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Amazon’s Bezos says company topped 100 million Prime members

Amazon.com Inc chief executive officer Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has exceeded 100 million paid Prime subscribers and will continue to invest to meet “ever-rising” customer expectations.

‘Hey Alexa, where’s my delivery?’ XPO Logistics unveils voice tracking

XPO Logistics Inc, the largest provider of last-mile deliveries for heavy and bulky items in North America, unveiled on April 18 voice-enabled delivery tracking through Amazon.com Inc's Echo or Alphabet Inc's Google Home speakers.

Now you can check the status of your deliveries with Alexa. — AP

Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread – assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture.

Robots assembling an Ikea chair at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. — NTU/Reuters

Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller.

The previously unreported move shows the world's largest online social network is keen to reduce its exposure to GDPR, which allows European regulators to fine companies for collecting or using personal data without users' consent. — Reuters

A news subscription for your iPhone? Apple may launch one by 2019: report

Last month, Apple announced it acquired the digital magazine distributor Texture as an entry to the journalism world. Now, it plans to use its platform to launch a premium news subscription by 2019.

Apple plans to use its Texture platform to launch a premium news subscription by 2019. — Dreamstime/TNS

Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today’s version of factory workers?

About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job – fast.

Pollard drives for Uber full time and says the job has saved him from unemployment and provided him with a good living. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

Bungie hosting ‘Destiny 2’ community summit to discuss game’s future

'Destiny 2' developer Bungie is inviting members of the community to its Bellevue, Washington, studio this week for a summit to discuss the game’s future.

Bungie said in a recent update that it’s gathering players and streamers together to allow them to be more involved in the creative process.

More than 3,300 Android apps are improperly tracking kids, study finds

Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store are potentially violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study from North American and European universities and organisations.

Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store are potentially violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study. — Dreamstime/TNS

Next ‘GTA Online’ game mode gets its inspiration from ‘The Italian Job’

The latest update to Grand Theft Auto Online, The Vespucci Job, is available now, developer-publisher Rockstar announced. The new update brings with it a new game mode, heavy on racing around the game’s open world, as well as three new cars and in-game bonuses.

US cities beat back Silicon Valley’s great scooter boom of 2018

Bird, a startup that deploys electric scooters with location trackers on city sidewalks and rents them through an app, trumpeted two weeks ago that it was bringing its service to San Francisco.

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