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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Leaked emails show Amazon is delaying Prime Day again to October as concerns grow that a new COVID-19 demand spike may hit supply chains. Amazon is postponing its annual Prime Day shopping event to October, the third delay this year. A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates. The recruiter and two rejected job applicants filed a complaint with the Equ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, India, Trends, Ethiopia, Palantir, Black, Alexa, Reliance Jio, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Amazon Alexa, National Crime Agency, Fuel Ventures Lifted, Zoom The Facebook


'Is Twitch on Roku?': No, not anymore — here's how to watch Twitch on your TV without using Roku

There's no official Twitch app for Roku devices anymore, although there used to be one. If you still have the old Twitch app installed, there's a chance it'll still work, but it's unlikely. If you'd like to watch Twitch on your TV, you're better off using another device like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Twitch's acquisition by Amazon opened the door to some cool features, like Twitch Prime. However, the acquisition al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Samsung, Trends, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, All Amazon Fire TV


Coronavirus pushes Amazon Prime Day to October: Report

Amazon has pushed the date for Prime Day to October, according to emails obtained by Business Insider.
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Article, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/industries/retail, Fox-business/technology/ecommerce, Fox-business/technology/amazon, Fox-business/business-leaders/jeff-bezos, Paul Best, 9697a752-bcb4-5c3e-9041-452a43bba158


A new alert on Facebook and Instagram tells people to wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A new alert on Facebook and Instagram advises users in the US to wear face masks in public. The announcement of the new notice comes as coronavirus cases rise in the US and some states implement regulations requiring face masks in public. While Facebook strives to combat coronavirus misinformation the company refuses to budge on its controversial hate-speech policy, which has led over 500 advertisers to halt their ads on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University Facebook, George Floyd


An Amazon driver quit in frustration in a tweet and abandoned a van full of packages at a gas station

Amazon driver Derick Lancaster ditched his delivery truck full of packages at a gas station and quit his job because he was fed up with the company and his position.  Lancaster's tweet about the incident was widely shared. The driver's highly visible resignation comes as Amazon battles scrutiny over the health and safety of its workers. "This does not reflect the high standards we have for delivery partners," an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement. "We are taking this matter seriously, and...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Walmart, Fox, Usps, Jeff Bezos, Detroit, Lancaster, WXYZ, Rudy Harper, Derick Lancaster


The best smartphone deals in June so far — save $400 on Samsung's Galaxy S20 Plus

  Many of the best smartphones you can buy in the US are expensive, but luckily, they often go on sale. You can even find deals on brand-new phones with the latest tech, features, and design, as well as discounted last-gen models that can easily keep up in 2020. These are the best smartphone deals we've seen in May 2020 so far, but we' ll update this list regularly with more great sales. Right now, one of the best deals is $200 off the Apple iPhone SE. Smartphone price tags are crazy these d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, US, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, AT T Apple, Apple Samsung Google, Apple Refurbished Store


Amazon reportedly pushes back Prime Day again

The date of the annual online sale has already been delayed twice before
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Amazon Prime Day, Breaking, Prime Day, Coronavirus


Amazon is making a Fallout TV show with Westworld’s creators

Amazon today revealed it has a series in the works based on Fallout, Bethesda‘s open-world post-apocalyptic survival series. It’ll be helmed by the same people behind Westworld, so we can only hope it’ll be a fun adaptation. Broadcast received: https://t.co/ouvgWduf3u — Fallout (@Fallout) July 2, 2020 According to the announcement from Bethesda, this is the culmination of a years-long effort to get Fallout adapted into a series. Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios (and my et...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Gaming, Media, Westworld, Bethesda, Bethesda Game Studios, Todd Howard, Fallout Bethesda


Leaked emails show Amazon is delaying Prime Day again to October as concerns grow that a new COVID-19 demand spike may hit supply chains (AMZN)

Amazon is postponing its annual Prime Day shopping event to October, the third delay this year. In one email sent to third-party sellers, Amazon gave a "placeholder" date in the week of October 5, and in another email said this date change would be the "final" update. The change shows the uncertainty Amazon is facing amid COVID-19 across its operations network. Amazon is seeing another round of demand increases as COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the US, spurring concerns of a second wave...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, AMZN, Business Insider Amazon, Jonathan Goldman, COVID, Quantum Networks


Jeff Bezos' net worth just hit an all-time high. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $171 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $171.6  billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, La, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills


Jeff Bezos' fortune just surpassed $171 billion. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.4 trillion company and became the world's richest man. (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth just reached a new high of $171.6 billion. Bezos founded Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet. Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  These days, Bezos is focused on making Amazon more climate-friendly, growing...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Germany, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Iran, Intel


