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Amazon’s Black Friday starts early with Alexa ‘voice shopping weekend’ 2:18

Black Friday deals kick off early this year. With special Alexa only deals, Amazon kicks off the first 'voice shopping weekend' exclusively for owners of Alexa enabled devices.
Deals

Alexa-exclusive Black Friday deals from Amazon available through Monday

Combining Prime membership, Alexa-capable voice devices, and 1-click shopping, Amazon is offering Alexa-only deals this holiday season. The disruptive online shopping giant adds exclusive voice-shopping deals to its bag of tricks.
Mobile

Alexa texts as you talk — Amazon’s AI assistant can now send SMS messages

Amazon’s Alexa assistant can do a lot. It can play music, answer questions, call a cab, and help manage your calendar. Starting Friday, it can also send out text messages for AT&T mobile customers.
Web

Save $20 on an Amazon Prime membership by joining on Friday

Anyone who uses Amazon even semi-regularly should have or at least considered getting Amazon Prime. The annual cost of a membership is normally $99, but on November 18 from 12:01 a.m. ET to 11:59 p.m. ET you can save $20!
Music

Just a month after its launch, Amazon Music Unlimited unveils a family plan

Just over a month after its initial launch, Amazon Music Unlimited has added the new Unlimited Family subscription plan, allowing up to six family members to share a subscription for $15 per month.
Web

Amazon appears to be getting serious about ridding its site of fake goods

Amazon is stepping up efforts to rid its site of counterfeit goods, this week filing lawsuits that for the first time go after sellers allegedly offering fake products to its online customers.
Home

Amazon just expanded its Home Services to 20 new American cities

Need some help around the house? Amazon to the rescue. Amazon announced the expansion of Home Services into 20 new cities across the U.S., including Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Boulder, Cleveland, and more.
Gaming

Amazon’s trade-in program now pays out instantly for games, tech, and books

Need some extra cash for your holiday shopping? Amazon is now issuing instant gift cards for customers who trade in used video games, laptops, and books via the company's online storefront.
Home

In need of Alexa skills developers, Amazon teams up with Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo, in collaboration with Amazon's Alexa team, has prepared a series of coding bootcamps, video training, and an on-site hackathon aimed at filling the need for Alexa skills developers.
Web

Judge orders Amazon to pay back parents after their kids made unauthorized app store purchases

The issue began in 2014, when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told Amazon that if it didn’t adopt a more Apple-like policy about in-app purchases, it might wind up in court. Court did indeed happen.
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: ‘Green Room,’ Red Oaks,’ and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: 'Green Room,' 'Red Oaks,' and more.
Mobile

Amazon ordered to start giving refunds to parents for their kids’ in-app buys

Amazon has been told to start organizing how it's going to pay back millions of dollars to parents whose kids made in-app purchases on their mobile devices without permission. A judge told the ecommerce company to begin paying up next year…