Amazon launches special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

Amazon launches special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

From the looks of things, free two-hour shipping is but one of many, many Whole Foods perks Amazon is giving Prime members — something subscribers deserve, considering Prime’s 20 percent price increase. The e-commerce giant has just announced two new benefits for its subscribers: an additional 10 percent discount off sale items and deep discounts […]

Amazon testing new ad tech tools to track shoppers around the web

Amazon testing new ad tech tools to track shoppers around the web

Amazon is reportedly testing new ad tech tools that will see the eCommerce giant make its biggest move yet in its attempts to rival digital advertising firms like Google. The firm is trialling a new display offering that will enable merchants using its online marketplace to retarget consumers around the web. According to Bloomberg, which […]

Amazon transforms model houses into Alexa-powered smart homes

Amazon transforms model houses into Alexa-powered smart homes

Amazon announced the opening of interactive Amazon Experience Centers within select Lennar model homes across the United States. In these Alexa-enabled smart homes, customers can simply ask Alexa to control the television, lights, thermostat, shades, and more. The model homes showcase how customers can use Alexa in their everyday lives. Customers can experience just how […]

Smaato integrates with Amazon Publisher Services to allow publishers access to premium global, mobile-only demand

Smaato integrates with Amazon Publisher Services to allow publishers access to premium global, mobile-only demand

Smaato, an advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, announced it has integrated with Amazon Publisher Services (APS) to provide Smaato’s in-app demand partners with access to Amazon’s Transparent Ad Marketplace inventory. In response to publisher requests, Smaato is one of the first mobile ad exchanges to participate. Through a server-to-server integration, publishers using […]

Virgin Trains passengers can now use Amazon Alexa to buy tickets in travel industry first

Virgin Trains passengers can now use Amazon Alexa to buy tickets in travel industry first

Virgin Trains have today become the first travel operator in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa, with customers now able to book Advance Single tickets using just their voice. The innovative collaboration will enable rail travellers to sort their tickers with one simple voice-based transaction via an Alexa-enabled Amazon device, including Amazon Echo, […]

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

For the second year in a row, marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting has confirmed that Google Assistant is the smartest and the most efficient virtual assistants on the market. In an attempt to figure out which smart speaker is the most intelligent, Stone Temple asked the Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana approximately […]

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon has unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition with a custom version of Alexa that will read to kids, play music, answer questions and do other chores. It uses a new flavor of its FreeTime app called FreeTime for Alexa that includes parent controls and family-friendly features that run on the Echo, Echo Dot or […]

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