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Amazon iOS Users Can Now Text Alexa Questions and Requests

Amazon has added a new feature to its Alexa app for iOS devices, which is designed to allow users to type Alexa commands rather than having to use voice commands to interact with the personal assistant. In a statement provided to The Verge, Amazon says that Type with Alexa is a new feature that's available as of today in public preview capacity in the United States. Alexa iOS users can type anything that would normally require a voice command into the app. Type to Alexa can be accessed by ta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Siri, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Verge Amazon, United States Alexa


What about $30 billion under 30

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back with not an Equity Shot or Dive of Monday, this is just the regular show! So, we got back to our roots by looking at a huge number of early stage rounds. And a few other things that we were just too excited about to not mention. So from Chris and Danny and Natasha and I, here’s the rundown: A hacker house aimed at college-age women and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Mexico, Tech, Chris, Lightspeed, Danny, Natasha, Gainsight, Heru, Equity podcast, Kustomer, AgentSync, Buildbuddy, Upserve Facebook


Gift Guide: Games on every platform to get you through the long, COVID winter

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. It’s a great time to be a gamer — I mean, what else is there to do? And with the prospect of a long winter and lonely holiday season ahead of us, here’s a list of games on all the major platforms that you can really sink your teeth — and a few dozen hours — into. Buying for a gamer and have...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Gift Guide, England, New York, Microsoft, Halo, Xbox One, Tech, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Mario, Tokyo


The Trump administration in a new lawsuit accused Facebook of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers instead of hiring Americans

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers with temporary work visas instead of hiring US residents. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook did not adequately advertise the positions before hiring foreign workers. Trump administratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Lawsuit, News, Washington, US, Employment, America, Trends, Capitol Hill, Employment law, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


31 work-appropriate gifts for your boss - all under $50

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you have a great boss, show them your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift. You can do it for less than $50 with these gifts that will make their life better, both in and out of the office. Looking for more gifts from Insider Reviews? Shop gift ideas for everyone in your life here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsYou spend the majo...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Home Decor, Etsy, Office, Careers, Trends, Features, Gifts, Korea, Boss, Coworkers, Gift Guides, United, Kohl


These Scammy 5G Router Cages Have Michael Faraday Rolling in His Grave

While products that promise to protect you from radiation are far from new, now so-called Faraday router cages that claim to block harmful electromagnetic field radiation (and also 5G signal) are proliferating on Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Wifi, Routers, 5g, Faraday, Consumer Tech, Michael Faraday, Amazon Read, 5g Conspiracy Theories


Alabama rocket startup Aevum just unveiled the world's biggest drone - a 28-ton autonomous behemoth that may soon rocket US military satellites into orbit

Jay Skylus, the CEO of autonomous launch startup Aevum, stands in front of a Ravn X rocket-launching drone. Aevum Scrappy launch startup Aevum unveiled the world's most massive drone on Thursday. Called Ravn X, the 55,000-pound UAV is designed to drop a rocket in midair, which will shoot small satellites into orbit. The US Air Force picked Aevum to fly a $4.9 million satellite mission in 2021. Aevum has also contracted a commercial mission. Jay Skylus, Aevum's CEO and founder, says his com...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Space, US, Alabama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Drones, New Zealand, Pegasus, Uavs, Rockets, Spaceflight, Boeing


MLCommons debuts with public 86,000-hour speech dataset for AI researchers

If you want to make a machine learning system, you need data for it, but that data isn’t always easy to come by. MLCommons aims to unite disparate companies and organizations in the creation of large public databases for AI training, so that researchers around the world can work together at higher levels, and in doing so advance the nascent field as a whole. Its first effort, the People’s Speech dataset, is many times the size of others like it, and aims to be more diverse as well. MLCommons is ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, UC Berkeley, Microsoft Amazon, Kanter, GPT, David Kanter, Peter Mattson, Google s Machine Learning Metrics Group


MLCommons debuts with public 86,000-hour speech data set for AI researchers

If you want to make a machine learning system, you need data for it, but that data isn’t always easy to come by. MLCommons aims to unite disparate companies and organizations in the creation of large public databases for AI training, so that researchers around the world can work together at higher levels, and in doing so advance the nascent field as a whole. Its first effort, the People’s Speech Dataset, is many times the size of others like it, and aims to be more diverse as well. MLCommons is ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, UC Berkeley, Microsoft Amazon, Kanter, GPT, David Kanter, Peter Mattson, Google s Machine Learning Metrics Group, Mlcommons, Kanter Fifty


Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Usa, UK, TV, London, Movies, Nbc, Australia, China, Amc, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Syfy, Bbc


