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Is a voice-controlled microwave one step too far?

Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.

Our North America technology reporter Dave Lee found out why - and saw what else the company unveiled at its yearly Alexa event at the company's Seattle headquarters.

Why did Amazon make an Alexa-controlled microwave?
Why did Amazon make an Alexa-controlled microwave?
Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.

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Media correspondent

British TV will be under threat if UK media rules don't change, according to BBC chief Tony Hall.

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Netflix is the FAANGs' biggest faller

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The Nasdaq is down 0.94% lower at 7,935.15.

Of the FAANGs, Netflix is the biggest faller down 2.56%, followed by Amazon off 2.1%.

Apple's shares are 1.9% lower but reports are emerging that its watches will be spared from the latest round of US tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods.

Facebook is off 0.75% and shares in Google's parent company Alphabet dipped 0.55%.

FAANG stocks slide


The Nasdaq has clawed back some ground but is still trading 0.80% lower at 7,945.29.

The so-called FAANGs - Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet’s Google - are all trading lower on reports that US President Donald Trump is close to announce tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods.

Facebook's stock is down 1%, Apple is off 1.5%, Amazon is 1.9% lower, Netflix has dropped 2.6% and Alphabet has dipped 0.76%.

Amazon and Apple shares drop on tariffs threat

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Speculation that US President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on an additional $200bn worth of Chinese goods is weighing on company stocks, in particular Apple and Amazon.

Apple's share price is down 1.5% while Amazon's stock is down 2.6%.

A list of the products that could face new tariffs - and which you can read here - include electronic parts and consumer goods like handbags.

The wider Nasdaq is down 1.09% at 7,922.38.

Amazon investigates bribery claims

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Amazon says it is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, staff also allowed independent sellers to delete negative reviews or restore banned accounts, in return for payments of up to two-thousand dollars. The newspaper alleged that the practice was particularly widespread in China. A spokesman for Amazon said it had zero tolerance for such abuses.