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In the battle for the future of voice computers, Google is moving fast - but Amazon is still moving faster

IN THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF VOICE COMPUTERS, GOOGLE IS MOVING FAST - BUT AMAZON IS STILL MOVING FASTER

Alex Wong/Getty Images Google was aggressively pushing its Assistant at CES 2018, with a marketing blitz and a party with a performance...

Amazon has a 'budget-friendly' Prime option for low-income customers - but it's actually a trap

AMAZON HAS A 'BUDGET-FRIENDLY' PRIME OPTION FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS - BUT IT'S ACTUALLY A TRAP

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider Amazon is raising Prime membership fees for people who pay monthly. The increase will be from $10.99 to $12.99...

 
 
 
Amazon is rising after hiking the price of a monthly Prime membership

AMAZON IS RISING AFTER HIKING THE PRICE OF A MONTHLY PRIME MEMBERSHIP

David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon 's stock price rose on Friday after it announced it was increasing its monthly subscription fees. Amazon...

10 things in tech you need to know today (INTC, SNAP, AMZN, FB, AAPL, SFTBY, MSFT, GOOG)

10 THINGS IN TECH YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY (INTC, SNAP, AMZN, FB, AAPL, SFTBY, MSFT, GOOG)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. Intel has admitted the Spectre and Meltdown patches have impacted...

 
 
 
JPMORGAN: Amazon could be worth $1 trillion

JPMORGAN: AMAZON COULD BE WORTH $1 TRILLION

Reuters / Brendan McDermid JPMorgan says Amazon's market value could eventually grow to more than $1 trillion. The firm says Amazon...

Retail stocks are rising after a report said last year's holiday season was 'better than anything we could have hoped for'

RETAIL STOCKS ARE RISING AFTER A REPORT SAID LAST YEAR'S HOLIDAY SEASON WAS 'BETTER THAN ANYTHING WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR'

Markets Insider Retail stocks are up, some over 3%, on solid numbers from the National Retail Federation. Sales rose 5.5% last November...

 
 
 
Tech giants are betting on screen-enabled smart speakers

TECH GIANTS ARE BETTING ON SCREEN-ENABLED SMART SPEAKERS

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JPMORGAN: Amazon's ready to take on the Google-Facebook duopoly in advertising

JPMORGAN: AMAZON'S READY TO TAKE ON THE GOOGLE-FACEBOOK DUOPOLY IN ADVERTISING

Amazon's ad revenue could reach $4.5 billion in 2018, according to an analyst note by JPMorgan. The company is set to emerge as a challenger...

 
 
 
Google and Amazon say the performance hit from the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' fixes is overblown

GOOGLE AND AMAZON SAY THE PERFORMANCE HIT FROM THE 'MELTDOWN' AND 'SPECTRE' FIXES IS OVERBLOWN

Sony Techies are going crazy after "Meltdown" and "Spectre," two new methods for stealing data from seemingly-secure computers, were...

The US Government brutally laid out the magnitude of the Intel processor vulnerabilities that affect almost everyone

THE US GOVERNMENT BRUTALLY LAID OUT THE MAGNITUDE OF THE INTEL PROCESSOR VULNERABILITIES THAT AFFECT ALMOST EVERYONE

On Wednesday, Google and Intel disclosed "Meltdown" and "Spectre," two ways to exploit Intel, AMD, and ARM processors and get access...

 
 
 
Amazon is exploring ad options for Echo and Alexa

AMAZON IS EXPLORING AD OPTIONS FOR ECHO AND ALEXA

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Amazon thrived over the holidays

AMAZON THRIVED OVER THE HOLIDAYS

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Amazon is building on its smart speaker lead after the Echo's sales during the holidays

AMAZON IS BUILDING ON ITS SMART SPEAKER LEAD AFTER THE ECHO'S SALES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year

AMAZON'S ALEXA WON CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR

AP/Elaine Thompson Amazon's Alexa app was the top app for Android and iPhone on Christmas day. It's a strong indication that Amazon's...

 
 
 
Amazon pioneered a new market potentially worth $10 billion

AMAZON PIONEERED A NEW MARKET POTENTIALLY WORTH $10 BILLION

AP/Elaine Thompson Amazon's Alexa devices have the potential to bring in more than $10 billion in revenue by the year 2020. Sales of...

Etsy usually has a great holiday season - but Amazon could ruin things this year

ETSY USUALLY HAS A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON - BUT AMAZON COULD RUIN THINGS THIS YEAR

The holidays have traditionally been a special time for Etsy. As is the case with many retailers, Etsy's sales tend to spike during...

 
 
 
COWEN: Amazon has 5 levers it can pull to be the fastest growing stock of 2018

COWEN: AMAZON HAS 5 LEVERS IT CAN PULL TO BE THE FASTEST GROWING STOCK OF 2018

Brent Lewis Amazon has had a phenomenal 2017, but what is coming for the company next year? According to one analyst, the company has...

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, GS, CBO, FB, GOOG, AMZN)

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE OPENING BELL (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, GS, CBO, FB, GOOG, AMZN)

Here is what you need to know. It's jobs day in America. The US economy is expected to have added 195,000 nonfarm jobs as the unemployment...

 
 
 
Ad giants boost Amazon's ad business

AD GIANTS BOOST AMAZON'S AD BUSINESS

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CVS buying Aetna has nothing to do with Amazon's healthcare ambitions

CVS BUYING AETNA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AMAZON'S HEALTHCARE AMBITIONS

David Ryder / Getty CVS announced its acquisition of Aetna for $69 billion on Sunday. The deal is the largest in 2017 and comes as...