Fringe is a new company pitching employers on a service offering lifestyle benefits for their employees in addition to, or instead of, more traditional benefits packages. “We didn’t think it made sense that employees need to be sick, disabled, dead or 65+ to benefit from their benefits,” wrote Fringe chief executive Jordan Peace, in an […]

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Nanoleaf essentially created a new smart lighting category with its connected light panels, and since then it has iterated with its pixel-like Canvas and, most recently, its new Shapes Hexagons. The Hexagons already seem to be proving popular with customers, as they’re currently waitlisted, but I got the chance to spend some time with them […]

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In a statement issued this week, the U.S. Treasury Department notes that Amazon has agreed to pay $134,523 to settle potential liability over alleged sanctions violations. The charges specifically pertain to goods and services sent to people located in Crimea, Iran and Syria, which are covered by Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, between […]

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Docker and AWS today announced a new collaboration that introduces a deep integration between Docker’s Compose and Desktop developer tools and AWS’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) and ECS on AWS Fargate. Previously, the two companies note, the workflow to take Compose files and run them on ECS was often challenging for developers. Now, the two […]

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It’s hard to believe that Alexa was only announced in November 2014. In fewer than six years, the smart assistant has gone from consumer electronics curiosity to a nearly ubiquitous tech phenomenon. Launched alongside the first Echo device, Alexa has helped define a new paradigm of voice computing, alongside Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant. According […]

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Flipkart, which competes with Amazon in India, is doubling down on an area where it has established a clear lead: Fashion. On Thursday, the Flipkart Group announced it had invested $35 million in Arvind Fashions for a significant minority stake in one of the decades-old Indian firm’s subsidiaries as the Walmart -owned firm looks to […]

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Amazon on Wednesday informed its U.S. sellers they will soon have to display their business name and address on their Amazon.com seller profile page. For individual sellers, this will include the individual’s name and address. A similar system is already in place across Amazon’s stores in Europe, Japan, and Mexico, due to local laws. Amazon […]

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Amazon is upgrading its Fire TV’s live TV experience through new integrations with several live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. Live content from these services will now appear within key areas with the Fire TV user interface, including the Fire TV’s Live tab and Channel Guide, making […]

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Amazon is making it easier for mobile users to access its Alexa virtual assistant while on the go. The company announced today it’s making it possible to use Alexa “hands free” from within its Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android, meaning customers will be able to use Alexa to make lists, play music, control […]

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Amazon’s Prime Video is finally adding a feature that’s long since become a standard for streaming video services: user profiles. With profiles, Prime Video users will have access to their own Watchlist, personalized recommendations, and they’ll be able to track their own viewing progress, similar to rival services, like Netflix. Customers can create up to […]

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Computer vision summit CVPR has just (virtually) taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up individually, in fact, so I’ve collected the most promising ones from major companies here. Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all shared papers at the conference — and […]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is upping its space industry game with a dedicated business unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions (as first reported by the WSJ) that’s focused on space projects, including from customers like NASA, the U.S. military and private space players including Lockheed Martin and others. AWS has already served satellite and space […]

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Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s […]

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Amazon warehouse workers in Germany are striking for 48 hours this week, to protest conditions that have led to COVID-19 infections among fellow employees. Strikes began today at six warehouses and are set to continue through the end of the day Tuesday. The company has drawn international criticism for its decision not to disclose official […]

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Amazon said on Monday it has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging across its fulfillment centers in India, delivering on a pledge it made last year to achieve this goal by June. The American e-commerce group said it had replaced packaging materials such as bubble wrap with paper cushions and was also using “100% […]

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to […]

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Amazon makes an autonomous driving acquisition, Microsoft closes its retail stores and health insurance startup Oscar raises $225 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 26, 2020. 1. Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox According to Amazon’s announcement, Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, with current CEO Aicha Evans continuing in […]

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Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014 that has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution for ride-hailing. Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, according to Amazon’s announcement, […]

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For Amazon, it’s never too late to try something in India. The e-commerce giant is exploring ways to further spread its tentacles in the largely offline, technology-free neighborhood stores in one of its key overseas markets. The American firm’s latest attempt is called “Smart Stores.” For this India-specific program, Amazon is providing physical stores with […]

