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Sonos seemingly plans to compete with Siri/HomeKit as it announces layoffs to refocus on smart home control

In a blog post long on words but short on specifics, wireless speaker firm Sonos has announced that it will be increasingly focusing on support for streaming music services – but also moving into voice control. CEO John Macfarlane says that in the immediate term, the company will need to layoff employees as part of its…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/10/sonos-alexa-voice-control-layoffs/

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Is Logistics About To Get Amazon’ed?

In November 2015, Beijing Century Joyo Courier Services registered with the U.S. government as an ocean shipping provider. So what? Well, Beijing Century Joyo Courier Services is a subsidiary of none other than Amazon. And earlier in the year, Amazon had already expanded its logistics presence with air transportation and trucking. Read More

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/29/is-logistics-about-to-get-amazoned/?ncid=rss

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Google And Amazon Talk About Managing Drone Traffic At CES

Figuring out how to manage drone traffic over the United States to allow for drone delivery services and other drone-based service is going to be critical if Amazon and Google ever want to deliver packages to the backyards of their customers. Earlier this week, Amazon’s VP of Global Public Policy Paul Misener and Dave Vos, Google’s lead […]

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/09/google-and-amazon-talk-about-managing-drone-traffic-at-ces/

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Is AWS The Most Important Enterprise Company?

In my opinion AWS is dominating the public cloud market, and it is increasingly clear that this market represents the largest disruption of enterprise computing since the introduction of the personal computer.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/12/is-aws-the-most-important-enterprise-company/

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Streaming Services Amazon, Netflix And HBO Win Big At Emmys

Streaming services are continuing their march into Hollywood, competing head-on with network television not only for viewership numbers, but now also for critical acclaim and industry recognition.
At last night’s Primetime Emmy awards, services including Amazon, Netflix and – if you count it – HBO, which this year launched its own over-the-top option for cord cutters with HBO NOW, dominated the annual awards show, scoring trophies for “Transparent” (Amazon), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Game of Thrones” (HBO) and “Veep” (HBO).

http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/21/streaming-services-amazon-netflix-and-hbo-win-big-at-emmys/

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Amazon Tempts Parents With A $100 Tablet For Kids

How can any company compete with iPad when it comes to being the preferred tablet for children, thanks to the App Store’s large selection of educational apps and age-appropriate games? Amazon’s strategy, to date, has to make a more affordable tablet for the young ones, complete with kid-friendly software pre-installed, while also eliminating parents’ concerns over hardware damage.
And today, along with a slew of new, lower-cost Fire tablets and an upgraded Fire TV, the company also announced an upgraded version of its Fire Kids Edition tablet that now sells for under $100 and comes with an updated kid-proof cas

http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/17/amazon-tempts-parents-with-a-100-tablet-for-kids/