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MEDIA: AMAZON SECRETLY DEVELOPING SMART BUTTON DEVICE
Amazon gaining additional staff to undercover unit in Silicon Valley, which will create Internet connected devices for smart homes . One of these, according to Reuters, can be a one-touch gadget for online orders.
Plans Amazon, described in detail in one of the documents relied upon by an anonymous source Reuters, reveal the intention to expand the presence of Jeff Bezos the largest American online retailer on the hardware market. And this despite the criticism of excessive investor expenditure of funds for pilot projects.
Division Lab126, the walls of which created the Kindle and other consumer devices, plans to increase the number of staff by at least 27 per cent by 2019. According to the source, Amazon will invest $ 55 million lab.
Domestic connected devices give Amazon more competitive advantage against Google and Apple, which are separately invested in the concept of “smart home”.
Technology companies see the future in the dishwasher connected to the Internet, thermostats and other appliances which are able to interact with each other. In turn, the skeptics say, that many of these devices can not afford to bulk buyers, and the creation of “mainstream” will take years.
Amazon is testing a simple Wi-Fi-a device that can be installed in a kitchen or bathroom, and allows customers to order various items, such as household chemicals, a simple click. Another source Reuters says that the division Lab126 is also interested in wearable devices. In this case both warn that there is no guarantee that such devices have ever hit the market.
The report Amazon says that Lab126 «developing at a rapid pace,” and as the evidence comes Fire Phone, Fire console and a few new tablets and readers .
We will continue to innovate and produce new features, services and products, and to support our innovation. Lab 126 is developing very fast – spokeswoman Kinley Pearsall Amazon.Viewing:-155
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