How Amazon’s Alexa is changing its tone during the pandemic

Manoj Sindhwani is vice president of Alexa speech at Amazon. (AWS Video) Alexa, do I need a coronavirus exam? Which is a query that just about certainly was not in the repertoire for Amazon’s voice assistant six months in the past. But the ins and outs of the coronavirus outbreak are altering Alexa’s get the […]

Sixth confirmed Amazon employee dies from COVID-19

Amazon’s success centre in Dupont, Wash. (GeekWire Image / Kevin Lisota) An Amazon warehouse worker in New York died from COVID-19 past thirty day period, the enterprise verified to CNBC on Thursday. He marks the sixth verified dying from the virus amid Amazon’s workforce. Amazon is beneath mounting pressure to disclose the amount of coronavirus […]

Amazon wage and hazard pay increases for essential workers to expire in June

Cyber Monday 2016 at Amazon Fulfillment Center in Dupont WA. (Photograph by GeekWire/Kevin Lisota) Amazon’s hourly wage improves and hazard pay back will expire in June, a corporation government verified to Recode this week. Amazon hiked hourly pay back for warehouse and shipping and delivery employees by $2 an hour in March and doubled additional […]

Amazon is manufacturing hundreds of thousands of face shields to sell at cost

Clinical pros putting on Amazon face shields. (Amazon Photo) Amazon is production hundreds of thousands of face shields to sell to health care pros battling COVID-19 and eventually present to all prospects on the company’s market. Amazon suggests that its provide chain and production knowledge will allow the masks to be marketed at noticeably less […]

Alexa, is this a scam? Amazon cracks down on tech support sites, alleging they tricked new users into paying to fix bogus bugs

Amazon alleges that Robojap Technologies LLC of Covington, Wash., and Quatic Software Methods Pvt. Ltd. of Punjab, India, duped Alexa consumers into obtaining tech help by convincing them they had encountered glitches when installing their gadgets. (Via Amazon Fit) Amazon is suing two providers for “widespread tech help fraud,” alleging that they tricked new consumers […]

Atul Gawande steps down as CEO of Haven Healthcare joint venture

Dr. Atul Gawande, the new CEO of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway’s joint health care enterprise, it a properly-acknowledged surgeon and health care reform advocate. (TED Convention Photograph / James Duncan Davidson, via Flickr) Dr. Atul Gawande is stepping down as CEO of Haven Health care, a joint enterprise in between Amazon, JPMorgan Chase […]

Amazon unveils new generation of Fire HD 8 tablets with improved speeds, storage and Kids Edition

The assorted shades of Amazon’s new Fireplace High definition 8 tablets. (Amazon Image) Targeting a whole loved ones of pill buyers, Amazon released the most up-to-date versions of its lineup of Fireplace High definition 8 gadgets on Wednesday, promising faster overall performance, more storage, a lot easier charging and more. The new Fireplace High definition […]

AGs from 13 states probe Amazon on COVID-19 infections and deaths in warehouses

Within an Amazon fulfillment heart in Washington. (GeekWire Photograph) The best government legal professionals in 13 states are calling on Amazon to launch information on the variety of COVID-19 conditions and fatalities amid the tech giant’s workforce. The lawyers normal sent letters Tuesday to Amazon and its grocery subsidiary Total Food items demanding the information […]

Microsoft reportedly teamed up with Oracle to fend off Amazon for the Pentagon’s JEDI contract

The Information disclosed Monday how Microsoft had a “secret alley” — Oracle — to enable land the coveted Joint Organization Protection Infrastructure agreement, a $10 billion Pentagon project that was envisioned by many to go to Amazon but was awarded to Microsoft. Microsoft and Oracle — which have had a sophisticated connection in excess of […]