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Amazon Partners with EVgo

E-commerce giant Amazon hopes a new partnership with EVgo, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, will help smooth the electric vehicle charging experience for owners. Announced on Thursday at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the new service aims to streamline the process of locating, initiating and paying for a charging session — […]

Cashier-Less Tech

Amazon.com Inc hopes to interest a wider range of industries in the technology it developed for cashier-less checkout at brick-and-mortar shops, a vice president said. In recent years, the e-commerce company has opened stores without cashiers in which cameras and sensors determine what shoppers take and bill them after they exit. Since 2020, it has […]

Robots in Cost Inflation Fight

At a vast warehouse in the southern Dutch city of Roosendaal, automated cranes and driverless vehicles silently stack clothes for the French and Italian stores of retailer Primark, reducing the need for hard-to-come-by labour. With goods packed more densely up to its roof, the new warehouse, which spans the size of over 15 football fields, […]

Apple and China

U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Monday after protests in major Chinese cities against strict COVID-19 policies sparked concerns about economic growth, while Apple Inc slid on worries about a hit to iPhone production. Shares of the Cupertino, California tech giant lost 2.6 percent and weighed heavily on the benchmark S&P 500 index as worker […]

HP to Cut About 12 Percent Jobs

HP Inc said on Tuesday it expects to cut up to 6,000 jobs by the end of fiscal 2025, or about 12 percent of its global workforce, at a time when sales of personal computers and laptops are sliding as shoppers tighten budgets. The PC maker also forecast a lower-than-expected profit for the first quarter […]

Amazon Lays ofSome Devices Unit Staff

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it has laid off some employees in its devices group as a person familiar with the company said it still targeted around 10,000 job cuts, including in its retail division and human resources. The announcement, Amazon’s first since media outlets including Reuters reported its layoff plans on Monday, heralded a […]

Amazon to Lay off Thousands of Employees

Amazon.com Inc is planning to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, in what would amount to its biggest such reduction to date. The cuts, earlier reported by the New York Times, would represent about 3 percent of Amazon’s corporate […]

Quantum Computer Quera Joins Amazon’s Cloud for Public Access

Quantum computer startup QuEra, born from researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said on Tuesday its computer is now accessible to the public through Amazon.com cloud’s quantum computer service Braket. While there are various technologies for creating so-called quantum bits or qubits where the computations happen, QuEra’s qubits use neutral atoms […]