Save $600 on this massive 75-inch TCL 4K TV for 4th of July

Amazon is offering $600 off this TCL 4 Series 4K TV that has a phenomenal picture and built-in Roku.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Tcl, 4k TV, 4K TV deals, TCL 4-Series 4K TV, Amazon 2020, 4th of July 2020


Amazon discounts Fitbit Charge 3 for 4th of July — save $50

One of the best fitness trackers out there, the Fitbit Charge 3 is only $100 right now at Amazon.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Android, Mobile, Fitness Tracker, Trends, Fitbit Charge 3, Amazon 2020, 4th of July 2020


Jeff Bezos is reportedly now worth over $171 billion, more than he was worth before his divorce (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos' net worth has reached an all-time high of $171.6 billion, according to Bloomberg. The boost comes after Amazon's shares hit a new high of $2,878.70, pushing Bezos' fortune higher than it was before his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos. She received 25% of the couple's Amazon shares as part of the settlement.  Amazon has seen a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, leading the company to hire thousands of workers and temporarily raise worker pay.  But the company has also fac...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Congress, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Oreal, AMZN, Bloomberg Bloomberg, Zoox, MacKenzie Bezos, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Billionaire Index Amazon


Lost in the Amazon: How to Write Amazing Online Descriptions That Help Your Products Stand Out

By Neville Chamunorwa Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world, attracting more than 200 million unique visitors every month. It’s also home to millions of sellers worldwide, which makes for some tough competition. So how do you make your listings stand out in such a crowded arena? The short answer is unique and compelling product descriptions. Given Amazon’s fiercely competitive environment, it’s crucial to get your listing right. This has become somewhat of an art form. You need to b...
Tags: Amazon, Internet, Sales, Sales & Marketing, Retail, Sonar, E-commerce & Social Media, Given Amazon, Nike Revolution, Amazon SEO, Amazon Key Features, Amazon Descriptions, Amazon Keywords, Amazon Listings, Amazon Product Descriptions, Neville Chamunorwa Amazon


Google is quietly killing the Pixel 3a, its $400 Android phone that ended up being one of the best smartphones of last year (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is discontinuing the $400 Pixel 3a, the more affordable version of its Pixel 3 phone that it launched last spring. The company said it had "completed sales" of the phone in a statement to Android Police.  The phone was widely acclaimed by critics for offering some of the Pixel 3's best features, like Night Sight, at a significantly lower price. Google is widely rumored to be developing a successor to the Pixel 3a called the Pixel 4a, but the company has yet to make any announcements.  V...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, US, Samsung, Trends, United States, Pixel, Business Insider, Apple Google, Android Police, Samsung Motorola, Android Police Google, Pixel 3a Google Store


20 Apple patents spanning wearable tech, VR, and autonomous driving that reveal its most promising ambitions for the future, according to Bank of America experts

Apple has made in-roads on expanding into new markets like digital healthcare, but Bank of America analysts say investors remain concerned about the tech giant's lack of innovation.  To figure out how the Silicon Valley stalwart is planning to capitalize on emerging technology, the analysts analyzed patent filings and narrowed the list down to the top 20 most promising applications.  The filings, both approved and pending, cover everything from virtual reality to autonomous cars, and build upo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Bank Of America, Silicon Valley, Apple Watch, Goodyear, Apple Watches, Wamsi Mohan Ruplu Bhattacharya, Ziv Isreal


Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Sundar Pichai will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July. The news was confirmed by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island. Zuckerberg, Pichai, and Bezos had all reportedly been confirmed by mid-June, although Zuckerberg and Pichai said they would only testify if Cook did too. Cicilline's comments suggest Cook has now agreed to attend. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Congress, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, European Commission, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Rhode Island, Sundar Pichai


Senior Zoox engineers rush to work for Waymo a week after Amazon acquisition

Last week, Amazon bought self-driving startup Zoox for over $1billion. Now, two of Zoox’s longest serving engineers have left to work for Alphabet subsidiary and rival, Waymo. Last week, e-commerce giant Amazon bought self-driving startup Zoox with the intention of helping it “realize its dream.” But Amazon doesn’t really have any business in robotaxis, so it’s not immediately clear what the online retailer is wanting to get out of the deal. Some, including TNW, suggest that Amazon might eventua...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cars, TNW, Self-driving, Shift, Waymo, Zoox


Amazon warehouse workers say $500 coronavirus bonus is a joke

Employees allege Amazon hasn't paid their sick leave — and the bonus isn't enough
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Amazon Fulfillment, Amazon Warehouse, Amazon Workers, Amazon Shakopee warehouse


Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify before Congress in July

Big Tech's giants will be focus of an antitrust hearing
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Congress, Trends, Social Media, Amazon Apple Facebook, Breaking


Jeff Bezos’ wealth soars to $171.6 billion, topping pre-divorce record

By Berber Jin and Jack Witzig, Bloomberg Jeff Bezos’s net worth has smashed through its previous peak, even after he relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon.com Inc. as part of a divorce settlement last year. Shares of the Seattle-based retailer surged 4.4% to a record $2,878.70 Wednesday, boosting the founder’s world-leading fortune to $171.6 billion. That tops his previous high of $167.7 billion, set on Sept. 4, 2018, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His gains — $56.7 billi...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Elon Musk, Spain, Bloomberg, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Warren Buffett, L'oreal, Zara, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Alice Walton, Amancio Ortega, Bezos


San Francisco now has the 3rd-most billionaires of any city in the world, beating out London, Moscow, and Beijing

San Francisco is now the third city in the world with the most billionaires, per a new Wealth-X report. The tech hub gained two billionaires in 2019, bringing its total billionaire count to 77. San Francisco beat out cities including London, Moscow, and Beijing. New York is No. 1, with 113 billionaires. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. San Francisco's pool of billionaires has ballooned just a bit more in the past year, according to a new report. The Wealth-X Billionaire Cen...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Kiwi


How top medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific is preparing for the telemedicine wave that its digital health chief estimates could turn 80% of all physician appointments virtual

The rapid adoption of telemedicine amid the coronavirus is forcing Boston Scientific and other healthcare companies to quickly pivot to expand their offerings.  As many as 80% of the nearly 884 million in-person physician visits each year could become virtual, according to Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health Officer David Feygin.  The Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer is seeing a surge in usage of its "Ask Angie" platform, which uses augmented reality and other tech to aid cus...
Tags: Amazon, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Goodyear, Boston Scientific, Amazon Microsoft, Innovation Inc, Feygin, Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health, David Feygin, Now Boston Scientific


How this top medical device manufacturer is preparing for the telemedicine wave that its digital health chief estimates could turn 80% of all physician appointments virtual

The rapid adoption of telemedicine amid the coronavirus is forcing Boston Scientific and other healthcare companies to quickly pivot to expand their offerings.  As many as 80% of the nearly 884 million in-person physician visits each year could become virtual, according to Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health Officer David Feygin.  The Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer is seeing a surge in usage of its "Ask Angie" platform, which uses augmented reality and other tech to aid cus...
Tags: Amazon, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Goodyear, Boston Scientific, Amazon Microsoft, Innovation Inc, Feygin, Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health, David Feygin, Now Boston Scientific


Amazon's lawsuit against a former exec is shining a spotlight on its use of noncompete agreements — a practice that critics say is unfair and will scare away talent (AMZN)

Amazon makes new corporate employees sign a noncompete agreement saying they won't work for competitors for 18 months after they leave the company. The agreements are controversial: Critics charge that with Amazon involved in everything from retail to cloud computing to shipping logistics, these agreements unfairly limit career options for anybody who leaves the company.  That controversy was renewed in June when it was revealed that Amazon filed a lawsuit against a former marketing vice presi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, Microsoft, California, Washington, Trends, Ireland, Aws, Quinn, Seattle, Oracle, Hall, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Farrell


Amazon slashes price of Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop for 4th of July — save $310

At its lowest price ever on Amazon, the Razer Blade 15 is not just one of the best gaming laptops you can buy.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Computing, Razer Blade 15, Gaming Laptop Deals, Amazon 2020, 4th of July 2020


Order a Ring Video Doorbell now and Amazon will throw in a free Echo Dot

Have a safer home with this great Ring Video Doorbell and Amazon Echo Dot bundle - only $80 this week
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Smart Home, Amazon Echo Dot, Ring Video Doorbell, Amazon 2020, 4th of July 2020


How to reset and deregister an Echo Show

Selling your Echo Show? You'll first want to delete the device from your Amazon account. We'll show you how.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, How-to, Factory Reset, Smart Home, Alexa, Echo Show 5, Echo Show 8, Tier 4


Some Amazon merchants are selling their businesses for more than $30 million as COVID-19 boosts the value of online retail: 'It's a seller's market' (AMZN)

Interest in buying and selling Amazon's third-party seller businesses is on the rise. The deal size and frequencies are growing, as more people are expected to shop online and on Amazon, following COVID-19. The average deal size is around $5 million, according to brokers, but the largest deal pending in May was worth over $30 million. There are now a whole industry of buyers and brokers who are solely interested in deals for Amazon's third-party merchants. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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