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Twitter launches an app for Amazon’s Alexa voice platform

Twitter launches an app for Amazon’s Alexa voice platform

On Friday, popular microblogging service Twitter announced that it is launching a new app for Amazon’s Alexa voice platform. The launch of an Alexa app by Twitter means that the Alexa digital assistant can be used by Twitter users to have their tweets read out to them.

Announcing the launch of the new Alexa app, Twitter said that the app will give Twitter users the ability to listen to latest information from Twitter directly on the Amazon Echo speaker or any other Alexa-powered device,

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Amazon may announce the launch of Echo in UK, at its Sept 14 event in London

Amazon may announce the launch of Echo in UK, at its Sept 14 event in London

On Friday, US-based online retail giant Amazon sent out a typically cryptic invite to an event which the company is scheduled to host in London on Wednesday, September 14.

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Amazon launches new color options for Fire tablets; introduces 16GB models

Amazon launches new color options for Fire tablets; introduces 16GB models

Online retail giant Amazon announced on Thursday that it has rolled out three new color options for its budget-friendly $50 Fire tablet; and also a new color for its kids-centered Fire Kids Edition.

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Blue Origin Successfully Launches Its Flagship Rocket ‘New Shepard’

Blue Origin Successfully Launches Its Flagship Rocket ‘New Shepard’

CEO of Amazon, also the founder of a spaceflight company Blue Origin, made headlines after his company’s flagship rocket was launched. The rocket also made successful landing on the ground upright.

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Amazon Launches New On-Demand Delivery Service Flex

Amazon Launches New On-Demand Delivery Service Flex

Amazon, which was planning to buy Postmates earlier this year, has today launched a service that will give a head to head competition to it. The e-commerce giant’s new on-demand delivery service Flex doesn’t rely on traditional couriers.

The workers, who will be working with the online retailer on the new service, will get an opportunity to make between $18 and $25 per hour by just delivering packages for Amazon using their own vehicle and a smartphone app through which they will route their deliveries.

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Amazon starts paying tax on profits generated from German sales

 Amazon starts paying tax on profits generated from German sales

Global online retailer Amazon.com has started paying tax on profits from its sales to its customers from Germany instead of showing the profits in its accounts in Luxembourg, German national subscription daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

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Amazon rewards Investors with better than expected profit

Amazon rewards Investors with better than expected profit

On Thursday, Amazon reported a $214-million profit or 45 cents a share, on revenue of $29.33 billion, beyond the estimate of many analysts for the holiday season. Market analysts had estimated just 17 cents a share on $29.68 billion in revenue.

CEO Jeff Bezos said that in the quarter, the company has got more than 50% boost in the Prime membership. The company has not released the exact numbers for Prime memberships.

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Amazon will finally reveal the amount of cloud service it is making

Amazon will finally reveal the amount of cloud service it is making

Starting with the first quarter of 2015, Amazon is all set to begin breaking out the results of its cloud-computing services known collectively as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Amazon’s Goal is to Produce 12 Movies a Year

Amazon’s Goal is to Produce 12 Movies a Year

On Monday, Amazon announced its plans to create 12 feature films a year. These pictures will be first released in movie theatres and later would be streamed to customers.

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Lackluster Fire Phone sales mark a big disappointment for Amazon

Lackluster Fire Phone sales mark a big disappointment for Amazon

Online retail giant Amazon marked its foray into the smartphone arena two months back, with the launch of its first handset - the Fire Phone. Though the Fire Phone was given a flashy launch by Amazon at a press conference in Seattle, the sales of the handset have been quite lackluster.

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