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Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls

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Video chat was always one of Echo Show and Spot’s biggest selling points. But until now, the products have been tethered to Amazon’s own software. This week, however, the company took another big step in its ongoing relationship with Microsoft by adding Skype calling to mix. Now just about every Echo device past and present are able to make calls using the popular platform. Your Echo/Plus/Dot, et al. will be able to do so via voice using a command like, “Alexa Skype Mom.” Echos with displays, meanwhile, will offer up the full video Skype experience. Users can also ask Alexa […]

People are furiously speculating that Amazon could be getting more tax benefits by splitting its HQ2 between 2 cities — but it’s too early to say whether that will happen (AMZN)

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Cliff Owen/AP Amazon is reportedly planning to split its second headquarters, HQ2, between two locations: Long Island City in New York and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, according to The New York Times. Some people are speculating as to whether Amazon will be able to double up on some of the proposed financial incentives if it is split between two headquarters.  At least one expert says it’s not yet clear what will happen on that front, as the process has largely been conducted in secret.  On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is planning to split […]

Amazon is likely to build two new offices — take a look at the controversial spectacle leading up to ‘HQ2’ (AMZN)

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Mario Tama/Getty Images It’s been 14 months since Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, declared its intention to build a second headquarters.  Founded in Seattle some 23 years earlier, Amazon said it had gotten so big that it needed a second home base in another city. The company’s year-long selection process had a decidedly sweepstakes-like feel to it. Amazon laid out its expectations for what it wanted in a second hometown and promised a bonanza of 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment to whichever lucky city it picked. City governments and officials scrambled to outdo each other and woo […]

Tidal arrives on the Amazon Echo

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One key thing the HomePod has on the competition: streaming service synergy. It’s an important advantage at the heart of the premium smart speaker. While both Amazon and Google have their own streaming options, they pale in comparison to the top services, so third-parties are really the way to go. Amazon’s just added another key offering to its arsenal. Tidal, the music streaming service that Jay-Z built, is now available on Echo devices courtesy of Amazon’s recently introduced Music Skill API. The move is likely to be more of a boon for Tidal than Amazon, of course, but the more […]

Survey: People plan to use Amazon 3-to-1 over Google for holiday shopping

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What’s new and striking about this survey is the runaway gap between Amazon and everyone else. The post Survey: People plan to use Amazon 3-to-1 over Google for holiday shopping appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Read more: feeds.marketingland.com Please follow and like us:

Amazon is celebrating Alexa’s 4th birthday with up to $20 off Echo and Fire devices

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon Alexa is 4 years old, and Amazon is celebrating with a sale on Alexa-enabled Echo and Fire devices until November 6. A $20 discount on the Amazon Echo and $10 off the Fire 8 Tablet when bundled with the Show Mode Charging Dock are a couple highlights of the sale. This a great opportunity to get some of your holiday gift shopping done early since many of Amazon’s own devices are probably going to get harder […]

Shy of 100MM, survey finds Amazon Prime membership growth has flattened in US

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Quarterly member growth has slowed to less than 2 percent, according to CIRP. The post Shy of 100MM, survey finds Amazon Prime membership growth has flattened in US appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Read more: feeds.marketingland.com Please follow and like us:

Report: Apple expected to say GDPR a model for US privacy regulation

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CEO Tim Cook is the keynote speaker at the ICDPPC conference in Brussels. The post Report: Apple expected to say GDPR a model for US privacy regulation appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Read more: feeds.marketingland.com Please follow and like us:

We’re Taking a Serious Look at Amazon Ads

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In their most recent quarterly report, Amazon announced they’re on track to earn $10 billion a year from their advertising business. Some advertisers have already opted to move over half of their budgets from Google search to Amazon ads. In March, eMarketer predicted that Amazon was on track to become the third largest online ad player by 2020. As a digital agency focused exclusively on the B2B space, we’ve been hesitant to invest significant time into Amazon ads. But with Amazon ads hitting a critical mass, it’s time for us to pay attention. Here’s why. The rise of Amazon Business […]

Amazon Echo and Alexa arrive in Mexico

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Alexa’s path to AI global domination continues apace with the addition of Mexico to its growing list of markets. Amazon today opened up pre-orders for the Echo, Dot, Plus, Spot and Smart Plug. The devices are set to start shipping next week. Of course, bringing such devices to new markets is more complicated than just supply chain issues. Every new location means new accents and cultural nuances. Amazon brought the Alexa to Spain earlier this year, but the distinction between that brand of Spanish and the one spoken in Mexico is broad enough to require some massive changes, not to mention […]