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Oct 26, 2021 08:00 am ET
5G + LEO: Verizon and Project Kuiper team up to develop consumer and enterprise connectivity solutions
Today, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Project Kuiper, an advanced low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced a strategic collaboration to develop connectivity solutions for unserved...
Oct 25, 2021 11:00 am ET
eero Reports More Than 75 Percent Year-over-Year Growth in ISP Customer Networks
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—eero, an Amazon company, today announced strong momentum for its internet service providers (ISPs) business, which includes eero for Service Providers—a hardware and software offering designed specifically to help ISPs meet customers’ increasing demands for exceptional home wifi. From September 2020 through September 2021, eero saw more than 75 percent year-over-year growth in eero networks activated with ISPs, including new engagements for eero for Service Providers with REV within the Cable Bahamas Group of Companies, OXIO in Canada, Eye Networks in the Nordics, Adamo and MasM
Oct 25, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Brings Alexa to Senior Living Communities and Healthcare Systems with Alexa Smart Properties
(NASDAQ:AMZN)— Today, Amazon announced two new solutions as part of Alexa Smart Properties that will enable senior living and healthcare providers to integrate Alexa into their properties and empower residents and patients to stay connected, informed and entertained, just by asking Alexa. Designed specifically for the needs of senior living communities and healthcare facilities, Alexa Smart Properties simplifies deploying and managing Alexa-enabled devices at scale, helping properties offer customized Alexa experiences for residents and patients, and increase care team productivity and operati
Oct 21, 2021 12:30 pm ET
Amazon Opens New Robotics Facility in the U.S. with Over 200 New Manufacturing Jobs
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the opening of a new first-of-its-kind robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts. The new facility will expand Amazon Robotics manufacturing capability in the U.S. and Amazon’s growth in the region—and has created over 200 new manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts.
Oct 21, 2021 12:00 pm ET
Today at Amazon Accelerate: Amazon Launches New Local Selling Capabilities to Help Small Businesses Grow by Reaching More Customers in Their Area
Today at the Accelerate 2021 conference, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Amazon Local Selling, a new set of services that enables local, regional, and national retailers to start or expand their Amazon businesses by offering both in-store pickup and fast delivery to local customers.
Oct 21, 2021 12:00 pm ET
Today at Amazon Accelerate: Amazon Launches New Tools to Empower American Small Businesses to Grow Their Export Sales
Today at the Accelerate 2021 conference, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced a set of new tools that make it easier for American third-party sellers to offer their products in Amazon’s 21 stores worldwide. Amazon estimates that more than 6 million products currently offered by U.S. sellers have a high potential for success in its international st
Oct 20, 2021 03:24 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of the AWS Panorama Appliance
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of the AWS Panorama Appliance, a new device that customers can install in their facilities to run applications that analyze multiple video streams from existing on-premises cameras. The AWS Panorama Appliance enables customers to use computer vision technology to quickly and easily perform visual inspections of production lines (e.g. spot defects in manufactured parts), enhance customer experiences at quick service restaurants (e.g. monitor drive-through queues), or optimize t
Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm ET
Today at Amazon Accelerate: Amazon Announces Product Opportunity Explorer to Help Third-Party Sellers Identify New Products to Sell in Amazon’s Store
Today at the Accelerate 2021 conference for third-party sellers, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Product Opportunity Explorer, a new tool that helps sellers identify opportunities to launch new, high-potential products to serve unmet customer demand.
Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm ET
Today at Amazon Accelerate: Amazon Launches New Innovations for Brands as It Announces Over 100,000 Brands Have Joined Its U.S. Store in 2021
Today at the Accelerate 2021 conference, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that more than 100,000 brands have started selling in Amazon’s U.S. store so far this year, with sales by brands up 60% year over year for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2021. Amazon connects brands with hundreds of millions of customers worldwide, offering brands a
Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm ET
Today at Amazon Accelerate: Amazon to Launch the Search Analytics Dashboard That Will Provide Third-Party Sellers with Insights on Search Performance of Their Products
Today at the Accelerate 2021 conference for U.S. third-party sellers, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the Search Analytics Dashboard, a new tool that will help sellers registered in Brand Registry derive insights from the search performance of their products.
Oct 19, 2021 01:00 pm ET
Bellwether Housing and Amazon Team Up to Preserve Affordable Housing
Bellwether Housing, King County, Washington’s largest nonprofit affordable housing provider, has acquired 213 affordable homes at two locations: The BLVD, a 136-unit apartment complex in Kent and The Marina Club, a 77-unit in Des Moines. This acquisition is part of Bellwether’s strategy to preserve existing affordability levels in lower-cost rental housing in locations highly vulnerable to steep rent increases.
Oct 19, 2021 09:10 am ET
Amazon Music Brings Spatial Audio to More Customers Than Ever Before
(NASDAQ: AMZN) Today, Amazon Music announced that subscribers to its Unlimited tier can now stream music mixed in spatial audio on more devices than ever before, including iOS and Android devices with their existing headphones—no special equipment required—and on select devices that support Alexa Cast. Originally introduced to Amazon Music customers in 2019, spatial audio puts the listener inside of the music, with an immersive, multidimensional audio experience. Beginning today, customers can hear new releases from artists including FINNEAS, Lil Nas X, and Remi Wolf with unparalleled s
Oct 19, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon’s 2021 Small Business Empowerment Report Reveals Third-Party Sellers Have Created More than 1.8 Million U.S. Jobs
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today released its 2021 Small Business Empowerment Report outlining how the company provides opportunity, tools, and services to help more than 500,000 third-party selling partners in the U.S. reach hundreds of millions of customers, i
Oct 18, 2021 03:30 pm ET
Amazon Hiring for 150,000 Seasonal Jobs With Thousands Available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area
Amazon continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S., including approximately 3,000 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Oct 18, 2021 11:48 am ET
Amazon Hiring for 150,000 Seasonal Jobs to Help Deliver Great Holiday Experiences
Amazon continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. All Amazon jobs in the U.S., including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations.
Oct 18, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon Hiring for 150,000 Seasonal Jobs to Help Deliver Great Holiday Experiences
(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. All Amazon jobs in the U.S., including seasonal roles, have an average starting pay of $18 per hour, sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 and an additional $3 per hour depending on shifts in many locations.
Oct 18, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon Hiring for 150,000 Seasonal Jobs With 4,500 Available in Cities and Towns Across Illinois
Amazon continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. including 4,500 in Illinois
Oct 18, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon Hiring for 23,000 jobs Across Cities and Towns in California
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. including 23,000 in California.
Oct 18, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon Hiring for 6,200 Seasonal Jobs in Cities and Towns Across Arizona
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) continues to provide diverse employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill levels, announcing today 150,000 seasonal jobs are now available across the U.S. including 6,200 in Arizona.
Oct 14, 2021 04:01 pm ET
Amazon.com to Webcast Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET.
Oct 14, 2021 12:01 am ET
NXP Semiconductors Selects AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider to Power Electronic Design Automation in the Cloud
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that NXP Semiconductors N.V. has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating the vast majority of its electronic design automation (EDA) workloads from NXP data centers to AWS. Running on the world’s leading cloud extends NXP’s efficiency and competitive edge in the design and verification of advanced semiconductors tailored to the requirements of automotive, industrial Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and communications infrastructure businesses. The Netherlands-based company uses AWS’s
Oct 12, 2021 10:04 am ET
Amazon Introduces Echo Buds in Canada --Just $154.99
All-new Echo Buds deliver dynamic audio with Amazon's custom-designed Active Noise Cancellation technology
Oct 06, 2021 07:00 am ET
Amazon Future Engineer Awards First University Scholarships to Canadian Students
New scholarship program recognizes computer science students from underserved communities with exceptional academic and extracurricular achievements
Oct 04, 2021 03:01 am ET
Amazon Unveils Black Friday-Worthy Deals Earlier Than Ever, Giving Customers Access to Incredible Holiday Savings Now Across Every Category
(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today released Black Friday-worthy deals, giving customers the opportunity to start shopping now and saving big heading into the holiday season. You don’t have to wait to save—starting today, find incredible deals and deep discounts across every category, including fashion, home, beauty, toys, electronics, Amazon Devices, and many more. Plus, customers can support small businesses with thousands of deals available from independent sellers and handmade artisans throughout the holiday season. For inspiration, Amazon also unveiled its biggest-ever selection of gift
Oct 01, 2021 09:57 am ET
INSERTING and REPLACING Amazon Studios and Howard University Launch Howard Entertainment Program for Third Consecutive Year
Insert after fifth paragraph of release: “We are very grateful to Amazon Studios for their continued partnership in the Howard Entertainment program,” said Howard University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D. “It has been a pleasure to watch Howard students engage with this program, build their network, and gain exposure to opportunities in the entertainment business.”
Oct 01, 2021 09:15 am ET
Amazon Studios and Howard University Launch Howard Entertainment Program for Third Consecutive Year
Amazon Studios and Howard University announced today that they will continue the Howard Entertainment program, an initiative designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for Black and other underrepresented students, now in its third year. The Howard Entertainment program was announced in 2019 to help create opportunities for historically excluded students to train and study alongside entertainment executives. Applications open on October 1, 2021, and the program will begin on January 10, 2022.
