Amazon May Be Working on ‘Database of Suspicious Persons’ Using Facial Recognition

A patent application filed by Amazon offers a vision of how doorbell cameras could be equipped with new technology that would allow the devices to gather data and identify people considered to be “suspicious.” The application – revealed by the US Patent and Trademark Office last month and first reported by CNN – describes how a series of cameras could […]


Amazon Launches Machine Learning Chip ‘Inferentia’, Taking on Nvidia and Intel on Wednesday launched a microchip aimed at so-called machine learning, entering a market that both Intel Corp and Nvidia Corpare counting on to boost their earnings in the coming years. Amazon is one of the largest buyers of chips from Intel and Nvidia, whose semiconductors help power Amazon’s booming cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. But Amazon has started to design […]

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Amazon Offers Free Machine Learning Courses to General Consumers

US e-commerce giant Amazon announced Monday that it is offering, for the first time, the same Machine Learning (ML) courses used to train its own engineers. The courses, which will be available through its Amazon Web Services (AWS), include more than 45 hours of 30 self-service, self-paced digital courses that are provided free for developers, data scientists, […]

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Flipkart and Amazon Not Abusing Market Position in India: CCI

Amazon and its rival in India, the Walmart-owned Flipkart, did not break regulations through their selection of merchants and brands, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in a ruling late on Tuesday. The decision is a defeat for a lobby group representing thousands of online sellers in India. A case brought by the All India Online Vendors […]


Amazon Pay EMI Now Available for Select Mobile Users: Here’s How It Works

Amazon India has now announced the availability of a new payment method called Amazon Pay EMI for its mobile users. The cardless mode of payment gives users instant credit, and lets them pay via EMIs using their debit cards, at low interest rates. The company has partnered with Capital Float to let users link their […]


Amazon Prime Video App’s User Interface to Get a Major Upgrade: Report

Amazon is reportedly working on a redesign of its Prime Video interface on mobile devices. According to a new report, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios has confirmed that a completely refreshed user interface is in the works for the Amazon Prime Video mobile app. The Amazon Prime Video app has not seen a big update in terms […]

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Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

  Amazon will sell you groceries, one way or another. Case in point: The day before it announced plans to buy Whole Foods for a cool $13.7 billion, it released Amazon Dash Wand, a small Alexa-powered gadget that will likely be just as integral to the company’s produce push. Amazon’s new scanning stick is Jeff […]


Amazon, Apple, Google And Other Tech Stocks Did Not Crash: Just A Glitch

  Share prices for Apple, Google parent company Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft all appeared at $123.47, which would’ve marked a whopping crash if it were true. Amazon’s opening price, for instance, is $972.79 per share — it’s a long way down to $123.47 and would’ve been catastrophic. For Amazon, for instance, it would’ve marked a catastrophic drop from its opening […]


Amazon has unveiled an early peek of Prime Day deals

  Amazon’s Prime Day is just hours away, and the online retailer wants to keep anticipation high. To that end, the company has unveiled a sneak peek at some of the deals you can expect throughout the 30-hour extravaganza. As is typical for Amazon, the company’s preview includes some generic promises, such as up to 40 percent […]