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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
As Twitch grapples with the fallout from its giant data leak, a look at the impact on its streamers, who had extensive revenue and personal data leaked   —  The leak of source code and some internal security files does not expose sensitive data, according to a former Twitch employee.
Oct 7, 2021, 8:55 AMIn context
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Survey of 1,200 US adults: 66% view Facebook favorably, down from 71% in 2020, compared to 79% for Apple (down 2%), 87% for Amazon (down 4%), and 90% for Google   —  After a year of the pandemic, we asked Americans if their trust in big tech companies has changed — and if the biggest ones should be broken up
Oct 6, 2021, 10:45 AMIn context
Steven Aquino / Forbes:
Amazon updates Alexa on iOS and Android with an opt-in feature to wait longer for users to finish speaking, helping those with speech impediments   —  Amazon on Tuesday is adding a new feature to the Alexa app, available on iOS and Android, that forces Alexa to wait longer in order for a person to finish speaking.
Oct 6, 2021, 8:25 AMIn context
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Utah-based Pattern, which helps e-commerce brands optimize sales, raises $225M led by Knox Lane at a $2B pre-money valuation, following $52M Series A last year   —  Pattern, a Lehi, Utah-based e-commerce accelerator that helps brands optimize sales on marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, Target …
Oct 6, 2021, 8:15 AMIn context
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Analysis: Amazon has secured around $650M in tax breaks from US local and state governments so far in 2021 as incentives to expand its delivery network   —  Online shopping giant pushes for incentives as it speeds up distribution in wake of pandemic  —  Amazon has won a record amount …
Oct 6, 2021, 7:45 AMIn context
Joanna Partridge / The Guardian:
Amazon opens its first non-food physical store in the UK, using data from website sales to stock popular products, expanding beyond the US for the first time   —  Outlet at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent is retailer's first 4-star shop outside US  —  Amazon is bolstering its UK high street presence …
Oct 6, 2021, 5:15 AMIn context
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Pandion, which is developing ML-powered software to help retailers speed up e-commerce deliveries, raises $30M from Bow Capital, Telstra Ventures, and others   —  - Scott Ruffin, who founded Amazon Air and helped grow its shipping operations, has a new start-up to help retailers speed up deliveries.
Oct 6, 2021, 4:55 AMIn context
Kris Holt / TechCrunch:
Report: for at least two years, Amazon has invested $50M/year to develop a fridge that can monitor usage and suggest products and recipes   —  Amazon is reportedly aiming to bring some of the tech it uses at cashierless Amazon Go stores to your kitchen.  According to Insider …
Oct 5, 2021, 5:20 PMIn context
Zainab Fattah / Bloomberg:
Middle Eastern e-commerce service Noon.com raises $2B from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and others, spread out over three to four years   —  - PIF among investors to commit funding over three to four years  — The Middle East lags other regions in e-commerce growth
Oct 4, 2021, 9:05 AMIn context
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Amazon says Prime members can send gifts with a phone number or email address, no physical address required, rolling out to mobile users in the continental US   —  There's currently no way to opt out of the new feature  —  Amazon is launching a new gifting feature today that will allow subscribers …
Oct 4, 2021, 8:30 AMIn context

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