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Alexa is making its first foray into restaurant technology.

Amazon has invested in its first restaurant operations startup, and it could reveal the future of Alexa

Amazon has invested in SevenRooms, a dining operations and reservations startup, via its Alexa Fund. It will enable customers to make reservations via Alexa and allow waitstaff to serve guests by asking Alexa for help.

An Amazon staffer says over 450 employees wrote to Jeff Bezos demanding Amazon stop selling facial recognition software to police

An anonymous Amazon employee wrote an op-ed for Medium demanding that Amazon stop selling its facial recognition software Rekognition to police forces. The employee said over 450 Amazon staff wrote to Jeff Bezos asking for the same thing a few weeks ago, but have heard nothing back.
Mercedes-Benz has identified a power-steering leak plaguing its Sprinter vans.

Some of Amazon’s brand-new Mercedes-Benz delivery vans are suffering a mechanical failure

Mercedes-Benz has identified a power-steering-fluid leak plaguing its highly touted Sprinter vans. This has affected Amazon, which recently ordered 20,000 Sprinter vans for its last-mile-delivery program.

Jeff Bezos wants to spend $2 billion on education and the homeless. These four cities could use it the most.

The billionaire's scholarship program could go the furthest in Detroit and Las Vegas, while funding for the homeless could help mitigate the severe crises in LA and San Francisco.
Prime is very important to Amazon.

Prime members spend way more on Amazon than other customers — and the difference is growing

The difference between purchases made by Prime members and other shoppers is growing on Amazon, according to a new study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. It shows that Prime is becoming more important to Amazon, though CIRP also reports that the company's membership growth is slowing.

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite is the lightest Kindle ever, has double the storage than before, and can withstand being submerged in water for 6...

On Tuesday, Amazon announced its newly designed Kindle Paperwhite. The new Paperwhite has a couple of standout features, including water resistance.
Instacart used to have exclusive rights to Whole Foods delivery. That changed when Amazon acquired the grocer.

We compared Whole Foods’ grocery delivery from Amazon Prime Now and Instacart, and it was clear which service does it better

Using Instacart was once the only way to order grocery delivery from Whole Foods. That changed when Amazon acquired the grocer. Here's our verdict on which service is better, Prime Now or Instacart.

Jeff Bezos: Today’s internet is a ‘confirmation bias machine’ that could help autocratic regimes

After touting his space tourism mission (now set for 2019), Jeff Bezos also weighed in on the current state of social media and the internet in general on Monday. "I think the Internet in its current incarnation is a confirmation bias machine," he said.
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Jeff Bezos defends Amazon taking defense contracts, even as Google and others shy away: ‘This is a great country and it does need to be defended...

Microsoft and Google employees have protested recently over bids for US military contracts — but Amazon has no intention of dropping out.
Amazon has a new partnership with "Shark Tank."

‘Shark Tank’ winners will now get a huge boost from Amazon — but there’s a catch

Amazon will now sell items from companies that the Sharks have invested in during any season of the show. It's one more perk for winners of the show to look forward to, but there could be a downside.