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  • (2:05) - Amazon Smart Glasses And Cameras: Alexa Compatibility
  • (8:30) - Toys 'R' Us Bankruptcy Filing: Where It All Went Wrong
  • (14:40) - AMD To Work With Tesla On Self Driving Cars?
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On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Amazon’s plans to enter the wearables market, the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us, and the rumored partnership between Tesla and AMD.

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First, the hosts discussed the new reports that Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) is working on Alexa-compatible smart glasses. Apparently, the e-commerce giant has hired several members of the Google Glass team and wants the glasses to serve as an earbuds-free housing for its AI assistant. Sources have also said Amazon plans to release an Echo-branded home security camera soon.

Read more here: Reports: Amazon Is Developing Alexa Smart Glasses and Security Cameras

Maddy and Ryan also mentioned Amazon in the context of another of this week’s biggest stories: the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us. This iconic toy retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday night and will now begin its restructuring process. Interestingly enough, Amazon is not the only culprit to blame here, and the hosts dig into the other reasons behind the company’s mountain of debt.

Check out the full story: Why Toys 'R' Us Finally Filed for Bankruptcy

Finally, Maddy and Ryan touched on the rumors that Tesla (TSLA - Free Report) has partnered with AMD (AMD - Free Report) to develop an AI chip for self-driving cars. Make sure to tune into the show to hear how analysts and investors are reacting!

Also read: Investors Bullish on AMD's AI Partnership with Tesla

As a reminder, if you feel that we missed something, or if you want us to cover a different story, shoot us an email at podcast@zacks.com. Make sure to check out all of our other audio content at zacks.com/podcast, and remember to subscribe and leave us a rating on iTunes.

As always, thanks for listening to this episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, and check back for even more news from the investment and financial world!

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