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Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 08:34 AM EDT

Amazon Employees Are Listening to What Some Users Say to Alexa — Here’s How to Stop Them

Amazon Employees Are Listening to What Some Users Say to Alexa — Here’s How to Stop Them

A report from Bloomberg revealed that thousands of Amazon employees are listening to what people say when they talk to Alexa. Amazon said it uses these conversations to improve Alexa’s “understanding of human...

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 04:40 PM EDT

Boeing Makes 96 Flights to Test Software on Troubled Max Jet

Boeing Makes 96 Flights to Test Software on Troubled Max Jet

Boeing has made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet, according to the company's CEO. Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday that more test flights are planned in the coming weeks as...

Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 09:49 AM EDT

Stop & Shop Supermarket Workers on Strike

Stop & Shop Supermarket Workers on Strike

Tens of thousands of employees at Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike Thursday over stalled contract negotiations. United Food & Commercial Workers union...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 07:12 PM EDT

JetBlue to Offer Flights to London From Boston and NY

JetBlue to Offer Flights to London From Boston and NY

After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 07:34 PM EDT

SpaceX’s Most Powerful Rocket Ready for 1st Commercial Launch

SpaceX’s Most Powerful Rocket Ready for 1st Commercial Launch

Southern California-based SpaceX scrubbed a scheduled launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket Wednesday because of unfavorable weather conditions at the launch site on the coast of Florida. The company said it plans...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 02:22 PM EDT

Amazon Go Stores Will Start Accepting Cash

Amazon Go Stores Will Start Accepting Cash

Amazon Go stores, which let customers buy items without waiting in checkout lines, will start accepting cash, amid intensifying criticism that the company is discriminating against the unbanked. In an internal...

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 at 07:07 AM EDT

Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action Against President Trump Over 2020 Campaign Video

Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action Against President Trump Over 2020 Campaign Video

President Donald Trump’s latest 2020 campaign video has been removed from his Twitter page after Warner Bros. announced it would take legal action over the unauthorized use of music in the clip. “The use of...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook Tweaks Tools for Remembering Dead Friends

Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 04:19 PM EDT

75,000 Stores Need to Close Across the US, UBS Estimates

75,000 Stores Need to Close Across the US, UBS Estimates

Clothing retailers, consumer electronics companies and home furnishing businesses will need to close more stores across the U.S. as e-commerce sales proliferate, according to UBS. In a note to clients this...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 02:51 PM EDT

Massachusetts City Approves Marijuana Ice Cream Maker

Massachusetts City Approves Marijuana Ice Cream Maker

The city of Framingham has cleared the way for a marijuana-infused ice cream maker, among other cannabis businesses. MetroWest Daily News reports that Cloud Creamery, an ice cream producer run by Boston chef...

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