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Hedge funds and private-equity firms face tug-of-war over talent; 'Alexa, what ETF should I buy?'

HEDGE FUNDS AND PRIVATE-EQUITY FIRMS FACE TUG-OF-WAR OVER TALENT; 'ALEXA, WHAT ETF SHOULD I BUY?'

Dear readers, Welcome to this week's edition of Wall Street Insider. It was great to meet so many of our readers on Monday at our IGNITION:...

Suit alleges Amazon's Alexa violates laws by recording children's voices without consent

SUIT ALLEGES AMAZON'S ALEXA VIOLATES LAWS BY RECORDING CHILDREN'S VOICES WITHOUT CONSENT

SEATTLE - A lawsuit filed in Seattle Tuesday alleges Amazon is recording children who use its Alexa devices without their consent,...

 
 
 
The 7 best Alexa cooking hacks you definitely want to try

THE 7 BEST ALEXA COOKING HACKS YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO TRY

VoiceBrew Alexa can make your time in the kitchen much easier and more productive. Here are the 7 most surprisingly helpful ways to...

JUNE 9 2019

Big Cat Updates Tomorrow, Monday is Medical Monday so Dr. Justine will be here checking on the cats. Alexa Flash...

 
 
 

JUNE 6 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days' news briefings you can find them all...

UFC 238 results: Alexa Grasso batters Karolina Kowalkiewicz for unanimous decision

UFC 238 RESULTS: ALEXA GRASSO BATTERS KAROLINA KOWALKIEWICZ FOR UNANIMOUS DECISION

Gallery Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 238: Best photos Karolina Kowalkiewicz tried her best to bully Alexa Grasso...

 
 
 
Amazon will soon make having a chat with Alexa feel more natural

AMAZON WILL SOON MAKE HAVING A CHAT WITH ALEXA FEEL MORE NATURAL

At its re:Mars conference , Amazon today announced that it is working on making interacting with its Alexa personal assistant more...

Lenovo Smart Clock review: A small smart display that doesn't display much

LENOVO SMART CLOCK REVIEW: A SMALL SMART DISPLAY THAT DOESN'T DISPLAY MUCH

Enlarge Google, Amazon, Facebook, and the like want to convince you that you need a smart display. But as we've explored in previous...

 
 
 
Ecobee SmartThermostat review

ECOBEE SMARTTHERMOSTAT REVIEW

With a better screen, beefier processor, and upgraded Alexa smart speaker, Ecobee wants its latest thermostat to become your new smart...

Ecobee's fifth-generation SmartThermostat with voice control is available now

ECOBEE'S FIFTH-GENERATION SMARTTHERMOSTAT WITH VOICE CONTROL IS AVAILABLE NOW

The company says its combination thermostat/Alexa smart speaker will have a more powerful processor and speaker, plus dual-band Wi-Fi.

 
 
 

JUNE 1 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days' news briefings you can find them all...

Startups net more than capital with NBA players as investors

STARTUPS NET MORE THAN CAPITAL WITH NBA PLAYERS AS INVESTORS

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor It's...

 
 
 
Amazon intros the Alexa-powered Echo Show 5 smart display

AMAZON INTROS THE ALEXA-POWERED ECHO SHOW 5 SMART DISPLAY

Amazon is trying its hand again at the Echo lineup with a new product, the Echo Show 5. It's a new smart display that, as the name...

Amazon Alexa's voice-command history is now much easier to delete

AMAZON ALEXA'S VOICE-COMMAND HISTORY IS NOW MUCH EASIER TO DELETE

Following recent privacy concerns suggesting that Amazon employees may be listening to your recorded Alexa conversations , the online...

 
 
 
Amazon Reveals 'Echo Show 5' With New Design and Alexa Commands for Deleting Voice Recordings

AMAZON REVEALS 'ECHO SHOW 5' WITH NEW DESIGN AND ALEXA COMMANDS FOR DELETING VOICE RECORDINGS

Amazon today announced the Echo Show 5 , the latest Echo device with a 5.5-inch display, more compact design, and privacy-focused voice...

Go chat yourself with Facebook's new Portal companion app

GO CHAT YOURSELF WITH FACEBOOK'S NEW PORTAL COMPANION APP

Ignoring calls that it's creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and...

 
 
 
Alexa Announcements can now work with any Alexa-enabled device

ALEXA ANNOUNCEMENTS CAN NOW WORK WITH ANY ALEXA-ENABLED DEVICE

Just because a device has Alexa inside it doesn't mean it can do everything an Amazon Echo can - but Amazon just rolled out an update...

MAY 24 2019

Big Cat Updates Alexa Flash Briefing In case you have missed previous days' news briefings you can find them all...

 
 
 
UN finds voice assistants aren't helping combat sexist gender stereotypes

UN FINDS VOICE ASSISTANTS AREN'T HELPING COMBAT SEXIST GENDER STEREOTYPES

The United Nations believes voice assistants are reinforcing negative gender stereotypes that place women in antiquated roles. It also...

Amazon brings voice announcements to all Alexa devices

AMAZON BRINGS VOICE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO ALL ALEXA DEVICES

Amazon today extended one-way intercom messaging to third-party Alexa devices like Facebook's Portal, and smart speakers from other...