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Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump’s tariff plans

“Seattle-based Amazon is concerned such tariffs would hit shoppers during the crucial holiday shopping season, the person familiar with the matter said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Alcoa said this week it will incur as much as $14 million a month in extra expenses, mainly from tariffs levied on aluminum imported from Canada, its biggest supplier. Apple Inc won guarantees from the Trump administration that its lucrative iPhones would ship from China without being subject to tariffs, the New York Times reported last month.Lobbying administration officials and members of…

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FEELING SICK? You Can Soon Ask Alexa For NHS-Approved Advice

“As part of that, Amazon will soon offer a NHS Choices Alexa skill that will allow anyone to ask their smart speaker a health-related question and in response get tailored advice” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. Of the £487 million that has been promised it’s expected that around £412 million will be used on allowing patients greater access to health services at home. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Amazon’s Matt Wood on the major takeaways from AWS Summit 2018

“Formula 1 chose AWS as their machine learning platform, Major League Baseball chose AWS as their machine learning platform, and the National Football League chose AWS as their machine learning platform” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. SageMaker, the Seattle company’s full-stack machine learning platform, got two major updates: SageMaker Streaming Algorithms and SageMaker Batch Transform.VentureBeat: Today, you announced SageMaker Streaming Algorithms, which allows AWS customers to train machine learning models more quickly.The good news is that with machine learning, you can identify, measure, and systematically reduce those inaccuracies.Matt Wood, general manager of artificial…

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Deutsche Bank calls Amazon its top internet pick for the short term and long haul

“Amazon shares will surge this year due to its expansion into new industries and countries, according to Deutsche Bank” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Amazon shares have rallied 55 percent this year through Thursday versus the S&P 500’s 5 percent gain.The firm raised its price target to $2,200 from $1,800 for Amazon shares, representing 21 percent upside to Thursday’s close. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Amazon Part Finder users AR to identify nuts, bolts, screws

“That said, so far it seems to only work on the iOS Amazon app, with no word yet on an Android version” reports slashgear.com. It’s not a simple case of pointing your smartphone camera at the screw and it will automagically know what kind it is.Mobile AR platforms now have an ability to measure things in the real world using nothing but your smartphone’s camera. Source: slashgear.com Share This:

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Amazon reportedly had a 300-person conference call to deal with the Prime Day glitches

“But despite the embarrassing glitches, Amazon reported that Prime Day saw a record number of sales, becoming the biggest shopping day in the company’s history” writes Rachel Sandler for businessinsider.com. PDT on Monday, right Amazon’s annual doorbuster sales event began, the company’s website was riddled with glitches and outages. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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JP Morgan says Amazon is a ‘top pick,’ recommends internet giant into its earnings report next week 

“Amazon shares will keep surging even after its stunning rise so far this year, according to J.P. Morgan” writes Lindsey Wasson for cnbc.com. The firm reiterated its overweight rating for Amazon shares, predicting the company will report sales above expectations for its second quarter.The analyst estimates the company will report second-quarter sales of $53.7 billion versus the $53.4 billion Wall Street consensus. Amazon will report its second-quarter earnings results on July 26, according to its website. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Avis to give Amazon customers 20% gift card for using Alexa to book a car

“And later in July, Amazon customers who rent an Avis car using Amazon Alexa will receive an Amazon gift card valued at 20% of the rental price” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. The new benefits are part of a relationship formed last year, when Avis launched a skill for Amazon Alexa that enables Avis customers to make a car rental reservation. HTZ, -0.37% have plunged 38%, Amazon shares have soared 58% and the S&P 500 SPX, -0.42% has gained 5.3%.AMZN, -0.39% customers who book a rental car through Avis.The benefits…

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Amazon hands goodwill to eBay with move to shut Australians out of overseas sites

“While neither Amazon nor eBay provide data on visitors to their sites and estimating their share of Australia’s A$26 billion-a-year online retail market is difficult, customer dissatisfaction with Amazon Australia is not hard to find” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Securities analysts argue, however, that Amazon plays a long game and that given its track record in dominating online retail in many countries, whatever missteps it makes can be fixed over time. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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