a single voice command of their choosing. For example, you could make a routine that turns off your lights, plays relaxing music, and locks your doors when ...

Alexa’s new celebrity wake words ‘Hey Samuel,’ turns the assistant into Samuel L. Jackson

Alexa just read me Monday’s baseball scores. It was great for two reasons. First, the A’s shut out the Mariners 9-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. And second, she did so in Samuel L. Jackson’s voice. With Amazon based in Seattle, I assume they’re happy I’ve chosen to focus on the latter fact ...

Amazon’s Fire TV devices are on sale just in time for the return of football season

09.14.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

TL;DR: As of Sept. 14, you can save up to $80 on Amazon Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick, Blaster, Cube, and Recast. Marked by empty stadiums, a Tom Brady-less Patriots team, and some questionable attempts at standing up for social justi... ...

Amazon’s hiring 100,000 workers to meet surging online shopping demand

Amazon says it plans to hire an additional 100,000 people to keep up with the surging demand for online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. The online retailers says it needs workers to staff 100 new warehouses, package sorting centers, and other facilities opening this month. From the Associated Press: The company said Monday that the ...

Former NSA chief General Keith Alexander is now on Amazon’s board

General Keith Alexander, who oversaw the National Security Agency when Edward Snowden revealed the shocking extent of its illegal wiretapping and data collection programs, has joined Amazon’s board as a director. Gen. Alexander’s duties on the audit committee and anywhere else he might be needed are not spelled out anywhere. He is currently co-CEO of ...

AT&T customers can now make and receive calls via Alexa

Amazon this morning announced it’s teaming up with AT&T on a new feature that will allow some AT&T customers to make and receive phone calls through their Alexa-enabled devices, like an Amazon Echo smart speaker. Once enabled, customers with supported devices will be able to speak to the Alexa digital assistant to start a phone ...

Competing with both Perfect Day and Beyond Meat, Chile’s NotCo raises $85 million to expand to the US

NotCo, the Chilean food technology company making plant-based milk and meat replacements, has confirmed the close of a new $85 million round of funding to take the company’s products into the US market. The announcement confirms earlier reporting from TechCrunch that the company had raised new capital, but according to people with knowledge of the ...