Amazon Digs Deeper Into Smart Home With Its Latest Acquisition – Thurrott.com

Amazon is expanding its smart home products today. The company announced it is acquiring mesh router company Eero for an undisclosed amount. The merger will see Eero continue to operate its brand independently and expand globally. Amazon says the company’s acquisition of Eero will help its customers “better connect” smart home devices. Eero is one of…

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This Amazon HQ2 critic could have the power to stop its New York expansion – CNN

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Amazon adds Rosalind Brewer to board after employee backlash over lack of diversity – Recode

Last spring, outraged Amazon employees pushed the company’s management to adopt a new policy to help bring more diversity to its board of directors. Less than nine months later, Amazon has announced that it has named Starbuck COO Rosalind Brewer, who is African-American, to the 10-person group. Brewer, the coffee chain’s No. 2 executive and…

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Amazon.com Stock Drags Nasdaq As Indexes Close Mixed – Investor’s Business Daily

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Amazon’s IMDb Launches Freedive, A Free Streaming Video Channel – Deadline

Amazon’s authoritative online movie and television database IMDb is launching a a free streaming video channel called IMDb Freedive, providing access to such TV shows as Heroes and Fringe, and movies like Memento. The ad-supported channel will let users watch films and television shows on the IMDb website, using their computers or Amazon Fire TV devices. It’ll be available…

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Amazon launched a new cloud service that’s sending MongoDB shares down – CNBC

Shares of MongoDB were down as much as 10 percent Thursday after Amazon introduced cloud-based database software that represents direct competition. In its quest to grow larger, parts of Amazon — currently the world’s most valuable public company — have at times ended up competing with certain business partners. That has happened before in the…

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Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet – CNN

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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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