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Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistant are playing an increasingly important part in the lives of millions of consumers around the world. A decade ago it was all about mobile, but the next front for commerce will be the rice of VAs. Read our Virtual Assistant Position Paper  
By Chris Dawson January 21, 2019 - 6:54 am

Amazon re:MARS AI conference announced

Amazon re:MARS is a new AI event for Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space. The event is inspired by MARS, an intimate invite-only event that brings together innovative minds to share new ideas across these rapidly advancing domains. re:MARS will combine the latest in forward-looking

Amazon Ring faces a data breach scandal as it’s blamed for accessing customers’ videos

Amazon  Ring employees have been watching customers' stored video streams, even those from inside your house. For Ring owners might find themselves waking up to a reality check as their security cameras came under fire last week for allegedly violating consumers' privacy rights. Ring, a smart home business

Halfords Amazon Alexa Bike to launch Summer 2019

Halfords are to be the exclusive UK supplier of the first Amazon Alexa Bike this summer with the launch of the Cybic bike range. The smart bike uses Amazon Alexa voice function to give directions, turn on lights, play music, tell speed and much more. “Adding

EDITORIAL What is in store for ecommerce in 2019?

The bang of party poppers, the recklessness of Champagne and the smoke of the fireworks may seem a distant memory, but a week into the new year we need to take a look at what may lie ahead in retail – now that our heads have

Hermes Alexa Skill updated to add more control and convenience

Hermes have launched a new range of features for their Hermes Alexa Skill , which is designed to provide customers with even more control and convenience when sending or receiving parcels. The move forms part of Hermes’ wider commitment to innovation and using smart technology

Amazon Alexa now offers toys donations to a charity

Amazon Alexa announced yesterday a launch of a new initiative that will see customers donating toys to children in need this festive season via the virtual assistant device. Amazon.com have launched for the first time a hands-free donations option. Shoppers on Amazon.com can donate a curated list

The future of marketplaces: Search, Virtual Assistants & Artificial Intelligence

To kick off 2019 Tamebay are running a webinar to look at the future of marketplaces and what you need to know for the year ahead. Technology is changing fast with the introduction of smart devices and with artificial intelligence and machine learning the way

HMV overtake Amazon in physical music sales

Amazon are slipping in the physical music market with HMV, the high street retailer, being the unlikely winner although in part that's due to their mail order service - a competitor to Amazon Prime. Amazon's slide isn't all bad news for the online marketplace however, with

Ship orders via voice command with Amazon Alexa and ShippingEasy

ShippingEasy, a subsidiary of Stamps.com have what they claim to be a first in the shipping industry - the ability to ship and manage orders via voice commands with a new Amazon Alexa and ShippingEasy integration. Either use the Alexa app on a mobile device, or

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