Category Archives: Amazon

Robot Augmentation

You may have heard “AI” explained as “augmented intelligence,” i.e.., robots supporting or enhancing human intelligence. Now, researchers at Amazon are experimenting with robot augmentation: “…researchers at Amazon’s Alexa AI division developed a framework that endows agents with the ability … Continue reading

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How to Compete with Amazon

Data is eating the world and Amazon got it very early on. Twenty years ago, Jeff Bezos wrote in his letter to the shareholders of his $1.64 billion company: “We are doubly-blessed. We have a market-size unconstrained opportunity in an area where … Continue reading

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Amazon Leads the $23 Billion Public Cloud Market in Q2, Growing 8X Over 5 Yrs

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Jeff Bezos Predicts the Limits to eCommerce–and the Huge Growth Potential for Amazon

US Census Bureau: E-commerce sales in 2016 accounted for 8.1 percent of total sales. E-commerce sales in 2015 accounted for 7.3 percent of total sales. Jeff Bezos in an interview with Charlie Rose, April 2, 1999: But you know, the predictions … Continue reading

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Alexa, How Many of You Have Been Sold?

Business Insider: According to Statista’s estimates — based in part on earlier US sales data from CIRP — total Echo device sales have more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. The amount of “skills” third-party developers have built for Alexa, meanwhile, has risen … Continue reading

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The Smart Speakers Market

  A new study by Juniper Research has found that revenue from smart audio hardware will more than triple over the next four years, rising from an estimated $1.4 billion this year to over $5.5 billion by 2020. While Juniper … Continue reading

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The Rise of the ‘Tech’ Giants

Financial Times: [August 1, 2016] was something of a red-letter day for the tech industry. When the stock market closed, the five most valuable companies on the planet were, for the first time, technology concerns. And they all hailed from … Continue reading

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What Are Amazon Echo, Apple Siri and Google Now Good For?

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Amazon Facts and Figures

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The Facebook–Apple–Google–Amazon Economy


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