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Verizon data breach: 6M users’ data leaked online

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Millions of Verizon customer data records have been leaked online, according to a ZDNet report. Reportedly, data of “as many as 14 million” Verizon customers was readily available to download after an employee at Nice Systems left them on an unsecured Amazon server. Each record

WhatsApp not doing enough to protect user data from surveillance: EFF

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp may be one of the most popular means of communicating with friends and family across the globe but users need to be cautious while using the messaging app as it does not provide enough protection to users against

Alibaba launches low-cost voice assistant to take on Amazon Echo

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Barely a day after the reports about Samsung planning its own Bixby-powered voice assistant, Chinese tech giant Alibaba has launched its own version of the same. Alibaba, on Wednesday officially debuted “Tmall Genie,” a device that is very similar to the

Amazon’s Alexa skill count reaches 15,000

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Within a span of five months, Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has jumped over from 10,000 skills to reach over a count of 15,000. “Skills” for the digital assistant are essentially small pieces of software that add functionality to devices like

Amazon and Flipkart get breather as govt delays implementation of a key GST provision

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The Indian government has granted the requests of the e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart to extend the implementation of the new Goods and Service Tax. In a bid to give e-commerce giants more time to settle their affairs, the

Now is the right time to buy Amazon Echo at an all-time low price of $129.99

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After providing a number of exciting deals and offers, now Amazon is offering its popular Echo speaker on sale at an all-time low price. Yes, you read that right! Amazon is giving Alexa-enabled smart speaker for just $129.99 in the

The new rivalry between Amazon, Walmart post Whole Foods deal

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After Amazon announced its plans to buy upmarket US grocer Whole Foods Market in a massive $13.7 billion deal last weekend, Charlie O’Shea, a Moody’s lead retail analyst, told the Associated Press news agency that the deal could be “transformative, not

Slack reportedly raising $500mn amidst some interesting bids for sale

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Slack reportedly is in advanced talks to raise around $500 million at a valuation of $5 billion. According to a Recode report, the startup is also drawing acquisition interest from several companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce. Launched in 2013,

Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation to extend integration with Azure

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The latest entrant to join the bandwagon of Google, Huawei, Ford, GE Digital, NTT, Philips and Swisscom, is the tech behemoth Microsoft. The company has announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, a popular open-source application development platform. At

Amazon reportedly in talks to buy Big Basket

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Jeff Bezos-led Amazon may acquire the hyperlocal delivery service Big Basket to get an upper hand in the market, according to a Bloomberg report. The discussions are at an early stage and may or may not lead to a sale,

Amazon Rekognition Service will identify celebrity faces

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If you want to know whether you are famous or not, ask Amazon’s Rekognition Service. And if it identifies your face, then boy, you are indeed famous. Amazon’s Rekognition technology which debuted last year is getting smarter. The company has

Amazon ends its unlimited cloud storage option

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Good things on this earth are either short lived or come with a price. Something similar happened with the unlimited cloud storage option for Amazon Drive. Unfortunately, the tech giant has decided to end the plan. So, from now on,

Amazon hits the $1,000 share price mark for the first time in 20 years

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In its 20-year history, for the first time, Amazon crossed the much-awaited valuation of $1,000 mark for its share price on Tuesday morning. Shares of Amazon traded as high as $1,001.20 before closing at $996.70, up 92 cents on Tuesday,

Amazon pumps in Rs 100cr in its Indian wholesale business

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Amazon Wholesale, the business-to-business wholesale marketplace that operates amazonbusiness.in received an investment of Rs 100 crore last December from Amazon Corporate Holdings Singapore and Amazon.com, Mauritius, according to documents filed with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. As first reported by Economic Times, Amazon Wholesale also

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

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Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly

Amazon launches ‘Echo Show’ with a 7-inch screen and video-calling feature

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After weeks of leaks and rumours, Amazon has finally debuted its new voice-controlled speaker that features a 7-inch touchscreen display. Besides the 7-inch touchscreen that can display visual content like weather reports and music lyrics in response to your voice queries,

Google, Amazon quietly kill their Apple Watch apps

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Apps like Google Maps, Amazon and eBay have quietly abandoned the Apple Watch App Store in the recent weeks without any announcement or explanation. The trend was first spotted by AppleInsider that says that while Google pulled support for its Maps app

Amazon to shut down ‘Underground Actually Free’ program that offers Android apps for free

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In a not so good news for customers, Amazon has announced that it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program, which offers customers free versions of paid Android apps. This also includes applications that require users to make in-app purchases. Amazon says that the program

Apple’s Echo competitor with Siri could be launched at WWDC 2017

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Apple, reportedly, is working on a Siri-based smart home device with a speaker that could be launched as early as this WWDC. That’s according to Sonny Dickson, who claims that Apple is currently in the process of finalising the speaker’s

Amazon beats expectations with eighth straight quarterly profit

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Riding on the back of its steadily growing online retail and cloud business, Amazon posted its eighth straight quarterly profit beating Wall Street expectation. In the first quarter ended March’17, Amazon posted revenues of $35.71 billion with an earning of $1.48