Sep 30, 2021 09:16 am ET
Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit Reaches Settlement with Influencers Who Ran Social Media Counterfeiting Scheme, Permanently Banning them from Amazon’s Store and Securing Financial Payments to be Donate
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced a settlement with Kelly Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci who used TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook to promote and facilitate the sale of counterfeit luxury fashion goods in Amazon’s store, as well as on other online marketplaces. In the lawsuit, filed in November 2020 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Amazon showed that the individuals conspired to promote counterfeit luxury brand products on social media sites and directed customers to product listings in Amazon’s store that evaded counterfeit measures by appear
Sep 30, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon Continues Las Vegas Investment with Delivery Station on Las Vegas Boulevard
Amazon has officially launched its newest delivery station in Las Vegas at 650 E Owens Ave, North Las Vegas. The new 147,000 square foot delivery station has created hundreds of new jobs locally and is the third delivery station in the Las Vegas Valley. Amazon’s Operations pay an average starting wage of $18 per hour with benefits starting on day one.
Sep 29, 2021 05:04 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, a scalable, secure, and highly available service that makes it easier for customers to monitor containerized applications. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is fully compatible with open-source Prometheus and provides the same familiar time series data model and Prometheus Query Language (PromQL) customers use today to monitor containerized applications. As a fully managed service, Amazon M
Sep 28, 2021 02:15 pm ET
Amazon Introduces Echo Show 15 to Help Keep Families Organized, Connected, and Entertained
Echo Show 15 is an entirely new Echo Show with a beautiful 15.6-inch display that you can mount to your wall or place on your counter
Sep 28, 2021 01:13 pm ET
Amazon Adds More to Halo—Introducing Halo View, Halo Fitness, and Halo Nutrition
(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon announced expansions to Amazon Halo with three new additions to the Halo family: Halo View, a new health tracker with an AMOLED color display for at-a-glance access to Halo health metrics; Halo Fitness, a new service with hundreds of studio-quality workout classes; and Halo Nutrition, a new experience to help build healthy eating habits. Halo View comes bundled with a full year of Halo membership for just $79.99, and will ship in time for the holidays. Learn more at
Sep 28, 2021 01:13 pm ET
Amazon and Disney Introduce ‘Hey, Disney!’, a Magical Voice Assistant Working Alongside Alexa at Home and at Walt Disney World Resort
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon and Disney announced ‘Hey, Disney!’, an entirely new kind of voice assistant that will work alongside Alexa at home and across Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms. Expected next year, ‘Hey, Disney!’ will let fans and guests interact with some of their most beloved Disney characters, simply by saying “Hey, Disney!” on supported Echo devices at home and at Disney Resort hotels.
Sep 28, 2021 01:13 pm ET
Amazon Introduces Echo Show 15 to Help Keep Families Organized, Connected, and Entertained
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced Echo Show 15, a new addition to the Echo Show family that is designed to be the digital heart of your home. With a 15.6-inch, 1080p Full HD display, Echo Show 15 can be mounted on a wall or placed on a counter—either in portrait or landscape orientation—and is designed to help you stay organized, connected, and entertained. Echo Show 15 is built with the next-generation Amazon AZ2 Neural Edge processor, a redesigned home screen with more customization options, new personalization features with visual ID, and all-new Alexa experiences.
Sep 28, 2021 01:13 pm ET
Announcing Amazon Blink’s First Video Doorbell, Bringing the Power of Blink Cameras to the Front Door
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced Blink Video Doorbell – the first-ever doorbell from Blink. Starting at $49.99, Blink Video Doorbell can be installed wired or wire-free with the ability to enable two-year battery life, 1080p HD day and night video, two-way audio, chime app alerts, and the ability to connect to and sound your existing in-home chime.
Sep 28, 2021 01:13 pm ET
Introducing Amazon Glow—A Whole New Way to Bring Families Together for Fun and Learning
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced Amazon Glow, a new interactive device that brings a new magic to video calls and transforms the way kids connect with remote loved ones by participating in activities together. During video calls on Glow, kids see remote loved ones on a dedicated 8” display while reading stories, playing games, and creating art on a 19” touch-sensitive, projected space. At the same time, remote family and friends see the child on a tablet and participate in the same activities using the free Glow app. Glow creates a virtual experience that feels like being together in the
Sep 28, 2021 11:02 am ET
Aeternum Awaits: Amazon Games Launches New World
(Nasdaq:AMZN)--Today, Amazon Games launched New World on PC. New World is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that pits players against the haunted wilderness of Aeternum, a mysterious supernatural island in the twilight of the Age of Exploration.
Sep 27, 2021 06:17 pm ET
Amazon Welcomes Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to Republic, Mo. Fulfillment Center
Amazon’s new 1.3 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Republic, Missouri hosted Missouri Governor Mike Parson and state and local elected officials on Sept. 27 for a tour of STL3. Since it opened on Aug. 1, 2021, the facility has already created 1,400 good jobs. During the event, Amazon announced it will invest in at least 400 more jobs before the end of the year, creating more than 1,800 career opportunities by the holidays.
Sep 27, 2021 04:00 pm ET
AWS Shares New Business Momentum Milestones and Announces Three New Capabilities for Amazon Connect
Today at Enterprise Connect, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), shared new business momentum milestones and announced three new capabilities for Amazon Connect that improve contact center agent productivity and provide superior service by making customer interactions more effective, personal, and natural. AWS shared for the first time that tens of thousands of AWS customers are supporting more than 10 million contact center interactions a day on Amazon Connect, an easy-to-use, highly scalable, and cost-effective omnichannel cloud contact center solutio
Sep 27, 2021 08:00 am ET
AWS Shares New Business Momentum Milestones and Announces Three New Capabilities for Amazon Connect
Today at Enterprise Connect, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), shared new business momentum milestones and announced three new capabilities for Amazon Connect that improve contact center agent productivity and provide superior service by making customer interactions more effective, personal, and natural. AWS shared for the first time that tens of thousands of AWS customers are supporting more than 10 million contact center interactions a day on Amazon Connect, an easy-to-use, highly scalable, and cost-effective omnichannel cloud contact center solutio
Sep 23, 2021 07:24 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon QuickSight Q
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon QuickSight Q, a new capability in Amazon QuickSight that gives anyone in an organization the ability to ask business questions using natural language and receive accurate answers with relevant visualizations that help them gain in
Sep 22, 2021 06:52 pm ET
AWS to Open Data Centers in New Zealand
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced plans to open an infrastructure region in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2024. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and join the existing 81 Availability Zones across 25 geographic AWS Regions at launch. The Region will be owned a
Sep 22, 2021 11:00 am ET
Eiza González Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content, presented an IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award to Baby Driver, I Care a Lot, and Godzilla vs. Kong star
Sep 21, 2021 10:24 am ET
Amazon Introduces Kindle Paperwhite Kids, Providing Distraction-Free Reading Time for Kids to Explore Thousands of New and Classic Titles
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the all-new Kindle Paperwhite Kids, built from the ground up for kids ages 7 and up. Purpose-built for reading books with zero distractions—no games, ads, or video—the first-ever waterproof Kindle for kids comes with an adjustable warm light, a compact design, a glare-free display, and up to a 10-week battery life. It also includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ with access to thousands of books, a kid-friendly cover, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—all for only $159.99. Customers can learn more at
Sep 21, 2021 10:12 am ET
Amazon Unveils the Next Generation Kindle Paperwhite and New Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the next generation of Kindle Paperwhite with three new models: the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, the first-ever Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, and a brand-new Kindle Paperwhite Kids. For years, Kindle Paperwhite has been the most popular Kindle, and the new generation combines premium hardware, faster performance, and a redesigned user interface for a more enjoyable reading experience. Starting at just $139.99, Kindle Paperwhite comes with a larger display, a new adjustable warm light, and increased battery life, while the new Signature Edition adds an
Sep 21, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Unveils the Next Generation Kindle Paperwhite and New Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
Next generation Kindle Paperwhite comes with a larger 6.8-inch glare-free display, up to 10 weeks of battery life, adjustable warm light, USB-C charging, and 8 GB of storage—for only $149.99
Sep 21, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon and Lendistry Launch Amazon Community Lending Pilot Program to Fuel Growth for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Today Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Lendistry announced a joint pilot program, Amazon Community Lending, aimed at driving growth opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) selling in Amazon’s store. The program is a new business financing option through Amazon Lending. Amazon Community Lending will provide
Sep 20, 2021 02:00 pm ET
Amazon Opens First Fulfillment Center in North Dakota
Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Fargo is up and running. Employees started work within the new one million-plus square foot facility on Sunday, Sept. 19. The new center is the largest structure in the State of North Dakota (in terms of square footage) and will be the workplace of hundreds of associates in the months and years ahead.
Sep 20, 2021 06:00 am ET
The Climate Pledge Announces 86 New Signatories, Including Procter & Gamble, HP, and Salesforce, Signaling Their Commitment to Achieving Net-Zero Carbon by 2040 or Sooner
Today, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 200 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. The 86 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge include Procter & Gamble, HP, Salesforce, ASOS, and Nespresso. Pledge signatories in total generate over $1.8 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than 7 million e
Sep 17, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Career Day 2021: More Than 1 Million People Apply for Jobs at Amazon
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that over 1 million people applied for a job at Amazon as part of Career Day 2021. The virtual event attracted job seekers from more than 170 countries around the world. In the span of 24 hours, more than 2,000 Amazon recruiters offered 30,000 individual career coaching sessions with participants. The recruiters provided job seekers with professional advice to start, transition, or grow their careers—whether they wanted to work at Amazon or elsewhere.
Sep 15, 2021 07:00 am ET
Calavo Growers Appoints Amazon Executive Mariela Matute as CFO
Calavo Growers, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: CVGW), a global leader in the avocado and value-added fresh food industries, today announced that Mariela Matute has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective October 11, 2021. “We are excited to welcome...
