How to buy the right Amazon Echo – The Verge

Alexa seems to be everywhere. Since Amazon’s voice assistant was introduced three years ago, it’s grown and grown in size and scope. Alexa is now on dozens of devices, has over 15,000 “skills,” and is quite possibly the name you think of when a digital assistant comes to mind — which is some really bad …

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Amazon made a bond offer this week that drew more cash than the GDP of Belarus

Amazon's issued a $16 billion bond this week which attracted orders of $49 billion. Amazon's $16 billion bond issuance attracted orders equivalent to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country Belarus. The money from the bond issue on Tuesday will be used to help the e-commerce giant fund its acquisition of Whole Foods. Demand was very high …

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Amazon can borrow money more cheaply than Russia, Mexico and China – Business Insider

Amazon can borrow money more cheaply than many major nations, including Russia, Mexico, Greece, Chile and China. Amazon got a pretty sweet deal on its recent $16 billion debt financing. The deal was so good, in fact, that a chunk of it ended up being better than what the governments of Russia, Mexico, Greece, Chile and …

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Trump claims Amazon is causing “great damage” – CBS News

In a new attack on e-commerce giant, the president says retailer is killing jobs and hurting U.S. communities. President Donald Trump is again taking aim at one of his favorite targets: Amazon.com. In a Wednesday morning tweet, the president complained the online retailer is "is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and …

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Hulu Signs Amazon AWS to Run Its Streaming Live TV Service | Fortune

Even behind the scenes, Amazon is in control. Hulu announced yesterday that it has chosen Amazon Web Services to be the cloud provider for its recently launched streaming live TV service. The partnership once again makes Amazon a winner, even when other companies introduce products that compete with its own offerings. A joint venture between NBCUniversal (CMCSA, -0.95%), …

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