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Amazon adds Inspire; a TikTok-like shopping experience within its app
Dec08

Amazon adds Inspire; a TikTok-like shopping experience within its app

Ahead of the holiday season, Amazon is adding a TikTok-like shopping experience within its app. The launch of Inspire, according to Amazon, will allow consumers to browse products and ideas and shop from content created by brands, influencers, and other customers. Inspire offers a short-form video and photo feed, and is similar to how TikTok works. According to Amazon, Inspire will initially roll out to select customers in the US this...

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Snapchat inks new AR partnership deal with Amazon
Nov04

Snapchat inks new AR partnership deal with Amazon

Snap and Amazon have announced a new partnership that will allow millions of Snapchat users to experience Virtual Try-On [VTO] experiences. This represents an expansion of Snap’s existing Augmented Reality [AR] for both brands and customers. The new try-on Lenses features thousands of Amazon Fashion’s popular Virtual Try-On Eyewear products, which will enable Amazon brands to leverage on their Amazon AR assets. With this, they will be...

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Amazon Launches New Alexa Feature for Brands — Does It Mean More Ads?
Sep17

Amazon Launches New Alexa Feature for Brands — Does It Mean More Ads?

Soon, Alexa will answer your questions with ads.  https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/small-business/alexa-can-now-help-brands-answer-customer-questions Buy More Things  Amazon wants you to buy more things. Hence, it introduced new Alexa features to allow brands to submit their answers to some common questions. Soon, if you ask Alexa how to remove pet hair from your carpet, Alexa will no longer supply you with generic tips from the...

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Amazon One of the Bidders to Acquire Signify Health
Aug22

Amazon One of the Bidders to Acquire Signify Health

It’s Amazon’s push into healthcare.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amazon_Gift_Cards.jpg Amazon Pursuing Signify Health  The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is one of the bidders to acquire Signify Health, which is for sale. The Journal also reported that the healthcare provider could value over $8 billion.  However, Amazon does not comment on speculation.  In addition to Amazon, CVS and...

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Amazon Plans to Make Alexa Imitate Anyone’s Voice —Even Deceased Loved Ones
Jun24

Amazon Plans to Make Alexa Imitate Anyone’s Voice —Even Deceased Loved Ones

Is this creepy or cool?  https://www.flickr.com/photos/131292477@N08/25219116374 Amazon Alexa Could Replicate Someone’s Voice On Wednesday, Amazon announced during its yearly re:Mars conference that it focuses on AI innovation. It’s updating its Alexa system so it can mimic any voice. Yes, even a deceased family member.  Amazon demonstrated on stage how Alexa’s voice changed. During the presentation, Alexa was reading a story to...

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Amazon Offers Invitation-Based Ordering for PS5
Jun04

Amazon Offers Invitation-Based Ordering for PS5

This is a new ordering option that will also include other high-demand but low-supply products.  Amazon Invitation-Based Ordering  If you’re planning to buy a PS5, you can get it through Amazon by requesting an invitation on the console’s product page. An e-mail will be sent to you along with a link that lets you purchase one in 72 hours.  One of the best things is that you don’t have to sign up for its Prime subscription....

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