The Top 5 Amazon News Stories of the Week

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top five Amazon news stories of the week.

Amazon expands Transparency anti-counterfeit codes to Europe, India and Canada: Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch writes that Amazon announced that Transparency — a program to serialize products sold on its platform with a T-shaped QR-style code to identify when an item is counterfeit — is expanding to Europe, India and Canada. The growth of Transparency has been quite slow so far: it has taken more than two years for Amazon to offer the service outside of the U.S. market, where it launched first with Amazon’s own products in March 2017 and then expanded to third-party items. Continue reading…

Amazon to launch thousands of satellites to create global internet network: Anthony Cuthbertson writing for The Independent reports that Amazon plans to launch thousands of satellites into space to establish a global internet network, a new filing has revealed. The technology giant has requested permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fire 3,236 satellites into orbit as part of Project Kuiper, which seeks to provide internet to under-served parts of the world. Continue reading… 

Britain’s NHS is teaming up with Alexa to give advice on common illnesses: Writing for Bloomberg, Lionel Laurent explains that On Wednesday it announced a partnership with Amazon to help patients get information from the NHS website via voice commands. Ideally, you should be able to ask Alexa things like “how do I treat a migraine?” and get a response sourced from the website in seconds. Incidentally, the NHS website’s answer to that question is: “There’s currently no cure for migraines, although a number of treatments are available to help ease the symptoms.” Continue reading…

Amazon and Google deliver on TV peace deal: Dave Lee at BBC reports that Amazon and Google have drawn a line under a long-running dispute by providing their on-demand video services to each others’ TV platforms. Amazon’s Prime Video app is now available on Chromecast dongles and is coming to Android-powered televisions and set-top boxes. And Google has launched an official YouTube app for Fire TV devices and is promising a child-centric YouTube Kids edition later in the year. Continue reading…

Amazon Prime Day, explained: Kaitlyn Tiffany at Vox writes that Amazon Prime Day, this year, is two Prime Days. It is July 15 and July 16, and it will be what it always is: a time, if you have an Amazon Prime account, to shop on Amazon for certain things that cost less than they normally do. The types of deals that will be available to Prime members on Prime Day are sort of difficult to describe, because, according to a statement, this year there will be “more than one million” of them, “across Amazon devices, fashion, grocery, toys, furniture, everyday essentials, school supplies and more.” Continue reading…

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Quote of the week:
 “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.
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