Amazon removes Kindle digital product purchases from its Android apps

Kindle digital product - Kindle Device

The online marketplace made the move in response to the Google Play Store’s billing policy. Amazon has announced that it has already started removing the option for Kindle digital product purchases from its Android apps including Shopping, Audible, Music and Prime Video. The company has started notifying customers that they will need to make their purchases on the website. Amazon has stopped kindle digital product purchases through its various Amazon apps in response to Google’s Play Store billing policy. The change first rolled out on its Shopping and Prime Video…

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US companies compete for mobile payments leadership in India

Mobile Payments - Business Competition

Companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Walmart are all vying for the top spot. Google Pay mobile payments are proving to be a powerful tool in parent company Alphabet’s strategy to grab leadership in India’s online shopping, social networking, streaming, and gaming market, which is experiencing explosive growth. The digital wallet was propelled forward during the pandemic to become second most popular. The pandemic’s acceleration of contact-free transactions gave Google Pay mobile payments the boost it needed to grab the second highest app spot in the category in India. Meta…

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Alexa voice assistant and Webex are headed to the moon with NASA

Alexa voice assistant - Moon

Amazon and Cisco’s products will board the deep-space rocket on the upcoming Moon mission. NASA will be launching its huge new deep-space rocket for the first time this year, and when it does, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and Cisco’s Webex videoconferencing platform will be going too. A version of each technology will be included on the space flight as a part of a tech demonstration. Part of the goal for bringing the Alexa voice assistant and Webex videoconferencing platform into space is to see how these tools might be beneficial…

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Elder care service through Amazon Alexa launches

Amazon Alexa - Device

The marketplace and technology giant has now rolled out the first paid service in that space. Amazon Alexa now has an elder care service, representing the first paid service the company has within that space. The service was initially announced by the company back at its fall hardware event. Amazon Alexa’s subscription elder care service is an expansion on the Alexa Care Hub that was already existing. The new service was launched to offer a minimally invasive strategy for using the voice assistant in association with the Echo speakers to…

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New Amazon gadget gives Alexa the ability to monitor air quality

Amazon gadget - Alexa device

With everything from carbon emissions to wildfires impacting what we breathe, the device is on the watch. One of the newest additions to the Amazon gadget list will now be providing consumers with the opportunity to keep an eye on their air quality. Tech companies have been watching the consumer trend that includes watching air quality. This is a concern being voiced by a growing number of consumers. The Amazon gadget addresses an issue that people are thinking about on an increasing basis, and often for good reason. Many tech…

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