The team’s establishment shows Amazon continues to be interested in the healthcare field. Despite recent news that it is dropping its plan to distribute pharmaceuticals to hospitals, Amazon is exploring expansion of medical supply delivery. Earlier this year, the company hired a physician who had run Iora Health clinics in Seattle, though his role with Amazon was not disclosed.
Smart speakers are set to have explosive growth in the coming years. Currently the U.S. spends $2 billion per year on the devices, but that number is set to grow to $40 billion in four years, CNN reports.
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