Amazon Alexa remains one of Amazon’s most popular, breakthrough technologies. But public perception about Alexa isn’t completely positive, with fears that devices could be listening to private conversations or that third-party skills could be used to hack privacy. This may …Read More »
The big Facebook outage offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the social network's AI 'sees' your photos and interprets them for blind users
An image outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp shows how Facebook’s AI automatically tags your photos behind the scenes. The tags sparked anger and amusement on Twitter, as people shared how their photos were interpreted — or misinterpreted. People shared …Read More »
Tesla's record quarter calms fears about Model 3 demand, but there's a big question about whether the company hurt profits to boost sales (TSLA)
Tesla set a record for deliveries in one quarter between April and June, easing concerns about demand for its Model 3 sedan But the strong delivery numbers come with a question that will be answered when Tesla releases its second-quarter …Read More »
The Fourth of July is often a great time to find awesome deals on tech products, and this year is no exception. Best Buy has announced a massive sale on a range of products, including laptops, phones, TVs, smart home …Read More »
LaCroix's retro branding and word-of-mouth marketing catapulted it to the top. But it also exacerbated the crisis it faces today, experts say.
LaCroix’s sales and stock price nosedived after a 2018 lawsuit alleged that the bubbly water contains artificial ingredients. But LaCroix’s problems were exacerbated by increased competition, poor leadership moves, and outmoded marketing, according to brand experts. LaCroix’s unconventional marketing strategy …Read More »
Not even Walmart has enough cash available to compete with Amazon’s e-commerce fulfillment empire (AMZN, WMT)
Walmart and Amazon are duking it out for domination in the American e-commerce industry. A big new report from Recode today shows that Walmart’s e-commerce losses are pushing past $1 billion. One area in which Walmart is losing out to …Read More »
The CEO of a startup that planned to deliver babies in space says that it's suspending operations over ‘serious ethical, safety, and medical concerns'
SpaceLife Origin, a Netherlands-based startup that planned to conceive and deliver babies in space, is suspending operations over “serious ethical, safety, and medical concerns,” according to a statement posted on the startup’s website by CEO Kees Mulder on June 20. …Read More »
WeWork, the coworking space company, is valued at $47 billion, but it’s hemorrhaging money. WeWork is losing $219,000 hourly. In 2018, the company’s losses and revenues both doubled, to $1.9 billion and $1.8 billion, respectively. As WeWork moves toward an …Read More »
A NASA satellite caught yesterday's solar eclipse and a Category 4 hurricane at the same time — here's the video
A satellite captured Tuesday’s total solar eclipse as it passed near a Category 4 hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. The full eclipse was visible from parts of Chile and Argentina for more than two minutes. It was the first total …Read More »
The start of the NFL season is just a few weeks away, and some teams are still trying to find their starting quarterback. Five quarterbacks were drafted in the first three rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft, and they could …Read More »