Alexa Internet has been removed by Amazon. However, this service from the colossal e-commerce company is not the voice assistant that most people assume.
The e-commerce behemoth stated that Alexa Internet will be the one to go. Alexa Rank, an online traffic measurement tool, has been active since 1996.
Despite the fact that it has the same name as Amazon’s voice assistant technology, this tracking service has nothing to do with it.
Alexa Internet to be Removed?
According to Independent UK‘s latest report, Amazon would not actually shut down the less-popular Amazon Rank not until the May 1, 2022 deadline. But, the giant e-commerce company confirmed that the Alexa.com website would no longer accept new accounts.
Even if this is the case, existing customers will still be able to utilise the internet-tracking service until the deadline.
Amazon also stated that retiring the Alexa Rank service is painful for the firm, especially because it has been beneficial to many customers for the previous two decades.
For those who are still perplexed as to why the voice assistant technology and this internet tracker have the same name, Amazon clarified that they were both named after the Library of Alexandria.
What is Alexa Internet?
According to The Verge, Alexa Internet or Alexa Rank is a program that allows you to find the most popular websites at any given time. It is classified as a ranking system because this is its purpose.
The service, on the other hand, would rely on data from diverse news sources and public resources, such as Wikipedia. This link will take you to a page with further information about this service.
In other news, Amazon has been accused of abusing small companies by charging exorbitant fees. Alexa’s recent upgrade, on the other hand, allows the voice assistant to respond to the sound of flowing water.
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