Microsoft launches Azure Purview, its new data governance service

As businesses gather, store and analyze an ever-increasing amount of data, tools for helping them discover, catalog, track and manage how that data is shared are also becoming increasingly important. With Azure Purview, Microsoft is launching a new data governance service into public preview today that brings together all of these capabilities in a new data catalog with discovery and data governance features. As Rohan Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Azure Data told me, this has become a m...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Big Data, Tech, Information, Data, Analytics, Computing, Data Protection, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Kumar


CEO of Yandex Self Driving Group predicts that autonomous vehicles will roam freely around major cities within five years

Yandex's self-driving car Mikhail Pochuyev/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Pochuyev\TASS via Getty Images Russian internet giant Yandex is competing with US tech giants such as Google in driverless cars. Its driverless cars unit claims 4 million kilometers driven, and has raised $150 million in fresh funding to spin out from its parent firm. Business Insider named CEO of Yandex Self Driving Group Dmitry Polishchuk to our list of 10 leaders transforming consumer tech in Europe. Vis...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Yandex, Business Insider, TASS


The MacBook Pro M1 is $100 cheaper at Amazon

Apple’s latest machines with the new M1 machine have only been available for a few weeks, but Amazon has the best deal we’ve seen on one...
Tags: Apple, Amazon


Portugal’s Bizay – a customized products marketplace for SMBs – just raised a $38.6M C round

Bizay, a marketplace for small-to-medium-sized businesses allowing them to create highly customized products (such as merchandise), has raised a $38.6 million (€32 million) funding round. The Series C financing round was co-led by investors Indico Capital and the European Investment Bank, with “strong support” from Iberis Capital and existing investors including LeadX Capital Partners, Omnes Capital and Pathena. This means Bizay has now raised a total of more than €54 million. The company previo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Portugal, General Partner, Vieira, European Investment Bank, Sergio Vieira, Indico Capital Partners, Stephan Morais, Indico Capital, Iberis Capital


10 things in tech you need to know today

Protesters at the 2018 Google walkout. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Google is in trouble over labor laws. The National Labor Relations Board f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Ipo, Trends, Eu, Bird, Mars, National Labor Relations Board, Musk, Business Insider, Doordash, Nordic, Fidelity Investments, Amazon Alexa


Retro Patents Affiche les Brevets Apple dans votre Salon

Source : Retro Patents Affiche les Brevets Apple dans votre Salon MaxiApple.com Que vous soyez un fan d’Apple ou de technologie, les affiches et autres posters de brevets de chez Retro Patents vont à n’en pas douter mettre une touche aussi geek que chic dans vos intérieurs contemporains… Retro Patents, les affiches et posters de brevets Apple Proposés depuis quelques années par Retro Patents, les affiches et […] The post Retro Patents Affiche les Brevets Apple dans votre Salon appeared first ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Mac, Seo, Ipod, Insolite, Retro Patents Affiche les Brevets Apple


The most common Kindle Fire problems, and how to fix them

Is your Amazon tablet giving you grief? We explain each issue and glitch and provide clear troubleshooting steps to get your Amazon Fire tablet back on track.
Tags: Amazon, Android, Mobile, Trends, Problems, How-to, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire Hd, Amazon Fire, Tier 4


$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

Apple recently released the HomePod mini, a new $99 version of the original HomePod that's smaller, cuter, and, most importantly, competitively priced. At $99, the ‌HomePod mini‌ can better compete with affordable smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌HomePod mini‌ has been praised for its high-quality sound at its price point, so we thought we'd compare it to Google's Nest Audio and Amazon's Echo to see how...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Pandora, Nest, Amazon Echo, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, MacRumors YouTube, Alexa Amazon, Buyer's Guide, Amazon Subscribe


Amazon in Exclusive Talks to Buy Podcast Startup Wondery

Amazon is in exclusive talks with podcast startup Wondery about a potential acquisition, reports The Wall Street Journal. Rumors earlier this month suggested that Wondery had also held talks with Apple and Sony Music Entertainment as it shopped for a buyer. Wondery is said to be looking for $300 to $400 million, and it is known for popular true crime podcasts that include "Dirty John," "Over My Dead Body," "Dr. Death." Apple's discussions were in the early stages in November, but if Wondery i...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Podcasts, Sony Music Entertainment, Amazon Amazon, Amazon Apple, Wondery, Wall Street Journal Amazon, Wall Street Journal Rumors, John Over My Dead Body Dr Death Apple


Amazon eyes podcast company Wondery

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 3. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Amazon eyes Wondery, how PR firm Red Havas is refocusing its business, and leaked Fashion Nova campaign briefs. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon is reportedly considering bu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Sony, Wall Street Journal, Influencer Marketing, Cnbc, Travis Scott, Paul Carr, McDonald, Havas, Pando


