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7 things Amazon will be selling you by 2028

January 15th, 2018 at 4:20 pm » Comments Off

Amazon has found its way into just about every part of people’s shopping lives. Once a fledgling online bookstore, the tech giant has changed retail as we know it. It has disrupted the selling of gadgets, household goods, and now even high-end groceries, having snapped up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.



What Amazon’s Alexa economy pays the people building its skills

January 14th, 2018 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Who’s creating Alexa skills? Indie developers and marketing companies looking to profit from voice-controlled computing. Some cash in, and some don’t.



Jeff Bezos is the richest person in history

January 11th, 2018 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Jeff Bezos is now the richest person of all time. That should put an Amazon smile on his face.



Thanks to Thanksgiving shoppers, Jeff Bezos is now the world’s only living $100-billion man

November 29th, 2017 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

Jeff Bezos had a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend. After record-breaking weekend sales, Amazon’s stock price hit an all-time high of $1,213.41 a share on Monday. That pushed Bezos’ net worth to over $100 billion, which is up 35% from the same period last year, according to Bloomberg.



Silicon Valley isn’t just disrupting democracy—it’s replacing it

October 11th, 2017 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

If you want to understand the threat that Silicon Valley poses to culture at large, consider Apple’s $5 billion headquarters. The Cupertino, California, building may seem like paradise to some, with striking architecture—a donut-shaped building featuring the world’s largest piece of curved glass—and lavish details like iPhone-inspired elevator buttons and patented pizza boxes that prevent […]



Would Amazon accepting bitcoin lead to the breakthrough of cryptocurrency

October 4th, 2017 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Unverified rumors that Amazon (AMZN) will start accepting Bitcoin (COIN) (OTCQX:GBTC) have been shaking cryptocurrency communities lately. Though these rumors might prove to be untrue in the end, facts are that there seems to exist lots of demand for this new way of payment. There even was an online petition to convince Jeff Bezos to […]



Amazon has designed an AI fashion designer

September 4th, 2017 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

The retail giant is taking a characteristically algorithmic approach to fashion.



A ‘human swarm’ has figured out where Jeff Bezos should donate his money

August 15th, 2017 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Jeff Bezos tweeted in June that he wanted short-term, high-impact ways to do social good. An artificial intelligence platform put 46,000 suggestions to a vote, using a method inspired by how bees swarm. Universal access to clean drinking water was the winner.  



Amazon’s Alexa has gained 14,000 skills in the last year

July 8th, 2017 at 12:56 am » Comments Off

Amazon’s Alexa is gaining knowledge at a rapid clip.



Some surprising details about the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

June 19th, 2017 at 8:56 pm » Comments Off

For years, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey was convinced that grocery stores and e-commerce didn’t mix. And I was more surprised than most when the news broke last week that he’s selling Whole Foods to Amazon for $13.7 billion.



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