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Amazon could be planning a meal kit service to rival Blue Apron

Amazon filed a trademark on July 6th for a service described as “We do the prep. You be the chef.” The application describes the service as akin to other meal prep services like Blue Apron, saying customers will be provided with “prepared food kits… ready for cooking.” from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2tzamJT

Wal-Mart is reportedly telling its tech vendors to leave Amazon’s cloud

Wal-Mart is telling Amazon game on. The big-box retailer is reportedly warning some tech companies that if they want Wal-Mart’s business, they can’t run applications on Amazon’s cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a handful of tech companies have told The Wall Street Journal. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2tNpGDa

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in deal valued at $13.7 billion

The organic grocer would continue to operate under its existing brand. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2017, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals. This is a developing story. It will be updated. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2rDuVnO

Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show

Amazon has officially unveiled its latest Echo product: a touchscreen device with built-in Alexa called the Echo Show. The device was extensively leaked this week, but is now available to pre-order from Amazon for $229.99. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2qVHNp5

Amazon’s new $200 camera will judge how you look

Amazon today announced a new device in the Echo family: the Echo Look, a “style assistant” camera that helps you catalog your outfits and rates your look based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2qeVKOJ

Confirmed: Walmart buys Jet.com for $3B in cash to fight Amazon

Walmart today took its biggest step yet in its bid to compete against Amazon in the world of digital commerce: today the retail giant announced that it would be acquiring Jet. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2aOIQzC

Amazon Prime Video comes out on its own

Amazon Prime Video is getting its own stage. The online retailer’s streaming video service is now available for the first time on its own. The company is letting fans in the US binge on Amazon original shows like “Mozart in the Jungle” and “The New Yorker Presents” for $8.99 a month. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/1YC65z5

Amazon pledges to bring device encryption back to Fire OS this spring

Amazon has quickly reversed course after it found itself in a PR firestorm earlier this week for quietly disabling encryption on its Fire OS 5 software. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/1nnmGJO

Amazon pledges to bring device encryption back to Fire OS this spring

Amazon has quickly reversed course after it found itself in a PR firestorm earlier this week for quietly disabling encryption on its Fire OS 5 software. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/1nnmGJO

Amazon debuts two smaller and cheaper Echos

Amazon has announced two new Alexa-enabled devices that do most of the same tasks, but look completely different. The Echo Dot is a stubby version of the regular Echo while the Amazon Tap is a Bluetooth and WiFi speaker that supports voice commands. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/1QVrJiF

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