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Alexa customer has reported that he was able to listen to his messages and 1,700 recorded audio messages of another Alexa neighbour in Frankfurt, Germany. 

When the user contacted Amazon about the recorded links and error that had occurred, he was met it no response from Amazon, who later deleted the recorded links from the Alexa account, but according to the owner of the device, he had already downloaded the audio messages to his computer.

               

According to a spokesman for Amazon on Thursday, "This unfortunate case was the result of a human error and an isolated single case. We resolved the issue with the two customers involved and took measures to further optimize our processes. As a precautionary measure we contacted the relevant authorities"

 

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Yahoo has lost 7% of its share after it announces it will cut $400 Million in costs and lay off 15% of its workforce. The company announces that the plan is to achieve the goal of the company, which is "simplify the company".

Microsoft on the other hand is looking to purchase the company behind the Android and Apple keyboard, Swiftkey. Though Swiftkey announces that its app will remain available for  mobile devices.

               

And Amazon is looking to widen its physical retail business after the CEO of Mall operator General Growth Properties, Sandeep Mathrani, announces on Tuesday that the company is looking to open 400 bookstores location.

Also Apple is not going down without a fight, after the Google coalition company, ALPHABET, took over from the mobile company as the most valuable company, taking the number 1 spot.

Apple on Wednesday came back to take over the spot with a market value of $534.2 billion. Apple share rose by 2%  or $1.87 dollar to close at $96.35, while Alphabet at the other end close down at $37.70 or 5%  to $726.95.

The figure gives Alphabet a market value of  $515.1 billion, or 3.6% less than Apple.

The Five Most Valuable Companies In S&P 500 Are:

Apple, AAPL, $534.2

Alphabet, GOOGL, $515.1

Microsoft, MSFT, $412.5

Exxon Mobil, XOM, $326.7

Facebook, FB, $320.7