Sep 14, 2021 07:00 am ET
Amazon Announces Plans to Hire Over 7,500 Employees in Several Cities and Towns Across Arizona
Amazon continues to provide opportunities for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve in communities where they live. Today the company announced that it is providing an additional 7,500 local employment opportunities throughout Arizona on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs recently announced. The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per hour in some locations. The company also provides full-time employees comprehensive benefits from day one, worth an addition
Sep 14, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Announces Plans to Hire 125,000 Employees in Hundreds of Cities and Towns Across America
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to provide opportunities for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live. Today, the company announced that it is providing an additional 125,000 local employment opportunities throughout the U.S., on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs
Sep 13, 2021 07:00 am ET
Tripadvisor Collaborates with Audible for the Ultimate Travel Audio Entertainment
NEEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As we are in the midst of travel planning or embarking on a long awaited adventure, Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform*, today announced a collaboration with Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling. Together, the collaboration creates the ultimate travel content. Travelers will enjoy Audible's unmatched library of exclusive Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, and "Trip Playlists" created by Tripadvisor Plus that deliver people-powered travel guidance. From inspiring your budding bookworm wi
Sep 09, 2021 01:32 pm ET
AWS and Bundesliga to Debut Two New Bundesliga Match Facts for the 2021–22 European Football Season
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and the German Bundesliga, Germany’s top national football league, announced two new
Sep 09, 2021 11:04 am ET
Amazon to Pay Full College Tuition for Its Front-Line Employees as Part of $1.2 Billion Investment in Education and Skills Training for U.S. Workforce
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to its U.S. employees with a total investment of $1.2 billion by 2025. Through its popular Career Choice program, the company will fund full college tuition, as wel
Sep 09, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon and Best Buy Announce New Fire TV Smart TVs from Pioneer and Toshiba
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) today announced a new lineup of smart TVs with Fire TV built-in from Pioneer and an upcoming Toshiba series featuring far-field voice. Both series are optimized for Fire TV’s content-forward approach to entertainment and the always-available intelligence of Alexa to deliver a truly smart TV experience for the living room.
Sep 09, 2021 09:00 am ET
Introducing the All-New Fire TV Family—Including the First Ever Amazon-Built TVs
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced an all-new lineup of Fire TV devices with its first-ever Amazon-built smart TVs, the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and 4-Series smart TVs, and the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
Sep 03, 2021 04:37 pm ET
Amazon.com, Inc. Announces Redemption of Its 3.300% Notes Due December 5, 2021
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that on October 5, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”) it will redeem all $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.300% Notes due December 5, 2021 (CUSIP No. 023135 AM8) (the “Notes”).
Sep 02, 2021 11:59 am ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time. ONTAP is NetApp’s file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and provides a widely adopted set of data access and management capabilities. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP enables customers to launch, run, and scal
Sep 02, 2021 08:10 am ET
Amazon has donated and delivered over 140,000 emergency aid supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Ida, with more supplies on the way
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today the rapid delivery of over 140,000 relief items from its
Sep 02, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Announces Investment in Nature-Based Carbon Removal Solutions in Brazil with The Nature Conservancy
As part of its efforts to support global solutions to the climate crisis, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the launch of the Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental organization. The Accelerator will create a more sustainable source of income for thousands of local farmers in
Sep 01, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Expands Hampton Roads Investment with a Career Center and Two New Delivery Stations
Amazon continues its investment in the Hampton Roads area with the launch of a Career Center and two delivery stations. The Amazon Career Center, located at 1989 S. Military Highway in Chesapeake will serve as a hiring and orientation hub for the company’s operations facilities in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach. Additionally, the company is excited to announce the opening of two delivery stations in the Hampton Roads area, a 165,000 square foot facility at 1400 Sewells Point Road in Norfolk and a 111,600 square foot facility at 223 W Mercury Boulevard in Hampton. In
Sep 01, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Opens Two New Central Maryland Delivery Stations
Amazon is excited to announce the opening of two delivery stations in Hanover and Baltimore. The 72,000 square foot facility at 2100 Van Deman Street is the first delivery station in Baltimore city. The 194,000 square foot facility at 7226 Preston Gateway Drive is the company’s third delivery station in Hanover. In celebration of the station launches, Amazon donated 650 pre-filled backpacks to
Sep 01, 2021 09:00 am ET
Arctic Wolf Selects AWS to Power Global Cybersecurity Offering at Scale
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Arctic Wolf Networks has selected AWS as its primary cloud provider to power the company’s innovative, cloud-native security operations platform. Arctic Wolf is one of the leading cybersecurity technology innovators in the world. The company provides turnkey, managed threat detection and response, risk management, cloud monitoring, and security training and awareness services to organizations. The company’s hybrid approach to security combines the scale, speed, and processing power of cloud-based
Sep 01, 2021 08:30 am ET
Amazon Announces Career Day 2021—America’s Biggest Recruiting Event, with Over 40,000 Corporate and Tech Jobs Available in the U.S., and Programming to Help Both Current and Future Employees Grow Thei
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it is hiring for more than 40,000 corporate and tech roles across 220-plus locations in the U.S., as well as tens of thousands of hourly positions in Amazon’s Operations network, and holding its biggest-ever training and recruiting event to help both current and future employees grow their careers. Career Day will take place on September 15, and anyone can register for free
Sep 01, 2021 08:30 am ET
Amazon Announces First Canadian Edition of Career Day, Taking Place on September 15
2,000 recruiters offering 30,000 1-on-1 coaching sessions globally to job candidates
Aug 31, 2021 11:30 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Managed Grafana
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Grafana, a fully managed data visualization service that enables customers to instantly query, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) data. Developed in collaboration with Grafana Labs, Amazon Managed Grafana manages the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance of Grafana so customers can easily create dashboards to view operational data from multiple d
Aug 27, 2021 12:01 am ET
Sun Life Taps AWS as Its Long-Term Strategic Cloud Provider to Transform Digital Services
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Sun Life (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) has selected AWS as its long-term strategic cloud technology provider to become a cloud-first organization, drive ongoing innovation, and develop new digital client experiences. Sun Life will use AWS’s proven portfolio of cloud technologies, including analytics, machine learning, storage, security, and databases, to drive operational efficiency and innovation to the company’s clients and employees.
Aug 26, 2021 03:30 am ET
IMDb Helps Audiences in India Discover and Decide What to Watch by Providing Fan Ratings and Other Entertainment Data for PatchWall 4 for Mi Smart TVs
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows and celebrities, today announced a new collaboration with Mi India, India’s #1 smart TV brand, that will integrate IMDb fan ratings and other entertainment data on more than 30 streaming services available on PatchWall 4. PatchWall is a TV user interface f
Aug 25, 2021 05:30 pm ET
Amazon Announces Two New Cybersecurity Initiatives Aimed To Protect Organizations and Individuals
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced two new security initiatives that will help protect organizations and individuals from increasing cybersecurity threats. Starting in October, Amazon will make available to the public the cybersecurity training materials it has developed to keep its employees and sensitive information safe from cyberattack. In addition, Amazon announced that it will offer qualified AWS customers a free multi-factor authentication (MFA) device designed to further secure their environments and protect their most sensitive assets from cyberattacks.
Aug 19, 2021 01:22 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon MemoryDB for Redis
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, a fully managed, Redis-compatible, in-memory database. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis enables customers to achieve ultra-fast performance with high availability and durability for their most business-critical applica
Aug 12, 2021 10:00 am ET
Amazon On Pace to Buy Over $120 Billion of Supplies and Services from Businesses in the U.S. in 2021
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is on pace to spend over $120 billion on supplies and services from businesses in the U.S. in 2021. The purchases are from more than 200,000 companies that operate in communities across the country that help keep Amazon running—from electric vehicle manufacturers to cardboard box producers to construction and engineering firms. The 2021 spending represents an increase of 20% year over year and does not include any of the products Amazon buys and sells to customers in its stores.
Aug 12, 2021 12:01 am ET
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Selects AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider to Enhance Guest Experiences
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced a global collaboration with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: WH), the world’s largest hotel franchising company, to upgrade its technology infrastructure and develop and deliver new guest services across its 21 hotel brands—including Days Inn, La Quinta, Microtel, Ramada, Super 8, and Wyndham. Moving to AWS enables Wyndham to enhance business performance, reinvest approximately 45% of reduced data center operating costs, and shut down additional physical datacenters, putting it on track to achiev
Aug 11, 2021 09:35 am ET
Amazon Announces New Robotics Fulfillment Center Plus Five New Delivery Stations in Florida, Bringing Total State Investment to Over $18 Billion
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced an expanded investment in Florida with six new buildings to support operations closer to customers. The new robotics fulfillment center and five new delivery stations are expected to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs in the Sunshine State.
