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Not sure what to wear? Amazon’s algorithms may help

April 26, 2017 By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear. The technology and retailing behemoth on Wednesday unveiled a voice-controlled camera, the Echo Look, and an app that recommends which of two outfits is best, using fashion specialists’ advice and algorithms that check for the latest trends. The new product underscores Amazon’s ambitions to be a top player in fashion and voice-powered computing. Amazon is working to make its voice assistant Alexa, which competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, an indispensable feature of…

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With new phone due, Samsung dials down on safety message

March 28, 2017 By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the United States on Wednesday. But in the run-up to the launch, crucial to the South Korean technology giant winning back consumer confidence, it’s marketing effort so far makes little mention of safety. “If you talk about safety, it presupposes a…

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U.S. stock futures hit six-week low on failed healthcare bill

March 27, 2017 By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures hit six-week lows on Monday after President Donald Trump failed to push through his healthcare bill, raising concerns about his ability to deliver on his economic agenda. A Congress controlled by Trump’s Republican party on Friday pulled a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, in a stunning setback for the President’s first major legislative move since taking office. Investors took up defensive positions as the so-called “Trumpflation trade” looked to unravel. The dollar, which had…

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