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Amazon Cutting 9,000 More Jobs; iRobot Facing Opposition

| Mike O'Brien

More bad Amazon news: 9,000 additional layoffs are planned on top of 18,000 previously announced, and there are efforts to block the $1.7 billion iRobot acquisition here and in the EU. On the plus side, the FTC reportedly won’t block Amazon’s purchase of One Medical, but reportedly not for lack of evidence of anticompetitive behavior.

Amazon Web Services Rolls Out Amazon Personalize

| Daniela Forte

Amazon is rolling out Amazon Personalize to customers of its Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform. The API-based tool for app developers lets them power personalization features such as product recommendations, search results and direct marketing.