Are the Amazon Echo and Google Home addictive devices?

Technology addiction is having quite a moment, as evidence mounts that electronic devices, especially smartphones, may contribute to screen-time dependence. That means more scrutiny for the big-name hardware and software companies. Just recently, Apple was chided by its investors for not facilitating more ways to protect children. Stakeholders said that the Cupertino, California-based company should “offer… Please follow and like us:

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10 reasons to buy crypto-currencies other than Bitcoin

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018.: The sudden, perhaps unexpected spurt in the price of Bitcoin is leading investors to show interest in other crypto-currencies. While demand for about a dozen other crypto-currencies of the world remains slightly muted, indications are, their prices would also soar in coming months. Several reasons have led to the exponential increase in… Please follow and like us:

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Robert Reed: An Amazon-Target deal would mean a very different shopping experience

Sooner rather than later, Amazon is going to buy a big, well-known, traditional retailer. When it does, expect the e-commerce giant to take aim at Target. This is not an idle stretch of the imagination or investor whimsy. A respected tech industry analyst, Gene Munster, has boldly predicted Amazon will acquire Minneapolis-based Target, most likely this… Please follow and like us:

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Michael Wolff, ‘Fire and Fury’ author, admits: Not all in Trump book true

Well, well, well, turns out even Michael Wolff, author of the “Fire and Fury” book that has sparked such national discussion about the Donald Trump White House, admits that not everything he wrote is true. In his prologue, Wolff writes, as Business Insider noted: “Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White… Please follow and like us:

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Apple Experienced More Product Delays Under Tim Cook Compared To Steve Jobs

Product delays under Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure have more than doubled compared to his predecessor Steve Jobs, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The report comes as customers wait for the new HomePod, which was revealed in September. The speaker’s release date was initially in December but was pushed back. Delays have led… Please follow and like us:

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Trump tweet trashes Amazon, USPS shipping price breaks

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2017: Just when you thought this New Year’s weekend would be a quiet one, the President fired off another provocative Trump tweet this Friday a.m.: Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon says it sold ‘tens of millions’ of Echos, other Alexa devices during holiday shopping season

SEATTLE – Amazon’s Alexa had a very good Christmas. The retailer said on Tuesdays that it sold “tens of millions” of devices bearing the Alexa voice-activated digital assistant during the peak shopping season. That lineup includes Amazon’s Echo speakers and Fire TV streaming device, among other gizmos. Sales of Amazon devices were “millions more” than a… Please follow and like us:

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Alteryx data breach exposed 123 million American households’ information

Credit reporting firms go to great lengths to convince the public that the data they collect won’t fall into the wrong hands. But what happens when they sell that data to a third party? Can the buyer make the same guarantees? That’s a question the consumer data industry is now grappling with after a discovery that… Please follow and like us:

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Cryptocurrency ICOs Must Stop Flying Blind On Money-Laundering Risks

Companies have raised as much as $4 billion this year through token crowd sales, or Initial Coin Offerings, a new mechanism that many startups using blockchain technology in some way have used to bypass traditional venture capital funding routes. That is a lot of money flowing to entities to fund their ideas and develop their products.… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon To Prevent Inflation And Other Grey Swan Predictions For 2018

The end of the year is almost here, so we’re getting the usual flood of end-of-the-year and preview 2018 reports. Nomura analysts have entered the fray with their grey swan predictions for 2018, which include an interesting mix of tidbits such as lessons from the movies about 2018, continuing impacts of Amazon and e-commerce on inflation,… Please follow and like us:

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Can you really get rich quick selling on Amazon?

Wouldn’t you like to make as much as $10,000 in the next 30 days by becoming a power seller on Amazon? That’s one of the promises made by two brothers who ran a website pushing products and seminars that claimed to be able to teach you to make a fortune with very little effort. RELATED: This… Please follow and like us:

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Follow the money to understand how drug profits flow

The prescription drug world is in turmoil. Pharmacy giant CVS is buying Aetna, an insurance company, and Amazon appears to be entering the pharmacy market. Meanwhile, Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, indicated in his confirmation hearing that drug pricing will be his top priority, although he offered few details.… Please follow and like us:

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5 things to know about the Disney/Fox deal and what it could mean for you

The media landscape was shaken up Thursday with the announcement that Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a deal valued at $52.4 billion in an all-stock transaction. RELATED: Disney theme park attendance drops as prices rise The House of Mouse gets crazy like a Fox! Here’s what it’s going to mean to you… Please follow and like us:

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MS: FAANG Hot Streak Coming To An End

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (Alphabet) have been the market’s top stocks in 2017, but what does next year hold for these tech behemoths collectively known as the FAANGs? According to a recent research note from analysts at Morgan Stanley, collectively the FAANGs have added 4.3 percentage points of market capitalization to the S&P 500… Please follow and like us:

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Target buys same-day grocery delivery service Shipt for $550M

The battle for same-day grocery delivery supremacy is on! Target has announced it plans to acquire same-day delivery grocery app Shipt for $550 million in cash. RELATED: The biggest threat to your grocery budget in 2018 Same-day delivery will be in 600 stores by early 2018 This deal is expected to ramp up quickly. By early… Please follow and like us:

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