Alexa at a Crossroads

Alexa at a Crossroads

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo devices are getting to a point of ubiquity. Walk into any home in America and there’s a good chance you’ll see an Amazon Echo device inside. And this doesn’t go for just tech-savvy millennials; this FR writer has an 85-year-old aunt who happily asks Alexa to turn on her favorite radio station to listen to some Al Jolson.

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Real-Time Payments Are Going Global. Will Profits Follow?

Real-Time Payments Are Going Global. Will Profits Follow?

One of the announcements out of Sibos in London this week is a report on payments. Real-time payments are quickly becoming the norm around the world, with the most activity in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Microsoft Takes Aim at the Ubiquitous Amazon Marketplace

Microsoft Takes Aim at the Ubiquitous Amazon Marketplace

Amazon is generally thought of as an unstoppable behemoth. But that hasn’t discouraged competitors — specifically Microsoft, which this week announced a new service that will let brands create detailed personalized product web pages with room for customer ratings and reviews.

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