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  • Alexa Will Soon Be Able to Read Stories As Your Dead Grandma

    06/24/2022 6:50:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 6/22/22 | Brian Heater
    At its annual re:Mars conference today in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Rohit Prasad, announced a spate of new and upcoming features for the company’s smart assistant. The most head turning of the bunch was a potential new feature that can synthesize short audio clips into longer speech. In the scenario presented at the event, the voice of a deceased loved one (a grandmother, in this case), is used to read a grandson a bedtime story. Prasad notes that, using the new technology, the company is able to accomplish some very impressive audio output...
  • Major corporate donors silent on Black Lives Matter's alleged self-dealing

    06/16/2022 1:27:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/03/22 | Andrew Kerr
    Major corporations that made a show out of cutting checks to the national Black Lives Matter group in the aftermath of George Floyd's police killing in May 2020 now have nothing to say about the charity's alleged self-dealing. Seventeen corporations that publicly committed at least $100,000 to Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in the days following Floyd's killing either declined to comment or did not respond to inquiries from the Washington Examiner asking if they approved of the charity's use of their donations to purchase a $6 million mansion in Los Angeles secretly and award lucrative contracts to the...
  • Report: Amazon’s ‘Wickr Me’ Encrypted Chat App Is Flooded with Child Porn

    06/11/2022 1:54:23 PM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2022 | Lucas Nolan
    Wickr Me, an encrypted messaging app owned by Amazon, has reportedly become a popular app for people sharing images of child sexual abuse. NBC News reports that Wickr Me, an encrypted messaging app owned by Amazon, has become popular amongst individuals sharing images and videos of child sexual abuse. Data gathered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) shows that it is not the only online platform being used to share such imagery. However, Amazon appears to be doing little to address the issue according to experts and law enforcement officials. As a result, the app has...
  • If Amazon Isn’t Woke Enough For LGBTQ Activists, No Company Ever Will Be

    06/06/2022 8:50:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Federalist ^ | 06/06/2022 | Chad Felix Greene
    After bending over backwards to appease and please LGBT activists, Amazon is still beset by complaints it’s not doing everything they want.On the first day of June, Amazon headquarters in Seattle hosted its annual LGBTQ Pride celebration, only to be interrupted by transgender employees protesting the company’s “transphobic” policies. If that takes a moment to process, you’re not alone. Amazon was one of the first major companies to include transgender medical services in its health plan. Currently, the company covers full transition services and a wide range of elective and cosmetic surgery coverage for transgender employees, including rhinoplasty, liposuction, multiple...
  • Amazon Stock Powers Higher Ahead of 20-For-1 Split Debut: Stock Opens At $125.23 Each

    06/06/2022 7:22:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    TheStreet via MSN ^ | 06/06/2022 | Martin Caccardax
    Amazon shares powered higher Monday ahead of the first day of trading following a 20-for-1 split of the online retailing giant's stock that will bring its nominal price closer in line with mega-cap tech peers such as Apple and Meta . Amazon said shareholders of record on May 24 received 19 extra shares of the group for each one held after the split, which was first made public in March. The split -- the first for the company in three decades -- was formalized after the close of trading Friday and will begin changing hands on the adjusted basis later...
  • Lost Cities of the Amazon Discovered From the Air

    05/26/2022 8:22:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies ^ | May 25, 2022 | Brian Handwerk
    Perched in a helicopter some 650 feet up, scientists used light-based remote sensing technology (lidar) to digitally deforest the canopy and identify the ancient ruins of a vast urban settlement around Llanos de Mojos in the Bolivian Amazon that was abandoned some 600 years ago. The new images reveal, in detail, a stronghold of the socially complex Casarabe Culture (500-1400 C.E.) with urban centers boasting monumental platform and pyramid architecture. Raised causeways connected a constellation of suburban-like settlements, which stretched for miles across a landscape that was shaped by a massive water control and distribution system with reservoirs and canals....
  • WaPo Columnist: Roe Reversal Is a 9/11-Style Attack on Our 'Social Fabric' or Something

