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Amazon bans police use of its facial recognition technology for one year

Amazon, on Wednesday, has announced it will suspend the use of Rekognition, a fast and accurate facial recognition technology amid a growing backlash over the tech company's ties, for a year in the USA. The moratorium came after the death...

Amazon slashes commission rates for affiliate program

Amazon announced it is reducing the commission percentage for its affiliate program starting April 21. The company recently sent an email to Amazon Associates Program members - one of the largest affiliate networks in the world, informing them about the new change. 

How bad COVID-19 has hit the tech industry

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 so far has a devastating impact on the U.S. and many other state's economies. As all the affected countries are trying to stem the spread of the virus, life seems to be slowly grinding to a halt....

Amazon is hiring for 100,000 positions to support its services with an unprecedented increase in demand amid Coronavirus

Amazon plans to hire more than 100,000 workers to assist in online deliveries in the USA, the UK, and many countries in the EU. Besides hiring, Amazon announced it will increase pay, through April, in the USA by $2 per hour,...

Amazon employee tests positive for coronavirus – in Seattle and Italy

Amazon has confirmed an employee in Seattle is tested a positive coronavirus. "The employee went home feeling unwell on Tuesday, February 25 and has not entered Amazon offices since that time," an official email said. The online tech...

Amazon vs Microsoft. Judge halts work on JEDI contract by Pentagon

On the request by Amazon, a federal judge has ordered Microsoft to stop proceeding the JEDI Project and asked to cease any work going on the ‘$10 billion cloud-computing contract’ for the Pentagon until Amazon’s challenge of awarding the project to...

Amazon Echo can now play Apple and Spotify podcasts

Amazon today announced that Apple Podcasts are available on the Echo range. It includes over 800,000 podcasts and 20+ million episodes, which are now available on Alexa enabled Echo devices. To begin with, all you have to do is link your Apple...

Amazon Music is free now on iOS, Android, FireTV, with ads attached

Amazon has announced that Amazon Music service is free now to anyone using Amazon Music app on iOS, Android and Fire TV. This service is available free via the Amazon Music web app as well. Amazon is going to broaden...

D1 Capital Partners making big bets on FAANG Stocks

Dan Sundheim's D1 Capital Partners strengthened its position in Amazon by injecting $588 million during the third quarter, according to regulatory filings released Thursday. The hedge fund, which is investing heavily in FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google), also increased its...

Hackers won $60,000 in Zero-Day Initiative; targeting Amazon Echo

In a hacking contest Pwn2Own, the team of two whitehat hackers, has named the title in reward to hack Amazon Echo. Team Fluoroacetate, consisting of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, has bagged $60,000 after hacking an Alexa-powered smart display, Amazon...

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