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Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: ‘He’s Not Smart or Articulate’

Leaked notes from an internal meeting of Amazon leadership obtained by VICE News reveal company executives discussed a plan to smear fired warehouse employee Christian Smalls, calling him “not smart or articulate” as part of a PR strategy to make him “the face of the entire union/organizing movement.” “He’s not smart, or articulate, and to […]

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Amazon Music Unlimited Is Now Free for First Three Months

As a limited period offer Amazon is offering three months of Amazon Music Unlimted free for new subscribers. Amazon Music Unlimited will slot in perfectly especially if you own Amazon Echo devices. Earlier, Amazon Music Unlimited users would get a one-month free trial, now with this offer they can get a three-month free subscription. This […]

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Amazon’s ‘Tales From The Loop’ Is A Sci-Fi Dream And A Kinder, Gentler Version Of ‘Black Mirror’

Amazon‘s surreal new series, Tales From The Loop, is produced by Matt Reeves (who’s now directing Robert Pattinson in The Batman), which might spark some nerd intrigue. Even without Reeves’ name, however, the show will likely pack in a built-in audience of sorts due to its source material. The show brings impossibly surreal digital paintings […]

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Apple will stop taking cut of some video app purchases made through the App Store

(Reuters) — Apple said on Wednesday it would stop taking a cut of some sales for “qualifying” streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon.com’s Prime Video. To make purchases inside apps on its App Store, Apple requires the use of Apple’s own payment systems and takes a commission of between 15% […]

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You Can Now Rent Amazon Prime Videos Directly Through The iPhone App

One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead. […]

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Amazon Prime Video Now Lets You Purchase Movies and TV Shows on Apple TV, iPad, iPhone

Apple is now allowing customers to purchase movies and TV shows through Amazon’s Prime Video app on Apple TV, iPads, and iPhones. While the Cupertino-based company doesn’t usually allow developers to skip Apple’s in-app purchase screen, it seems that Amazon is being exempt from giving the usual 30% cut from the purchases. You can now […]

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GamesBeat Summit Digital speakers: Mike Morhaime, Owen Mahoney, and Mike Frazzini

We’re taking GamesBeat Summit 2020 into a digital online-only format. And today, we’re revealing three new speakers for the event: former Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime, Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney, and Amazon Games vice president Mike Frazzini. We’ve added these speakers to the updated agenda, posted below, for the event which will air on April […]

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Security visualization service Amazon Detective launches in general availability

Amazon today announced that Amazon Detective, a service that automatically collates data from customers’ Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources and taps AI, statistical analysis, and graph theory to build a data set for cybersecurity investigations, is now generally available following a preview. It’s designed to help suss out the root cause of findings while eliminating […]

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Conviva: Video streaming rose 20% globally in March amid coronavirus lockdowns

Video streaming is indeed soaring as expanding coronavirus quarantines have people turning to movies and TV series to pass the time and ease their sense of isolation, according to a new study. The report by Conviva, a streaming media research firm, disclosed that video streaming by consumers around the world grew 20% in March, including […]

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Amazon and Instacart workers strike over safety and pay concerns during coronavirus crisis

(Reuters) — Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis. Among the strikers were some of the roughly 200,000 workers at U.S. online grocery delivery company Instacart, according to strike organizer Gig Workers […]

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Whole Foods Workers Are Planning A ‘Sick Out’ To Fight For Better Coronavirus Protections

Whole Foods employees nationwide are planning a social-distancing-friendly strike set for Tuesday, March 31st by asking their fellow employees to stay home and call in sick in an effort to get better coronavirus protections during the course of the global pandemic. “On March 31st, DO NOT GO TO WORK,” reads a statement by Whole Worker, […]

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Amazon proposes technique for improving computer vision models without reprocessing

In a paper published this week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, Amazon scientists detail a way for AI models to learn features from images that are compatible with previously computed ones. They say it enables old models to bypass computing features for all previously seen images every time new ones are added, which could save […]

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Learn 24 New Languages for $85 With a Rosetta Stone License

Rosetta Stone License (12 Months, Lifetime) | $85-$200 | Amazon Gold BoxGraphic: Quentyn Kennemer Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Rosetta Stone License (12 Months, Lifetime) | $85-$200 | Amazon Gold Box Now is as good a time as any to make new friends around the world, […]

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Amazon offers higher pay to lure warehouse employees to Whole Foods grocery unit

(Reuters) — Amazon.com is offering higher pay to recruit its own warehouse employees to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries amid rising demand and a worker shortage, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters. This move, known as labor sharing, highlights how the ecommerce giant is reallocating some of its vast workforce to handle […]

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Bernie Sanders Leads Probe Into How Amazon Treats Workers During Pandemic

In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Representative Ilhan Omar and Senator Bernie Sanders asked the world’s richest man what he was doing to protect his workers in warehouses across the country, at least ten of which already have confirmed cases of coronavirus: “Even prior to the dire global health crisis, these facilities have […]

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The Best Amazon Prime Original Series Right Now, Ranked

Last Updated: March 27th There are a lot of good TV shows on Amazon Prime, but increasingly the streaming service’s original programming has been as good as much of its licensed programming as it expands its library of original content. It doesn’t have quite the breadth of Netflix, but there’s hardly a miss among its […]

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Study Finds Racial Bias in Voice Recognition Software Used by Largest Tech Companies

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) A common misconception equates the use of correct English with “talking white.” It’s a false and toxic notion, but that doesn’t necessarily mean “talking white” or “talking black” aren’t actual things. Perhaps it just has more to do with tone and pitch than it does word choice or pronunciation. How […]

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Tech industry shifts dollars and manufacturing to fight coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked the “great American industry” to help the country deal with the coronavirus. Tech companies are among those that are responding, both by wrangling donations and by shifting manufacturing to produce medical gear. In some ways, it feels like a war mobilization that is just beginning. The Defense Production Act […]

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