Fake Alexa setup app is in App Store, ranked #6 in Utility


Alexa also set more than 100 million timers over the holidays.

Amazon says it had a record-breaking holiday season this year, with more of its customers ordering items than ever before.

In the USA alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime - millions of unique items shipped with Prime Free Same-Day, Prime Free One-Day or Free two-hour delivery with Prime Now. The last Prime Now delivery on Christmas Eve was made at 11:30pm in Berkeley, California. "We are thrilled that in the USA alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime".

This year, customers across the globe ordered more items on its site than ever before.

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Although the exact numbers haven't been revealed, the press release states millions more Amazon devices were sold this year.

Other Amazon devices that sold well were the Fire TV Stick 4K and the regular Echo.

Finally, Amazon customers used Alexa to listen to hundreds of millions more hours of music, with All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey being the most requested song.

Alexa had a pretty good holiday, too.

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Smart home tech, in general, is picking up momentum.

In terms of best sellers and seasonal trends, the best selling toys included the L.O.L Surprise! Glam glitter Series doll, Bose Corp, some of the wireless headphones and clothes from Carhartt Inc.

After projecting that their operating income to be stagnant to growing minimally as compared to past year, their stock plunged a shocking ten percent once Amazon reported their third-quarter earnings. In October, Amazon's revenue and profit forecast for the holiday quarter fell short of analysts' estimates, as investors anxious about Amazon's increased pace of spending.

Some Alexa device owners who thought the app called "Setup for Amazon Alexa" was legit even left reviews to express their frustration over the "instability" and "complicated setup" of the app.

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The growing number and popularity of Amazons Alexa-powered hardware helps to further entrench the voice assistant as a household staple.The hardware is helping consumers familiarize themselves with using voice assistants to complete various tasks.