Aug 11, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Air Launches State-of-the-Art Air Cargo Hub in Northern Kentucky, Creating More Than 2,000 Jobs
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the beginning of Amazon Air Hub operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). After more than four years of planning and construction, the Amazon Air Hub will serve as the central hub for Amazon Air’s U.S. cargo network, facilitating the rapid transport of customer packages across the country. This $1.5 billion investment in Northern Kentucky will eventually create thousands of jobs for people from various backgrounds, including load planning, management of package sortation, and robotics technology. All regular, full-time em
Aug 10, 2021 11:36 am ET
Amazon Continues “Right Now Needs Fund” with Additional $1 Million Donation to Help Close the Gap in Basic-Needs Support for Students and Families in Northern Virginia
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it will continue its commitment to the Right Now Needs Fund in Northern Virginia for the upcoming academic year with an additional $1 million investment to support students attending Arlington Public Schools, Alexandria City Public Schools, a
Aug 09, 2021 12:01 pm ET
Amazon and GoPro File Joint Lawsuit against Counterfeiters
Today, Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) (NASDAQ: AMZN) and GoPro, Inc. (“GoPro”) (NASDAQ: GPRO) unsealed a jointly filed lawsuit against seven individuals and two entities (the “defendants”) for counterfeiting GoPro’s popular camera accessories, including the floating hand grip, “The Handler,” and the “3-Way” grip, extension arm, and tripod mount. The defendants attempted to offer the infringing products in Amazon’s store, violating Amazon’s policies, infringing on GoPro’s trademarks, and breaking the law.
Aug 05, 2021 09:15 am ET
Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in St. Lucie County, FL
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon today announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, FL. The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2022, will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs that pay at least $15 per hour and provide comprehensive benefits starting day one on the job.
Aug 05, 2021 03:00 am ET
Prime Student Introduces Exclusive Offers for College Life
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced new offers exclusively for Prime Student members as students get ready to head to college this fall. Starting today, Prime Student members can enjoy exclusive savings including Grubhub+ Student, Calm, StudentUniverse, and Course Hero for a limited time. College students who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can sign up for a six-month trial at
Aug 03, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon and Best Buy Introduce New Insignia F50 Series Fire TVs
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) announced a new lineup of Best Buy Insignia F50 Series Fire TVs. The TVs are the latest from the strategic collaboration between the two companies, which began three years ago. The new F50 series TVs feature enhanced screen resolution, premium audio functionality, and Alexa voice integration for an immersive entertainment experience.
Jul 29, 2021 04:01 pm ET
Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Results
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Jul 27, 2021 06:30 am ET
"Alexa, what can I ask Bianca Andreescu?"
TORONTO, July 27, 2021 /CNW/ - NASDAQ (AMZN) - Today, Amazon Canada announced a collaboration with Canadian tennis champion Bianca Andreescu to celebrate community this summer. No matter your level of sports knowledge, Alexa has you covered. Fans are invited behind the scenes to adopt the same Match Day routine as Bianca. Alexa will play crowds cheering you on, give you a compliment, and start a meditation skill when you say "Alexa, start Bianca's routine." Click on this Routine, follow the steps, save and the routine will be ready to go. They'll hear from Bianca herself as she shares storie
Jul 20, 2021 11:30 am ET
ReFrame and IMDbPro Announce Record-Breaking 2020-2021 ReFrame TV Stamp Recipients, Including WandaVision, Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country and Pose
ReFrame™, the screen industry’s gender equity coalition founded by Women In Film and Sundance Institute,
Jul 20, 2021 09:31 am ET
Thinking about trading options or stock in AmerisourceBergen, HCA Healthcare, IBM, AMC, or Amazon.com?
NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for ABC, HCA, IBM, AMC, and AMZN.
Jul 19, 2021 05:14 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon EBS io2 Block Express Volumes
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc., (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes, delivering SAN capabilities in the cloud for the first time. EBS Block Express is a next-generation storage server architecture that provides the highest block storage performance without the cost or hassle of having to procure, scale, and maintain expensive on-premises SANs. With io2 volumes running on Block Express, customers can achieve sub-millisecond latency and provision a single io2 volume with up to 256,000 IOPS, 4,000 M
Jul 15, 2021 04:01 pm ET
Amazon.com to Webcast Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET.
Jul 15, 2021 10:57 am ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon HealthLake
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon HealthLake, a HIPAA-eligible service for healthcare and life sciences organizations to ingest, store, query, and analyze their health data at scale. Amazon HealthLake uses machine learning to understand and extract meaningful medical information from unstructured data, and then organizes, indexes, and stores that information in chronological order. The result provides a holistic view of patient health. The service leverages the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resour
Jul 13, 2021 08:38 pm ET
Amazon Launches Kindle Vella, Serialized Stories in a Mobile-First, Interactive Reading Experience
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Vella, a new mobile-first, interactive reading experience for serialized stories. Available in the U.S. via the Kindle iOS app and on Amazon.com, Kindle Vella stories are published one short episode at a time, each ranging from 600 to 5,000 words—and the first three epis
Jul 13, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Pledges to Hire 100,000 U.S. Veterans and Military Spouses by 2024
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to hire over 100,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2024. Amazon currently employs over 40,000 veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses—from Operations to Alexa to Sustainability to Amazon Web Services (AWS)—and they all receive a starting wage of at least $15 per hour and have access to comprehensive benefits.
Jul 12, 2021 11:00 am ET
IMDb Announces Top New TV Shows of the Year (So Far), as Determined by User Ratings
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today unveiled the Top 10 New Television Shows of 2021 (so far), based on IMDb user ratings. In addition to the popular “best of the year” Top 10 lists IMDb reveals each December, its mid-year lists offer a sneak peek at breakout titles that have most res
Jul 12, 2021 09:15 am ET
Woot! Turns 17 And To Celebrate Its Birthday, Woot! Gives You Savings All Week Long
DALLAS, July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Woot!, the site known for delivering ridiculous deals and silly stunts, is celebrating its 17th birthday  -- including a few celebrity cameos throughout the week-long celebration. The birthday extravaganza will have Wooters saving big with major discounts on top brands such as Dyson, AeroGarden, Microsoft, Ray-Ban, Oakley, 23andMe DNA kits, and Amazon devices. Plus, those who want to celebrate the Original Daily Deal Site getting one year older, can also head to Woot!'s social channels for some star gazing as the glitterati deliver virtual well-wishes an
Jul 07, 2021 09:31 am ET
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NEW YORK, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for NOVA, SPCE, GNRC, NIO, and AMZN.
Jul 06, 2021 10:30 am ET
Thinking about trading options or stock in Weibo, Eli Lilly, Amazon.com, Virgin Galactic, or Apple?
NEW YORK, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for WB, LLY, AMZN, SPCE, and AAPL.
Jul 02, 2021 07:57 pm ET
Hagens Berman: Lawsuit Accuses Amazon of Price-Gouging During COVID Pandemic
A class-action lawsuit accusing Amazon of price-gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic has now been expanded to include a proposed class of all Amazon shoppers nationwide who purchased affected products, according to law firm Hagens Berman.
Jul 01, 2021 11:35 am ET
Japanese Record-Breaking Anime Blockbuster Film EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME to Launch Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on August 13th
Amazon Prime Video today announced the exclusive global premiere (outside of Japan) of the highly anticipated Japanese anime blockbuster EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME on August 13th. EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion. The anime film – which is the highest-grossing in all movies by chief director Hideaki Anno and most-watched movie in Japanese theatres in 2021- is from directors
Jun 30, 2021 06:41 pm ET
BetterInvesting™ Magazine Selects Amazon.com As "Growth" Stock and Centene As "Undervalued" For September 2021 Issue
TROY, Mich., June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Editorial Advisory and Securities Review Committee of BetterInvesting Magazine today announced Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) as its "Stock to Study" and Centene (NYSE: CNC) is its "Undervalued Stock" in the September 2021 issue for investors' informational and educational use.
Jun 28, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Expands in Alberta with the Province's First Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center, Creates More Than 1,000 New Full- and Part-Time Jobs
Amazon partners with The LEGO Group to donate 200 robotics kits to local Parkland County area community groups to encourage STEM learning
Jun 28, 2021 05:00 am ET
AWS Named Swisscom's Preferred Public Cloud Provider to Accelerate Digital Transformation Strategy and Move Towards Cloud-Native 5G Network
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Swisscom (SMI: SCMN) has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud provider for its enterprise IT. Swisscom is pursuing a cloud-first strategy and will use AWS to increase IT agility, drive operational efficiencies, and accelerate time to market for new information and communications technology (ICT) features and services. As part of its overall digital transformation, Swisscom will migrate to AWS a wide range of core applications that power its enterprise resource planning, operational support
Jun 24, 2021 11:00 am ET
AWS Announces AWS BugBust—the World’s First Global Competition to Find and Fix 1 Million Software Bugs
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the AWS BugBust Challenge, the world’s first global competition for developers to collectively eliminate one million software bugs. With just a few clicks, developers from around the world can join the challenge by creating an AWS BugBust event for their organization in the Amazon CodeGuru console—and compete for prizes and prestige by identifying and fixing bugs in their applications. By fixing bugs and achieving cost savings for their organizations, developers climb the AWS BugBust leaderboard to re
Jun 24, 2021 08:25 am ET
Amazon and Asmodee File Joint Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Asmodee Group SAS (Asmodee) jointly filed a lawsuit against two defendants for counterfeiting the popular and award-winning card game sets, Dixit: Daydreams Expansion and Dixit: Revelations Expansion. Asmodee Group is a leading board game publisher and distributor. The defendants, based in Brooklyn, New York, attempted to offer the counterfeit products in Amazon’s store, which violates Amazon’s policies, infringes on Asmodee’s trademarks, and breaks the law.
Jun 23, 2021 09:20 am ET
Prime Day Delivered the Two Biggest Days Ever for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses in Amazon’s Stores Worldwide, Growing Even More than Amazon Retail, and Members Saved More than Any Previous Prime Day
—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Prime Day 2021 was the biggest two-day period ever for Amazon’s third party sellers, nearly all of which are small and medium-sized businesses, growing even more than Amazon’s retail business. Prime members in 20 countries shopped more this Prime Day than any previous Prime Day and scored deep discounts across home, fashion, beauty, and electronics. Members purchased more than 250 million items worldwide and saved more than any Prime Day before.
