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Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles

Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles

Today, Amazon Prime Video is launching globally for Xbox One, and will also be available on the new Xbox One X when it lands in stores on November 7. The streaming app, which is the only place to watch Amazon Originals like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, is going live in Canada, Mexico, France, […]

AWS continues to rule the cloud infrastructure market

AWS continues to rule the cloud infrastructure market

AWS’s domination of the Infrastructure as a Service market continues unabated this quarter. Yes, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and others continue to grow much faster than AWS, but that has not had a significant impact on AWS’s command over the IaaS market. For starters, AWS had a monster quarter posting $4.57 billion in revenue. That was […]

Amazon Echo Plus review: You’ll probably want the standard Echo instead

Amazon Echo Plus review: You’ll probably want the standard Echo instead

The new Echo is a no-brainer. It’s smaller, sounds and looks better and, most importantly, it’s significantly cheaper than its predecessor. It was a long-awaited and much welcomed update to the line. The Echo Plus, on the other hand, is more baffling at first glance. The device marks yet another addition to the ever-growing line, […]

Amazon introduces paid subscriptions for Alexa skills

Amazon introduces paid subscriptions for Alexa skills

After grabbing 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it’s now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform. The company announced it has introduced the ability for customers to access premium subscription content within the Jeopardy! skill – the first […]

Amazon shares pass $1,000 after posting strong financials

Amazon shares pass $1,000 after posting strong financials

Amazon shared third-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, smashing expectations. Shares quickly ticked up 7 percent in initial after-hours trading, to above the $1,000 per share milestone. The company posted significantly better-than-expected earnings, at 52 cents per share, when analysts were forecasting just three cents. The $256 million in net income was unusually high profit […]

Crunch Report | Delphi Buys Nutonomy for $400 Million

Crunch Report | Delphi Buys Nutonomy for $400 Million

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Amazon to open visually focused AI research hub in Germany

Amazon to open visually focused AI research hub in Germany

Ecommerce giant Amazon has announced a new research center in Germany focused on developing AI to improve the customer experience — especially in visual systems. Amazon said research conducted at the hub will also aim to benefit users of Amazon Web Services and its voice driven AI assistant tech, Alexa.  The center will be based in Tübingen, near […]