Today's Water Cooler: NAFTA, Scaramucci v Spicer, Democrat's new slogan, winning the South, student debt, Amazon v Walmart, audiobooks
Want to chat with Alexa via Slack? A new bot called Silent Echo now makes that possible. The idea is that there are times when you want to interact with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, but you don’t want to do it by voice. For example,...Show More Summary
I dropped my iPhone the other day, and my beloved Tozo iPhone case somehow got a tear in the corner (my phone doesn’t have a scratch on it though, so kudos). The Tozo case is just $9 on Amazon so I always have a few backups on hand.Show More Summary
Taking home the gold for most-read this week, we had articles covering the job of curating official Spotify playlists, how Amazon has risen to become the 3rd largest music subscription service, an explanation of variable royalty rates on YouTube, and much more. Her Job Is To Curate Official Spotify Playlists...
And with that, all of the confirmed exclusive amiibo are done (for now). GameStop's Cloud and Best Buy's Bayonetta are already done and dusted as of this morning, and just minutes ago Amazon unleashed Corrin P2 into the world. If Skyward...Show More Summary
50% OR MORE OFF in the Amazon Warehouse Bargain Bin.
While there may not be a high quantity of good deals on Amazon, the two we’re looking at today make up for it with quality! BLACK+DECKER Flex Vacuum with Stick Vacuum, Floor Head,and Pet Hair Brush ($71.00) BLACK+DECKER BDH2020FLFH MAX...Show More Summary
Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, the founders and CEOs of Amazon.com and Facebook, respectively, have added a gob-smacking amount of money to their wealth in 2017 — more than $40 billion combined. Bezos and Zuckerberg have each seen their...Show More Summary
MICHAEL WALSH ON AMAZON: “I think it needs to be busted up asap before Jeff Bezos destroys the country.” But is there a moral argument to forcing people to shop at the mall?
Apple's new MacBook Pro is by far the most impressive laptop Apple has ever built. With or without the new Touch Bar, this beastly Mac notebook is shockingly slim and compact for a device with so much power. The updated MacBook Pro was...Show More Summary
A consumer group claims the online retailer lies about the savings it offers.
Five years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers.
Consumer Watchdog argued that the deceptive list prices make Amazon prices look like a bargain, and asked the FTC to stop Amazon from buying Whole Foods while the deceptive discounting is occurring....The FTC's "Guide Against Deceptive Pricing" warns against using a "fictitious" or "inflated" list price for the purpose of making the price charged look like a bargain.
Owners of the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV box get a redesigned big-screen Hulu app, complete with the $40 live-TV streaming option.
Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners — for a price SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon's new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced...Show More Summary
For years I have wondered why Sears chose not to sell Craftsman tools on Amazon’s web site. It just seemed like an obvious move to monetize a brand name they owned, given that their own stores are slowly disappearing due to customer disinterest. Show More Summary
Does Amazon need to be busted up asap before Jeff Bezos destroys the country?
Last week we told you about the MegaBoot, an awesome accessory that transforms the Amazon Echo into a portable Alexa speaker. The MegaBoot provides a whopping 18 hours of battery life, which is clearly impressive. It’s priced a bit steep at $90 though, and people have asked us if we know of a more affordable option. Show More Summary
Amazon is seemingly introducing the Alexa digital assistant inside its Android app, according to a report from TechCrunch. The news comes after Twitter user Nick Schwab posted an image showing a preview of the new feature, which hasShow More Summary
In reviewing Amazon's proposed $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly exploring a complaint that the company posts false list prices on its website, making its discounts seem better than they really are.