Amazon curtails ventures amid push to control costs

Amazon is shuttering more projects, with a digital travel experience and a high-performance robotic system the most recent to get the ax. 
That comes after announcements this month that Amazon will stop testing delivery robots, end production of a video device for kids and pause hiring for its corporate retail division. Earlier this year, it also said it would end its health care venture, Amazon Care.
Now, Amazon has confirmed it is ending Glow, its video device designed to help kids connect with family, and Explore, its virtual travel experience. It did not confirm or deny that it was ending two robotics projects, Canvas and Orca, or comment on Aqua, the AWS service.

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