Jun 23, 2021 08:00 am ET
AWS and Salesforce Announce Expansive Partnership to Unify Developer Experiences and Launch New Intelligent Applications
SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), today announced a significant expansion of their global strategic partnership that will make it easy for customers to use the full set of Salesforce and AWS capabilities together to quickly build and deploy powerful new business applications that accelerate digital transformation.
Jun 23, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Announces Major Renewable Energy Agreement in Canada
375 MW solar farm in Vulcan County is Amazon's second renewable energy project in Alberta, bringing the company's investment in Canada to more than 450 MW, which will allow it to supply its local operations with more than 1 million MWh of renewable energy
Jun 23, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Becomes Largest Corporate Buyer of Renewable Energy in the U.S.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced 14 new renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Finland, and Spain to advance its ambitious goal to power 100% of company activities with renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of the original target of 2030. The new projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 gigawatts (GW) of electricity production capacity—enough to power 2.5 million U.S. homes. Amazon is now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S. and the world.
Jun 21, 2021 09:10 am ET
Amazon Recognizes Computer Science Educators with 2021 Teacher of the Year Award
Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) is thrilled to announce the 2021 class of Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipients. Each year, Amazon recognizes ten dynamic teachers for their work to inspire students from underserved and historically underrepresented communities to pursue careers in computer science and robotics. The following educators are this year's recipients:
Jun 18, 2021 02:30 am ET
Ferrari Selects AWS as its Official Cloud Provider to Power Innovation on the Road and Track
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ferrari S.p.A. to become their Official Cloud, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence Provider. Together, the companies will accelerate the pace of innovation across the entire Ferrari organization, including their road cars department, GT Competitions, the Ferrari Challenge, and the Scuderia Ferrari FORMULA 1 (F1) team. Ferrari will use AWS’s breadth and depth of services and proven global infrastructure, including the AWS Europe (Milan) region, to st
Jun 17, 2021 01:00 am ET
Prime Day Deals Preview: Two Days, More Than 2 Million Deals, Starting June 21
(NASDAQ: AMZN) —Amazon is releasing details today about some of the 2 million deals available for Prime members in 20 countries on Prime Day. The savings extravaganza has more deals than any Prime Day before and will start on June 21 at 12 a.m. PDT (3 a.m. EDT). Prime Day will feature something for everyone—from tech lovers and fashionistas to college students and even pets, giving Prime members everything they need for a summer of fun. Not a Prime member yet? Anyone can join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at
Jun 16, 2021 12:34 pm ET
Amazon Studios Releases Inclusion Policy and Playbook to Strengthen Ongoing Commitment to Diverse and Equitable Representation
Amazon Studios today released a comprehensive Inclusion Policy that extends its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity for its content and productions, as well as a Playbook with guidelines for its collaborators in the creative community. These guides offer detailed and actionable recommendations as Amazon Studios continues to seek out stories and storytelling that amplify voices across race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability (including mental health), body size, gender, gender identity, and gender expression for the global Prime Video audience.
Jun 16, 2021 12:15 pm ET
Amazon Announces New Robotics Fulfillment Center in Baton Rouge
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to open its second robotics fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana. The new operations facility in Baton Rouge will create over 1,000 new, full-time jobs and provide employees with at least $15 per hour and comprehensive benefits.
Jun 16, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon and Metro Announce a $125 Million Commitment to Create 1,000 Affordable Housing Units at Metro Stations in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) today announced a goal to create more than 1,000 new affordable housing units at Metro Stations throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Amazon is committing $125 million in below-market capital to expedite development of affordable homes so that moderate- to low-income families in the National Capital Region can afford to live in communities with easy access to employment, schools, healthcare, education, and other amenities. The investment is part of Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, a more than $2 bil
Jun 16, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon and Sound Transit Announce a $100 Million Commitment to Accelerate the Creation of an Estimated 1,200 Affordable Housing Units Near Light Rail Stations Across the Puget Sound Region
Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) and Sound Transit today announced a partnership to accelerate the creation of up to 1,200 new affordable housing units on Sound Transit surplus properties near light rail stations across the Puget Sound region. Amazon is committing $100 million in below-market funding to developers to help create and expedite the development of Sound Transit property offered for affordable housing.
Jun 16, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Commits $75 Million to Develop 800 New Affordable Housing Units in Nashville Area at High-Traffic WeGo Public Transit Sites
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a commitment of $75 million in below-market capital for developers to create 800 affordable homes in the Nashville, Tennessee area near WeGo high-capacity transit corridors. The investment is part of Amazon’s more than $2 billion Housing Equity Fund to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable homes through below-market loans to housing partners, traditional and non-traditional public agencies, and minority-led organizations. The transit commitment will help ensure that moderate- to low-income Nashvillians can afford housing within the urban core with eas
Jun 14, 2021 09:00 am ET
2021 Amazon Business B2B E-commerce in Evolution Report Highlights Gaps, Opportunities in E-Procurement Process
Amazon Business today released the first 2021 B2B E-commerce in Evolution Report, which shares B2B trends and new insights from U.S. procurement professionals across industries and organizations of every size. For the report, which examines the rapid transformation B2B e-procurement has undergone in recent years, Amazon Business surveyed 250 B2B buyers and 250 B2B sellers who hold influential procurement roles across government, education, healthcare, and commercial industries in the U.S. This report also provides actionable insights for business decision-makers, on both the buying and
Jun 11, 2021 12:04 am ET
AWS to Open Data Centers in Israel
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023. The AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region will enable even more developers, startups, and enterprises as well as government, education, and non-profits to run their applications and serve end-users from data centers located in Israel. Additionally, the government of Israel announced that it has selected AWS as its primary cloud provider as part of the “Nimbus” contract for government ministries and subsidiaries. The Nimbus framework will prov
Jun 10, 2021 09:11 am ET
Amazon and HanesBrands File Joint Lawsuits Against Infringers of Champion Trademarks
Today, Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) (NASDAQ: AMZN), together with HanesBrands, Inc. and HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC (collectively, “HanesBrands”) jointly filed 13 lawsuits against 17 defendants for selling silicone protective earbud case covers that illegally bear HanesBrands’ registered Champion trademarks. The defendants attempted to offer the infringing products in Amazon’s store, violating Amazon’s policies, infringing on HanesBrands’ registered Champion trademarks, and breaking the law.
Jun 10, 2021 09:09 am ET
Amazon Music Launches DJ Mode: The Brand New, On-Demand Listening Experience Blends Music with Commentary from Artists and Hosts, Bringing Fans Even Closer to the Music They Love
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Today, Amazon Music announces DJ Mode, a brand new, on-demand listening experience that combines the personalization, control, and breadth of catalog of streaming with the vibrancy and personality of DJ-hosted radio—all in one destination. Listeners in the U.S. can opt in today to check out new, DJ-hosted stations across hip-hop, country, and pop, featuring music insights from industry experts and tastemakers, and drop-ins from top artists, plus music facts and trivia from Alexa. Learn more
Jun 10, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon and National Safety Council Create First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Solve the Most Common Workplace Injury in the U.S.
Today Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and National Safety Council (NSC) announced a five-year partnership to invent new ways to prevent the largest category of workplace injuries in the U.S., musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Amazon and NSC have been working together for months on this first-of-its-kind collaboration.
Jun 10, 2021 08:00 am ET
Amazon and National Safety Council Create First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Solve the Most Common Workplace Injury in the U.S.
SEATTLE and ITASCA, Ill., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and National Safety Council (NSC) announced a five-year partnership to invent new ways to prevent the largest category of workplace injuries in the U.S., musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Amazon and NSC have been working together for months on this first-of-its-kind collaboration.
Jun 10, 2021 12:01 am ET
BMO Financial Group Selects AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that BMO Financial Group (BMO) has selected AWS as its preferred, strategic cloud provider. BMO will use AWS to modernize its banking platforms and build digital financial services applications as part of the company’s ongoing digital transformation. Using AWS’s extensive portfolio of cloud capabilities, including analytics, machine learning, serverless, compute, storage, and database, BMO will develop and scale digital platforms and services for its global customers, meeting and strengthening stringe
Jun 09, 2021 03:20 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Proton
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of AWS Proton, an application delivery service that makes it easier for customers to provision, deploy, and monitor the microservices that form the basis of modern container and serverless applications. With AWS Proton, a customer’s infrastructure team creates standard application stacks defining the architecture, infrastructure resources, CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery) pipeline, and observability tools—and then makes these stacks available to their dev
Jun 09, 2021 09:00 am ET
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead is Amazon’s Best Book of the Year So Far for 2021
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) —Today, Amazon announced its picks for 2021’s Best Books of the Year So Far, selecting Maggie Shipstead’s epic American saga Great Circle—a story about independence, shedding your past, following your dreams, and pushing your limits—as the No. 1 selection.
Jun 07, 2021 01:00 am ET
The Prime Day Countdown Is On: Early Deals Drop & Small Business Promotion Starts Now
(NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Day will celebrate its seventh year of savings for Prime members on June 21 and June 22 by featuring more than 2 million deals globally—the most deals ever offered in the history of the shopping extravaganza. But Prime members don’t have to wait to shop Prime Day deals—starting today, members can shop and save on hundreds of thousands of early-release deals including exclusive offers that drop every day leading up to Prime Day. Early deals can be found across fashion, home, and beauty products, as well as toys, sporting goods, pet supplies, electronics, Amazon brands, Amaz
Jun 03, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Announces The Prime Day Show Featuring Groundbreaking Artists Billie Eilish, H.E.R., And Kid Cudi In A Three-Part Musical Event For Fans Around The World
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced that multi-award-winning and groundbreaking artists Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi will star in the Prime Day Show, a three-part immersive musical event presented by Amazon Music that features some of the best in music and entertainment in celebration of Prime Day. All three episodes of the Prime Day Show will premiere globally starting June 17 on Prime Video and will be available to all customers for 30 days, with or without a Prime membership.
