Amazon and Morrisons extend same-day food delivery to more UK cities

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. online retailer Amazon and British supermarket group Morrisons are extending their “Morrisons at Amazon” same-day online grocery delivery service to more cities across Britain. The service, currently available to Amazon’s Prime Now customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and parts of London, will be rolled out to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth this year, the companies […]

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Amazon interested in buying Boost from T-Mobile, Sprint: report

Amazon.com Inc is interested in buying prepaid cellphone wireless service Boost Mobile from U.S. carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Amazon is considering buying Boost – currently one of Sprint’s prepaid brands – mainly because the deal would allow it to use the new T-Mobile’s wireless network for at least […]

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Amazon launches compact Echo Show 5 with new focus on privacy

Amazon has revealed the latest member of its Echo family in the form of a brand new Alexa-equipped speaker. The Amazon Echo Show 5 is built around a 5.5-inch touchscreen that makes it much more compact than the standard 10-inch Echo Show. It’s also a lot cheaper at £80 compared to the Echo Show’s £219 price tag. Amazon is likely […]

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Amazon will continue selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Amazon shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. Some 2.4% of votes were in favor of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon’s “Rekognition” service harmed […]

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Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia denounce decision on Amazon domain

LIMA (Reuters) – The presidents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia criticized a recent decision by the organization that manages internet protocol to grant global retailer Amazon Inc the rights to the .amazon domain. Amazon Inc has been seeking the exclusive rights to the .amazon domain name since 2012. But Amazon basin countries – including Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia […]

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Amazon developing device that reads human emotion

Amazon is reportedly developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. The gadget, meant to be worn on a person’s wrist, is reportedly a health and wellness product developed via a collaboration between Lab126 — which built Amazon’s Echo smart speaker — and the Alexa software team. According to internal documents obtained by Bloomberg and a person familiar […]

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