Amazon Echo Plus is a smart speaker programmed with Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant app called Alexa to control home appliances such as TV and lights through human voiceAmazon Echo Plus at MID Base Tower Residence, Yokohama, Japan - 22 Nov 2017


Amazon, Google Voice Assistants Quickly Gaining Popularity

Sales of the devices are increasing, suggesting retailers may need to optimize for both.

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Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8721101a)This, photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results, Thursday, April 27, 2017Earns Alphabet, Philadelphia, USA - 26 Apr 2017


Google, Facebook Ad Power Poised for New French Investigation

The tech giants’ dominance in online advertising is proving to be a concern for European regulators.

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Voice Commerce Projected to Grow to $40B by 2022

Growing use of smart speakers from Amazon and Google, aided by advancements in AI technology, are pushing voice commerce to the forefront.

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Apple, Google Illustrate the Challenge of Mobile Payments

Mobile payments may be the future, but this week showed how hard it is to get there.

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Google and Snapchat Swap Specialties

Google and Snapchat take the visual web a step further with new features that kind of resemble each other.

clock February 14, 2018Adriana Lee

People stand outside an Amazon Go store, in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon opened its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. The store on the bottom floor of the company's Seattle headquarters allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leaveAmazon Go Store, Seattle, USA - 22 Jan 2018

Business Features

Amazon Muscles Out Google to Garner Top Spot in Brand Value

Brand Finance’s rankings of most valued brands included Samsung, Facebook and Walmart.

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Fashion Scoops

Rihanna’s Stylist on Being Among Few People Working for a Black Woman

Jahleel Weaver and others at a recent Google and CFDA panel put Rihanna at the center of a discussion on diversity in fashion.

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Products and Packaging


Keeps Offers Simplified Hair-Loss Prevention

Founded by two former Google employees, the brand is backed by executives from Net-a-porter, Birchbox and Maveron.

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Last minute holiday shoppers walk along a popular clothing district in Los Angeles on . Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years. Shoppers are spending at a pace not seen since the Great Recession, says Craig Johnson, president of retail consulting group Customer Growth PartnersHoliday Shopping, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Dec 2017


What the Salesforce, Google Partnership Signals to Retailers

Shelley Bransten, senior vice president of retail at Salesforce, discusses why the two powerhouses joined forces — and what it means for the market at large.

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Amazon Paying €100M to End Italy’s Tax Probe, EU Case Enters New Phase

The online powerhouse is paying up to end one tax dispute, but another lawsuit doesn’t look like it will go away quickly or easily.

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The Most Googled Trends and Brands of 2017

Google releases its report on the most popular search terms of the year.

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Ebay Users Can Now Shop by Talking to Google Home

The online marketplace celebrates its record-breaking Cyber Monday by rolling out a new Google Home voice-shopping feature.

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Google Facing Antitrust Inquiry From Missouri Attorney General

Attorney General Josh Hawley, who recently launched a run for Senate next year, is making a target out of the online giant.

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Google Taps Corey Moran for Head of Industry for Fashion and Luxury

Corey Moran will be the fashion industry’s point person at Google.

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Meaghan Martin, Neil Cole (Iconix Brand Group - Chairman), Beth Ostrosky Stern, Kelly BensimonBadgley Mischka Show Spring 2011, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York, America - 14 Sep 2010


Neil Cole Returns With Next Retail

The Iconix founder is starting a technology and brand management firm, with some help from Google vet Serge Kassardijan.

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