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More than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold

January 12th, 2019 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

More than 100 million devices with Amazon’s Alexa assistant pre-installed have been sold, the company said Friday. The new metric, revealed by Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp in an interview with The Verge, showcases just how quickly the company has crammed the voice assistant into disparate hardware devices and shoved them out the door. The […]



India bans ecommerce companies from selling their own products

January 2nd, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

“An entity having equity participation by e-commerce marketplace entity or its group companies, or having control on its inventory by e-commerce marketplace entity or its group companies, will not be permitted to sell its products on the platform run by such marketplace entity,” the commerce ministry said in a statement. Ecommerce companies can make bulk […]



Impulse-Buying: How technology is making it easier than ever to spend money

December 2nd, 2018 at 5:03 am » Comments Off

As household debt rises, so too are online innovations that aim to turn your wants and needs into stuff with minimal interruption. So how can we bring mindfulness back to buyer psychology? This year, Slide 101 of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends Report has a simple message: “Making Ends Meet = Difficult.” The bad news […]



This LED faucet light changes color based on water temperature and it’s my new favorite thing

November 20th, 2018 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

Sometimes the simplest little gadgets can be so cool, and that’s exactly the case with the DLAND RC-F03 Colorful LED Water Faucet Attachment. This little device screws into any standard tap in your sink and water flows through it normally. But here’s the cool part: it has different color LEDs inside that automatically turn on […]



How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shaking up healthcare — and what it means for the future of the industry

November 16th, 2018 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

The healthcare industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Costs are skyrocketing, consumer demand for more accessible care is growing rapidly, and healthcare companies are unable to keep up. Health organizations are increasingly turning to tech companies to facilitate this transformation in care delivery and lower health expenditures. The potential for tech-led digital health initiatives to […]



A growing number of people are getting rich selling T-shirts online – with no overhead, no inventory, and no investment

November 12th, 2018 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Nearly every night after dinner for eight straight months, Glen Zubia brewed a cup of coffee, turned on heavy metal music, and made T-shirts. On Mondays he did research, scouring the Internet for funny slogans, like the one where Santa Claus asks, “Where My Ho’s At?” On Tuesdays and Wednesdays he designed in Adobe Illustrator. […]



Jeff Bezos predicts we’ll have 1 trillion humans in the solar system, and Blue Origin wants to help get us there

October 26th, 2018 at 9:53 am » Comments Off

Blue Origin’s aim is to lower the cost of access to space, Jeff Bezos said during a surprise appearance at Wired’s 25th anniversary conference. Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association’s Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD, on September 19, 2018. Blue […]



Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon

October 13th, 2018 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project, codenamed “Eagle.” Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object […]



Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

October 3rd, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google. Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the web itself. It’s a crisp […]



Watch Amazon’s VR kiosks transform the future of shopping

July 28th, 2018 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Amazon’s new VR store dispenses with the trappings of a shop in favor of fun — a city full of products to explore in themed rooms. Transform is the AI event of the year for growth marketers, August 21 & 22, San Francisco. Learn how AI and analytics are changing the growth game. Grab your […]



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