Speech recognition systems understand white people
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They are more like us

Speech recognition systems from five of the world's biggest tech companies -- Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft -- make far fewer errors with users who are white than with users who are black.

Amazon stops shipping non-essential products to Italy and France
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My back stretcher has been delayed

Amazon will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon to hire 100,000 workers
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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:16

Amazon to hire 100,000 workers


Online orders surge

Amazon.com is hiring 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many consumers have turned to the web to meet their needs during the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon and Google ramp up data gathering from speakers
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Smart speakers require continuous status-change updates from devices

Since 2019  smart speakers from Amazon, Google have been requiring continuous status-change updates from devices.

US DoD reconsiders JEDI deal
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Friday, 13 March 2020 12:39

US DoD reconsiders JEDI deal


Microsoft may not get it after all

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft.

Google is putting out Amazon’s Fire
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Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:46

Google is putting out Amazon’s Fire


Smart telly makers must agree to ignore Amazon

Amazon’s efforts to expand the Fire TV platform to smart TVs and cable set-top boxes have failed because Google has long prevented consumer electronics manufacturers from doing business with the online book seller.

Amazon boss spends $10 billion to fight climate change
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Hacks off Trump who says that Climate Change is a scam

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he's launching a $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund that will issue grants aimed at addressing climate change.

Amazon wants verification to get handy
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Monday, 20 January 2020 11:14

Amazon wants verification to get handy

Our hands will betray us

From our "what can go possibly wrong with that idea" department, Amazon is working to allow customers to connect their credit card information into its hands.

Amazon orders 40 electric delivery vans
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Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:28

Amazon orders 40 electric delivery vans


StreetScooter for carbon-free deliveries

Amazon has ordered 40 electric vans from Deutsche Post’s StreetScooter unit for deliveries in the German city of Munich as part of the plan to be carbon neutral by 2040.

Amazon accused of dirty tricks
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Friday, 10 January 2020 11:07

Amazon accused of dirty tricks


Don't call me honey

Amazon has been slammed for dirty tricks after it labelled Honey "a security risk" for shoppers over the holidays.