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Sonos had a big announcement last October: Its new voice-activated speaker would be the first to work with both Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. What hasn’t been reported is that Sonos achieved this by using its patent portfolio to play hardball with Google.
The tech giant previously had resisted allowing Google Assistant to work in speakers or other connected home devices that ...
Amazon has rapidly expanded same-day and overnight delivery service in recent years, an expensive proposition for the online retailer. To control rising costs, the company has enlisted hundreds of thousands of independent drivers who use their own cars to deliver packages to consumers.
The driver initiative, dubbed Flex, is one of the ways in which Amazon has sought to reduce its reliance on ...
Walmart and Target have decided that the best way to compete with Amazon in shopping is to follow its playbook in the cloud.
Both companies are switching to cheap unbranded “white box” servers running open-source software for their data centers, instead of equipment made by firms like Dell or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said a person with knowledge of their plans. It’s a ...
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