Jun 03, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Launches New Program to Support Americans Displaced from the Job Market Return to the Workforce
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today launched the Amazon Returnship program, a new initiative to help professionals get back to work after they lost or left their jobs—including people displaced by the impacts of COVID-19. Through this initiative, Amazon is offering people who have been without a job or underemployed for at least a year a new opportunity to rejoin the workforce by restarting their careers at Amazon. The company plans to hire 1,000 professionals over the coming years as a result of this new program.
Jun 03, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Literary Partnership Announces 2021 Grant Recipients
(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Today, the Amazon Literary Partnership announced more than $1 million in grant funding to 80 nonprofit literary organizations across the U.S. The funding supports groups that are working to empower diverse, marginalized, and underrepresented voices, helping writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive in 2021 and beyond.
Jun 02, 2021 09:03 am ET
Amazon Ranked No. 1 Investor in America
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) ranked Amazon as the No. 1 U.S. company investing in America. For the second year in a row, Amazon placed first on PPI’s “Investment Heroes” list, an annual study that identifies the Top 25 American companies investing in the United States. PPI estimates that Amazon invested $34 billion in American infrastructure in 2020, which led to the creation of more than 400,000 direct jobs by Amazon last year alone. The research PPI released highlights how investments by American companies are key to sustaining the economy during the COVID-19 pandemi
Jun 02, 2021 01:00 am ET
Prime Day Arrives on June 21 & 22—Two Days of Epic Savings on More than 2 Million Deals Globally
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon’s annual Prime Day event will be held June 21 and June 22, kicking off summer with two days of epic deals and the best savings Prime has to offer. The shopping extravaganza will deliver Prime members over 2 million deals across every category, including fashion, home, beauty, electronics, and more, along with the best in entertainment benefits and never-before-seen exclusives across Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Gaming, and more. Prime Day kicks off on June 21 at midnight PDT (3 a.m. EDT) and runs through June 22 for Prime members in the U.S., the U.K., the United Arab
Jun 01, 2021 03:48 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Location Service
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Location Service, a new service that makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers to add location functionality to their applications without compromising on user privacy or data security. With Amazon Location Service, customers can embed location functionality in their applications using data from location-based service (LBS) providers Esri and HERE Technologies to provide maps, points of interest, geocoding (converting l
Jun 01, 2021 10:00 am ET
IMDb Launches Monthly Live Virtual Trivia Game
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today announced the launch of IMDb Trivia, a live monthly virtual game that lets entertainment fans connect with each other and put their knowledge of movies and TV shows to the test. The first game of IMDb Trivia will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at 12
Jun 01, 2021 07:00 am ET
Amazon Opens Disaster Relief Hub in Atlanta for Faster Response to Natural Disasters
Atlanta is located 310 miles from the Gulf Coast, 734 miles from the Bahamas, and within 1,535 miles of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands—areas that experience the most active hurricane season. Atlanta’s close proximity to the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean region, and Central America will help Amazon’s community partners swiftly respond to hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.
May 27, 2021 08:49 pm ET
Five Little Indians Author Michelle Good Wins the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Rama Altaleb Wins the Youth Short Story Category for "Lost Childhood"
May 27, 2021 01:45 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon ECS Anywhere
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Anywhere, a new capability for Amazon ECS that enables customers to run and manage container-based applications on-premises using the same APIs, cluster management, workload scheduling, monitoring, and deployment pipelines they use with Amazon ECS in AWS. Amazon ECS Anywhere provides a fully managed container orchestration service that allows customers to easily run, scale, and secure Docker container applications on any customer-manage
May 26, 2021 03:43 pm ET
Hagens Berman: Attorneys Suing Amazon for Price-Gouging Praise D.C. AG’s Efforts
Consumer-rights attorneys at Hagens Berman sued Amazon for price-gouging in 2020, and are now throwing their support behind Washington, D.C. attorney general Karl Racine, who has followed in the firm’s footsteps.
May 26, 2021 08:33 am ET
Amazon and MGM have signed an agreement for Amazon to acquire MGM
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and MGM today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for a purchase price of $8.45 billion. MGM has nearly a century of filmmaking history and complements the work of Amazon Studios, which has primarily focused on producing TV show programming. Amazon will help preserve MGM’s heritage and catalog of films, and provide customers with greater access to these existing works. Through this acquisition, Amazon would empower MGM to continue to do what they do best: great storytelling.
May 26, 2021 12:00 am ET
AWS to Open Data Centers in UAE
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first half of 2022. The new AWS Middle East (UAE) Region will consist of three Availability Zones and become AWS’s second region in the Middle East with the existing AWS Region in Bahrain, giving customers more choice and flexibility to leverage advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud. Globally, AWS has 80 Availability Zones across 25 geographic regions, with plans to launch 18 more Availability Zones and six more
May 20, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Introduces New Mental Health Benefit for All U.S. Employees and Their Family Members
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today launched a new mental health benefit, Resources for Living, that provides every U.S. employee, their family, and their household with a single place to start for personalized, convenient, and confidential support for mental health and daily life assistance. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and include access to free counseling sessions in-person or through the phone, video, or text.
May 18, 2021 07:10 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of AWS App Runner
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced AWS App Runner, a fully managed container application service that makes it easier and faster for customers to build, deploy, and run containerized web applications and APIs with just a few clicks. AWS App Runner handles all of the operational aspects of high-performance applications and APIs, including provisioning, scaling, and managing the container orchestrators, load balancers, and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, as well as allowing customers to run containers without
May 17, 2021 09:15 am ET
Amazon Music HD For All, Now at No Extra Cost
(NASDAQ: AMZN) ) Amazon Music today announced that going forward, its high-quality streaming tier, Amazon Music HD, will be available to all eligible Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost, unlocking access to the highest-quality streaming audio for even more music fans. In 2019, Neil Young called the launch of HD audio for Amazon “the biggest thing to happen in music since the introduction of digital audio” and now, even more fans can stream music with all of the depth, vibrancy, and emotion from artists’ original recordings. Learn more about Amazon Music HD
May 17, 2021 06:00 am ET
From Body Mechanics to Mindfulness, Amazon Launches Employee-Designed Health and Safety Program called WorkingWell Across U.S. Operations
Today Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced the launch of WorkingWell, a new comprehensive program providing employees with physical and mental activities, wellness exercises, and healthy eating support that are scientifically proven to help them recharge and reenergize, and ultimately reduce the risk of injury. The program is part of the company’s investment of more than $300 million into safety projects in 2021, and its mission to be Earth’s Safest Place to Work. There are a number of components of WorkingWell, each of which was developed in collaboration with employees from within Amazon operation
May 16, 2021 10:00 am ET
Karen Fukuhara Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award at Identity 2021 Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, presented an IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award to
May 13, 2021 12:30 pm ET
AWS and the NHL to Debut Advanced Stats During the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced they will debut two new advanced analytics during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. These new stats powered by AWS will appear as on-screen graphics and data visualizations during NHL games and give fans a better understanding and deep
May 13, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Hiring 75,000 Employees Across Fulfillment and Transportation, With Average Starting Pay of Over $17 Per Hour and Sign-On Bonuses of Up To $1,000
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it is hiring 75,000 people in its fulfillment and logistics network across the U.S. and Canada as it continues to expand its footprint and serve customers. Amazon recently announced pay increases across its fulfillment and transportation networks, and these open roles offer an average starting pay of over $17 per hour, plus sign-on bonuses in many locations of up to $1,000. In addition, the company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match, paid parental leave
May 12, 2021 09:07 am ET
Amazon Introduces Upgraded Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5, and the All-New Echo Show 5 Kids
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced its newest Echo Show devices—the new Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5, and the first Echo Show 5 Kids. Echo Show is the fastest-growing family of Echo devices, and the new models feature more powerful cameras for better video calling, alongside new ways to enhance your Alexa experience.
May 12, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Introduces Upgraded Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5
Echo Show 8 features a powerful, 13-megapixel wide angle camera that digitally pans and zooms during video calls, a vibrant 8-inch HD screen with adaptive colour, a new octa-core processor and dual stereo speakers—still only $169.99
May 11, 2021 04:51 pm ET
May 10, 2021 12:01 am ET
Amazon Publishes Comprehensive Brand Protection Report Demonstrating Progress Toward Driving Counterfeits to Zero
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today released its 2020 Brand Protection Report which provides a comprehensive view of how it ensures customers shop from authentic products in its stores. Amazon makes significant investments in dedicated teams and industry-leading machine learning technology to proactively protect customers, brands and its selling partners from counterfeiters, and to hold them accountable if they attempt to sell fakes through Amazon. In 2020, Amazon invested more than $700 million and employed more than 10,000 people to protect its stores from fraud and abuse.
