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Alexa goes down the conversational rabbit hole

Onstage at re:Mars this week, Amazon showcased a developing Alexa feature meant to mimic the flow of natural language

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Alexa will soon be able to read stories as your dead grandma

At its annual re:Mars conference today in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Rohit Prasad, announced a spate...

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Nfinite bags $100M to give e-commerce 3D flare

Using computer-generated imagery, nfinite is enabling e-commerce companies to make product images 3D so they are both customizable and updatable.

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Why more funding equates more peace of mind for TRIPP and its users

LA-born startup TRIPP doesn’t want the metaverse to be a mere “shopping mall for virtual consumers,” its founder Nanea Reeves told...

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Amazon is killing its Alexa-connected Cloud Cam, will replace customers’ dead devices with a Blink Mini

Amazon is shutting down its smart home camera, the Cloud Cam, and its companion apps, the company informed customers via a recent email. Launched in...

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AI’s role is poised to change monumentally in 2022 and beyond

We are in the early days of what it's going to look like when we're supported by ambient computing tools all the time.

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Daily Crunch: Key Twitter executives depart following Elon Musk ownership deal

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Amazon’s ‘Alexa Together’ elder care subscription service for families now supports up to 10 caregivers

Amazon is introducing two new features for its “Alexa Together” elder care subscription service. The subscription expands on Amazon’s...

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Amazon’s Alexa app now asks customers to scan their shopping receipts for cashback rewards

It’s been said that no one uses Alexa for voice-based shopping. But retail giant still sees the potential for Alexa as a shopping companion...

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Fire TV Cube becomes first-ever U.S. streaming media player to support audio streaming for hearing aids

Today, Amazon Fire TV announced the launch of Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids...

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Amazon is Primed for online domination

We talk about bulls in china shops, but what about bulls running through the streets of entire shopping districts, or other neighborhoods? This...

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TuneIn brings its paid subscription service to all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices

TuneIn announced today that it’s bringing its TuneIn Premium subscription service to all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Users can now access...

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Amazon expands its custom-fit clothing service ‘Made for You’ with athletic tees

Amazon is expanding its experimental custom clothing service, Made for You, which allows shoppers to create clothing designed for their exact body...

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Alexa now notifies you when items in your Amazon cart or wishlist are about to go on sale

Amazon is introducing a new Alexa feature that will notify you if an item on your wishlist or in your shopping cart is about to go on sale, the...

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Celonis pushes into Microsoft ecosystem with $100M Process Analytics Factory acquisition

Celonis moves into Microsoft ecosystem with Process Analytics Factory acquisition

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Silq spins its technology into visibility for apparel manufacturing

The company's approach is to bring visibility and real-time data from the manufacturing floor to brands so that brands can source, make and ship...

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The average person doesn’t have a chance with the smart home

If you’ve been shopping for a major appliance lately, you might have noticed that everything — from ovens to fridges, TVs, dishwashers and...

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Can an AI be properly considered an inventor?

We are at the very beginnings of a long period of change in the interplay of technology and the law in terms of intellectual property, but it is...

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Scale AI gets into the synthetic data game

Scale AI’s path to becoming a $7.3 billion company was paved in real data from images, text, voice and video. Now, it is using that foundation...

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bloss, which connects expectant parents with experts, raises £1M pre-seed led by Antler

bloss is a U.K. startup that connects would-be or existing parents to pre-vetted parenting experts. It has now raised £1million in a pre-seed round...

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European parliament backs big limits on tracking ads

The European Parliament has definitively backed major limits on behavioral advertising during a plenary vote on amendments to the pan-EU Digital...

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Why it matters having Matter support for your new smart home device

Matter is designed to finally fix the issues around fragmented smart home systems so that all of your devices can be easily set up and routed from...

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Amazon Fire TV is coming to more cars in 2022

Amazon’s Fire TV streaming platform is coming to more cars, the company announced today at CES. In the fourth quarter last year, Stellantis...

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Labrador set to deliver a robotic helping hand to homes in 2023

Back at CES 2020, Labrador Systems co-founder/CEO Mike Dooley told me, “I think there are fewer fake robots [at the show] this year.” Over the...

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How one founder spotted the future of the fitness industry and built tools for trainers to take advantage

While owning and operating studio gym spaces in New York, Alexandra Bonetti knew that it shouldn’t have to be this hard to establish processes for...

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Amazon to lower its cut of Alexa skill developer revenue starting in 2022

Amazon is joining other tech giants by lowering its cut of developer revenue generated by voice apps, known as Alexa skills, which run on...

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Amazon launches its $19.99 per month ‘Alexa Together’ elder care subscription for families

Amazon today announced the official launch of the Alexa Together subscription service, aimed at families caring for elderly members who are still...

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Supplier, grocer connector Clubbi secures $4.5M to expand in Brazil

Clubbi launched in October 2020 with 24-hour delivery, no minimum order quantity and flexible payment terms. It is currently working with 1,000...

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