Category: Amazon

Amazon (AMZN) Is the Most Loved S&P 500 Stock on Wall Street Despite Earnings Miss
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Amazon (AMZN) Is the Most Loved S&P 500 Stock on Wall Street Despite Earnings Miss

Amazon had an underwhelming Q3 earnings report, which sent the stock tumbling. Nevertheless, Wall Street put Amazon on top of the most loved S&P 500 companies. Jeff Bezos employs a strategy that pays off in the long run for investors. Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) third-quarter performance was far from stellar. The e-commerce giant reported Q3 earnings per…

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A browser bug was enough to hack an Amazon Echo
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A browser bug was enough to hack an Amazon Echo

Two security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazon Echo. Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, who make up Team Fluoroacetate, scored $60,000 in bug bounties for their integer overflow exploit against the latest Amazon Echo…

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Amazon now sells movie tickets in India
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Amazon now sells movie tickets in India

Amazon has set its eye on the next business it wants to disrupt in its key overseas market India: online movie tickets. The e-commerce giant said Saturday it has partnered with local online movie ticketing giant BookMyShow to introduce booking option on Amazon India shopping site and app. The move comes months after the e-commerce…

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In a victory over Amazon, Microsoft wins $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract
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In a victory over Amazon, Microsoft wins $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

The U.S. Department of Defense today announced that Microsoft has won its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, worth up to $10 billion over a period of 10 years. With this, Microsoft will provide infrastructure and platform services for both the Pentagon’s business and mission operations. “The National Defense Strategy dictates that we must…

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How to become a VC, Amazon’s voice play, Peloton stock, Facebook’s new VR environment and more
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How to become a VC, Amazon’s voice play, Peloton stock, Facebook’s new VR environment and more

EC Editorial Announcements TechCrunch Disrupt SF is this week: join us on the Extra Crunch stage TechCrunch’s biggest event of the year is happening this coming week at the brand-new Moscone North convention center in SF. We have wall-to-wall programming on our inaugural Extra Crunch stage, where audience members can ask questions to our panelists…

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Everything Amazon announced at its Alexa event today
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Everything Amazon announced at its Alexa event today

As is now typical just ahead of the holidays, Amazon just inundated us with a whole new lineup of hardware devices, including new Echo smart speakers and screens, at its Alexa event today, plus other smart home and connected devices from its brands Ring and Eero. There were also a slew of surprises, like Alexa…

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Amazon Echo gets more family-friendly
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Amazon Echo gets more family-friendly

Amazon is making its Echo line of devices more family-friendly. The company had already launched an Echo aimed at parents and kids by bundling in FreeTime and giving the device a colorful look-and-feel. Today, it launched more devices ideal for kids’ rooms, while shipping them with features and accessories that make them not just toys,…

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees
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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, chat and remote video, as well as follow-up visits and prescription drug delivery in person…

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Amazon might reveal fitness-tracking Alexa wireless earbuds, Echo with better sound this week
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Amazon might reveal fitness-tracking Alexa wireless earbuds, Echo with better sound this week

Amazon is building wireless earbuds that offer Alexa voice assistant access, and fitness tracking for use during activities, according to a new report from CNBC. These earbuds, combined with a new, larger Echo designed to provide more premium sound, could feature into Amazon’s hardware event taking place this Wednesday in Seattle, though the outlet is…

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Amazon tests a one-tap review system for product feedback
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Amazon tests a one-tap review system for product feedback

Amazon is testing an easier way for people to leave product feedback with the launch of one-tap ratings. The change is meant to encourage those who don’t have the time, energy or interest in writing reviews to still share their opinion about the product, which benefits the larger Amazon community of shoppers who are reliant…

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