Amazon is getting more serious about Alexa in the car – TechCrunch

Amazon today announced a significant partnership with Telenav, a connected car and location-based services provider. As part of the collaboration, Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, will now be part of Telenav’s in-car navigation systems. As it stands, Alexa lacks a lot of information that is pertinent to drivers. This collaboration should massively help to change that.…

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Amazon’s D.C.-Area HQ2 a New Beachhead in Battle for Tech-Savvy Vets – The Wall Street Journal

Amazon.com Inc.’s planned regional headquarters in the heart of the U.S. military establishment is creating a new potential battleground for veterans. This time, the fight is for them. Amazon says it wants to hire 25,000 staff for its planned facility near Washington, D.C., over the next several years. That would be almost a sixth of…

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Why Amazon.com, Macy’s, and Kohl’s All Popped 5% or Better on Wednesday – Motley Fool

What happened Shares of retailer stocks are rocketing in post-Christmas trading, with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) up a strong 5.4% as of 12:40 p.m. EST, Macy’s (NYSE:M) up a respectable 5%, and Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) leading the pack even higher — up 6.9%. Amazon itself deserves a lot of credit for retailers’ good fortune. Quickly crunching the data…

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How much money does Amazon make from Prime? The SEC wants to know – Quartz

A lot of the gifts under Americans’ Christmas trees this year likely arrived courtesy of Amazon Prime. But when Amazon releases its fourth-quarter financial figures early next year, we still may not get much insight into how much it made from its signature Prime membership program. Amazon has long been tight-lipped about Prime, but the…

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An Amazon employee apparently sent customers empty boxes while stealing thousands of dollars worth of items – AOL

A former Amazon employee has been accused of stealing nearly $4,000 of merchandise and gift cards and sent customers empty boxes.  Elvis Edgardo Soto apparently took items off the packaging line at a fulfillment center in Florida where he worked.  Some of the stolen items included several iPhone cases, eyebrow pomade and a toy pony…

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Amazon Prime customers bought 2 billion items on one-day delivery in 2018 – CNET

Amazon Prime customers went bananas for the e-commerce giant’s fast delivery option in 2018. Literally. Amazon Prime subscribers, who pay $119, £79 or AU$59 annually for perks such as free shipping and access to music, movies and TV shows, purchased more than 2 billion items on the site with one-day or faster delivery, the internet…

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests

Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a series of worker actions this year. They’ve timed the latest protest for Black Friday, one of the busiest annual shopping days online as retailers slash prices and heavily…

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