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Amazon Said To Buy Souq For $650 Million

03/23/2017, It has been rumored for several months now that Amazon has been thinking about acquiring Souq.com, an online retailer that’s often referred to as the Amazon of the Middle East. Fresh reports suggest that “the ink is dry” on the deal and...

Huawei Mate 9 Alexa Support Rolling Out

03/23/2017, It was confirmed earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 that the Huawei Mate 9 is going to be the first non-Amazon device to have support for the company’s Alexa virtual assistant. Alexa wasn’t present on the phone when it was...

Marriott Testing Siri And Alexa For Its Hotel Rooms

03/23/2017, Hotels are getting smarter and more hi-tech in this day and age, what with certain hotels choosing to equip their rooms with smart locks that can be unlocked via smartphones, or like the Wynn Las Vegas which has equipped its rooms with Amazon Echo...

Alexa Can Order Stuff From Prime Now Starting Today

03/21/2017, Amazon offers its Prime Now service in select markets, users can get thousands of daily essentials delivered to them for free within two hours of placing the order, provided that there’s a two-hour delivery window available. Previously, the app had...

Alexa Now Available In Amazon’s Main Shopping App

03/16/2017, Amazon introduced its digital personal assistant Alexa a couple of years ago. It has largely been limited to the company’s Echo hardware for quite some time but has gradually been making its way to other devices as well. Amazon has allowed...

Amazon’s Alexa Could Soon Start Conversations With Users

03/12/2017, Voice assistant software like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana work by responding to a user’s question. This means that until prompted, they will remain quiet in the background. However for Amazon’s Alexa, that could change as it could be...

Amazon Open To Streaming Content Through Cable Boxes

03/12/2017, Amazon’s efforts in the entertainment space have largely been limited to building its own devices and promoting its own ecosystem but the company isn’t interested in only living inside its bubble, so to speak. Amazon has said that it’s...

Alexa WebMD Skill Gives Medical Advice

03/07/2017, A “skill” is what enables Amazon’s Alexa digital personal assistant to do things like stream music, read the news, search the internet, call you an Uber, and more. There are over 10,000 skills available for the assistant and now the...

Amazon Alexa Will Now Support Office 365 Calendar

03/06/2017, It was recently reported that Amazon’s Alexa would be able to support the Outlook Calendar, but if you’re looking for something to use at work or the enterprise, you might be interested to learn that according to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon’s...

New Amazon Echo Release Expected Later This Year

03/05/2017, It has been a while since Amazon came out with new Echo hardware and according to a recent report, that might change in the coming months. Amazon has reportedly started beta testing the new Echo that will be powered by its artificial intelligence-based...

New Intercom-Like Alexa Devices Reportedly In The Works

03/04/2017, Amazon’s Echo devices and its Alexa voice assistant platform have been gaining quite a bit of popularity as of late, so it makes sense that Amazon wants to expand Alexa’s presence as much as possible. According to a report from Recode, it seems that...

Amazon’s Recent Web Outage Was Due To Human Error

03/03/2017, While on the surface Amazon appears to be first and foremost an online retailer with a massive catalogue that will let you buy pretty much everything and anything, there is more to the company than meets the eye. In case you didn’t know, Amazon Web...

Amazon Reportedly Developing A Commercial Version Of Alexa

02/28/2017, Right now Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant software seems to be largely consumer-focused where it has ended up in speakers like the Echo, and where it is also expected to end up in more smartphones. However if the rumors have it right, it seems that a...