Retail

Amazon Launches Free Music Streaming to Juice Alexa-Device Sales

is hoping an ad-supported music-streaming service will help it sell more speakers and other devices that work with its voice-activated Alexa platform. The free service, announced Thursday, will be available to customers with Alexa devices who don't subscribe to Amazon Prime, the loyalty program known mostly for shipping discounts. Prime members already have access to...

Microsoft

Microsoft breach exposed Hotmail, Outlook email users

Users of Microsoft's Outlook, Hotmail and MSN email services had their accounts exposed for nearly three months after hackers gained unauthorized access via an Outlook customer-support account. Microsoft said the breach, which occurred between January and March, let hackers view individuals' personal information such as message recipients and email subject lines. The software giant didn't...

Markets

Amazon Launches Free Music Streaming to Juice Alexa-Device Sales

is hoping an ad-supported music-streaming service will help it sell more speakers and other devices that work with its voice-activated Alexa platform. The free service, announced Thursday, will be available to customers with Alexa devices who don't subscribe to Amazon Prime, the loyalty program known mostly for shipping discounts. Prime members already have access to...