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Google said Wednesday it’s making a handful of privacy changes for users. In a blog post, the search giant said it’ll make it easier for users to go “incognito” and pause data collection as they use Google’s mobile apps. It’s also adding proactive account security recommendations to its Security Checkup tool. Google also said it’ll […]

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As perennial front-runner for the title of probably-the-most-evil tech company, Amazon has a long way to go to rehabilitate its image as a take-no-prisoners, industry-consolidating wealth machine. In a bold effort to do so, the company announced today that it would buy the rights to Seattle’s KeyArena, an aging stadium currently under redevelopment in the […]

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Flipkart on Wednesday added support for three more local languages as the Indian e-commerce giant looks to widen its foothold in smaller cities and towns across the country where fewer people speak English and Hindi. The Walmart -owned firm said its online marketplace now has interfaces in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, three languages that are […]

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Update: This post has been updated to indicate that although Rodrigo Prudencio’s profile on LinkedIn stated, “I lead investments for Amazon’s $2B Climate Pledge Fund” the fund is led by Matt Peterson on Amazon’s corporate development team and and Kara Hurst, who leads the company’s sustainability team, according to an Amazon spokesperson. Prudencio deleted his […]

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[Intro: Juelz Santana & Dave East] We just getting to the money, why they hating? This a real nigga celebration Getting to this paper, getting to this paper Shitting on a hater, shitting on a hater We just getting to this money, why they hating? This a real nigga celebration Getting to this paper, getting […]

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[Verse 1] Yaaawn uaaaaaapa yappa wuhan Yaaawn haarp uwaaaaa who-ooooh Yawmpa yngwie malmsteen Uoooooo, poo-poroppo-paaaah Gnakwauappa yawaaa unrwa Yawna itwascausedby brwno maaars Milf milf! Cough cough cough cougaaaar Snuff snuff! Cough cough coughwabungaaah [Chorus] Aaaaaa-chooooo Aaaaaa-chooooo Aaaaaa-chooooo Cough-yah, cough Bleach-choo, etchoo! Aaaaaa-chooooo Aaaaaa-chooooo Aaaaaa-chooooo Cough-yah, cough Bleach-choo, etchoo! [Verse 2] Yaaawn gabbah gabbah heyyyy Umpa lumpa 911truth cowid19insidejob Yaaawn […]

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[Intro] You’ve got me going psycho the way that you talk You’ve got me going psycho the way that you walk Scattering girl, I know, don’t got a line, ooh You’ve got me going psycho the way that you talk You’ve got me going psycho the way that you walk Scattering girl, I know, don’t […]

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SOS – what I wanna shoot up – Up towards the stars Teenage Siren Cyborg Transformation Dream Cyborg Kids Cyborg Kids Cyborg Kids Cyborg Kids UFO is what you’ll ride In that girls pinch My right hand’s a Machine Gun And bouncing off your building’s cinch Cyborg Kids Cyborg Kids Cyborg Kids Cyborg Kids SOS […]

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[Refrain] When I hop up on my hash Hop up on my purp [Pre-Hook] Do you know how to use your tongue? Do you know how to give me some? I know you heard about this boy Hop up on my perc, hop up on my perc [Hook] I can feel it! I see love […]

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[Songtext zu „Venezuela“] [Hook] Sie hat den Vibe aus Venezuela, ey Sie ist aus dem Paradies, aber sie weiß wie man schießt Ihre Liebe, wie Venezuela Ja sie ist so ehrlich und auch gefährlich Aber das ist das was du magst Du bist heiß und ich bin wieder im Fieber Wie du tanzt ist andere Liga In dir brennt das Feuer, denn du bist […]

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Ik ken een heel mooi meisje in de stad Het is zo’n lieve meid, ja echt een schat Ik zit al even over haar te dromen Te denken hoe ik dichterbij kan komen Wie kan me zeggen wat te kunnen doen Want ik wil van haar zo graag een zoen Dan fluister ik heel zacht […]

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