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With 100M devices sold, Alexa has achieved some level of product-market fit, but Amazon is still looking for Alexa’s strategic place within its…

Benedict Evans : With 100M devices sold, Alexa has achieved some level of product-market fit, but Amazon is still looking for Alexa's strategic place within its business   —  Amazon's Alexa has been a huge, impressive and unexpected achievement.  Amazon created a category from scratch and left both the AI leader Google …

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Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a…

Sean Captain / Fast Company : Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a delivery run   —  In the algorithm-driven gig economy, it's sometimes hard for workers to know how much they're actually getting paid.

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In day one of arguments, the FCC faced tough questions from a three-judge panel on its definition of broadband and potential issues for public safety…

Brian Fung / Washington Post : In day one of arguments, the FCC faced tough questions from a three-judge panel on its definition of broadband and potential issues for public safety agencies   —  The Federal Communications Commission faced sharp questioning from a trio of appellate court judges Friday as the agency sought …

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Amazon says it got 850k applications for hourly US jobs in Oct. 2018 after announcing its $15 minimum wage, more than doubling its previous monthly…

Alison Griswold / Quartz : Amazon says it got 850k applications for hourly US jobs in Oct. 2018 after announcing its $15 minimum wage, more than doubling its previous monthly record   —  One of the most important takeaways from Amazon's 2018 fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report, released Jan. 31, had little to do with the usual financial results.

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Go-Jek confirms first close of its Series F round, sources say it raised around $920M at $9.5B valuation; Go-Jek is planning to raise $2B total for…

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Go-Jek confirms first close of its Series F round, sources say it raised around $920M at $9.5B valuation; Go-Jek is planning to raise $2B total for the round   —  Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round …

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