    05/15/2022 4:48:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 15, 2022 6:00 AM | Matt Vespa
    Did I read that right? Did we really go there? Does a liberal writer think that overturning Roe v. Wade is just like the destruction of the World Trade Center? The return of sanity to the abortion question is just like the 9/11 terror attacks? We all knew the Biden White House was doling out crack pipes. I just didn’t know people would be hitting the stuff this quickly, but The Washington Post seems to be high as a kite on this one. Liberal America is in full-blown meltdown mode over a leaked opinion in the Dobbs case. The Supreme...
  • My Baby Needs Formula, And I’m Getting Scared She Won’t Have It

    05/11/2022 2:07:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies ^ | May 11, 2022 | Jenny Ericson
    I’ve never considered myself a particularly anxious mother. Maybe that’s why I have five kids. I’ve always understood that life happens, mistakes will be made, things can get messy, and you have to go with the flow. But now I’m faced with the possibility of not being able to feed my infant, and that makes me nervous. In case you haven’t heard the news, there is a baby formula shortage in America. In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined that parents would be scrambling to find sustenance for their babies in the year 2022 in the United States.But...
  • Biden Grants Amazon $10B Contract Despite Pledge to Oppose Union-Busting

    05/07/2022 12:08:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2022 | John Binder
    President Joe Biden has given Amazon, for which billionaire Jeff Bezos serves as chairman of the board, a $10 billion federal contract despite having pledged to American union workers not to reward corporations accused of union-busting tactics. For years, Amazon has been accused of trying to prevent its warehouse workers across the United States from unionizing amid reports that the corporation has put its workforce in dangerous scenarios under ruthless shipping quotas.
  • Amazon union head, others meet at White House on organizing

    05/05/2022 3:37:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2022 | By WILL WEISSERT and HALELUYA HADERO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met with union organizers at the White House on Thursday as the administration looks to boost unionization campaigns. Participants in the meeting, which featured an unscheduled appearance by President Joe Biden, discussed organizers’ efforts to form unions in their workplaces, and how those could prompt workers around the country to mount similar organization campaigns, according to a readout from the White House. Biden thanked them for bolstering organizing momentum that is growing nationally. Among the guests were Chris Smalls, who heads the Amazon Labor Union that won a...
  • GOODBYE, ROE? Hello, Amazon-Funded Travel Expenses for Abortion!

    05/05/2022 10:36:32 AM PDT · by jeff_clark · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/3/22 | Jeffrey Clark
    A bit of foreshadowing, perhaps? Big Tech behemoth Amazon reportedly announced it would dole out big money to reimburse employees who travel for treatments including abortions. The news dropped just one day before Politico shared a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion revealing SCOTUS is expected to overturn the notorious 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
  • Amazon says it will reimburse its staff $4,000 for travel and living costs if they have to go over 100 miles for an abortion or medical care - as firms react to bombshell Roe v Wade leak

    05/04/2022 7:41:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5/4/2022 | cavallier
    Amazon will reimburse its staff in the US up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for a range of non-life threatening medical treatments, including elective abortions, as conservative-led laws look to block access in many states. The online retail giant's decision comes after a leaked memo on Monday revealed that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. In a message sent to Amazon employees on Monday, obtained by Reuters, Amazon told its employees that the new work benefit would apply to an employee if an operation could...
  • These companies will help staff in red states bypass abortion bans

    05/03/2022 7:38:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    CNN Business ^ | May 3, 2022 | Allison Morrow,
    Millions of women in more than 25 states face an abortion ban if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure nationwide. For many of those women, employers’ benefit packages may be the only way they can soon afford a legal abortion. Amazon became the latest corporation to cover employees’ travel costs to seek abortion care. The company told staff it would pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for medical treatments including abortions, according to a message seen by Reuters. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the nature of the Reuters report to...
  • Woman whose son was killed in tornado criticizes Amazon

    05/03/2022 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a man who was killed in December when a tornado slammed into an Amazon facility in Illinois said on Tuesday that her son was only in the building because he was called into work on his day off. “It breaks my heart that DeAndre was scheduled to take his day off but was called from dispatch to work an extra shift,” said Deon January, the mother of DeAndre Morrow. January, whose son was one of six people killed Dec. 10 when the tornado obliterated nearly half of the sprawling facility in the southwestern...
  • Clubbed By The Fed? REITs, Like The S&P 500 Index, Are Getting Clubbed By The Fed's Rate Hike Expectations

    05/03/2022 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 17 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/03/2022 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As The Federal Reserve seems hellbent on raising interest rates to fight the rapid increases caused by Biden’s follicies, we see the S&P 500 index taking a hit in 2022, but NAREIT’s all equity index as well. An example of how a REIT can be impacted by The Fed is the Industrial REIT index that tanked with Amazon’s declining earnings prospects. While industrial REITs is a broad category, Amazon’s crashing EPS has certainly shocked the market. Retail REITs? How about Simon Properties? Simon Properties, a large mall REIT, go “Fauci’d” as the Covid economic shutdown really caused pain for shopping...
  • Jeff Bezos falls to No. 3 world’s richest after losing $20B in a day

    04/30/2022 1:00:24 PM PDT · by lasereye · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2022 | By Ariel Zilber
    Jeff Bezos saw his wealth slashed by $20 billion on Friday, cutting him to No. 3 among the world’s richest, after Amazon’s stock tanked following a downbeat earnings report. As of Friday, Bezos’ net worth was valued at $150 billion — down from $170.5 billion a day earlier, according to Forbes. Now, Bezos is in third place among the world’s richest, behind No. 2 Bernard Arnault, the French luxury tycoon whose current net worth is estimated at $157.7 billion,. The world’s richest man, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is on the verge of acquiring Twitter for $44 billion, has a...
  • Jill: A Biography of the First Lady Hardcover – April 19, 2022

    04/30/2022 8:55:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | April 19, 2022 | Dr. Jill Biden
    Product details: Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown and Company (April 19, 2022) Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.2 pounds Best Sellers Rank: #16,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #152 in Political Leader Biographies #317 in Women's Biographies #954 in Memoirs (Books) Customer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
  • Amazon bans Matt Walsh book Johnny the Walrus from advertising

    04/28/2022 6:29:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Reclaim the Net ^ | Posted 9:59 am | Christina Maas
    If you're tired of censorship, cancel culture, and the erosion of civil liberties subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Via Twitter, popular account Libs of TikTok posted an Amazon staff meeting where the team described author and commentator Matt Walsh’s kids’ book “Johnny the Walrus” as “traumatic” and “problematic.” The book is about a kid named Johnny who believes he is a walrus, even cladding in spoons for tusks and tube socks for fins to resemble the aquatic mammal. Initially, his mother thinks it’s a phase he will outgrow. However, society pressures her to allow Johnny to transition into a walrus,...
  • [WATCH] Amazon Employees Hold Secret Zoom Meeting Plotting to Ban Conservative Children's Book 'Johnny the Walrus' by Matt Walsh

    04/26/2022 5:19:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Apr 26, 2022 6:50 PM ET | Megan Fox
    Johnny the Walrus is a best-selling children’s book written by the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh. The book is a terrific satire about adults who insist that children can be “transgender” and go so far as to put them on hormones and even have surgeries done on them, instead of letting them go through puberty normally and seeking psychotherapy to treat their distress. Many of the parents who do this to their children appear to be suffering from some kind of attention disorder that drives them to seek the limelight while they mutilate their own children, like the parents of Jazz...
  • Move over, Nimrod: Amazon gets green light for its 'Tower of Babel' HQ

    04/25/2022 11:25:34 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/24/22 | WND News Services
    Amazon's plans to build a helix-shaped "Tower of Babel" as the centerpiece for its forthcoming second headquarters in northern Virginia has been given the green light by the Arlington County Board. It was in February 2021 that the online retail giant announced plans for its spectacular, 350-foot tower to be the featured item at its new offices that will house more than 25,000 workers once completed. The helix stands out because of its possible resemblance to the Old Testament's "Tower of Babel"– an attempt by man to reach the heavens before mankind's languages were confused by God in the 11th...