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Amazon Echo Look is Your Own Personal Robotic Stylist

It will come as a surprise to nobody who has ever met me that fashion is not exactly my raison d'être. Indeed, my wardrobe is primarily built up of affordable (cheap) jeans and 'quirky' t-shirts, with the occasional plaid dress shirt thrown in for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Jamie Oliver and AKQA launch one of the first Amazon Alexa Skills in the UK

Jamie Oliver has partnered with AKQA to create one of the first Amazon “Alexa Skills” in the UK. For those who haven't been following Amazon's foray into internet of things domination, “Alexa” is the name given to the AI that forms to core of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Amazon Dash Button Hacks

When the Amazon Dash Button first came out in early 2015, everyone thought it was an April Fool’s joke. And whilst the wi-fi connected ‘order-automators' (available to all Amazon prime members) impressed with their ease of use, they never...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Amazon button-down with one-touch ordering

I honestly thought Amazon had already taken the idea of streamlining online ordering as far as it could possibly go with their Express Checkout service. But it transpires I was wrong, as word recently emerged from the states that the online retail...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Amazon's first brick & mortar

As a self-professed creature of the online age, a solid 90% of my shopping is done from the comfort of my own home, most often at my office desk, occasionally whilst on the toilet (don't tell me I'm the only one). As such the idea of a brand such as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Amazon takes on Gmail and Outlook

Yesterday Amazon unveiled WorkMail, a brand new product which offers email and calendaring services for corporate customers. The aim is for WorkMail to overtake Gmail and Outlook as the platform from which the company's corporate customers organise...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Amazon take the Kindle to India

Amazon are launching its first campaign in India for the Kindle Paperwhite, with the aim of finally making e-reading acceptable in India. The campaign from Leo Burnett agency Orchard Advertising, focuses on a 3-minute digital film called...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Amazon buy Twitch for almost $1 Billion

News has been trickling in through the grapevine over the last 24 hours, suggesting that online retail giants Amazon have purchased the streaming site Twitch for over $970 million (, edging out Google, who have reportedly been in talks to acquire the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

VivaKi help Amazon to simplify ad purchases with self-service tool

Amazon has stated they want to make purchasing advertisements from the site “As easy as buying a new book” with their new self-service tool, which allows media buyers to purchase ads without needing to involve a salesperson. The Publicis...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Chaotic storage. Inside Amazon's warehouse.

If you're the worlds largest online retailer, you take hoarding to a whole new level! Especially when you have over 137 million customers per week and a GDP larger than half of the countries in the world. If you need that last minute gift or a new...

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News

Add your company and win £50 Amazon vouchers

We're giving our members the chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers every month - just by setting up their company on Creativepool. It's quick and easy to set up a company on Creativepool. There are hundreds of companies already using...

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Technology

Tech Meets Creativity: Best of 2016 & Trends for 2017

Towards the tail end of 2015, everyone was declaring 2016 as the dawning “Year of VR,” and whilst there have been a number of major developments in the field this year, including the commercial launches of all three major platforms, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Robotic Interns, Simulated Dementia and more Pokémon

360i hire their first robotic intern Internships at an ad agency are not easy to come by and it can be especially hard for young people living outside major cities. To combat this, 360i came up with a way for one lucky person, living outside a big...

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Entertainment

Introducing the next generation of movie making

Digital Riot Media, claims to be the leading company ready to produce, market and distribute premium feature-length films directly to millennials worldwide. The digitally-focused platform will work with top social media influencers and internet...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Geometry Global play Pass the Parcel

How many times have you returned home from work only to find that dreaded slip of paper that informs you you'll need to collect a parcel from your local delivery office? It's the very definition of a first world problem, but it's a problem...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

The Retro VGS brings retro gaming into the modern age Even though we live in an age where modern games are genuinely beginning to approach photo realism, the retro gaming market has never been more popular. Whether this is down to simple nostalgia,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon Sources familiar with both companies have been suggesting this week that Amazon has shelled out between $50 and $70 million for a deal to secure Crytek's CryEngine game engine. The engine has been used to power the Far Cry and Crysis...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon and the million dollar robot How to ride Kuratas Amazon Japan is now in the robotics business, with the gigantic robotic mech suit known as the “Kuratas,” recently uploaded to the company's technology section. Costing a svelte $1...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Royal Mail discover the third dimension

Royal Mail appear to have noticed that 3D printing is quite a big deal at the moment, and have jumped on the bandwagon with a new scheme that will allow customers to order 3D printed items directly from the company's Central London delivery offices...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Barclays embrace face-to-face video Barclays recently became the first UK bank to allow customers to use face-to-face video banking via their phones, laptops and tablets. The service will launch on December 8 and will allow premier account members...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

Top 50 global brands with social influence

The inaugural “Klout 50” was announced yesterday, ranking the top 50 global brands by their social influence and engagement. The list, ranked by Lithium Technologies, the software company that “Helps companies reinvent how they...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

SoundCloud posts significant 2013 losses

The online music sharing platform SoundCloud has proven to be one of the great online musical success stories of the last few years, with an average of around 175 million users signing into the site to listen to and share their own music every month....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Opinions - Kindling. What do eBooks mean for writers?

by Magnus Shaw If you read my columns with any regularity, you'll have noticed a little ad in the footer inviting you to buy "ADVICE" - a collection of my writing on advertising (it's very good, by the way). Those kind enough to have clicked through...

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Features

Speakers Corner: Phil Dearson - Advertising is a Tax.

Welcome to the CP Soapbox! Speaker's Corner is an opportunity for industry boffins to take centre-stage and put the (creative) world to rights. But we don't want to stop there! We want comments from 'the floor' so if you've got something you want...

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Features

Perspective: How brands can make the most of Amazon Advertising

With a market share of 4.2%, Amazon is now the fifth largest retailer in the UK, accounting for £4 in every £100 spent. According to market research company Mintel, a staggering 86% of UK shoppers use Amazon, with under a fifth stating...

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Economy

Amazon doubling down on London investment despite Brexit

Amazon is planting deep roots in London soil, with the online retail behemoth recently announcing plans to double its recruitment for research and development roles within the capital as it renews its focus on video and streaming services. The move...

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Technology

Could the Amazon Anytime messaging app be a serious rival to WhatsApp?

Evidently not content with effectively monopolising the worlds of online retail, voice activated assistants and drone delivery, Amazon have now set their sights on the world of instant messaging, with the tech giant recently posting a series of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Time Out launches daily ‘best of the city’ briefings on Amazon Alexa

Leading global media and entertainment brand Time Out has teamed up with Amazon to launch the Time Out Flash Briefings skill for Amazon Alexa. These are the first daily briefings about the three best things to do in NYC, LA, Chicago and London -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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