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Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs

October 22, 2018

Specialists had been building computer programs since 2014 to review rsums in an effort to automate the search process Amazons machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants rsums, with the aim of mechanizing the search […]

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Liz Hurley wins payout after Amazon driver ran over her dog

October 11, 2018

Actors sister reveals incident as contractor pays 2,000 vet bills for labrador Liz Hurley has received compensation from an Amazon contractor after her dog was run over by a delivery driver, her sister has said. The actors two-year-old labrador, Hector, was said to have sustained a collapsed lung and broken leg in the incident at […]

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Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon

October 2, 2018

See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project, codenamed “Eagle.” Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object […]

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Help I think Im in an abusive relationship with Alexa | Emma Brockes

September 25, 2018

Theres an emotional cost to bonding with devices, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes Alexa, how are you feeling? I said to my Julie Andrews has been worth the sticker price alone (Alexa, play boo-boo butt poopy-diarrhoea [hysterical laughter] has felt less like a win). The main thing about robots and voice-activation software in general […]

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The Truth About Amazon, Food Stamps, and Tax Breaks

September 18, 2018

Since the early 2000s, Amazon has quietly received more than $1.5 billion in government subsidies, in exchange for bringing new jobs to cities and states across the country. At the same time, low-wage employees at Amazon's grueling warehouses have sometimes had to rely on a different kind of government benefit, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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If Jeff Bezos wants to help low-income people why not just pay them better? | Marina Hyde

September 17, 2018

The Amazon bosss philanthropy fund flies in the face of the way he treats his workers. Yet he wants to be seen as a messiah, says the Guardian columnist Marina Hyde Always a pleasure to hear from rejected Day One fund, which feels like the will-this-do title for the will-this-do initiative it is. Bezos has […]

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Bernie Sanders problem with Amazon

September 3, 2018

Vermont Senator Bernie Income inequality was, after all, the centerpiece of Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It was a populist message that resonated strongly with voters, giving the dark horse candidate a boost among concerned progressives and independents during a tooth and nail primary battle. But while the message, perhaps, wasn’t enough to put him over […]

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The Far-Right Is Conning IMDb: Theyre Exploiting a Weakness in the System

August 29, 2018

In Pizzagate pusher, tacked another profession on to his resume: character actor. After The New York Times ran promised will arrive shortly. For the uninitiated, Cernovich has sympathetic to the mens rights movement, which netted him an an executive and associate producer credit, respectively. Now, per his blog, Cernovich has evidently decided hes a performance […]

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can still grab

August 17, 2018

Makula Dunbar Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27 Inch Street Price: $740; Deal Price: $690 A new low price on our gaming monitor pick for Nvidia graphics card users. While it only beats our previous low by a few bucks, this monitor has been stubborn about sticking to $740. The Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27 Inch […]

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6 Weird and Awesome Amazon Prime Day Deals

August 11, 2018

If you're an Amazon Prime member, it's likely that you've had a shopping list ready for weeks. But if you're just browsing today through July 18, we have a few Prime Day deals on weird or quirky items that you might not have even considered. From robots you can keep in your home to Japanese-style […]

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