Category: Amazon

Amazon introduces the Amazon One, a way to pay with your palm when entering stores
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Amazon introduces the Amazon One, a way to pay with your palm when entering stores

In the middle of a pandemic when customers are often wearing plastic gloves to stores alongside their face masks, Amazon’s physical retail team is introducing a new biometric device that will allow shoppers to pay at Amazon Go stores using their palm. The company on Tuesday introduced its purportedly “contactless” Amazon One, a scanner of…

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Can Amazon Luna Succeed Where Google Stadia Failed?
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Can Amazon Luna Succeed Where Google Stadia Failed?

Amazon has revealed its new cloud gaming service called Luna.Subscribers can access a growing library of games through channels, including one dedicated to publisher Ubisoft, starting at $5.99 a month.Luna has all the cards in hand to deliver on the squandered promise of Google Stadia.Amazon has officially announced that it is jumping into the cloud…

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Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon
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Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon

Last year, Amazon announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol it developed to help connect smart devices inside and — maybe even more importantly — outside of your home. Sidewalk, which is somewhat akin to a mesh network that, with the right amount of access points, could easily cover a whole neighborhood,…

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Amazon launches an Alexa service for property managers
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Amazon launches an Alexa service for property managers

Amazon wants to bring Alexa to property managers. The company this morning launched a new service, Alexa for Residential, that aims to make it easier for property managers to set up and maintain Alexa-powered smart home experiences in their buildings, like condos or apartment complexes. At launch, IOTAS, STRATIS, and Sentient Property Services will be…

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Amazon brings Twitch’s livestreams to its Amazon Music app
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Amazon brings Twitch’s livestreams to its Amazon Music app

Amazon is leveraging its investment in live-streaming site Twitch to expand its Amazon Music service. The company announced this morning Twitch’s livestreams will now be available in the Amazon Music app on iOS and Android, with the goal of allowing fans and artists to connect amid a pandemic where in-person concerts have been cancelled. Since…

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Amazon launches online pharmacy in India
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Amazon launches online pharmacy in India

Amazon has launched an online pharmacy in Bangalore, the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state, as the e-commerce group looks to spread its tentacles in more categories in one of its key overseas markets. The company said on Friday its new service, called Amazon Pharmacy, has started accepting orders for both over-the-counter and prescription-based medicines…

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Amazon inks cloud deal with Airtel in India
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Amazon inks cloud deal with Airtel in India

Amazon has found a new partner to expand the reach of its cloud services business — AWS — in India, the world’s second largest internet market. On Wednesday, the e-commerce giant announced it has partnered with Bharti Airtel, the third-largest telecom operator in India with more than 300 million subscribers, to sell a wide-range of…

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