May 07, 2021 03:35 pm ET
Amazon Announces First Robotics Fulfillment Center in Louisiana
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to open its first robotics fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana. The new operations facility in Shreveport will create over 1,000 new, full-time jobs and provide employees with at least $15 per hour and comprehensive benefits. Amazon jobs support Louisiana communities of all sizes, from larger metro areas like Shrevepor
May 07, 2021 07:00 am ET
May 04, 2021 02:45 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon DevOps Guru
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon DevOps Guru, a fully managed operations service that uses machine learning to make it easier for developers to improve application availability by automatically detecting operational issues and recommending specific actions for remediation. Informed by years of Amazon.com and AWS operational excellence, Amazon DevOps Guru applies machine learning to automatically analyze data like application metrics, logs, events, and traces for behaviors that deviate from normal op
May 03, 2021 07:11 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon FinSpace
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced Amazon FinSpace, a purpose-built analytics service that reduces the time it takes FSI organizations to find, prepare, and analyze financial data from months to minutes. Amazon FinSpace aggregates, catalogs, and tags data across an organization’s data silos, making the data easily searchable by the entire organization. The service includes a purpose-built managed Apache Spark analytics engine that contains over 100 data transformations commonly used in the capital markets industry to prepare data for an
Apr 29, 2021 04:01 pm ET
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Results
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
Apr 29, 2021 12:01 am ET
The Walt Disney Company Uses AWS to Support the Global Expansion of Disney+
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), unveiled that The Walt Disney Company is leveraging AWS for the global rollout of Disney+, one of the largest online streaming video services in the world. The Walt Disney Company relies on AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider to support the explosive growth of Disney+, which quickly surpassed 100 million subscribers only 16 months after launch in November 2019. Leveraging AWS’s fault-tolerant, highly performant infrastructure, The Walt Disney Company has been able to rapidly expand Disney+
Apr 28, 2021 06:04 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Nimble Studio
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Nimble Studio, a new service that enables customers to set up a content production studio in hours instead of weeks, with elasticity that gives them near limitless scale and access to rendering on demand. With Amazon Nimble Studio, customers can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists from anywhere in the world, and produce content faster and more cost effectively. Artists will have access to accelerated virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and scalable ren
Apr 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET
IMDb Celebrates National Superhero Day by Announcing the Most Anticipated Superhero Movies and Series as Decided by IMDb Users
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today unveiled the upcoming movies and TV shows based on Marvel and DC comics IMDb fans are most excited to see. IMDb determined its list based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb. This exclusive and definitive d
Apr 28, 2021 09:03 am ET
LinkedIn Names Amazon No. 1 Company Where Americans Want to Work in 2021
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—LinkedIn today named Amazon the No. 1 company where Americans want to work in 2021, up from No. 3 in 2019. Amazon ranked first on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list, an annual list that identifies the most sought-after places to work. Using data from LinkedIn’s 740 million members, LinkedIn’s Top Companies list is designed to help professionals identify the best companies to grow their careers. LinkedIn’s methodology evaluates how companies attract and retain the best talent, including through promotions, funding opportunities for employees to learn new skills, gender diversity, and
Apr 27, 2021 10:48 am ET
Amazon Introduces Fire Tablets for Kids of All Ages: All-New Fire Kids Pro and Next-Generation Fire HD 10 Kids Tablets
Fire Kids Pro comes bundled with a full-featured Fire tablet, one year of Amazon Kids+, a new slim protective case, and a two-year worry-free guarantee—starting at $129.99
Apr 27, 2021 09:16 am ET
Stay Entertained, Connected, and Productive with the All-New Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 10 Plus
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the next generation of Fire HD 10 tablets—the all-new Fire HD 10 and first Fire HD 10 Plus offer powerful performance, a brighter full HD display, updated design, and features to help customers stay entertained, connected, and productive. Plus, with the Fire HD 10 Productivity Bundle, customers can get more done with a detachable keyboard case and a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription. Amazon also introduced an all-new Fire HD 10 Kids tablet for kids ages 3-7, and new Fire Kids Pro tablets built with 6-12 year-olds in mind—learn more here (
Apr 27, 2021 09:15 am ET
Amazon Introduces Fire Tablets for Kids of All Ages: All-New Fire Kids Pro and Next-Generation Fire HD 10 Kids Tablets
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the all-new Fire Kids Pro tablets for kids ages 6 to 12 and the next generation Fire HD 10 Kids tablet for kids ages 3 to 7. Now, grown-ups can choose a Fire Kids tablet experience that meets the changing needs of kids as they grow, while enjoying flexible parental controls that give adults peace of mind. Amazon also announced a new suite of Fire HD 10 tablets for entertainment and productivity, learn more
Apr 27, 2021 03:00 am ET
Amazon Expands In-Garage Grocery Delivery to Prime Members in More Than 5,000 Cities and Towns
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Key by Amazon In-Garage Grocery Delivery is expanding to everywhere grocery delivery from Amazon is available, providing service to more than 5,000 U.S. cities and towns. Originally launched in five cities last November, Key In-Garage Grocery Delivery can now be used by millions of eligible Prime members to have their Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market groceries delivered securely and conveniently inside their garage.
Apr 26, 2021 10:19 am ET
Amazon Launches IP Accelerator in Canada to Help Small Businesses Secure a Trademark and Protect Their Brands
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) launched the Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in Canada, making it easier and more cost effective for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain trademarks, protect their brands and tackle infringing goods both in Amazon’s stores and the broader marketplace.
Apr 26, 2021 06:00 am ET
Amazon Launches IP Accelerator in Canada to Help Small Businesses Secure a Trademark and Protect Their Brands
IP Accelerator connects small and medium-sized businesses with a network of trusted Canadian Intellectual Property (IP) law firms - including woman- and minority-owned, multilingual firms - charging reduced fees on key services
Apr 21, 2021 09:00 am ET
DISH and AWS Form Strategic Collaboration to Reinvent 5G Connectivity and Innovation
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that DISH Network Corporation (DISH) (NASDAQ: DISH) selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider and will construct its 5G network on AWS, part of a strategic collaboration agreement under which both companies will work to transform how organizations and customers, including AWS and Amazon, order and consume 5G services or create their own private 5G networks.
Apr 21, 2021 03:01 am ET
The Climate Pledge Announces More Than 100 Signatories Committed to Achieving Net-Zero Carbon by 2040 or Sooner
Today, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 100 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. Among the 52 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge today are well-known brands including Alaska Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, HEINEKEN, PepsiCo, Telefónica, and Visa. Pledge signatories in total generate more than $1.4 trillion
Apr 19, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Invests in Nine New Renewable Energy Projects in Canada, the U.S., Spain, Sweden, and the UK and Becomes Europe’s Largest Corporate Buyer of Renewable Energy
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally, including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide, which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity globally. With this latest announcement, Amazon is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe, with more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a yea
Apr 15, 2021 04:01 pm ET
Amazon.com to Webcast First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET.
Apr 15, 2021 03:30 am ET
New F1 Insights Powered by AWS Will Help FORMULA 1 Fans Make Sense of Split-Second Decisions on the Track
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and FORMULA 1 (F1) (NASDAQ: FWONA, FWONK) are introducing six new F1 Insights powered by AWS that will roll out through the 2021 racing season. The new additions mean a total of 18 AWS-powered stats will be available to fans by the end of the season. F1 Insights powered by AWS are real-time racing statistics, displayed as on-screen graphics, that transform the fan experience before, during, and after each race by providing the data and analysis fans need to interpret driver and team race strategy and performance. The
Apr 14, 2021 02:40 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of AQUA for Amazon Redshift
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of AQUA for Amazon Redshift, an innovative new distributed and hardware-accelerated cache that delivers up to ten times better query performance than other enterprise cloud data warehouses. AQUA brings compute to the storage layer, helping customers avoid networking bandwidth limitations by eliminating unnecessary data movement between where data is stored and compute clusters. With AQUA, customers have more up-to-date dashboards, save development time, and their systems are easier
Apr 14, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Introduces All-New Echo Buds—Smaller, Lighter, Even Better Sound—Just $119.99
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today introduced the next-generation of Echo Buds, featuring an all-new design, premium audio architecture for crisp, balanced sound, custom-designed Active Noise Cancellation technology, wireless charging capabilities, improved microphones for better call quality, and hands-free access to Alexa. The all-new Echo Buds are available in Black or Glacier White starting at $119.99, and will be available for a limited time starting at $99.99. Customers who qualify will also receive six months of Amazon Music Unlimited and Audible Plus for free. Customers can pre-order the new
Apr 13, 2021 03:32 pm ET
Amazon Donates $1.75 million to construct new STEAM high school in Onondaga County, New York
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it is donating $1.75 million toward a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) high school in Onondaga County, New York. With a new robotics fulfillment center coming to the county this fall, a project that will create more than 1,000 local jobs, Amazon is furthering its commitment to STEM education by investing in the community and giving students tools to build their best future. Amazon’s donation will fund robotics and computer science initiatives at the new school.
Apr 08, 2021 12:43 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Lookout for Equipment
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Equipment, a new service that uses AWS-developed machine learning models to help customers perform predictive maintenance on the equipment in their facilities. Amazon Lookout for Equipment ingests sensor data from a customer’s industrial equipment (e.g. pressure, flow rate, RPMs, temperature, and power), and then it trains a unique machine learning model to accurately predict early warning signs of machine failure or suboptimal performance using real-time
Apr 07, 2021 01:00 pm ET
Mar 31, 2021 09:00 am ET
Amazon Teams Up with Keke Palmer to Publish New Short Story Series Based on Her Original Characters
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Original Stories, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced today that it will publish multi-hyphenate entertainer Keke Palmer’s forthcoming series of short stories, based on her popular original Instagram characters and sketch comedy videos, which have amassed over 100 million views. Readers and listeners can download the collection as a Kindle eBook or as an Audible audiobook, performed by Keke herself. Amazon Original Stories will publish the short story series in late Fall 2021.
