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Amazon: $1.9 Million Settlement

Amazon has agreed to pay the sum of $1.9 million USD to 700 migrant contract workers to settle claims that they suffered human rights abuses as a result of exploitative labor contracts in Saudi Arabia. The third-party temporary labor agency involved was Abdullah Fahad Al-Mutairi Co. (AFMCO). The report states that workers had to pay…

Project Kuiper and SpaceX Deal

Kuiper Systems LLC, also known as Project Kuiper, was established in 2019 as an Amazon subsidiary with the aim of deploying large satellite internet packages to provide broadband internet from Earth’s orbit. According to recent reports, Amazon has acquired three Falcon 9 launches from SpaceX to support the deployment of its Project Kuiper mega-constellation. These…

Amazon Launches Q

Amazon is an American multinational technology company that specializes in e-commerce, online advertising, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence etc. The company recently announced its generative artificial intelligent (AI) powered assistant named Amazon Q. Amazon Q is a conversational AI bot developed to generate content, streamline processes, solve problems, and provide relevant information specifically tailored to…

Amazon and Hyundai Partnership

Amazon and Hyundai have partnered together to allow the retail giant to feature cars for sale on its website beginning in 2024. The Amazon vehicle section will allow customers browse, customize, and order Hyundai vehicles of their choice without leaving the website, and have it delivered by their local dealership. The report further mentions that…

Amazon Games to Layoff 180

Amazon Games is a video game development and publishing company that was founded in 2012 as a division of the Amazon corporation. The company’s portfolio consists of games like New World, Lost Ark, etc., and its development studios span across San Diego, USA and Montreal, Quebec. Amazon Games is headquartered in Washington, USA. According to…

Jeff Bezos: Project Kuiper

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American billionaire, businessman, and investor with a net worth of about $160 billion USD as of September 2023. Jeff is the founder of Amazon, the largest e-commerce company in the world. Kuiper Systems LLC, also referred to as Project Kuiper, was founded in 2019 as a subsidiary of Amazon, with…

Amazon: $4 Billion Anthropic AI Partnership

Anthropic is an artificial intelligence company that specializes in the development of artificial general intelligence (AGI) systems and neural networks like large language models (LLM). The public-benefit corporation was founded in 2023 and is headquartered in California, USA. Its founders were reportedly former senior executives at OpenAI, the company that owns ChatGPT. According to recent…

Alexa: New Speech to Speech Update

Amazon Alexa, also referred to as Alexa, is a natural language processing (NLP) virtual assistant that is used for tasks like music playback, creating to-do lists, retrieving weather information, setting alarms, providing news, traffic and other real time updates. Alexa was developed in Poland and purchased by Amazon in 2013. The artificial intelligence (AI) powered…

Amazon: New Satellite Processing Hub

Amazon announced that it would be building a $120 million satellite processing hub in Florida. The hub will be located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and is expected to be completed in 2024. It will be used to process data from Amazon’s satellites which will aid the provision of broadband internet service, weather forecasting, and traffic…

FTC Drags Amazon over Prime Subscription

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken legal action against Amazon again, filing a complaint that alleges the company engaged in deceptive practices to lure customers into purchasing Prime memberships that were intentionally difficult to cancel. The ecommerce company was recently entangled in a $30+ million privacy violation suit that was targeted at…

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