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Voice Software Pioneer Says Amazon Used Its Technology in Alexa

A voice software technology developer is suing Amazon.com Inc., saying the e-commerce giant infringed on patents when developing software for the Alexa digital assistant. VB Assets LLC, which owns the rights to some of the technology developed by voice software …

Ruling Against Amazon May Prove Broader Blow to Its Business Model

A federal court ruling that Amazon.com Inc. can be held liable for a dog collar sold on its website that partly blinded a woman could complicate the online merchant’s business if it is applied broadly. The Third Circuit Court of …

Federal Lawsuit Charges Amazon’s Alexa Violates Children’s Privacy

If Big Brother isn’t watching, maybe his little sister is listening. An international law firm has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc., alleging that the company’s Alexa virtual assistant product violated privacy laws in Massachusetts and seven other states …

Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, …

Thanks to Drones, French Wine Tastes Better

The sun is shining over a vineyard in the Fronton region of southwestern France, where wine-growing began in Roman times. The only sound is the buzzing of a distant tractor. That’s about to be disrupted by a flying robot. Nikola …

Facebook’s Anti-Bias Vows May Not Kill Suit Against Advertisers

Facebook’s vow to block ads on its platform from being programmed to discriminate based on demographics ended a string of lawsuits against the social network, but companies that allegedly used the site to weed out older applicants for jobs aren’t …

Top 5 Most Popular Claims Journal Articles of 2018

After highlighting the top 10 contributed articles and the top 10 videos/podcasts of 2018, we now look at the top 5 most popular articles of 2018 published by Claims Journal: Today is the Deadliest Day of the Year for Car …

Report: Amazon Could Tackle Claims Management Next

Amazon has become the go-to for online shopping, it’s foray into digital entertainment has been equally successful. Imagine if the online retailer were to offer insurance services. One company has – Altus Consulting, based in the UK – explored how …

Data-Driven Employee Reviews Like Amazon’s Becoming More Common

Amazon isn’t the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity. A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to …

Actress Sues Amazon for Revealing her Age Online

An anonymous actress claims in a million-dollar U.S. lawsuit that her offers for roles dropped sharply after the popular Internet Movie Database published damaging personal information: her age. The actress, identified as a Texas resident of Asian descent, claims she …