Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

Amazon in talks about UK insurance comparison website: Reuters

Patrick Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc. Amazon is speaking with a number of leading European insurers about the creation of a price comparison website in the U.K., Reuters reported Thursday. The report, which cited three executives within the insurance industry, said it was not immediately clear […]

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Amazon and Microsoft launch Alexa and Cortana integration

Users of Amazon‘s Alexa and Microsoft‘s Cortana can now access features of the other’s virtual assistant, the companies announced Wednesday. The integration gives Alexa and Cortana greater powers as they compete with Apple’s Siri and Alphabet’s Google Assistant. For example, a person with Cortana can now order products off Amazon or manage existing orders using […]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (l) and Fiat Chrysler chairman John Elkann walk the grounds at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 12, 2018.

Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (l) and Fiat Chrysler chairman John Elkann walk the grounds at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 12, 2018. Amazon has become a more active corporate investor in recent years — and now its investment […]

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce representatives speaking at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce pledge to remove interoperability barriers

WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.  Specifically, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce came together to pledge to remove interoperability barriers.  Dean Garfield, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, lead the […]

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Amazon says it is building primary clinics for employees

Another clue about Amazon’s intentions for healthcare emerged on Thursday when reports broke that the online retailer is planning to build primary care clinics for Seattle employees.  The technology giant, in fact, has been working its way into healthcare on multiple fronts, including providing cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service, storage and other platforms for hospitals, acquiring the online […]