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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

25 May 2018

Oregon family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own

A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc's popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation. | Video

23 May 2018

Civil rights groups warn Amazon about govt. use of facial recognition

U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday called on Amazon.com Inc to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of colour unfairly.

17 May 2018

Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members in new grocery showdown

Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war. | Video

10 May 2018

U.S. drone program taps Apple, passes over Amazon, China's DJI

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc soon will be capturing images of North Carolina by drone; a 1,500-pound, unmanned aircraft will look for mosquitoes in Florida; and startup Flirtey will fly medical equipment on drones to heart-attack victims in Nevada. | Video

10 May 2018

Amazon rolls out model 'smart' homes for U.S. shoppers to try out Alexa

VALLEJO, Ca Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it has set up model "smart" homes across the United States for shoppers to experience what it's like for voice aide Alexa to dim the lights, turn on the TV or order more laundry detergent. | Video

09 May 2018

U.S. to reveal winners of drone program that has attracted top companies

Major technology and aerospace companies including Amazon.com Inc , Apple Inc , Intel Corp , Qualcomm Inc and Airbus SE are vying to take part in a new slate of drone tests the United States is set to announce on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

08 May 2018

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. to reveal winners of drone program that has attracted top companies

May 8 Major technology and aerospace companies including Amazon.com Inc, Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Raytheon Co and Airbus SE are vying to take part in a new slate of drone tests the United States is set to announce on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

03 May 2018

Amazon halts plan for office tower in Seattle over proposed tax

Amazon.com Inc said it has halted planning for a new office building in Seattle and might sub-lease rather than occupy another future tower downtown, pending a city council vote on a proposed tax on top businesses.

28 Apr 2018

Amazon delivers dazzling profits, as well as $20 Prime hike and NFL games

Amazon.com Inc more than doubled its profit on Thursday and predicted strong spring results as the world's biggest online retailer raised the price for U.S. Prime subscribers, added U.S. football games and touted its cloud services for business. | Video

27 Apr 2018

Amazon ad sale boom could challenge Google-Facebook dominance

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK Amazon.com Inc's expanding business of selling space on its site to merchants helped it double profits on Thursday, and some see the move as a step toward taking advertising dollars from Google and Facebook Inc. | Video

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