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Google Assistant beats Alexa, Siri again on smartphones

In its annual test, research-driven venture capital firm Loup Ventures found that Google Assistant understood every single query and answered correctly 92.9 per cent of the time.

Aug 19, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

Facebook let 3rd-party vendors listen to your Messenger chats

Since 2015, Facebook Messenger has offered a feature to transcribe voice clips to text, although it is turned off by default.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:09 PM IST

Facebook full of fake online review groups, warns Which?

Which? found dozens of groups on the social networking site in the UK that are recruiting people to write fake or incentivised reviews, with sellers offering free products in exchange for highly-rated reviews for products listed on Amazon.

Aug 07, 2019, 16:15 PM IST

Twitter admits to user data leak, apologises

According to a blog-post published by Twitter on Tuesday, the user information that may have been shared without people's permission include country code, details of users' engagement with the ad and information about the ad.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:47 PM IST

Jeff Bezos cashes in another $990 mn Amazon shares

From the 530,000 Amazon shares that Bezos sold early this month, he will net an estimated $750 million in cash after taxes, reported.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

Government comes up with draft guidelines to protect online shoppers

Online shoppers can soon rest assured that if they have any complaints about products or service from an e-commerce site, it would be speedily looked into and resolved.

Aug 05, 2019, 23:37 PM IST

Amazon plans to launch online food delivery service in India

Amazon is working with local partner Catamaran, founded by IT industrialist Narayana Murthy, and has begun hiring staff for the new operation.

Jul 30, 2019, 09:03 AM IST

Developers can now build Hindi skills for Alexa in India

Alexa is currently available in over 80 countries and speaks more than 14 language variants. 

Jul 16, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Amazon Alexa may come to Windows 10 lock screen

By putting Alexa on the lock screen, a Windows 10 PC would be an Alexa smart speaker even when the PC is in sleep mode.

Jul 16, 2019, 15:38 PM IST

Amazon workers in US, Europe begin protests on Prime Day sale event

The protests across the US and European countries could become a massive headache for Amazon as thousands have begun demanding better pay and working conditions.

Jul 16, 2019, 10:16 AM IST

Official YouTube app now available on Amazon Fire TV

The all-new YouTube app will appear in the `Your Apps and Channels` row on all compatible devices.

Jul 10, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

India warns firms like Amazon and Flipkart over steep online discounts

The government has said that while is prepared to listen to concerns about its new FDI rules, it's committed to protecting small traders from predatory behaviour by foreign-funded companies

Jun 26, 2019, 10:14 AM IST

Amazon opens Telangana's largest delivery centre in Hyderabad

The E-commerce company also has close to 90 Amazon-owned and Service Partner delivery stations in the State.

Jun 19, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

Amazon Alexa to talk to you in impeccable Hindi soon

Though the smart speaker is a relatively young product in India, voice assistants like Alexa in smart devices are gaining immense popularity in the country.

Jun 07, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

New Amazon drone to deliver packages in your backyard

The drone would start shipping packages within months, starting with the US.

Jun 06, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

Jeff Bezos buying prime Manhattan properties for $80mn

The recently-divorced 55-year-old multi-billionaire is purchasing the top floors of a NoMad apartment building, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:15 PM IST

US antitrust panel to probe tech giants over stifling competition

According to The New York Times, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will handle Apple and Google while the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will take Facebook and Amazon.

Jun 04, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Amazon delivering over 10mn items in a day in US

In an earnings call in April, Brian Olsavsky, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Amazon, announced the company's plan of investing $800 million and building most of this one-day Prime delivery capacity throughout 2019.

Jun 04, 2019, 15:57 PM IST

Amazon to allow users to delete Alexa recordings with voice commands

Currently, a user has to go to the app to delete Alexa recordings one by one, or through Amazon's website to delete every recording at once.

May 30, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

Walmart taps ex-Google, Amazon employee Suresh Kumar as new chief technology officer

Kumar most recently worked as a vice president and general manager of display, video, app ads and analytics at Google. He will directly report to the retailer`s Chief Executive Doug McMillon, Walmart said on Tuesday.

May 29, 2019, 14:47 PM IST