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Now hiring? Amazon says its voice aide Alexa is ready for the office

Now hiring? Amazon says its voice aide Alexa is ready for the office

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) wants to be your new executive assistant at work. The company on Thursday said that Alexa, its increasingly popular digital aide that shoppers command by voice, is now programmed to handle a range of tedious office tasks. Businesses can buy Alexa devices that help employees dial into conference calls, manage [...]

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Goldman eschews bitcoin but wants to help clients crypto-trade

Goldman eschews bitcoin but wants to help clients crypto-trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) is trying to figure out how to cater to investors who want to trade bitcoin even though the digital currency remains too volatile for the Wall Street bank to trade itself, according to comments by a representative and its chief executive officer on Thursday. At an [...]

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WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed. The outage was most acute in northern Europe and Brazil but lasted less than an hour, [...]

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