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Amazon bleeding jobs and money
« on: November 22, 2022, 08:38:13 PM »

10,000 getting the axe and the devices unit $10 Billion in the red. Yes that's Billion with a B
Meanwhile media focus is on Twitter.

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Amazon's Alexa, the voice assistant that was introduced in 2014, is part of a devices unit at the company that is expected to lose about $10 billion in 2022, according to Business Insider.

The new report comes as Amazon is cutting roughly 10,000 jobs, with positions already eliminated across the company's Devices and Books businesses, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told employees last week.

Alexa is part of Amazon's "Worldwide Digital" unit, which includes the digital voice assistant, the Echo speaker, and Prime Video. In the first quarter of this year, that unit lost $3 billion, Business Insider reported, citing internal data.

Wonder how much Rings of Power factors into this since Prime Video is part of the loss.

Amazon Alexa on track to lose $10 billion this year, described as 'colossal failure' in new report
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/amazon-alexa-track-lose-10-billion-year-described-colossal-failure-new-report
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Re: Amazon bleeding jobs and money
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 08:48:43 PM »

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Re: Amazon bleeding jobs and money
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 09:30:58 PM »

We have an Alexa Echo with the screen. Itís a piece of *expletive deleted*it. Slow to react, doesnít understand commands, their apps for control/setup are confusing as *expletive deleted*ck, hell other than the shopping portion of Amazonís app itís confusing and hard to find settings. Iíve never been impressed with Primeís video offerings when weíve had prime, and everything seems to require extra subscriptions.

They are getting rather user unfriendly and other apps and services offer more with less hassle.
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Re: Amazon bleeding jobs and money
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 09:43:16 PM »

We have an Alexa Echo with the screen. Itís a piece of *expletive deleted*it. Slow to react, doesnít understand commands, their apps for control/setup are confusing as *expletive deleted*ck, hell other than the shopping portion of Amazonís app itís confusing and hard to find settings. Iíve never been impressed with Primeís video offerings when weíve had prime, and everything seems to require extra subscriptions.

They are getting rather user unfriendly and other apps and services offer more with less hassle.

Why would you even have one of those things in your house?  I'm opposed to devices listening to me on general principle, but still have a cell phone.  Having Alexa around just seems like inviting the *expletive deleted*ing Stazi/NKVD into your home.
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Re: Amazon bleeding jobs and money
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 11:19:15 PM »

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Alexa is part of Amazon's "Worldwide Digital" unit, which includes the digital voice assistant, the Echo speaker, and Prime Video. In the first quarter of this year, that unit lost $3 billion, Business Insider reported, citing internal data.

As a Tolkien and Robert Jordan fan, I cannot begin to describe how pleased I am that they are hemorrhaging money.

I'm also rather excited over the rumors that the whole reason Bob Iger is back at Disney, is to emcee the union of Disney and Apple.  I'd be pleased as can be to see both of those go down the woke-shytter together.
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