Fake Amazon Alexa app climbs to top on Apple’s App Store, removed

Amazon’s Alexa suffers outages on Christmas Day as device appeared to cope with onslaught of new users

Amazon breaks holiday sales record again, aided by Alexa voice purchases

"We are thrilled that in the U.S. alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime". The user then wrote on the website of Amazon and addressed that the words of Alexa were a new level of creepy. However, it seems the app is a fake that does not really help with setup of Amazon devices.

Amazon apart from that started the shopping frenzy out strong with the November Cyber Monday already pegged as the company biggest shopping day in the entire history. The e-commerce giant said its last Prime Now delivery on Christmas Eve was made at 11.30 p.m.in Berkeley, California, and included Lego Super Heroes Captain America Building Kit, a Hallmark card, Greek yogurt and shampoo. In the month of October, Amazon's revenue and profit forecasts for the holiday quarter fell short of analyst estimates, as investors anxious about the Amazon increases the pace of spending as well.

For apparel and accessories, customers scooped up Carhartt, which Amazon says sold 1 million units over the holiday, as well as Calvin Klein, Champion, and UGG brand items.

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That kind of volume presents a challenge for logistics services like FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc.

Who would've thought that a smart speaker is the best Christmas present? It delivered 8 times as many reminders, set more than one hundred million timers, delivered 3 times as many recipes and was asked for cooking advice twice as much, doled out millions of motion and doorbell requests, and told one million stories on Amazon Storytime (Rapping Paper was the most popular).

"We're so far pleased with the operational aspect of it", said Glenn Zaccara, a spokesman for UPS. Those receiving an Echo device might have searched the App Store for "Setup Amazon Alexa", which not by coincidence is the name of the app. Amazon's Alexa was the most popular app in the US on Apple's App store Wednesday, meaning lots of devices were likely activated on Christmas Day.

Wall Street makes holiday rebound with its best day in 10 years
Markets have been marked by turbulence in recent weeks as the US government shutdown , higher USA interest rates and the U.S. The WSJ also reported that Hassett assured that the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's job was "100% safe".

With the S&P teetering on a bear market after a volatile fourth quarter and the worst December in more than a decade, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian lists Amazon as one of the three best picks for investors in the event of a market rebound. What he got back from Amazon, however, were thousands of Alexa voice recordings, which was odd considering he didn't own an Alexa device.

- With assistance from Bloomberg's Thomas Black.

European markets slide as global rally falters
Markets were roiled ahead f the Chrismas break due to a number of political headlines taking the limelight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared on Wednesday, picking up 1,086 in the largest one-day gain ever.

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