Amazon got a lot of ink for its sci-fi drone delivery idea this week, but a more real and immediate robot effort underway in the Seattle retailer’s warehouses could save it as much as $916 million a year, according to one analyst.
The streaming-music service, Spotify, which has six million paying subscribers and 20 million active users worldwide, is planning a free, ad-supported version for mobile devices, after previously making mobile users pay a monthly fee.
Box Inc. has secured $100 million in funding at a valuation of about $2 billion, said chief executive Aaron Levie, as new international investors plan to help the online storage provider expand outside the U.S.
Obama administration officials, racing to beat a month-end deadline to fix the troubled federal insurance website, said Sunday there has been “dramatic progress” in patching HealthCare.gov but acknowledged “there is more work to be done” in improving the site and its underlying technology.
Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix.