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Google To Cut 12,000+ Jobs Next Month

Google’s parent company Alphabet Has announced it will cut 12,000 jobs. The announcement is an unsurprising move by the US tech giant as more and more tech companies are reducing their workforce. The eliminated jobs equals around 6% of  Alphabet’s global workforce.

Amazon Plans To Layoff 18,000+ Workers

The tech giant is set to cut 18,000 jobs. The announcement is the most significant among recent layoffs that have impacted the US tech industry. After announcing just 8,000 layoffs in November 2022, Amazon has increased the toll to 18,000. The recent job cuts are the largest downsizing plan so far.

Tech Companies Freeze Hiring and Lay Off Workers

Amazon is freezing its hiring while Lyft is laying off 700 workers, accounting for 13% of its employees. The news add to concerns that the tech labor market is cooling as the Federal Reserve continues slowing down the global economy.

Get Ready For Another Amazon Prime Day This Year

On October 11 and 12, there will be an Amazon Prime Early Access Sale (also known as Prime Day 2). Although there have been rumors about the sale since the spring, Amazon has created a “Terms & Conditions” page that officially announces it.

Alexa Speaking In The Voice Of A Dead Relative

At Amazon’s Re: Mars conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the company demonstrated a feature that enables its Alexa voice assistant to emulate any voice. The feature, which is still in development, could be used to replicate a family member’s voice, even after they’ve died.

Amazon Drones Are About To Take Over Ecommerce

Amazon said Monday it will begin to deliver products using Prime Air drones in Lockeford, California, later this year. It’s the first time the company plans to use drones for customer deliveries in the United States.

Amazon Is Using Augmented Reality To Bring More Sales

Usually “try before you buy” has only really applied to shopping in physical shops, but you can now virtually try on digital versions of shoes before you buy them on Amazon. Amazon on Thursday rolled out a new virtual shopping tool that uses augmented reality technology to enable users to try on shoes before they buy them. The feature won’t help users figure out how the shoes fit, but it will give them a sense of what they look like.

Multiple Netflix TV Series Get Tie-In Games

At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are tied to some of Netflix’s most popular TV shows, including “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Shadow and Bone,” “La Casa De Papel” aka ‘Money Heist’ and “Too Hot To Handle.” The streaming service currently has 22 games available and plans to have 50 titles by the end of this year, some of which are already announced.

Ads On NETFLIX: The WHY, WHEN, And HOW Of The Massive Change Ahead

After years of resisting advertisements on its streaming services, Netflix is now open to offering lower-priced tiers with ads, co-CEO Reed Hasting said on Tuesday. He said during the company’s prerecorded earnings conference call, however, that it “makes a lot of sense” to offer customers a cheaper option.

Amazon Kills Free Speech

There has been a lot of press recently concerning how Amazon employees are treated in their warehouse. As a result, a multibillion-dollar revenue-generating firm has taken steps to prevent its employees from unionizing.