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Americans want both online, and in-store buying says survey

ZDNet

With an annual growth rate of over 15 percent, there is plenty of opportunity for retailers in the digital commerce sector, and there are plenty of items on customers wish lists according to a new survey. More and more of us are shopping online according to a recent survey by SAP analysed global B2C customers running SAP Commerce Cloud. It discovered that the total number of orders from customers who participated in the Black Friday / Cyber Monday shopping weekend increased by 9 percent with average order values increasing by 11.57 SAP has also released its consumer propensity study. It polled 1000 Americans to gauge their thoughts on their shopping experiences - online and in-store.


Amazon Personalize, Forecast bring Amazon.com's AI techniques to AWS customers

ZDNet

Amazon Web Services on Wednesday introduced a new set of tools that bring cloud customers the same AI capabilities that power Amaon.com, in the form of an API. Amazon Personalization is a real-time personalization recommendation service, while Amazon Forecast offers time-series forecasting. "This top layer is for companies and builders who don't want to mess with the models at all," AWS CEO Andy Jassy said. Primers: What is AI? Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence Machine learning? The AI, machine learning, and data science conundrum: Who will manage the algorithms?


These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

USATODAY

Today's deals are just as good as Black Friday. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but that doesn't mean there still aren't incredible deals out there. Bonus: some things are still at their Black Friday prices on Amazon.


Cyber Monday 2018: 15 Best Tech Deals for Gifting

WIRED

It's Cyber Monday, but many of the deals you're seeing today started on Black Friday. We've been adding and removing items from our categorized lists all weekend, and you should really check them out if you want to see all of the best tech deals today. We'll keep updating them till the bitter end. But below we wanted to highlight a few of the deals that are really impressing us. Whether you're treating yourself, or hunting for gifts, we think these devices will make anyone happy, and they're all on deep discount through the end of the day.


10 amazing Cyber Monday 2018 deals everyone is obsessing over

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. The Thanksgiving leftovers are dwindling and Black Friday is behind us, but Cyber Monday is just around the corner. And retailers are not holding back on the deals and discounts during "Cyber Weekend" either. We've been keeping a close eye on the latest Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to help you find the best of the best.


These are the best Cyber Monday robot vacuum deals you can still get

USATODAY

If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. As the hours wind down, the holiday shopping continues. Deals have extended well past Black Friday, and we have found the best deals for you right now, making this weekend a prime time to save you both money and hours spent wandering around the mall. If you're having trouble finding the right gift, think about getting a robot vacuum, because no one wants to spend more time cleaning their floors.


The fashion-forward Amazon Echo Look with Alexa is just $50 for Cyber Monday

Mashable

We weren't exactly shocked to see that Amazon's Cyber Monday sale on Echo devices is to die for -- but we were kind of shook over Amazon's most recent (and possibly most futuristic) Echo device, the Echo Look, being on Cyber Monday sale for 75% off. One question: IS NO ONE ELSE FREAKING OUT OVER THIS? This is easily the biggest sale we've seen on it since its release to the public in June 2018 -- but more importantly, when have you ever seen Amazon put an Echo device at 75% off? Amazon is seriously playing Godfather with an offer we can't refuse. The Look is an Alexa-enabled virtual style assistant that uses artificial intelligence to judge your outfits and give clothing suggestions, which is pretty groundbreaking -- even for the creators of Alexa.


Amazon's own 'Machine Learning University' now available to all developers Amazon Web Services

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Today, I'm excited to share that, for the first time, the same machine learning courses used to train engineers at Amazon are now available to all developers through AWS. We've been using machine learning across Amazon for more than 20 years. With thousands of engineers focused on machine learning across the company, there are very few Amazon retail pages, products, fulfillment technologies, stores which haven't been improved through the use of machine learning in one way or another. Many AWS customers share this enthusiasm, and our mission has been to take machine learning from something which had previously been only available to the largest, most well-funded technology companies, and put it in the hands of every developer. Thanks to services such as Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Polly, Amazon Translate, and Amazon Lex, tens of thousands of developers are already on their way to building more intelligent applications through machine learning.


Cyber Monday 2018: Best Toy Deals and Parenting Essentials

WIRED

As the old saying goes, "Home is where the heart is... and all your stuff, and your kids' stuff, and a lot of other things you need to clean or put away." Once you're done with holiday shopping for your friends, family, and kids on this Cyber Monday, don't forget to pick up a few things for yourself as well. A smart home thermostat, or robot vacuum, can go a long way towards making your household chores just a little easier. Deals tend to flow in and out of availability and vary in price during Cyber Monday. We will continue to update this list as we learn about new deals, and cross out links that no longer offer the promised discount, or sell out.


All the Best Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon

Slate

Thanksgiving and Black Friday may be over, but Cyber Monday is here, and it's one of your last chances to grab several Amazon devices, plus lots of other electronics, kitchen appliances, and even fashion over at Amazon. We've gone and sniffed out some of the best Cyber Monday deals on Amazon you can find, including Instant Pots, Fitbits, robot vacuums and more, below. Slate has relationships with various online retailers. If you buy something through our links, Slate may earn an affiliate commission. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.