Mar 31, 2021 09:00 am ET
Safe Kids Worldwide and Amazon Announce New Partnership to Help Keep Kids Safe from Preventable Injuries
Safe Kids Worldwide and Amazon announced today a new partnership dedicated to educating consumers and protecting kids from preventable injuries such as traffic injuries, falls, and burns. Over the coming year, Safe Kids and Amazon will host a series of events across the country for new parents to learn about infant and child safety topics, including helmet and bicycle safety, car seat safety and safe sleep practices.
Mar 25, 2021 04:54 pm ET
Hagens Berman: Booksellers Sue Amazon and Big Five Publishers for Alleged Monopoly Price-Fixing the U.S. Print Book Market
Retail booksellers today hit Amazon.com and publishing companies with a class-action lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing scheme to intentionally constrain the bookselling market and inflate the wholesale price of print books, according t
Mar 25, 2021 03:32 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Lookout for Metrics
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Metrics, a new fully managed service that detects anomalies in metrics and helps determine their root cause. Amazon Lookout for Metrics helps customers monitor the most important metrics for their business like revenue, web page views, active users, transaction volume, and mobile app installations with greater speed and accuracy. The service also makes it easier to diagnose the root cause of anomalies like unexpected dips in revenue, high rates of abandon
Mar 24, 2021 05:15 pm ET
Amazon and Red Hat Announce General Availability of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), a new managed service available via the AWS Console that makes it easier for Red Hat OpenShift customers to build, scale, and mana
Mar 18, 2021 04:42 pm ET
Amazon Prime Video Makes History as the First Streaming Service to Secure an Exclusive National Broadcast Package From the NFL, Becoming the Home for Thursday Night Football Beginning in 2023
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and the National Football League (NFL) made history today by announcing a 10-year agreement to exclusively broadcast 15 Thursday Night Football games and one pre-season game per year on Prime Video in the United States. The Prime Video deal begins in 2023 and is the NFL’s first exclusive national broadcast package with a digital streaming service. The number of regular-season games included in the Thursday Night Football package is increasing from 11 to 15, with all games airing on Prime Video as part of a Prime membership.
Mar 16, 2021 06:01 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances Powered by AWS-designed Graviton2 Processors
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) X2gd instances, the next generation of memory-optimized instances powered by AWS-designed, Arm-based Graviton2 processors. New X2gd instances utilize AWS Graviton2 processors to deliver up to 55% better price/performance compared to current generation x86-based X1 instances, while also offering increased memory per vCPU compared to other Graviton2-based instances. Together, the higher performance and additional memory of X2gd instances make it possi
Mar 16, 2021 03:01 am ET
New Ipsos Study Finds 8 in 10 Americans Think the Federal Minimum Wage is Too Low and Two-Thirds Support Increasing Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
Today, global market research firm Ipsos released a new, comprehensive federal minimum wage study, which polled more than 6,000 Americans on their knowledge of and opinions on the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The study confirmed that the vast majority of Americans agree that the federal minimum wage is too low and should be increased to at least $15 per hour. In addition, the study highlighted the difficulties for those earning less than $15 per hour to afford basic necessities, the significant impact increasing the federal minimum wage would have on American lives, and the r
Mar 11, 2021 11:45 am ET
Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in Amarillo, TX
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to open a new fulfillment center in Amarillo, Texas. The new operations facility is expected to create over 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.
Mar 10, 2021 09:10 am ET
Amazon Music Launches New Shopping Experience, Making It Easier for Fans to Find Merch from Their Favorite Artists
(NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon Music today announced the integration of artist merchandise within its mobile app, combining the convenience customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with a new way for artists to engage with their audience and enrich the fan experience. Artist merchandise will now appear in the Amazon Music app on participating artists’ pages, side-by-side with their songs, albums, live streams, and music videos. By seamlessly tying artist merch and music together in the app, fans in the U.S. can now easily shop a genre-spanning selection of merchandise, a majority of whi
Mar 09, 2021 04:34 pm ET
AWS Announces New Lower Cost Storage Classes for Amazon Elastic File System
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced new Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) One Zone storage classes that reduce storage costs by 47% compared to existing Amazon EFS storage classes, while delivering the same features and benefits. One Zone storage classes redundantly store data within a single Availability Zone (AZ) and are ideal for customers who want cost-optimized file storage options for workloads and applications that do not require the level of availability and durability offered by regional Amazon EFS storage classes that redundan
Mar 02, 2021 09:00 am ET
PGA TOUR Selects AWS as Its Official Cloud Provider
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that the PGA TOUR (TOUR) has selected AWS as the Official Cloud Provider of the TOUR. AWS and the TOUR are partnering to transform the way golf content is created, distributed, and experienced, bringing fans closer to the action on the course while also helping the TOUR streamline its media operations. With this agreement, AWS becomes the Official Cloud Provider, Artificial Intelligence Cloud Provider, Deep Learning Cloud Provider, and Machine Learning Cloud Provider of the TOUR.
Mar 01, 2021 10:37 pm ET
AWS Launches Second Region in Japan
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the launch of a second full region in Japan, the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. The region is an expansion of the existing AWS Osaka Local Region, which opened to select customers in February 2018. The new region consists of three Availability Zones (AZs) and joins the existing 25 Availability Zones in eight AWS Regions across Asia Pacific in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Globally, AWS has 80 Availability Zones across 25 geographic regions, with plans to launch 15
Feb 25, 2021 10:00 am ET
IMDbPro Adds Thousands of Cast and Crew Notices Through New Agreements With Staff Me Up, Casting Calls America and Crew Calls America
IMDbPro (www.imdbpro.com), the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, has added thousands of searchable cast and crew notices through Staff Me Up, Casting Calls America and Crew Calls America. With these new providers as well as notices posted directly on IMDbPro and existing relationships with Casting Networks and Direct Submit (for
Feb 24, 2021 04:29 pm ET
AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Lookout for Vision
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Vision, a new service that analyzes images using computer vision and sophisticated machine learning capabilities to spot product or process defects and anomalies in manufactured products. By employing a machine learning technique called “few-shot learning,” Amazon Lookout for Vision is able to train a model for a customer using as few as 30 baseline images. Customers can get started quickly using Amazon Lookout for Vision to detect manufacturing and produ
Feb 17, 2021 12:00 pm ET
ReFrame and IMDbPro Announce 2020 ReFrame Stamp Recipients Including: Birds of Prey, The Old Guard, Promising Young Woman, Wonder Woman 1984
ReFrame™ and IMDbPro today announced that 29 of the 100 most popular scripted films of 2020 will receive the ReFrame Stamp, a 12% increase over 2019. The Stamp serves as a mark of distinction for projects that have achieved gender-balanced hiring, based on intersectional criteria developed by ReFrame in consultation with
Feb 17, 2021 03:01 am ET
20 New Companies Spanning Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Hospitality, Financial Services, Creative Services, Technology, Forestry, and the Construction Sector Join The Climate Pledge
Today, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that 20 new signatories around the world have joined The Climate Pledge: ACCIONA, Colis Prive, Cranswick plc, Daabon, FREE NOW, Generation Investment Management, Green Britain Group, Hotelbeds, IBM, Iceland Foods, Interface, Johnson Controls, MiiR, Ørsted, Prosegur Cash, Prosegur Compañia de Segu
Feb 16, 2021 09:00 am ET
Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, presented an IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award to Bridgerton star
Feb 11, 2021 07:00 am ET
Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo File Two Joint Lawsuits Against Counterfeiters
Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. (SFER:IM), jointly filed two lawsuits against four individuals (the “defendants”) and three entities for counterfeiting Ferragamo’s products. The defendants attempted to offer the infringing products in Amazon’s store, violating Amazon’s policies, Ferragamo’s intellectual property rights, and the law.
Feb 11, 2021 03:30 am ET
AWS and Bundesliga Enhance Real-Time Game Analysis with New Performance Stats for 2021 Season
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and the German Bundesliga, Germany’s top national football league, announced three new
Feb 10, 2021 07:00 pm ET
AWS Teams with the National Hockey League to be the Official Cloud Infrastructure Provider of the NHL
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that it has entered into an agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to become the Official Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Infrastructure Provider of the NHL.
Feb 10, 2021 08:50 am ET
Amazon and Dutch Blitz File Joint Lawsuit against Counterfeiters
Today, Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Counterfeit Crimes Unit filed four federal lawsuits on behalf of Dutch Blitz Acquisition Corporation (Dutch Blitz), a family-owned card game maker. The lawsuits seek recovery of the profits the owners of Dutch Blitz have lost from counterfeit versions of its card game, which was born in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Feb 05, 2021 02:30 pm ET
National IPR Center and Amazon’s ‘Operation Fulfilled Action’ Target Super Bowl LV Counterfeits
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Today, Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit and the U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center announced they are expanding the joint Operation Fulfilled Action partnership to fight counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise. The IPR Center and Amazon’s CCU will work together in real time to identify counterfeiters wherever they operate: in Tampa, in online stores, and as their goods come through the nation’s ports. Operation Fulfilled Action is an on-going effort between Amazon and the IPR Center to protect American consumers by preventing counterfeit good
Feb 03, 2021 12:03 pm ET
Amazon Continues Investment in Tennessee with Alcoa Fulfillment Center
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Alcoa, Tennessee. The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2022, will create nearly 800 new, full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with advanced robotics. The company currently has fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Memphis and Nashville.