Amazon’s Fire TV Cube adds support for two-way video calls via a connected TV

Amazon in September announced it was bringing video calling support to its Fire TV platform. Today, the company says two-way video calling is now available with its Fire TV Cube devices (2nd gen.) The new feature will allow customers to pair a third-party webcam with their Fire TV Cube in order to make and receive video calls from their TVs to any other Alexa device with a screen. That means customers could call other Alexa owners who have a Fire TV Cube of their own, an Echo device with a scree...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Facebook, Tech, Usb, Logitech, Fire TV Stick, Alexa, Julie, UVC, Facebook Portal, Fire TV Cube, Amazon 's Fire TV Cube, Google Nest Hub Max, Fire TV Stick Lite Amazon


Airbnb may actually be undervalued ahead of IPO: Study

A new analysis by consumer analytics company ValueChampion found that the coronavirus pandemic has actually helped Airbnb achieve greater dominance over the travel booking industry.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Wall Street, Ipo, Radio, Airbnb, Borders, Rentals, Expedia, Booking.com, Markets & Economy, Select, Pandemic, Property Portfolio, Coronavirus


Lowest Price with Code! IDiSON 5Pack(3ft 3ft 6ft 6ft 10ft) iPhone Lightning Cable Apple Certified {Amazon}

  Hot Promo Code for the Apple fan! Always buy MFi Certified to protect your expensive products. Get the lowest price yet on these IDiSON 5Pack(3ft 3ft 6ft 6ft 10ft) iPhone Lightning Cable Apple Certified with Promo Code AIRZXAM9 Free Shipping with prime or orders $25+ Description: [For Your Convenience]:Apple Certified 5 packs of charging... Read More
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Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. Part 2 with even more selections will be posted shortly. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Japan, England, London, Snowden, France, Stanford, Nsa, China, America, Book Review, Tech, Nike


Amazon is reportedly considering buying Wondery in a deal that could value the podcast startup at $300 million

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2019. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon is considering buying Wondery, the world's largest independent podcast publisher, the Wall Street Journal reported. Sources say the talks value Wondery at $300 million, which would make for the podcast industry's largest deal if the negotiations go through. Apple and Sony were reported to be among four companies that were holding preliminary talks in November to buy Wondery, which was seeking between $300 million and $...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, News, Media, Podcasts, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Sony, John, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Kim Kardashian West


This chart shows how the Salesforce acquisition of Slack for $27.7 billion stacks up against tech's largest deals ever

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO & cofounder Salesforce On Tuesday afternoon, Salesforce announced plans to purchase Slack for $27.7 billion — one of the largest ever tech acquisitions. The purchase tops Microsoft's 2016 acquisition of LinkedIn by a bit more than $1 billion, putting it among the top five largest tech acquisitions of all time. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called the combination of Salesforce and Slack, "a match made in heaven" in the announcement. "Together, Salesforce and Slack...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Facebook, New York, Adobe, Microsoft, Finance, Softbank, Nokia, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Tech


The future of work will be 'hot offices' where employees can reserve a desk, according to Amazon's cloud boss

Amazon headquarters. Elaine Thompson/AP The future of work will be "hot offices" where employees reserve a desk, AWS CEO Andy Jassy told CNBC. Jassy, who oversees Amazon's cloud business, said he expects that once offices can safely reopen, people will likely adopt a hybrid model rather than being in an office 100% of the time.  The coronavirus pandemic has affected Amazon's approach to meetings as well as hiring: The company is more open to remote employees now than it was in the past, Ja...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Future Of Work, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnbc, Elaine Thompson, Andy Jassy, Amazon Headquarters, Tech Insider, Jassy, Avery Hartmans, Jon Fortt


Walmart+ takes on Prime by dropping $35 minimum on Walmart.com purchases

Walmart+, the retailer’s lower cost alternative to Amazon Prime offering same-day delivery of groceries and other items, is making its service more appealing with today’s launch of a new perk. The company says that starting on Friday, December 4, it will remove the $35 shipping minimum on orders from Walmart.com for its members. However, this doesn’t apply to the same-day orders of groceries or other items fulfilled by Walmart stores, but rather online shopping where orders are placed thro...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Uber, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Online Shopping, United States, Retailers, Streaming Video, Instacart, E-books, Postmates, Doordash, Online Food Ordering


Google acquires Actifio to step into the area of data management and business continuity

In the same week that Amazon is holding its big AWS confab, Google is also announcing a move to raise its own enterprise game with Google Cloud. Today the company announced that it is acquiring Actifio, a data management company that helps companies with data continuity to be better prepared in the event of a security breach or other need for disaster recovery. The deal squares Google up as a competitor against the likes of Rubrik, another big player in data continuity. The terms of the deal wer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Enterprise, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Sap, Rubrik, Google Compute Engine, Actifio, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Today, Brad Calder


Amazon Now Offers EC2 Mac Mini Instances For Developers

Amazon announces arrival of Mac OS to AWS with EC2 Computing Instances The post Amazon Now Offers EC2 Mac Mini Instances For Developers appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, All News, Hardware News, Aws, Ec2, Mac OS, Mac Mini



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