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Amazon Go job listings reveal upcoming New York launch

Amazon Go job listings reveal upcoming New York launch

Amazon plans to open a cashier-free store in New York, according to a new report. Called Amazon Go, the futuristic shop is already open to the public in Washington, where three stores are available to Amazon customers in Seattle. Based on a newly surfaced job listing, another Amazon Go store will soon be arriving in the New York area, that joining ones expected to launch in Chicago and San Francisco.

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Lyft deploys electric scooters in Denver as cheap transportation option

Lyft deploys electric scooters in Denver as cheap transportation option

Commuters in Denver with relatively short distances to travel are getting a new transportation option: electric scooters made by Chinese company Xiaomi and offered for rent by ride-sharing company Lyft. The company previously received permission to introduce the scooter rentals by Denver officials, which have also approved a number of competitors. Availability will be somewhat limited, at least initially.

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British Airways hacked: customer financial, personal data exposed

British Airways hacked: customer financial, personal data exposed

British Airways has revealed a hack that left customers' personal and financial information vulnerable. According to the company, which disclosed the data theft today, hackers managed to acquire some information about customers who were booking flights on the airline's mobile app and website. Law enforcement has been informed about the data breach.

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Apple’s Shazam acquisition given the go-ahead by EU regulators

Apple’s Shazam acquisition given the go-ahead by EU regulators

Back in December, Apple announced its intention to buy Shazam. While acquisitions like this are always subject to some delay while they make it through the regulatory process, this one in particular hit a pretty big roadblock when the European Commission announced a full-blown investigation into whether or not the deal would be anti-competitive. That investigation was announced back in April, and now it seems that the EU has reached its decision.

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THQ Nordic picks up Kingdoms of Amalur IP as it continues buying spree

THQ Nordic picks up Kingdoms of Amalur IP as it continues buying spree

It's been a very long time since we've heard the name Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The RPG was supposed to kick off an epic series that included an MMO, but developer 38 Studios shut down shortly after Reckoning released. Ever since then, the Kingdoms of Amalur series has sat dormant, with no indication that we'll ever see it revived.

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Facebook sues BlackBerry over alleged voice messaging patent infringement

Facebook sues BlackBerry over alleged voice messaging patent infringement

Facebook has slapped BlackBerry with a lawsuit accusing it of patent infringement. The legal spat follows BlackBerry's own lawsuit against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over allegations of "mobile messaging intellectual property" infringement, an issue that has boiled over into Facebook's own complaint. In it, the social media company claims BlackBerry has violated some of its voice messaging patents, among other things.

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Theranos loses blood, will finally dissolve

Theranos loses blood, will finally dissolve

Silicon Valley is best known for being the home of dreams, startups, and unicorns. It also sometimes happens to be home to scams and scandals. There is perhaps no bigger example of both than Theranos, the blood-testing company that turned out to be a money-sucking fraud instead. Or so says the charges hurled against it. While its executives continue to deny the accusations, the company itself is finally calling it quits and will soon formally dissolve. And whatever it has left will be used to pay unsecured creditors.

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Instagram shopping app leaks as major e-commerce project

Instagram shopping app leaks as major e-commerce project

Instagram is developing an e-commerce app, according to a new report, which warns the project may be cancelled before it launches. This new project reportedly includes a dedicated app that'll enable users to directly shop for goods, also providing the many businesses already on the Instagram platform with a way to sell their products.

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Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple

Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple

Amazon has become the second publicly listed US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation, the milestone coming only weeks after Apple reached the same figure. The milestone follows an aggressive increase in Amazon's net income, which jumped from $197 million in Q2 2017 to $2.5 billion in Q2 2018. The company rolled into this year at a little over half of its current value, jumping to the $1 trillion threshold in only a handful of months.

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Amazon ad-supported video streaming service tipped for Fire TV

Amazon ad-supported video streaming service tipped for Fire TV

Amazon is working on a new video streaming service that will be ad-supported and only available on Fire TV, according to a new report. The alleged service won't cost anything -- except the time to watch advertisements, of course -- providing an attractive alternative to the existing Prime Video product. The service is reportedly being developed by the Amazon subsidiary IMDB.

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Amazon Prime Book Box now available to all Prime customers in the US

Amazon Prime Book Box now available to all Prime customers in the US

Earlier this year, Amazon introduced Prime Book Box, a box of curated books targeted at young children. The new offering was only available through an invitation at the time, but the company has officially opened it up to all Prime customers located in the United States. Buyers can choose to receive a box every month or only a few times a year, depending on their needs.

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OneDrive will soon offer automatic video and audio transcription

OneDrive will soon offer automatic video and audio transcription

Microsoft 365 customers will soon have access to automatic video and audio transcription in OneDrive, enabling them to rapidly read the text, search through it for specific content, and isolate snippets. The feature is powered by the same artificial intelligence technology behind Microsoft Stream, making it available to a greater number of users. Several other upcoming features have also been detailed.

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